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Pumps News

Strong growth flows at fluid systems division

By: Janice Healing     19th March 2010 The fluid systems division within KSB Pumps & Valves, has developed from a one-man operation in 1998 into a team of 11 individuals, boasting a significant yearly turnover. Based on vast experience in hydraulic solutions, KSB can offer additional value beyond the supply of a pump or a pump... 

Submersible pump more user-friendly

By: Petronel Smit     19th March 2010 ITT Water & Wastewater business unit manager for mining Klint Bawden says that the submersible pump is more user friendly, requires less supportive infrastructure and is more efficient and quieter in operation. 

Submersible sewage pumps enters market

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th March 2010 Submersible pump manufacturer and distributor ABS has introduced a new range of pumps, the ABS EffeX range late last year.  

Ultrahigh-pressure pumps increase safety, efficiency

     19th March 2010 Hydraulic engineering company BMG Hydraulics says that its ultrahigh-pressure pumps are designed for efficient operation and increased safety in harsh operating applications that demand continuous heavy-duty cycles.  

Bearings 
manufacturer sees opportunity in underwater 
applications

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 With end-users becoming more discerning in the current global economic downturn, self-lubricated bearings manufacturer Vesco Plastics is raising the profile of its range of underwater bushings as the need for reliable and efficient equipment for underwater applications continues. 

Cautious optimism for the local pumps industry

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 The global economic crisis has lead to a slowdown in the local pump industry with the focus shifting from spending capital expenditure on new equipment to the refurbishment and upgrading of existing equipment. However, opportunities still exist that will benefit the pump industry, says the South... 

Concrete pumps enter local market

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 Concrete block, brick and paving machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers has launched the new range of international manufacturer Sermac’s concrete pumps into the local market. 

Energy efficient compact mixer
launched

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 ITT Water & Wastewater launched its Flygt 4650 line-started permanent magnet (LSPM) high-efficiency submersible compact mixer to the local market at international water, waste and environmental exhibition Afriwater 2009. 

Incorrect vapour pressure could lead to pump damage

By: Petronel Smit     2nd October 2009 Engineering company Fluor South Africa process engineer Sarel Duvenage reported at the third International Pump User Conference, recently held in Johannesburg, that incorrect vapour pressure assumption may be an underestimated cause of pump damage. 

Misconceptions in industry result in inefficiency 

By: Petronel Smit     2nd October 2009 Engineering software developer and pump specialist TAS Online reported that safety factors applied at the design stage frequently lead to pumps being overdesigned for required duties and operating below best efficiency zones. 

New heavy-duty sewage pumps enter African 
markets

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 Pump manufacturer Grundfos has introduced the SE1/SEV pump ranges to the African market. 

Power consumption of pumps can be reduced

By: Petronel Smit     2nd October 2009 Pump solutions provider Verder Pumps South Africa reported that power consumption in pumps can be reduced by improving the design of the process and controlling the interaction between the pump and the process. 

SA’s first pump rental store to open in Middelburg

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Warman Africa will be opening South Africa’s first pump rental store, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga province, on October 15. 

Seal manufacturer experiences growth in tough times

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd October 2009 While many businesses have been negatively affected by the current global financial crisis, mechanical seal manufacturer John Crane has experienced a successful year through its robust growth strategy. 

Stadiums supplied with potable water systems

By: Petronel Smit     2nd October 2009 Pump distributor Wilo Salmson South Africa has been contracted to power the water-transfer systems for two new 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums, Port Elizabeth’s (PE’s) Nelson Mandela stadium and the Green Point stadium in Cape Town. 

Upgrade to improve water and energy conservation

By: Petronel Smit     2nd October 2009 Two popular South African golf courses, Houghton, in Johannesburg, and The Metropole, in Cape Town, have upgraded their pump and irrigation control technology to improve water and energy conservation. 

Variable-speed drives effective in controlling motor speeds

     2nd October 2009 Power and automation technologies provider ABB reported at the third International Pump User Conference, recently held in Johannesburg, that variable speed drives (VSDs) in pump applications were the most effective way of controlling motor speeds and could reduce energy bills by as much as 60%. 

