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New fluoroplastic liner prolongs pump service life

7th October 2005 For many plant operators the new fluoroplastic PFA-P leads to a significant prolongation of the service life when used as a lining in pumps and valves. 

Pump group redefining its 'nerve' system

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Manufacturer and supplier of pumps and related products for the mining and industrial markets, the CH Warman Pump Group, is in a rapid growth phase and group marketing manager, Willem Kempen tells Engineering News that the company is in the process of optimising and facilitating its growth pattern. 

W Cape distributor supplies lubrication pumps for fuel tankers

7th October 2005 Calberg Lubrication, FloSolve’s Western Cape distributor, has won an order to fit more than 50 Vogel centralised lubrication pumps onto fuel tankers that are being manufactured for various fuel carriers by Cape-based tanker manufacturer GRW. 

Sewage pumpstation nearing completion

7th October 2005 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B&A group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the engineering services for a new sewage pump station to provide efficient removal of sewage at the Simbithi Eco-Estate, currently under construction near Ballito, north of Durban. 

All-purpose mechanical seal available from US pump firm

7th October 2005 US-based Goulds Pumps, one of the premier fluid brands of ITT Industries, is now offering Seal Plus, a highly versatile single and double cartridge all-purpose mechanical seal. 

Ball-bearings increase pump service life

7th October 2005 Leading bearing technology company SKF also manufactures and supplies angular contact ball bearings to meet requirements for pump manufacturers. 

Inhouse manufacture keeps this 'lean and mean' group on top

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 To maintain its position in the highly-competitive mining, general industrial and agricultural pump market, the Crown Group of Companies, of which Cemo Pumps is a subsidiary, streamlined its business practices by incorporating all its companies under one umbrella. 

East Rand pump manufacturer wins orders from petroleum firms

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Local pump manufacturer APE Pumps, based in Germiston, Gauteng, has signed a contract to manufacture and supply API-610 edition eight pumps to the national oil company of South Africa, Petro SA. 

East Rand firm revamps its products and services

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure cleaners, portable welders and portable generators Pemsa Technologies, which merged with Hydrotec and incorporated brands such as Interpump and Elsea, is focusing on modifying, revamping and upgrading its products and services. 

Pumps well suited to sewage treatment

7th October 2005 The progressing-cavity, helical-rotor positive displacement (pd) pump manufactured by Cemo Pumps exhibits operating characteristics well suited to widely differing applications. 

Vacuum pump orders are on the increase

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 About a year ago, the South African gas company Afrox, which is part of the international BOC group, was appointed as the official distributor for BOC Edward’s industrial vacuum pumps and systems in South Africa. 

Pump shows its worth in concrete industry

7th October 2005 As in so many areas of the construction industry, the concrete delivery business is also constantly under pressure from stiff price competition. 

Expanded product range available from German group

7th October 2005 Over the last few years international company Pfeiffer has expanded its product range with a number of new products. 

New software makes pump selection easy

7th October 2005 Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is to introduce product selection software for its line of Tsurumi submersible pumps. 

Merger to help company expand its product offering

7th October 2005 Parker Hannifin South Africa recently announced the merger between Parker Hannifin and the Denquip group. 

Solar pumping system in high water demand

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 The use of nature’s free and most reliable asset to create electricity – the sun – offers one of the most cost-effective ways to pump water from the earth. 

Coatings crucial to increase pump life

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Across the world, pumps are used in almost every industry and due to the large capital outlay required for pumps, most industries are always seeking ways to increase the life expectancy of pumps. 

Water-scheme pumping again

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Manufacturer of the Eagle pump range Capensa Engineering recently supplied, installed and upgraded a large part of the Ilembe district municipality of Sundumbili, in Kwazulu-Natal’s water reticulation scheme. 

Mag-drive pumps for solids handling

7th October 2005 South African supplier to the specialised pumping industry DoseTech has a range of ?uniquely-constructed magnetically-coupled centrifugal pumps that are manufactured by Schmitt Krieselpumpen in Germany. 

