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Pumps

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Magnetic-drive pumping faces new challenges

18th April 2008 Importer and distributor of pumps, Tuscany Pumps, reports that magnetic-drive pumps are being applied to a range of applications today, as the pumps face new challenges and respond to new trends in the marketplace. 

Pumps conference deals with energy-efficiency concerns

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 International provider of technical training for engineers and technicians, with offices worldwide and in South Africa, IDC Technologies, says that pumps account for 20% of the world’s electricity energy demand, and that studies have shown that improved energy efficiencies, and the matching... 

Name change for pump supplier

18th April 2008 The local subsidiary of pump manufacturer ITT Flygt, and pump supplier ITT Flygt South Africa, has changed its name to ITT Water & Wastewater. 

Quieter pump reduces noise pollution

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Danfoss, sole distributor for Sauer-Danfoss in Southern Africa, has introduced a new direct displacement control (DDC) pump, which is quieter than similar products. 

Two new additions to pump range

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Local process engineering company Tuchenhagen South Africa, which is part of the Global Engineering Alliance (GEA) group, has added new products to its standard range of Tuchenhagen Variflow Centrifugal Pump (TP) series pumps. 

Pump manufacturer signs multimillion-rand deal with local diamond mine

18th April 2008 In a multimillion rand deal, local manufacturer of engineering pumping solutions, Denorco, has successfully sold a number of its locally engineered and manufactured pumps to a newly reopened alluvial diamond mine in NorthWest province. 

Pumps training sessions to provide essential knowledge

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Conference organiser and training course provider, the Institute for International Research's (IIR's) South African branch, IIR South Africa, will be presenting training courses on a number of aspects regarding pumps this year. 

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. 

Pressure testing pumps enable quick compression testing

18th April 2008 Local supplier of pipe tools and machinery in plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and environmental technology, Rothenberger Tools, introduces a testing pump for pipework systems and containers in plumbing and heating installations. 

Local company launches disinfection generator

18th April 2008 Manufacturer of chemical dosing pumps and systems, and related products, Grundfos Alldos in South Africa has launched a compact chlorine dioxide generator for the on site disinfection of water in hotels, hospitals, office blocks and general commercial buildings. 

Pump company punts energy efficient products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Local supplier of aeration equipment, dissolved air flotation equipment, effluent treatment and pump supplies, Pumps Unlimited, says its products offer energy efficiency benefits. 

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. 

Pumps training company expands to meet demand

18th April 2008 Pump engineers are set to benefit from the expansion of a training resource dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of industrial pumping systems. 

Pumping solution devised for defunct DRC mine pit

18th April 2008 In conjunction with consultant engineer Africon, pump agent and distributor Pumptron has devised a pumping solution to dewater a defunct mine pit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Local company improves on its VPM range

18th April 2008 The company that first patented and manufactured Pompie, the portable pneumatic pump, Walter Meano Engineering (WME), has improved on its current versatile pump module (VPM). 

South African pumps supplied to Iraqi water project

18th April 2008 A second of two orders, worth R30-million in total, for a water project in Iraq, has just been completed by pumps and valves supplier PSV Holdings Group member APE Pumps.  

Submersible pumps compete on price

18th April 2008 The price of high-quality, imported Tsurumi submersible pumps will continue to be competitive, in spite of recent exchange rate fluctuations. 

Pumped-storage schemes – natural batteries for electricity storage 

18th April 2008 South African power utility Eskom's Ingula pumped storage scheme (PSS), situated in the Drakensberg, will use Francis pump turbines for the project. 

Pump efficiency monitoring demonstrates energy saving potential

By: Fatima Gabru     18th April 2008 Early results from a pump monitoring initiative, which is being carried out at mines owned by one of South Africa’s major gold mining companies, are demonstrating the potential for significant short-term energy reduction at mines by monitoring and improving the efficiency of pumps, says TAS... 

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. 

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. 

Pump manufacturer appoints African country managers

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th April 2008 Local pump manufacturer Grundfos has appointed a number of country managers throughout Africa in an effort to establish direct contact for the company with local customers and distributors in each country.  

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. 

Pump distributor acquires marketing rights for new system

18th April 2008 Local pump agents and distributors, Pumptron, has acquired the rights to market the EOne sewer systems throughout Southern Africa. 

Local company pumped up to tackle power savings

18th April 2008 The Rare group is planning to launch an initiative to reduce power consumption in the fluid conveyance industry by improving pump performances. 

Increased process automation inspires new control module

5th October 2007 German dosing pump specialists Seybert and Rahier (Sera) has released its latest product offering a multifunctional metering control module. Increasing process automation in production plants, as well as progressive instrumentation and distribution control, has led to the development of the new... 

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