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Pumps News

Locally designed packing seal limits pump maintenance

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Trials of fluid-sealing solutions provider Klinger Mzansi’s dry running capable mechanical packing seal for centrifugal pumps have revealed that the carbon-based braided yarn solution lasts up to three times longer than other mechanical packings. Klinger Mzansi packings product manager Gareth... 

Trash pumps offer significant benefits to construction sites

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Construction machine, equipment and services provider Wacker Neuson recommends that construction sites use its PT range of trash pumps for a maintenance-friendly solution that quickly moves large quantities of water and solids from site work areas. Wacker Neuson sales administrator Rainer Schmidt... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Pumps and pump components supplier Grundfos has further enhanced its sustainable water solutions product offering for use in remote areas, following the launch of the solar-powered AQpure water treatment system at Grundfos South Africa’s open day. The event took place at the company’s facilities... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions
Photo by Duane Daws
THE AQTAP The AQtap water dispenser system is an integrated revenue collection and water management system designed for sustainable water supply

Plant pumps commissioning under way in Limpopo

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa is assisting in commissioning the plant pumps at a platinum mine in Limpopo’s Waterberg area. The project scope includes the supply of several Warman WBH slurry pumps, with pump sizes ranging from 75 mm to 150 mm, notes Weir Minerals Africa... 

Plant pumps  commissioning  under way in Limpopo
RUI GOMES Weir Minerals works closely with end-users to ensure that they receive the best performance from their on-site equipment

Slurry pump scale model receives royal visit

     2nd October 2015 During a visit to the engineering business Weir Group’s Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK monarch Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump, says the company. Warman slurry... 

Manufacturer launches low-suction drainage pump

     2nd October 2015 Industrial submersible dewatering pumps manufacturer Grindex in September launched its Milli low-suction drainage pump, which is based on the company’s well-established and proven Micro drainage pump. The Micro and Milli share all the main components and functions for the wear parts. Adding a... 

Vesconite bearing significantly reduces pump downtime

     2nd October 2015 Vertical turbine booster pumps are commonly used to maintain adequate water pressure in high-rise buildings which is why, when equipment at a large American metropolitan hospital repeatedly failed, US-based water systems solutions provider Municipal Well & Pump responded with a state-of-the-art... 

Longer-lasting Smart Pump launched

     2nd October 2015 High-performance, self-priming centrifugal pump specialist Australian Pump Industries, colloquially known as Aussie Pumps, has extended its range of pumps designed for a range of potentially corrosive or difficult-to-handle liquids, with the launch of its new Aussie Smart Pump, which is... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 South African pump solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology’s (IPT’s) pump rental division is hiring out IPT’s locally designed, engineered and manufactured floating desilting dredge solution, called the SlurrySucker, at a sugar cane farm, in Swaziland, and a mining operation, in Madagascar.... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects
IPT’S SLURRYSUCKER The design of the SlurrySucker involved fluid dynamic modelling of the dredge head and strength calculation on the float frame

Local pumps manufacturer wins big at Seifsa awards

     2nd October 2015 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps International took top honours at the inaugural Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence, winning two awards at the ceremony, which took place in May 28 at Emperors Palace, in Ekurhuleni.... 

New cavity pump significantly reduces maintenance downtime

     2nd October 2015 Pumping solutions manufacturer Franklin Electric South Africa last month launched its new range of cost-saving Mono EZstrip progressive cavity pumps into the Southern African market.  The new Mono EZstrip transfer pump is easy to install and drastically reduces downtime, as pump maintenance,... 

Pumps manufacturer launches online pump station design app

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 End-users now have the ability to find a purpose built pump station to suit their individual needs, thanks to the launch of pump solutions provider Grundfos’ online Pumping Station Creator, which the company announced last month. Pumping Station Creator provides a quick access point to the full... 

Energy efficiency requirements exceeded

     2nd October 2015 Rotating machines service provider Sulzer launched its innovative SNS end suction single stage process pump range last month, which is designed to exceed the highest standards of performance and reliability, and also the design requirements of the ISO 5199 standard. For end-users this means... 

Water solutions provider opens branch in PE

     2nd October 2015 Global water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s opened its new branch in Port Elizabeth last month, with the opening of the new facility being intended to extend the service offering to Xylem’s customer-base in the Eastern Cape. This move is in line with Xylem’s commitment... 

Local pumps manufacturers benefit from falling rand

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 While South Africa faces a list of crises, including unstable electrical supply, stumbling economic growth and labour unrest in many sectors, the weak rand presents challenges and opportunities for South African pump companies, says the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association... 

Ekurhuleni pumpstation project commissioned last month

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 The handover of the Zulu pumpstation, in the Tsakane township on the East Rand, to the Ekhuruleni municipality took place last month, following the commissioning of three Kirloskar end-suction pumps, each coupled with 90 kW motors. The completed pump sets were supplied to construction and project... 

Pumps group combines new and old technologies to raise efficiency

By: Zandile Mavuso     11th September 2015 With the aid of three-dimensional (3D) modelling as well as the collection of original data on the manufacturing and design of axial flow pumps, South African-based pumps manufacturer Brehnor Pumps believes that the combination of old and new technology has become key in its striving to be an... 

New CO2 heat pumps, chillers designed to meet African market needs

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Green cooling and heating solutions company Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) in June released its environment-friendly carbon dioxide (CO2) heat pumps and chillers, designed for the African market.  

New CO2 heat pumps, chillers designed to meet  African market needs
RUBY HEAT PUMP RANGE The new CO2 heat pumps have an energy saving of between 65% and 75%

Fire-water monitors enhance fire protection at local fuel tanker wharf

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st August 2015 Cape Town-based fire-protection technology provider DoseTech Fire aims to complete the installation of a fire protection upgrade system at the Cape Town harbour’s fuel tanker unloading wharf by the end of this year, says company MD Mike Feldon. The order, received in June from Cape Town harbour,... 

