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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... 

Stainless-steel booster pump fills market gap

5th October 2007 International Japanese pump company Tsurumi Manufacturing has developed a new all-stainless steel booster pump. 

Belt-tensioning system ensures longer belt life

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Industrial pump manufacturing company CH Warman Pump Group (Warman) and engineering solutions company OST have developed a tensioning base arrangement for the CH Warman Pump Group�s range of slurry pumps. 

Pump-motor protection results in longer pump life

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Motor failure in pumping applications can lead to unnecessary costs and loss of productivity, says motor protection company New Elec. 

New centrifugal pump suits standard duty applications

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Specialised products and engineered solutions company Alfa Laval has developed a new centrifugal pump for simple transport duties in the working range of up to 85 m3/h. 

Gland packing seals pump efficiently

5th October 2007 Engineering equipment manufacturing company Bearing Man's seals division distributes a wide range of branded gland packing and sealing products designed for efficient sealing in diverse pump applications. 

Pump manufacturer negotiates preferential supplier agreement

5th October 2007 As pump manufacturing company Sulzer Pumps celebrates its eighty-fifth anniversary, it has begun cementing partnerships with key suppliers to ensure continued growth. 

Expansion programme to increase pump production

5th October 2007 Pump manufacturing and supplier company Alert Pumpmor, a subsidiary of the Becker Group of Companies (Becker), is planning a R2-million expansion programme to increase production at the company�s Welkom factory. 

Pump manufacturer graduates to submersible mixers

5th October 2007 Pump manufacturer ITT Flygt has been a supplier of submersible pump technology for over a century and the progression from submersible pumps to that of submersible mixers was a logical one. 

Technology company introduces new air-driven pump

5th October 2007 Hydraulic technology group Enerpac South Africa has introduced the company's latest high-pressure hydraulic air-driven pump. 

Floating pumps solve water-level fluctuation problems in Malawi 

5th October 2007 Local pump manufacturer Denorco has developed a pump application designed to overcome the problem of fluctuating water levels in Lake Malawi. 

Sky is the limit for African expansion plan

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The local division of multi-national pump manufacturer company Grundfos South Africa will act as the hub for a strategic African expansion plan that has kicked off with the appointment of Grundfos country managers in Botswana, Sudan and Ghana in the past year. 

New high-pressure pump simplifies hydrocleaning

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The development of a new hydraulic high pressure pump by Italian pumps manufacturer Neron International promises to make hydro pressure cleaning a simpler process. 

American manufacturer branches into Africa with local acquisition

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 The Franklin Electric acquisition of Pumps Brands in June this year has provided the North American pump motors company with the leverage with which to launch its strategic expansion into the African pump industry. 

Treadle pumps enrich Africa's agricultural industry

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 Participants in the local pump manufacturing industry are making inroads into the African market, which promises good returns in light of the growing trends towards agricultural development, local pump manufacturers disclose. 

Energy-efficient Italian pump enters local market

5th October 2007 Italian pump manufacturing company Lowara Pumps has developed a new range of energy efficient borehole pumps. The new Z6 range distributed locally by Natal Pumps is aimed at meeting the demands of municipalities and site engineers through its low maintenance and easy-to-handle hydraulic system. 

International pump conference focuses on energy efficiency, reduced life-cycle costs

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 The biennial International Pump Users Conference was held at Nasrec during September. 

Life-cycle costing for pumps saves energy, costs

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Companies could expect significant savings in energy, power and costs, if they were to implement a new approach to pump ownership costing, namely life-cycle costing (LCC) companies can expect significant savings in energy, power and money ITT Flygt group consulting engineer Bob Went said at the... 

Life-cycle costing approach reduces costs and down time

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 At the International Pumps Users conference held during September, Severn Trent Water lead pumping engineer Rick Scutter advised delegates on viable ways of implementing a sound life-cycle costing (LCC) approach to their pumping applications. 

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