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Pumps News

SA pump manufacturer launches new pump series

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     21st November 2008 Local manufacturer of engineering pumping solutions Denorco has launched the latest addition to its series of pumps, the J-Class Sandhandler 100-mm submersible pump, which features the Tri-Seal floating stage system that protects against wear when pumping abrasives. 

PSV says infrastructure spend will help it withstand tougher times

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th November 2008 Industrial products supplier PSV Holdings said on Tuesday that it continued to see solid demand for its products and services and that its leverage to the South African infrastructure market positioned it for continued growth despite the tougher economic climate. The company, led by CEO Abie da... 

Metals sector's apprentice intake breaches 4 000 mark for first time in nearly 10 years 

By: Terence Creamer     10th October 2008 Apprentice numbers in South Africa's metals sector rose to over 4 000 for the first time since 1999 during 2008, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) president Johan Fourie revealed at the weekend, adding that he was optimistic that intake levels would surpass 5... 

Demand inspires factory expansion

     3rd October 2008 Pump manufacturer Becker Alert Pumpmor’s is currently implementing a R2-million expansion programme to increase production at its Welkom factory in order to meet growing market demand, reports the company. 

Heavy industry urged to improve pump energy efficiency

     3rd October 2008 Heavy industry must clean up its pump systems efficiency in order to meet its 15% energy reduction target by 2015, and maintain steady production at the same time, reports the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA). 

International brands meet needs of SA market

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Double-diaphragm pump supplier AQS Liquid Transfer (AQS) has expanded its pumps range to meet the rapidly expanding South African market requirement.  

International supplier launches pressure-powered pump

     3rd October 2008 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco has launched a non-electric pump which transfers high temperature condensate from a low pressure area into a high pressure area. 

Irrigation pump boosts subsistence farmers’ profits 

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Non-profit organisation Kickstart International’s has successfully developed and marketed an irrigation pump called the Moneymaker, which has become highly sought-after by subsistence farmers in Africa, Kickstart International co-founder and CEO Martin Fisher tells Engineering News. 

Local company expands centrifugal pumps range

     3rd October 2008 South African pump manufacturer, Denorco, has expanded its Nocchi centrifugal pump range to include multistage centrifugal pumps with wetparts in American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) 316 stainless-steel. 

Local manufacturer expands on the back of major contracts

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Slurry pump manufacturer Innovation Pumps, of Kempton Park has experienced substantial growth in the last six months off the back of a number of substantial contracts and is growing steadily, Innovation Pumps MD Eddie Lizemore tells Engineering News. 

Local manufacturer imports Italian submersibles

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Local end-suction centrifugal pumps manufacturer Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company has expanded its product offering to include an imported range of solid-waste handling submersible pumps. 

Local manufacturer focuses efforts on dewatering pumps

     3rd October 2008 Pumps manufacturer Weir Warman Africa (WWA), of Ekurhuleni, has supplied two diesel-powered dewatering pump to Northam Platinum says WWA dewatering manager Ian Farquhar. 

Manufacturer announces new acquisition

     3rd October 2008 Homecare products manufacturer Beige Holdings announced the conclusion of its acquisition of specialised pump company RAP Products for the sum of R14,7-million, in August this year. 

Manufacturer supplies six pumps to Russian process plant

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Pumping solutions provider and manufacturer of Hippo submersible pumps, Hazleton Pumps, will soon complete a contract to supply a Russian process plant with six vertical spindle pumps. 

Motors to improve imported pumps' efficiency

     3rd October 2008 Distributor of pumps and pumping systems for water technology applications, ITT Lowara, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, has introduced high efficiency-motors for its range of vertical multistage pumps. 

New pump range launched at local exhibition

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 International pump manufacturer Verder Pumps launched its latest addition to the new Verderflex Dura range at the Electra Mining exhibition which took place at Nasrec, Johannesburg, last month. 

New technology quantifies pump energy efficiency

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Engineering software developer Technical Application Software (TAS) Online has successfully conducted a pilot project to assess the efficiency of the pump system at a typical municipal water tower pumping station using its PumpMonitor technology. 

Petrochemicals giant awards pump maintenance contract

     3rd October 2008 Petrochemicals company BP has renewed its contract with fuel industry maintenance and black economic-empowerment (BEE) company, Joint Venture Pump Services (JVPS), to continue servicing the pumps at its service stations for a further three years.  

