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Pumps News

100 learnerships set aside for draughtspeople  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     19th September 2008 The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority, Merseta, is to invest R3-million in learners at the African Academy, an educational institution for draughtspeople. 

Engineering company completes second order for Iraqi water project

18th July 2008 Pump manufacturing company APE Pumps, a member of the industrial engineering group PSV Holdings, has completed the second of two orders worth a total of R30‐million, to supply four water pumps to a water project in Iraq.  

Combined technology gives birth to gas pump range

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Globalised contaminant-free gas compressor manufacturer Seybert & Rahier has combined its gas compressor and liquid dosing pump technologies in order to release a new range of gas pumps, to be supplied locally through South African liquid dosing solutions specilaists, DoseTech. 

PSV expands with acquisition of cryogenic technology firm

By: Matthew Hill     9th June 2008 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings on Monday announced the acquisition of Rand Air and Gas Installations (RAGI), a low-temperature liquefied gas storage equipment firm, for R18-million in cash. The buyout would expand the AltX-listed company's specialty engineering, product,... 

Industrial group hunts for yet more specialised engineering opportunities

By: Dennis Ndaba     30th May 2008 Specialised industrial engineering group PSV Holdings will be relocating at the end of the month to the premises of APE Pumps to continually access strategic locations and manufacturing capability within the group. 

PSV in talks to buy specialised-engineering firm

By: Matthew Hill     20th May 2008 Industrial engineering firm PSV Holdings hoped to conclude an acquisition in the "next month or so", and was in early talks for further buyouts, CEO Abie da Silva said on Tuesday. However, he stressed that the group was very selective in this regard, and potential takeovers needed to... 

PSV more than doubles FY profit

By: Matthew Hill     19th May 2008 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings on Monday reported a profit for the year ended February 29, of R28,4-million, which was more than double the previous year’s figure of R14,1-million. 

PSV sees improved full-year earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2008 AltX-listed pump and valve supplier PSV Holdings on Friday said its headline earnings a share for the year ended February 29, could increase by between 5% and 10%. The supplier also said that basic earnings a share could go up by between 80% and 90%, while core earnings a share would rise by 15%... 

Ingula dam contract awarded, construction imminent 

By: Loni Prinsloo     16th May 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, which will be situated on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, has awarded its dam contract to joint venture Concor-WBHO-Edwin-Silver Rock, trading as Braamhoek Dams. 

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. 

New burner to tackle sewage works gas

28th March 2008 Methane gas from sewage works can now be burnt using the new waste gas burner manufactured by sewage and wastewater solutions company Saubatech. 

Opportunity for South African suppliers beyond R1-trillion SA market 

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2007 The winner of the largest-ever single contract in South Africa’s history has promised and contracted to make serious efforts to integrate the local supplier community into its domestic and global supplier networks. 

Work on R11,2bn fuel pipeline must start early 2008 to meet 2010 schedule

By: Terence Creamer     29th November 2007 Fuel pipeline operator Transnet Pipelines anticipates that work on its R11,2-billion, 24-inch multiproduct fuel pipeline, from Durban to Gauteng, should start during the first quarter of 2008, which would also be crucial in order for it to by completed by the third quarter of 2010. 

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