Fire-water monitors  enhance fire protection  at local fuel tanker wharf
FIRING POWER The Akron Conquest electric remote-controlled fire-water monitor system has a row distance of about 95 m with a fog and stream water-shape capability

Furnace vacuum installer observes wet-to-dry trend

By: Dylan Stewart     7th August 2015 Vacuum furnaces are increasingly being upgraded to use dry pumps, says vacuum solutions provider Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum senior process industries marketing manager Uwe Zöllig. 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions for food industry

     10th July 2015 Germany-based vacuum systems manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has exhibited its energy efficient food-processing vacuum solutions at four renowned exhibitions across Europe. In March, the company attended the CFIA Rennes Expo, in France, as well as the Anuga FoodTec trade fair, in Germany. 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions  for food industry
CAPABILITY ON DISPLAY Oerlikon Leybold has showcased its energy saving capabilities at four European expos this year

Company powers two Norwegian subsea compressors

     10th July 2015 New York-listed cabling solutions provider Nexans in April announced that its power umbilicals would be used to power two subsea compressors at Gullfaks oilfield, located off the coast of Norway, which is operated by multinational oil and gas company Statoil. The subsea gas compression station... 

Locally manufactured vacuums offer cost-effective solution

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Steam-powered and high-pressure water-powered ejectors do not require maintenance and regular replacement, compared with regular vacuum pumps and, therefore, save clients time and money that could have been lost as downtime, says local vacuums manufacturer Applied Vacuum MD Geoff Levy. He tells... 

Locally manufactured  vacuums offer  cost-effective solution
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED Applied Vacuum recently sold spare parts to an edible-oil distillery for the first time since the company bought the ejector 12 years ago

Company launches new liquid ring compressor

     10th July 2015 New York-listed control products and services provider Flowserve Corporation last month launched a new liquid-ring compressor, the SIHI KPHX, at the 2015 Achema trade show in Germany. Flowserve sales continuous professional improvement VP Erich Mohrdieck says that the KPHX compressor boasts... 

Company launches new liquid ring  compressor
LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY Flowserve’s new liquid-ring compressor was launched at this year’s Achema expo in Germany

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands company’s market base

     10th July 2015 The South African subsidiary of German compressor manufacturer Aerzen Airgas in June launched a branch in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been growing the company’s market reach in the province and is already working on two major repair projects. The company states that the branch manager of Aerzen’s... 

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands  company’s market base
JOCHEN SCHMIDT We emphasise the importance of regular maintenance and planning

New compressed air tech boosts productivity

     10th July 2015 Compressed air and gas systems and solutions provider Ingersoll Rand showcased new and “revolutionary” compressed air and gas technologies, which advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations,  at the 2015 ComVac trade show, which took place in April in... 

New compressed air tech boosts productivity
RS-SERIES COMPRESSORS Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening its portfolio, enhancing its energy efficient solutions and building on its proven record of reliability

Latest range of service-friendly air motors launched

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Germany-based air motors manufacturer Deprag Schulz in December launched its latest Basic Line air vane motor, which features improvements to the flagship product that makes the unit more service friendly and easier to operate. “Even untrained personnel can quickly replace worn vanes using only a... 

Latest range of  service-friendly  air motors launched
SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP Actum Group co-directors Kevin Klaff and Greg Barron

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Cape Town-based industrial equipment supplier Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) is exploring strategies to leverage its 36 years of experience to expand its market share on the African continent. Company representative Geoff Ellis tells Engineering News that, in addition to supplying the local... 

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa
EFFICIENT SOLUTION Air Compressor Engineering is focused on supplying energy efficient solutions and, thereby, expanding its African footprint

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Local manufacturers impelled to comply with global standards

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th March 2015 The international exposure of South African pumps manufacturers to international contractors is inspiring local pumps companies to supply products that adhere to international specifications and criteria, says foundry group specialist Steloy Castings. Steloy Castings CEO Danie Slabbert says... 

Global pumps industry shows renewed interest in local expo

     20th March 2015 The global pumps and valves manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo (PVPA), which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says event organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS). The exhibition... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

     20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Manufacturer launches optimised submersible pumps range

     20th March 2015 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos recently launched an extended range of high-efficiency medium-sized submersible groundwater pumps that boast increased efficiency and improved wear resistance, which further enhances the reputation that Grundfos’s current submersible pumps (SP) range already has for... 

Pumps specialist highlights need to mitigate AMD in SA

     20th March 2015 Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before reintroducing it to the environment,... 

Flexible pulsation dampener to reduce pump noise and vibration

     20th March 2015 Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox has launched the Flowrox Expulse flexible pulsation dampener, which is designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration, which can lead to pipe damage that can cause breakage and incur... 

Flexible pulsation  dampener to reduce  pump noise and vibration
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%

Twenty submersible slurry pumps supplied to copper mine

     20th March 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to copper company Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “These heavy duty electrical submersible slurry... 

Twenty submersible  slurry pumps supplied  to copper mine
ROBUST RANGE The Grindex Bravo slurry pump range features high-wear resistance and results in reduced operating and maintenance costs

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes

     20th March 2015 Germany-based technology company Kobold Instrumentation has manufactured a polysulfone paddle switch (PPS) that can monitor flow for nominal pipe sizes greater than NW 32. Kobold develops, manufactures and sells instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating the physical quantities of flow,... 

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes
FLOW MONITORING The paddle switch is made from polysulfone, a thermoplastic polymer known for toughness and stability at high temperatures and reducing maintenance

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