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Pumps News

Test contract strategy proves to be successful

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump specialist Ecochem Pumps has recently completed a test contract valued at over R1-million for a platinum-mining company. 

Fire protection system designed for sugar producer

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Fluid conveyance solutions company Incledon Pumps & Irrigation reports that it has designed a fire protection booster pump system for a facility owned by sugar producer Illovo Sugar for submission to their fire protection project’s consultant.  

New factory serves expanding African mining market

     18th March 2011 International pump manufacturer Pioneer Pump has opened a new factory in Germiston, to serve the rapidly expanding Southern African mining markets. 

New chemical dosing pump range launched

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump manufacturer Grundfos has introduced the Smart Digital range of chemical dosing pumps to deal with a number of challenges faced by the chemical dosing industry in South Africa.  

System provides power savings and high performance

     18th March 2011 Pumps distributor Wilo South Africa has supplied pump systems for the control of essential water delivery services in some of South Africa’s newest luxury hotel developments. The systems significantly reduce electricity consumption and provide high-performance delivery. 

Focusing on complete pumping solutions

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) says it is focusing on providing clients with a complete pumping solution to maintain its market share in the pumps industry. 

Company introduces new pump range

     18th March 2011 Pumps distributor Goscor Power Products (GPP) has introduced new single and two-stage Davey pumps powered by EX 17 and EX 21 Subaru engines. GPP national sales manager Mark Bester says that this equates to 6 hp and 7 hp respectively, which is unmatched in the industry.  

Acquisition to further strengthen group’s market position

     18th March 2011 Peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has acquired the German Sine pump manufacturing business Maso-Process-Pumpen from US-based Sundyne Corporation and rebranded it MasoSine. 

German companies to host pavilion at local exhibition

     18th March 2011 The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the German-African Business Association will jointly host a pavilion at the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa 2011 exhibition, taking place from June 7 to 9 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand, Gauteng. 

Conference to focus on energy efficiency

     18th March 2011 The biennial International Pump User Conference (IPUC), will this year focus on finding ways to adapt to a world with limited, and more expensive, power supplies. 

Pump manufacturer named distributor of the year

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Local pump manufacturer Rapid Allweiler Pumps, a partnership with German-based Allweiler, says that it was named global distributor of the year by its parent company at the end of last year. 

Company expands applications for triplex plunger pump

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Pumps supplier Timbila Consulting is the sole representative of the Annovi Reverberi high-pressure triplex plunger pump in Southern Africa and has managed to penetrate the South African market in a number of applications, reports Timbila Consulting MD Rainer Scherzinger. 

International pumps company introduces new products

     18th March 2011 Vacuum pumps and coating systems engineering company Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum reports that it showcased its new MAGiNTEGRA and Dryvac pump series at the fifth International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shangai, China, last month. 

R2,1m heat pump project completed

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Energy efficiency company Solartricity has completed a R2,1-million turnkey installation for a demand-side management (DSM) project at the Modikwa platinum mine and expects the project to be commissioned soon. The mine, which is on the border of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, is a joint venture... 

Company introduces one standard elastomer for rubber-lined pumps

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Pump specialist Weir Minerals Africa (Weir Minerals) reports that its R55 rubber is replacing its R26, R08 and Ash500 rubbers as the standard elastomer for wear parts on all the company’s existing and new rubber-lined pumps. “Weir Minerals elected to rationalise its rubbers as this particular... 

Solar-powered chemical dosing system launched

     18th March 2011 Thermoplastics pumps supplier Vanton Pump & Equipment Corporation has launched a new weatherable solar-powered chemical dosing system that features a non-metallic, peristaltic pump for the corrosion-free transfer of caustic and acidic treatment chemicals from an integral thermoplastic storage... 

Pumps manufacturer opens new test bay in Gauteng

By: Eleanor Seggie     25th February 2011 Pump manufacturer Grundfos South Africa has launched its new multi-tester test bay, called ‘Golohlola’, a mix between Sotho and Zulu meaning ‘Big Test’. 

Intensive pumps training course offers students comprehensive industry overview

By: Eleanor Seggie     4th February 2011 Eleven students are undergoing training in this year’s 23-week-long Professional Pump Sales & Technology programme at the Grundfos Training Academy.  

Pumps company opens R14m training, 
service centre

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     3rd December 2010 Pump and motor supplier Franklin Electric has officially opened its training and service centre at its Johannesburg head office. 

Solar pumps to come under the spotlight at Joburg expo

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     26th November 2010 In recent years, solar-powered pumps have emerged as a potential sustainable alternative to traditional diesel pumps. 

