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Pumping UG2 chrome slurry on platinum-mine

22nd April 2005 UG2 chrome slurry is known to be one of the toughest applications in the pump industry. 

Local company supplies three 36-t pumps to Iraq

By: peter cromberge     22nd April 2005 Local company APE Pumps has completed fabrication of the biggest water engineering pumps that it has yet manufactured – an R8-million order for three pumps weighing 17 tons each. 

Pump bowls supplied to European pump order

22nd April 2005 Leading South African stainless-steel foundry Steloy Castings has supplied 20 pump bowls, weighing in at some 1 000 kg each, for centrifugal pumps to be commissioned in Europe. 

Pump supplier boasts a large customer base

22nd April 2005 Pumps have been part of the Stewarts & Lloyds’s product portfolio virtually since inception. 

New company takes over distributorship of a familiar brand

By: Liezel Hill     22nd April 2005 German-based pumps and water-technology brand ABS has concluded a local distributorship deal with newly-formed Biotech Aeration Systems and Pumps (BASP). 

Frequency converter manages pump performance well

22nd April 2005 Global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has entrusted Lowara, an ITT Industries Group company and leader in the water pumping systems sector, with solving a problem which has been affecting the filtering unit of the chemical toilets in its aircraft for some months now.? 

UK firm extends dry vacuum pump range

22nd April 2005 UK firm BOC Edwards this year extended its range of high-speed, high-capacity dry vacuum pumps with the launch of the IDX1000. 

Gland seal problem solved for mines

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd April 2005 South Africa’s first successful installation of 18 heavy-duty Hydra-Cell pumps that provide gland seal flushing was commissioned in November last year at Foscor Phalabora. Several mines are monitoring the i 

Auxiliary water pumps for vehicles

22nd April 2005 Global manufacturer Bosch has produced its twenty-millionth electrically-driven auxiliary water pump at its Buhl plant, in Germany, after the company went in to the worldwide large-scale production with the original version 35 years ago. 

New SA distributor for vacuum pumps

By: Jade Davenport     22nd April 2005 South African-based gas company Afrox has recently taken on the official distributorship for BOC Edwards’s industrial vacuum pumps and systems in South Africa. 

'Going green' improves companies' bottom line

22nd April 2005 As South African companies look to increase their margins, they are focusing on sustainable business strategies. 

Pumps remain first choice for OEMs

22nd April 2005 Original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries continue to incorporate Vogel Spandau pumps into the machinery they produce. 

Pump refurbishing division relaunched

22nd April 2005 Cemo Pumps has relaunched its Clearwater pump refurbishing division and delivered the first batch of reconditioned Harland pumps to Harmony Gold’s Bambanani mine. 

New pumps ideal for high-abrasive duties

22nd April 2005 With today’s focus on increasing production while reducing costs any developments aimed at curbing the major expense attributed to pumping of slurries can be considered exciting. This is especially true in the case of the Krebs millMAX Pump. 

New software package enables pumps to save more energy

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd April 2005 The CH Warman Pump Group is the only local pump manufacturer that has adopted and has been using an integrated-design approach for some time now, and strategic project manager Pieter Jordaan tells Engineering News that the group is currently reviewing an improved software package which will... 

Company expands internationally despite strong rand

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd April 2005 Having taken its first fledgling steps in the international market, Denorco is now ready to spread its wings as it comes of age. 

Speed-controlled pumps the right choice for aircons

22nd April 2005 The demand for higher levels of comfort in all types of buildings is steadily increasing. 

New piston pump order to help save water and costs

By: peter cromberge     22nd April 2005 Barrick Gold Corporation’s Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania has begun negotiations to purchase another hydraulic double-piston pump from Putzmeister in Johannesburg. 

Pumps with more mettle

By: peter cromberge     22nd April 2005 A new range of pumps with improved material formulations has been designed to last longer in abrasive operations. 

