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Oil and gas manufacturers benefit from service-based approach

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 New research by global growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan reveals that pump manufacturers in the oil and gas industry are likely to generate substantially higher sales revenue if they offer complete services and solutions with their products. Manufacturers are improving their competitive... 

New displacement pump enters South African market

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Unique Engineering has introduced a new locally designed and manufactured, positive displacement pump into the South African market. The Eco pump was introduced to the industrial market about four months ago, while test work on the agricultural design of the pump... 

Pump manufacturer cuts costs for Kenyan irrigation scheme

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The distributor of ABS wastewater technology in Kenya, PureSTream, provided new equipment in the contract for the Ahero Irrigation Board. 

Relays provide pump motor protection

20th April 2007 The NewElec�s KC Series motor protection relays provide protection and control in motor pumping applications that would traditionally have used a combination of thermal bimetal, undercurrent and restart timers. 

Pump exhibition attracts international interest

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The 5th International pumps, valves and pipes exhibition (PVPA) has attracted much attention internationally. Exhibitions Management Services� Serean Thomson says that there have been bookings and enquiries from countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, India and Taiwan. The PVPA is... 

New sealing system to suit industrial pump applications

20th April 2007 Bearing Man�s range of Garlock sealing products has been extended to include a new versatile sealing system that replaces mechanical seals in industrial pump applications. 

International manufacturer secures $1-billion revenue from

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Process equipment manufacturer Group Laperri�re & Verreault (GL&V) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the share capital of Krebs International based in Tucson in Arizona, along with its six wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Austria, South Africa and... 

New service management solution for pump service company

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Black-empowerment company, Joint Venture Pump Services, formed a year ago to maintain all petrol pumps at BP service stations around the country, has implemented HEAT, the customer service management solution from FrontRange Solutions, to gain better control of its day to day activities and,... 

Next-generation N-pump features jet aerator

20th April 2007 The combination of existing jet venture technologies with ITT Flygt�s award-winning N-pump technology has resulted in a robust, efficient aeration solution, which addresses the problems associated with many treatment plants as a result of lack of oxygen transfer. 

Australian pump range launches in South Africa

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Evolution Pumps has launched a new progressing cavity (PC) pump in South Africa. Evolution�s David Meagan says the Mission range of pumps was launched in the country following extensive market enquiries made by the company into pump demand trends. . 

Manufacturers aim to reduce pump installation costs

20th April 2007 The role of pump suppliers has changed significantly within the last few years. This is, according to local pump manufacturer CH Warman Pump group CEO Dr Jan Lourens. 

Danish pump manufacturer says pump-market turnover rose 4% to 5% in 2006

By: Helene Le Roux     9th February 2007 One of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, independent Danish company Grundfos, expects the turnover of the pumps market worldwide to continue to grow this year. 

German pumps and valves company in BEE deal

By: Helene Le Roux     9th February 2007 Black economic empowerment (BEE) in the pumps industry has received a shot in the arm with one of the largest producers of pumps, valves and related systems worldwide, KSB, selling 25% plus one share of its South African subsidiary to empowered company Medu Holdings. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Pump company expects first assembly at Bronkhorstspruit plant in April

By: Helene Le Roux     19th January 2007 South African division of Danish pump company Grundfos is preparing to start local assembly of the firm’s NK range of end-suction centrifugal pumps early this year. 

Establishment of two new foundries assists Weir Group in global expansion drive

By: Jade Davenport     15th December 2006 Engineering and minerals solutions multinational Weir Group has embarked on a worldwide expansion programme to increase throughput and improve the time- and cost-efficiency of the production process to benefit its global customer base. 

Turbo’s drive pumps

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Pump manufacturer KSB, commissioned six pump units for Sasol’s Project Turbo in September. 

Locally-designed ‘mag drive’ range experiences global success

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Owing to a shift in local market requirements from conventional sealing methods to magnetic drive couplings, KSB South Africa has developed a locally-designed and -manufactured petrochemicals ‘mag-drive’ pump range. 

Training academy to benefit the pump industry

6th October 2006 As a sign of its commitment to the pump industry in South Africa, the local subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos has built a world-class pump academy in Bedfordview. 