Pump range gets premium efficiency motors

By: Henry Lazenby     8th October 2010 Water engineering specialist ABS Wastewater Technology (Pty) Ltd reports that it will have replaced its entire range of pumps of up to 350-kW capacity with premium efficiency motors, by the first quarter of 2011. 

Global financial crisis 
brings change to the pumps industry

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2010 The global nature of the manufacturing and distribution of pumps has both positive and negative developments for the local pumps industry, says pressure solutions company Incledon Pumps & Irrigation regional MD Romeo Giannone. 

R1,3m order for 
nonmetallic pump sets

By: Eleanor Seggie     1st October 2010 Pump supplier Fluid in Motion Pump & Allied has been awarded a R1,3-million order for 26 non-metallic pump sets for the Luisha copper/cobalt mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Range suited for high pressures and viscosity applications

By: Eleanor Seggie     1st October 2010 Minerals processing company MIP Process Technologies (MIP) supplies Moyno positive displacement pumps, with a specialised, patented screw-type rotor that limits leaks and is ideal for applications with high pressures and viscosities, particularly the petrochemicals industry. 

Short lead times for 
split-casing rubber-lined 
slurry pumps

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2010 Pump specialist company Ecochem and mining equipment supplier Becker Engineering South Africa have teamed up to supply a range of split-casing, rubber-lined slurry pumps within a short lead time of two to three months, says Ecochem MD Ed Lemke. 

Packaged pumpstations for Drakensberg estate

By: Eleanor Seggie     1st October 2010 Pumps supplier ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT) has supplied and installed three plug-and-play wastewater treatment pump stations, from its submersible sewage pumps range, for the first construction phase of the Nondela Drakensberg Mountain Estate, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Variable-speed drives save energy and water

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2010 Variable-speed drives (VSD) are becoming ubiquitous in the pump industry because of their reduced energy consumption, ability to reduce water loss through limiting waste that occurs because of pressure faults, and improved durability, says pressure solutions company Incledon Pumps and Irrigation... 

New distributor for pump range

     1st October 2010 Hydraulic engineering company Bearing Man Group (BMG) Hydraulics, part of the BMG group, has been appointed as a distributor of hydraulic technology group Enerpac’s range of hydraulic cylinders, pumps and related products, throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  

Heavy-duty submersible 
pumps with extended service life

     1st October 2010 Pump manufacturer Alert Pumpmor manufactures a range of heavy-duty submersible pumps, for underground and surface applications in mining, sewage and industrial applications, which operate efficiently and have an extended service life, says Alert Pumpmor product manager Fanie Nel. 

Centrifugal chemicals pump for restricted spaces

     1st October 2010 The close-coupled, magnetically-driven thermoplastic centrifugal chemicals pump, introduced by chemicals pumping specialist Vanton Pump, can be used in restricted spaces and can be removed for maintenance without the need to disturb existing piping, says Vanton Pump sales and marketing manager... 

Recovery for pumps industry in sight

     1st October 2010 The local pumps sector is expected to reach its pre-recession volumes by the third or fourth quarter of 2011, reports South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gavin Doran. 

Heat pumps reduce power costs in the home

     1st October 2010 A heat pump can deliver the same heat output as an electrical element, to geysers, for about one-third of the electricity consumption, Chas Everitt International property group CEO Berry Everitt. 

Emergency response team fights gulf oil spill

     1st October 2010 Pump developer and supplier Thompson Pump mobilised its emergency response team (ERT) to provide pumping equipment, supplies, work power and tactical knowledge to areas devastated by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, within a few days of the incident on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. 

Oil sensor feature 
prevents engine 
seizing

     1st October 2010 The new PTX series of Subaru pumps is powered by the EX-series Subaru overhead cam (OHC) engine and is sold with a three-year guarantee on the engine, says equipment supplier Goscor Power Products national sales manager Mark Bester. 

In-line, real-time vacuum pump monitoring

     1st October 2010 Vacuum pump monitoring specialist company Measure Metrix has developed an in-line performance data measurement method that measures the suction port of the pumps to calculate pumps’ operating capacities, the company reports. 

Promising pumps industry for SA and Africa

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2010 The pumps and water supply industry in South Africa and the broader continent shows promise, with a number of projects under way and greater demand in the foreseeable future, says pumps manufacturing specialist company Grundfos marketing manager Lorraine Smart. 

New series of diaphragm pumps

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2010 Pump supplier Verder Pumps has released a new series of diaphragm pumps, which use less air and have higher fluid output and lower pulsation, are based on the reliable Verderair design and are easy to repair. 

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