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Pumps News

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. 

PSV buys geosynthetic liner firm for R40m

By: Christy van der Merwe     31st October 2007 AltX-listed industrial engineering company PSV Holdings (PSV) on Wednesday announced its acquisition of geosynthetic liner installation company, Engineered Linings, for R40-million. 

PSV could announce duo of acquisitions by next month

By: Mariaan Webb     24th October 2007 Industrial engineering firm PSV has lined up "a couple" of acquisitions, two of which could be wrapped up by next month, CEO Abie da Silva said. 

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. 

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. 

New decalcifying pump removes mineral build-up

5th October 2007 The Romatic 20 decalcifying pump manufactured by German pump tool manufacturer Rothenberger, is a new product designed to decalcify pipes systems. 

Software company plans energy-efficient pump workshop

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 Pump engineering software company TAS Online is planning to propose a two-day national workshop on energy-efficient pump use to government and power utility Eskom. 

Water, energy efficiencies increase savings

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Speaking at the International Pump Users conference keynote speaker and Alliance to Save Energy programme manager Mike Rabe delivered a paper on the the link between water and energy in municipal water systems, termed 'watergy'. 

Rare Holdings profit up 43%

5th September 2007 Pipe and related products manufacturer, distributor and fluid conveyance specialist Rare Holdings lifted operating profit for the 12 months ended June 30 by 43%, to R26-million, the company reported on Wednesday. 

Enviro group voices concerns over desalination trend

By: Matthew Hill     19th June 2007 Water desalination might have a place in the world's future, but there are still cheaper and greener ways of supplying fresh water, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday. 

Next-generation N-pump features jet aerator

20th April 2007 The combination of existing jet venture technologies with ITT Flygt�s award-winning N-pump technology has resulted in a robust, efficient aeration solution, which addresses the problems associated with many treatment plants as a result of lack of oxygen transfer. 

Relays provide pump motor protection

20th April 2007 The NewElec�s KC Series motor protection relays provide protection and control in motor pumping applications that would traditionally have used a combination of thermal bimetal, undercurrent and restart timers. 

New expansion interface improves functionality

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The restructured division of ALSTOM Electrical, CHI Control Components has just released an expansion interface for use with its AuCom CSXi Series of compact soft starters. The pump application interface has been developed in response to demand for more input and output functionality,... 

Manufacturers aim to reduce pump installation costs

20th April 2007 The role of pump suppliers has changed significantly within the last few years. This is, according to local pump manufacturer CH Warman Pump group CEO Dr Jan Lourens. 

International manufacturer secures $1-billion revenue from

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Process equipment manufacturer Group Laperri�re & Verreault (GL&V) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the share capital of Krebs International based in Tucson in Arizona, along with its six wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Austria, South Africa and... 

Australian pump range launches in South Africa

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Evolution Pumps has launched a new progressing cavity (PC) pump in South Africa. Evolution�s David Meagan says the Mission range of pumps was launched in the country following extensive market enquiries made by the company into pump demand trends. . 

Pump manufacturer cuts costs for Kenyan irrigation scheme

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The distributor of ABS wastewater technology in Kenya, PureSTream, provided new equipment in the contract for the Ahero Irrigation Board. 

Oil and gas manufacturers benefit from service-based approach

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 New research by global growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan reveals that pump manufacturers in the oil and gas industry are likely to generate substantially higher sales revenue if they offer complete services and solutions with their products. Manufacturers are improving their competitive... 

New service management solution for pump service company

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Black-empowerment company, Joint Venture Pump Services, formed a year ago to maintain all petrol pumps at BP service stations around the country, has implemented HEAT, the customer service management solution from FrontRange Solutions, to gain better control of its day to day activities and,... 

Pump exhibition attracts international interest

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The 5th International pumps, valves and pipes exhibition (PVPA) has attracted much attention internationally. Exhibitions Management Services� Serean Thomson says that there have been bookings and enquiries from countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, India and Taiwan. The PVPA is... 

New sealing system to suit industrial pump applications

20th April 2007 Bearing Man�s range of Garlock sealing products has been extended to include a new versatile sealing system that replaces mechanical seals in industrial pump applications. 

New displacement pump enters South African market

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Unique Engineering has introduced a new locally designed and manufactured, positive displacement pump into the South African market. The Eco pump was introduced to the industrial market about four months ago, while test work on the agricultural design of the pump... 

Local company adds value to pump industry

20th April 2007 Customers have become more demanding when it comes to pump installations, says CEO of South Africa based CH Warman Pump Group, Dr Jan Lourens. 

German pump incorporates range of new features

20th April 2007 Self-venting, fully controllable dosing pumps with integral flow measurement, �slow-mode� operation and PROFIBUS communication are just some of the inclusions in the latest release from Seybert & Rahier [sera] Germany. 

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