Variety of clients for pump supplier

22nd April 2005 Twenty years of experience in the sewage drainage and effluent industry is one of the advantages Emelpee has in the marketing and installing of submersible pumps. 

Three water-industry events are scheduled for this June

22nd April 2005 The fourth international exhibition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa sees an exponential boom as three main water industry events will join forces at Gallagher Estate, in Johannesburg, in June this year. 

Oil sight glass makes inspection easy

By: Zonika Botha     22nd April 2005 Local company Echochem Pumps is the sole importers of a remarkable oil sight glass, which, according to the company, should be installed on every pump and gearbox on customers’ plants. 

Increase in demand for borehole pump manufacturer

22nd April 2005 South Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of submersible borehole pumps, Brisan Turbo, has seen an increase in demand over the last six months 

New additions to gear-pump range

By: Ollie Madlala     22nd April 2005 Local pump supplier Pump Solutions is currently working on several developments MD Ian Gill reports. 

Company promotes its new range of pumps

By: Nelendhre Moodley     22nd April 2005 A host of new developments is currently taking place at East Rand-based TFM Industries, a specialist in the manufacture of heavy commercial vehical bodies for the construction and waste industries. 

Wastewater technology is pumpmaker's core business

22nd April 2005 Pumpmaker ABS has highlighted wastewater technology as its core business, introducing a new, targeted organisation based on know-how and application expertise. 

Brand relaunched on SA pump market

1st April 2005 One of the most renowned names in submersible-effluent pumps, Emu, has been ?relaunched on the South African market by Salmson Pumps SA following the acquisition of Emu by the Salmson group. 

New pumps handle wastewater with ease

1st April 2005 After years of research, design work and testing, Grundfos is ready to impress the market with its new Grundfos SE pumps. 

Water-purification products for Africa

1st April 2005 Global-manufacturing specialist of quality bearings and associated products, as well as distributor of sealing systems, power transmission and couplings SKF is the official distributor of the Hiller decanter centrifuges and hydraulic drives to Sub-Sahara Africa. 

Mini plants could solve future sewage overload

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 South Africa might not experience sewage overload problems now, but Water Engineering and Pumping Technologies (WET) MD Brian Ross foresees that it is only a matter of time before the country will start experiencing problems. 

Project Turbo receives secondary cooling pumps

25th March 2005 Gauteng-based APE Pumps has completed manufacture of the first six of ten split-case secondary cooling pumps for Project Turbo. 

East Rand firm delivers specialised pumps

By: Nicola Mawson     3rd December 2004 The first consignment of API610 eighth-edition pumps from East Rand-based APE Pumps was due to be on site at Project Turbo by the end of last month. 

Dewatering-wells project the biggest in Southern Africa

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 A joint venture between France-based Soletanche Bachy and Dura Piling, of Gauteng, constructed a single-phase self-hardening slurry cut-off wall and installed deep dewatering wellpoints and piezometers at the Port of Ngqura. 

Gauteng firm does several geotech probes at Coega

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Gauteng-based civil engineering consultancy Jones & Wagener has undertaken various geotechnical investigations for the new Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), near Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. 

SA pumps for Mauritian power station

24th November 2004 South African pumps group APE Pumps has delivered the first two high-volume cooling water pumps to the Compagnie Thermique du Sud (CTDS) power station, under construction in Union Saint Aubin, Mauritius. 

Matt Cast Supplies

5th November 2004 Matt Cast Supplies Is a jobbing foundry casting a range of materials, ranging from 1 kg to 650 kg. 

SA pumps for big Sudan irrigation project

By: Zonika Botha     29th October 2004 South African-based pumping-solutions expert Denorco has, to date, delivered 24 Tsunami pumps to one of Africa’s largest flood-irrigation projects. 

Web portal launched to service the pump community

8th October 2004 Following closely behind the successful launch of PumpMaster, a new pump selection and analysis tool, Haestad Methods announced in July the launch of, a complementary web-based portal offered free-of-charge to all members of the pump community. 

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