Pump supplier receives key power project contract

     3rd October 2008 International pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps has received a large order from power generation service provider Alstom Power for pumps to be installed in the new Medupi coal-fired power station, being built for State-power utility Eskom. 

Pumps enable energy-efficient water heating

By: Sylvester Haskins     3rd October 2008 Domestic hot water heat pump company Sirac has supplied platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) with 90 solar heat water pumps, and will supply the mining stable with a further 600 additional units in early 2009, Sirac product manager Jason Deane tells Engineering News. 

Pumps suppliers only as good as their knowledge

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 The interpretation of a customer's pump requirements has become a contentious issue in the South African pumps industry, Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company's Internal Sales Director Dennis Miller tells Engineering News.  

Scrap exports affect pump supply

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 South African foundries cannot produce castings to meet the pump industry’s demand, South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) Chairperson and pump solutions provider Hazleton Pumps MD Mathys Wehmeyer tells Engineering News.  

Shorter lead times on higher-kilowatt pumps

     3rd October 2008 Fluid control specialists Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has responded to requests for shorter delivery times on higher-kilowatt Tsurumi submersible pumps. 

100 learnerships set aside for draughtspeople  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th September 2008 The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority, Merseta, is to invest R3-million in learners at the African Academy, an educational institution for draughtspeople. 

Engineering company completes second order for Iraqi water project

     18th July 2008 Pump manufacturing company APE Pumps, a member of the industrial engineering group PSV Holdings, has completed the second of two orders worth a total of R30‐million, to supply four water pumps to a water project in Iraq.  

Combined technology gives birth to gas pump range

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Globalised contaminant-free gas compressor manufacturer Seybert & Rahier has combined its gas compressor and liquid dosing pump technologies in order to release a new range of gas pumps, to be supplied locally through South African liquid dosing solutions specilaists, DoseTech. 

PSV expands with acquisition of cryogenic technology firm

By: Matthew Hill     9th June 2008 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings on Monday announced the acquisition of Rand Air and Gas Installations (RAGI), a low-temperature liquefied gas storage equipment firm, for R18-million in cash. The buyout would expand the AltX-listed company's specialty engineering, product,... 

Industrial group hunts for yet more specialised engineering opportunities

By: Dennis Ndaba     30th May 2008 Specialised industrial engineering group PSV Holdings will be relocating at the end of the month to the premises of APE Pumps to continually access strategic locations and manufacturing capability within the group. 

PSV in talks to buy specialised-engineering firm

By: Matthew Hill     20th May 2008 Industrial engineering firm PSV Holdings hoped to conclude an acquisition in the "next month or so", and was in early talks for further buyouts, CEO Abie da Silva said on Tuesday. However, he stressed that the group was very selective in this regard, and potential takeovers needed to... 

PSV more than doubles FY profit

By: Matthew Hill     19th May 2008 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings on Monday reported a profit for the year ended February 29, of R28,4-million, which was more than double the previous year’s figure of R14,1-million. 

PSV sees improved full-year earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2008 AltX-listed pump and valve supplier PSV Holdings on Friday said its headline earnings a share for the year ended February 29, could increase by between 5% and 10%. The supplier also said that basic earnings a share could go up by between 80% and 90%, while core earnings a share would rise by 15%... 

Ingula dam contract awarded, construction imminent 

By: Loni Prinsloo     16th May 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, which will be situated on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, has awarded its dam contract to joint venture Concor-WBHO-Edwin-Silver Rock, trading as Braamhoek Dams. 

Correct pump selection reduces costs

     18th April 2008 Global manufacturer and supplier of submersible pumps, mixers and fluid handling technology, ITT Flygt, states that choosing the right pump for the right application cuts costs. 

Distributor introduces new product range

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Exclusive local supplier for Italian manufacturer of centrifugal and submersible pumps and motors, SAER Electropompe, National Rotating Equipment, has introduced a range of new products. 

Engineering group launches rotary lobe pump

     18th April 2008 Multinational engineering group, Alfa Laval, has released a new range of OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps, for general applications in the food, dairy and beverage industries. 

Global corporation aims to strengthen position in African commodities market

     18th April 2008 Flow technology supplier, SPX Flow Technology has embarked on a massive campaign to win over the African speciality pump market. 

Local company expands distribution into international export market

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Local importer, stockist and distributor of Caterpillar and Komatsu replacement pumps and spare parts, Hydra-Xcel, expanded its distribution into Asia, Europe and Australasia. 

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