Water-solutions provider to tap lucrative African market

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 The distributorship deal between Swedish-based pumps and water-technology brand ABS and Biotech Aeration Systems & Pumps (BASP), from South Africa, was concluded at the end of last year, and from January this year, BASP has been operating the ABS operation. 

Woman MD making her mark in a man’s world

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 South African pump manufacturer Rapid Allweiler appointed its first woman managing director in January 2003 and, almost two years later, ?32-year-old Caroline Houghton has made her mark in what is still largely a male-dominated industry. 

New products added to firm’s submersible pump range

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 The submersile borehole pump division of international pump distributor Stewarts & Lloyds has recently introduced a new range of submersile pumps. 

BEE firm completes R3,5m pumps contract

By: Mariaan Webb     7th October 2005 Pumpco Engineering, South Africa�s first black-owned company in the pumping industry, has recently completed a R3,5-million contract for Hernic Ferrochrome, near Brits in the North-West. 

The stickier the substance, the better it flows

7th October 2005 German-based Kracht, established in 1911 and represented in South Africa by sole local agents Ernest Lowe, has a reputation for manufacturing effective, high-quality hydraulic products 

AESSEAL puts environment at the heart of operations

23rd June 2005 World-beating seal manufacturer AESSEAL plc, which has South African presence, has been acknowledged for its commitment to putting the environment at the heart of its day-to-day operations, the company says in a media release. 

Pumps well-suited for sewage treatment

22nd April 2005 The nature of sewage and effluent treatment requires pumps of many kinds, but among those most commonly found is the progressing-cavity, helical-rotor positive displacement (pd) pump. 

Vacuum pump new on SA market

22nd April 2005 New on the South African market, imported from the UK, the Liquivac liquid-ring vacuum pump has the ability to pump liquids or combinations of liquids. 

UK pump company seeks partners

22nd April 2005 UK-based Tuthill Pump Group is looking for partners to handle its range of ATEX certified magnetically-coupled external gear pumps. 

New pump products available from US company

22nd April 2005 US-based Fluid Metering has introduced a variety of new products in its 2005 full line catalogue. 

Closed-pump system for safer work environment

22nd April 2005 UK-based Tapflo is launching a new drum mixer system, Pneumix, primarily designed for the paint and printing industries. 

Industry experts to speak at international pump conference

22nd April 2005 The International Pump Users Conference, being held in conjunction with the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2005 exhibition at Gallagher Estate from June 8 to 10, has secured several international and local experts in the field of pump technology to address delegates at the conference. 

BEE status helps company to get formal recognition

22nd April 2005 Following the completion of its black economic empowerment (BEE) accreditation process last year, APE Pump has received formal recognition of its new status from the Mining Preferential Procurement Forum. 

Pumps chosen for sludge-dewatering plant

22nd April 2005 In a project totalling more than R3,3-million, Letratek Water Technology (LWT) has installed many Orbit pumps at the City of Tswane Metropolitan municipality’s Rooiwal wastewater treatment plant, north of Pretoria. 

Pump solution to benefit future of Zambian towns

22nd April 2005 When Mather & Platt of Gauteng tendered on a sewage and water reticulation project in Zambia, it faced the problem of not only supplying pump solutions that slotted into the capacity of the existing infrastructure, but could also cope once this capacity had been improved. 

Seal-less gear pumps reduce pump downtime

22nd April 2005 The new Viking Mag Drive 855 series internal gear pumps offer exceptional reliability through their robust, sealles design, which eliminates seal leakage. 

Pump-selection software in over 20 languages

22nd April 2005 As one of the first pump manufacturers to do so, KSB is introducing software technology specifically designed for selecting dry-well and wet-well wastewater pumps. 

Submersible slurry pump for dredging applications

22nd April 2005 Grindex, a world leader of submersible drainage and sludge pumps, has launched a new slurry pump series designed for abrasive applications in mines and quarries. 

Actuator control suitable for hazardous areas

22nd April 2005 Power sources for metering or dosing pumps come in a variety of types such as electric motor, electromagnetic, pneumatic and hydraulic power sources. 

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