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Pumps News

Local pumps manufacturers benefit from falling rand

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 While South Africa faces a list of crises, including unstable electrical supply, stumbling economic growth and labour unrest in many sectors, the weak rand presents challenges and opportunities for South African pump companies, says the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association... 

Ekurhuleni pumpstation project commissioned last month

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 The handover of the Zulu pumpstation, in the Tsakane township on the East Rand, to the Ekhuruleni municipality took place last month, following the commissioning of three Kirloskar end-suction pumps, each coupled with 90 kW motors. The completed pump sets were supplied to construction and project... 

Pumps group combines new and old technologies to raise efficiency

By: Zandile Mavuso     11th September 2015 With the aid of three-dimensional (3D) modelling as well as the collection of original data on the manufacturing and design of axial flow pumps, South African-based pumps manufacturer Brehnor Pumps believes that the combination of old and new technology has become key in its striving to be an... 

New CO2 heat pumps, chillers designed to meet African market needs

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Green cooling and heating solutions company Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) in June released its environment-friendly carbon dioxide (CO2) heat pumps and chillers, designed for the African market.  

RUBY HEAT PUMP RANGE
The new CO2 heat pumps have an energy saving of between 65% and 75%
RUBY HEAT PUMP RANGE The new CO2 heat pumps have an energy saving of between 65% and 75%

Fire-water monitors enhance fire protection at local fuel tanker wharf

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st August 2015 Cape Town-based fire-protection technology provider DoseTech Fire aims to complete the installation of a fire protection upgrade system at the Cape Town harbour’s fuel tanker unloading wharf by the end of this year, says company MD Mike Feldon. The order, received in June from Cape Town harbour,... 

FIRING POWER
The Akron Conquest electric remote-controlled fire-water monitor system has a row distance of about 95 m with a fog and stream water-shape capability
FIRING POWER The Akron Conquest electric remote-controlled fire-water monitor system has a row distance of about 95 m with a fog and stream water-shape capability

Furnace vacuum installer observes wet-to-dry trend

By: Dylan Stewart     7th August 2015 Vacuum furnaces are increasingly being upgraded to use dry pumps, says vacuum solutions provider Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum senior process industries marketing manager Uwe Zöllig. 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions for food industry

10th July 2015 Germany-based vacuum systems manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has exhibited its energy efficient food-processing vacuum solutions at four renowned exhibitions across Europe. In March, the company attended the CFIA Rennes Expo, in France, as well as the Anuga FoodTec trade fair, in Germany. 

CAPABILITY ON DISPLAY
Oerlikon Leybold has showcased its energy saving capabilities at four European expos this year
CAPABILITY ON DISPLAY Oerlikon Leybold has showcased its energy saving capabilities at four European expos this year

Company powers two Norwegian subsea compressors

10th July 2015 New York-listed cabling solutions provider Nexans in April announced that its power umbilicals would be used to power two subsea compressors at Gullfaks oilfield, located off the coast of Norway, which is operated by multinational oil and gas company Statoil. The subsea gas compression station... 

Locally manufactured vacuums offer cost-effective solution

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Steam-powered and high-pressure water-powered ejectors do not require maintenance and regular replacement, compared with regular vacuum pumps and, therefore, save clients time and money that could have been lost as downtime, says local vacuums manufacturer Applied Vacuum MD Geoff Levy. He tells... 

MINIMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
Applied Vacuum recently sold spare parts to an edible-oil distillery for the first time since the company bought the ejector 12 years ago
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED Applied Vacuum recently sold spare parts to an edible-oil distillery for the first time since the company bought the ejector 12 years ago

Company launches new liquid ring compressor

10th July 2015 New York-listed control products and services provider Flowserve Corporation last month launched a new liquid-ring compressor, the SIHI KPHX, at the 2015 Achema trade show in Germany. Flowserve sales continuous professional improvement VP Erich Mohrdieck says that the KPHX compressor boasts... 

LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY
Flowserve’s new liquid-ring compressor was launched at this year’s Achema expo in Germany
LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY Flowserve’s new liquid-ring compressor was launched at this year’s Achema expo in Germany

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands company’s market base

10th July 2015 The South African subsidiary of German compressor manufacturer Aerzen Airgas in June launched a branch in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been growing the company’s market reach in the province and is already working on two major repair projects. The company states that the branch manager of Aerzen’s... 

JOCHEN SCHMIDT
We emphasise the importance of regular maintenance and planning
JOCHEN SCHMIDT We emphasise the importance of regular maintenance and planning

New compressed air tech boosts productivity

10th July 2015 Compressed air and gas systems and solutions provider Ingersoll Rand showcased new and “revolutionary” compressed air and gas technologies, which advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations,  at the 2015 ComVac trade show, which took place in April in... 