Pump company showcases product diversification

By: Darren Parker     28th August 2009 The diversification of pump company Grundfos South Africa’s product range and expertise into applications such as wastewater, bulk water, commercial buildings and dosing has provided the company with added stability in the wake of the global economic recession. 

Company enlarges its range

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Engineering company Walter Meano Engineering’s pump division, VersaFlo, has extended its range of vertical spindle pumps to include a larger vertical spindle pump range. 

Dry-pit installations 
improve wastewater pumping standards

     20th March 2009 Opting for dry-pit pump installations in wastewater operations is a growing trend, states manufacturer and supplier of submersible pumps ITT Flyght. 

Engineering firm to demonstrate new technology

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Engineering firm BC Engineering will be demonstrating its Discflo pump at the Pumps, Valves & Pipe exhibition at the Gallagher Estate, in Midrand, in June. 

Foundry receives Medupi project castings order

     20th March 2009 Local foundry group Steloy Castings has received a multimillion-rand order from pump company Sulzer Pumps for the supply of chrome steel castings for pumps for the new Medupi power station at Lepahlale in Limpopo province. 

German manufacturer makes its entrance on SA market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 German design and manufacturing company Busch Vacuum Pumps & Systems, has opened its doors to the South African market by launching a sales office in Denver, Johannesburg. 

International manufacturer streamlines SA operations

     20th March 2009 Manufacturer of submersible electric motors, and supplier of water pumping and fuelling pumping systems, Franklin Electric, has announced further developments that will streamline business, following its acquisition of South African pump manufacturer Denorco. 

Local infrastructure projects buoy pumps industry

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 The South African pumps industry is currently healthy and has positive future prospects owing to ongoing infrastructure projects in the water and power sectors, says South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gavin Doran. 

Manufacturer awaits new pump range delivery

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Provincial Pumps is awaiting the delivery of its new Lowara grinder pump range, which is available on the South African market. 

Manufacturer penetrates rubber-lined-pumps market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso Minerals South Africa commissioned and installed its largest order to date for rubber-lined pumps in February 2009. 

New division channels new pumps into SA

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Multinational pump manufacturer the Grundfos Group plans to launch a number of new pump products into the South African market, through its new division, the DWT Group. 

New rental division offers submersible pumps

     20th March 2009 To meet the demand for dewatering pumps, Weir Warman Africa has launched a rental division with a comprehensive range of submersible pumps which cover light-slurry, slurry and dewatering applications. 

New seal released for old edition pumps

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Seal solution specialist AESSEAL has introduced the thin cross section (TXS) API 682 seal for API 610 edition 10 pumps, which are used in the oil and gas industry. 

Pump manufacturer reinforces petrochemical offering rebranding

By: Liam Morrison     20th March 2009 International vacuum pump manufacturer and supplier Busch Vacuum is actively rebranding its petrochemical pump offering in South Africa and internationally. 

Pump supply contract 
secured

     20th March 2009 Pump supplier ITT Water & Wastewater has secured the contract to supply pump stations for phase one of the Ganala sewage treatment works upgrading project at the Kriel water and wastewater treatment plant, in Mpumalanga. 

Pump units make inroads in mining industry

     20th March 2009 Over the past two years, engineering company Unique Engineering has run test helical rotor positive displacement pump units in the gold and platinum sectors and is now seeing the results of these tests. 

Restructuring preps company for economic shift

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Pump and pumping equipment distributor Pumptron, embarked on a company restructuring programme at the end of 2008 to streamline the company to meet the demands of a declining global economy. 

SA pump company celebrates 50 pumps sold

     20th March 2009 As industrial pump supplier Verder Group celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the South African operation celebrates over 50 VF125 pumps sold since the company was established in 2002. 

Small furnace installation enables once-off castings 

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Castings specialists Lenreco Foundry has installed and commissioned a specialised medium-frequency M100 induction-melting furnace at its plant in Alrode, Joahnnesburg, which will allow the foundry to carry out one-off castings for the pump industry. 

PSV buys pump manufacturer Mather + Platt

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2009 JSE-listed industrial engineering holding company PSV and Hudaco Trading (PSV) has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dasher, entered into an agreement with pump manufacturer Mather + Platt to acquire the business as a going concern. PSV has offered a consideration of R10-million in cash, of... 

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