Pump-maker eyes commercial building opportunities

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 In light of billion-rand infrastructural developments that are on the cards in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, pump-producer Grundfos is focusing its growth strategy on commercial building services. 

Pump training specialist tackles skills crunch

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Pump training specialist 2KG Training is tacklng the skills shortage issue in South Africa, specifically with regard to the understanding of pumps. 

International pump specialist heads for SA

6th October 2006 Back by popular demand, the internationally acclaimed pump specialist and consultant, Larry Bachus will be presenting a comprehensive three-day seminar on Pumps and Pump Systems from 14-16 November 2006, at the Expo Centre at Nasrec. 

Pump monitor helps cut ownership costs

6th October 2006 TAS PumpMonitor is an independent system that quantifies the inefficiency cost of a pump, both currently and over its lifetime, identifies potential equipment failure before it manifests and calculates the optimum time to refurbish or replace the unit, thus minimising the total life cycle cost of... 

Peristaltic pump reduces friction

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump-manufacturing company, Nicro Industrial, has developed a peristaltic pump range that almost eliminates friction in pumping applications. 

Pump firm plans R2,5m facilities upgrade

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump manufacturer Denorco, is currently upgrading its facilities to handle the greater demand on its internal supply chain, says operations director Rory Parsons. 

Agricultural pumps ordered for Dwaf rural water scheme

6th October 2006 The Cemo agricultural pump range has again won through as pump of choice for the Department of Water Affairs’ (DWAF) rural groundwater programme. 

Belts provide flexibility for efficient application changeovers

6th October 2006 Belting Solutions, Bearing Man’s specialist belting division, distributes the complete range of Gates Poly Chain belts, which includes belts designed specially for pumps and pumping equipment. 

Positive-displacement pump for diverse applications

6th October 2006 A new, locally-designed and -manufactured positive displacement pump was launched at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. 

Complete metering systems marketed through local firm

6th October 2006 South African mixing technology company Lightnin Africa has embarked on an aggressive campaign to offer complete metering systems to the local petrochemicals, chemicals, oil, gas, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage industries. 

KZN sewerage upgrade completed

6th October 2006 Consulting engineering firm Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B&A group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the upgrading of sewage infrastructure facilities in the rapidly-developing Ballito area, north of Durban. 

Pumps manufactured locally for diverse applications

6th October 2006 Becker Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of Companies, manufactures the ITT Goulds range of slurry, submersible, horizontal and vertical pumps, designed for the efficient transfer of solids, slurry and dirty water in diverse applications.? 

Comprehensive range of pumps on offer

6th October 2006 The exclusive distributor in Southern Africa for Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment, Bellambie, distributes a comprehensive range of hand and power pumps designed for use during production, testing, manufacturing, construction and maintenance operations. 

Local manufacturer receives R1-million order for high-pressure pump

6th October 2006 In an unusual follow-up contract valued at R1 million, Ekandustria-based pump manufacturer National Pump has supplied two six ton high-pressure positive displacement plunger pumps to a prominent Gauteng detergent manufacture 

Second-generation dosing pump range launched

6th October 2006 A new range of dosing pumps were released at Achema2006 by Seybert & Rahier (Sera) GmbH which they have called Series 2 as they follow closely in the design of the very successful Series 1 dosing and metering pumps which have been supplied and installed in South Africa since the early 1970. 

Submersible slurry pumps in high demand

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 Manufacturer Hazleton Pumps earlier this year received a South African Excellence award. 

Vertically-configured design guards against corrosion

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 Increasing industry conerns over corrosion and maintenance in acidic and abrasive applications have prompted local pump manufacturing company APE Pumps to boost production levels of its corrosion-resistant pump. The company’s VDK pump is a vertical close-coupled sump pump, which has several... 

SA pump-repair specialists head to Germany for hands-on training

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 The engineering-adhesives division of speciality chemicals and adhesives supplier Henkel South Africa, Loctite, is pioneering new markets with its diverse range of technologies and systems. 

Urethane-lined pump promises longer life

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 South African pump company Jama Pumps is marketing a new urethane-lined pump, which lasts longer than other products, the firm tells Engineering News. 

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