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Pumps News

Engineering firm to demonstrate new technology

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Engineering firm BC Engineering will be demonstrating its Discflo pump at the Pumps, Valves & Pipe exhibition at the Gallagher Estate, in Midrand, in June. 

Pump supply contract 

20th March 2009 Pump supplier ITT Water & Wastewater has secured the contract to supply pump stations for phase one of the Ganala sewage treatment works upgrading project at the Kriel water and wastewater treatment plant, in Mpumalanga. 

Manufacturer awaits new pump range delivery

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Provincial Pumps is awaiting the delivery of its new Lowara grinder pump range, which is available on the South African market. 

Manufacturer penetrates rubber-lined-pumps market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso Minerals South Africa commissioned and installed its largest order to date for rubber-lined pumps in February 2009. 

Local infrastructure projects buoy pumps industry

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 The South African pumps industry is currently healthy and has positive future prospects owing to ongoing infrastructure projects in the water and power sectors, says South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gavin Doran. 

Small furnace installation enables once-off castings 

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Castings specialists Lenreco Foundry has installed and commissioned a specialised medium-frequency M100 induction-melting furnace at its plant in Alrode, Joahnnesburg, which will allow the foundry to carry out one-off castings for the pump industry. 

Company enlarges its range

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Engineering company Walter Meano Engineering’s pump division, VersaFlo, has extended its range of vertical spindle pumps to include a larger vertical spindle pump range. 

Foundry receives Medupi project castings order

20th March 2009 Local foundry group Steloy Castings has received a multimillion-rand order from pump company Sulzer Pumps for the supply of chrome steel castings for pumps for the new Medupi power station at Lepahlale in Limpopo province. 

German manufacturer makes its entrance on SA market

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 German design and manufacturing company Busch Vacuum Pumps & Systems, has opened its doors to the South African market by launching a sales office in Denver, Johannesburg. 

Pump units make inroads in mining industry

20th March 2009 Over the past two years, engineering company Unique Engineering has run test helical rotor positive displacement pump units in the gold and platinum sectors and is now seeing the results of these tests. 

SA pump company celebrates 50 pumps sold

20th March 2009 As industrial pump supplier Verder Group celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the South African operation celebrates over 50 VF125 pumps sold since the company was established in 2002. 

Restructuring preps company for economic shift

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th March 2009 Pump and pumping equipment distributor Pumptron, embarked on a company restructuring programme at the end of 2008 to streamline the company to meet the demands of a declining global economy. 

New division channels new pumps into SA

By: Jacqueline Holman     20th March 2009 Multinational pump manufacturer the Grundfos Group plans to launch a number of new pump products into the South African market, through its new division, the DWT Group. 

PSV buys pump manufacturer Mather + Platt

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2009 JSE-listed industrial engineering holding company PSV and Hudaco Trading (PSV) has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dasher, entered into an agreement with pump manufacturer Mather + Platt to acquire the business as a going concern. PSV has offered a consideration of R10-million in cash, of... 

SA pump manufacturer launches new pump series

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     21st November 2008 Local manufacturer of engineering pumping solutions Denorco has launched the latest addition to its series of pumps, the J-Class Sandhandler 100-mm submersible pump, which features the Tri-Seal floating stage system that protects against wear when pumping abrasives. 

PSV says infrastructure spend will help it withstand tougher times

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th November 2008 Industrial products supplier PSV Holdings said on Tuesday that it continued to see solid demand for its products and services and that its leverage to the South African infrastructure market positioned it for continued growth despite the tougher economic climate. The company, led by CEO Abie da... 

Metals sector's apprentice intake breaches 4 000 mark for first time in nearly 10 years 

By: Terence Creamer     10th October 2008 Apprentice numbers in South Africa's metals sector rose to over 4 000 for the first time since 1999 during 2008, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) president Johan Fourie revealed at the weekend, adding that he was optimistic that intake levels would surpass 5... 

Local manufacturer focuses efforts on dewatering pumps

3rd October 2008 Pumps manufacturer Weir Warman Africa (WWA), of Ekurhuleni, has supplied two diesel-powered dewatering pump to Northam Platinum says WWA dewatering manager Ian Farquhar. 

Manufacturer supplies six pumps to Russian process plant

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Pumping solutions provider and manufacturer of Hippo submersible pumps, Hazleton Pumps, will soon complete a contract to supply a Russian process plant with six vertical spindle pumps. 

Scrap exports affect pump supply

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 South African foundries cannot produce castings to meet the pump industry’s demand, South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) Chairperson and pump solutions provider Hazleton Pumps MD Mathys Wehmeyer tells Engineering News.  

International brands meet needs of SA market

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Double-diaphragm pump supplier AQS Liquid Transfer (AQS) has expanded its pumps range to meet the rapidly expanding South African market requirement.  

International supplier launches pressure-powered pump

3rd October 2008 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco has launched a non-electric pump which transfers high temperature condensate from a low pressure area into a high pressure area. 

Motors to improve imported pumps' efficiency

3rd October 2008 Distributor of pumps and pumping systems for water technology applications, ITT Lowara, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, has introduced high efficiency-motors for its range of vertical multistage pumps. 

Pumps suppliers only as good as their knowledge

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 The interpretation of a customer's pump requirements has become a contentious issue in the South African pumps industry, Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company's Internal Sales Director Dennis Miller tells Engineering News.  

Local manufacturer imports Italian submersibles

By: Liam Morrison     3rd October 2008 Local end-suction centrifugal pumps manufacturer Rapid Allweiler Pump and Engineering Company has expanded its product offering to include an imported range of solid-waste handling submersible 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. 

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