RS-SERIES COMPRESSORS
Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening its portfolio, enhancing its energy efficient solutions and building on its proven record of reliability
RS-SERIES COMPRESSORS Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening its portfolio, enhancing its energy efficient solutions and building on its proven record of reliability

Latest range of service-friendly air motors launched

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Germany-based air motors manufacturer Deprag Schulz in December launched its latest Basic Line air vane motor, which features improvements to the flagship product that makes the unit more service friendly and easier to operate. “Even untrained personnel can quickly replace worn vanes using only a... 

SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP
Actum Group co-directors Kevin Klaff and Greg Barron
SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP Actum Group co-directors Kevin Klaff and Greg Barron

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Cape Town-based industrial equipment supplier Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) is exploring strategies to leverage its 36 years of experience to expand its market share on the African continent. Company representative Geoff Ellis tells Engineering News that, in addition to supplying the local... 

EFFICIENT SOLUTION
Air Compressor Engineering is focused on supplying energy efficient solutions and, thereby, expanding its African footprint
EFFICIENT SOLUTION Air Compressor Engineering is focused on supplying energy efficient solutions and, thereby, expanding its African footprint

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Local manufacturers impelled to comply with global standards

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th March 2015 The international exposure of South African pumps manufacturers to international contractors is inspiring local pumps companies to supply products that adhere to international specifications and criteria, says foundry group specialist Steloy Castings. Steloy Castings CEO Danie Slabbert says... 

Global pumps industry shows renewed interest in local expo

20th March 2015 The global pumps and valves manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo (PVPA), which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says event organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS). The exhibition... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI
The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Manufacturer launches optimised submersible pumps range

20th March 2015 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos recently launched an extended range of high-efficiency medium-sized submersible groundwater pumps that boast increased efficiency and improved wear resistance, which further enhances the reputation that Grundfos’s current submersible pumps (SP) range already has for... 

Pumps specialist highlights need to mitigate AMD in SA

20th March 2015 Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before reintroducing it to the environment,... 

Flexible pulsation dampener to reduce pump noise and vibration

20th March 2015 Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox has launched the Flowrox Expulse flexible pulsation dampener, which is designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration, which can lead to pipe damage that can cause breakage and incur... 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%

Twenty submersible slurry pumps supplied to copper mine

20th March 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to copper company Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “These heavy duty electrical submersible slurry... 

ROBUST RANGE
The Grindex Bravo slurry pump range features high-wear resistance and results in reduced operating and maintenance costs
ROBUST RANGE The Grindex Bravo slurry pump range features high-wear resistance and results in reduced operating and maintenance costs

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes

20th March 2015 Germany-based technology company Kobold Instrumentation has manufactured a polysulfone paddle switch (PPS) that can monitor flow for nominal pipe sizes greater than NW 32. Kobold develops, manufactures and sells instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating the physical quantities of flow,... 

FLOW MONITORING
The paddle switch is made from polysulfone, a thermoplastic polymer known for toughness and stability at high temperatures and reducing maintenance
FLOW MONITORING The paddle switch is made from polysulfone, a thermoplastic polymer known for toughness and stability at high temperatures and reducing maintenance

Pumps industry body elects first female chair, among other strategic moves

20th March 2015 Among several other positive changes that will complement the local pumps industry and its stakeholders, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) recently elected its first female chairperson, in what is generally perceived to be a male-dominated industry. Newly elected... 

Ressano Garcia’s gas-to-power capacity rises to 400 MW as loop-line is completed

By: Terence Creamer     5th March 2015 The $200-million ‘loop line 1’ project to expand the capacity of the gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa has been completed, the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (Rompco) has confirmed. Rompco is the gas transport joint venture set up in 2004 by JSE-listed energy and... 

Ressano Garcia’s gas-to-power capacity rises to 400 MW as loop-line is completed

Improved range of heat pumps introduced

By: Jonathan Rodin     6th February 2015 Technology group Johnson Controls’ latest offering in its York YLRA pump series – the air-to-water reversible heat pump YLRA – was launched in August last year to replace the discontinued YLAE HP pump. The YLRA heat pump features several new technological advances, including a more ecofriendly... 

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Newly established Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has spent more than R20-million to build, stock and equip its new facility in the new Touchdown Industrial Park, near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. The company has ambitious plans to make significant inroads... 

READY TO SUPPLY Integrated Pump Technology’s warehouse stocks a range of pumps and spares inventory
READY TO SUPPLY Integrated Pump Technology’s warehouse stocks a range of pumps and spares inventory

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Sales of the Sunflo range of medium-duty centrifugal pumps have been positive since independent pump supply and equipment repair company  AESPUMP South Africa was appointed as the new local distribution and service agent for the range in May 2013, the company reports. US-based pumps and... 

SUNFLO P-1500 This gear-driven centrifugal pump delivers flows of up to 7.5 m3/h and head heights of 396 m
SUNFLO P-1500 This gear-driven centrifugal pump delivers flows of up to 7.5 m3/h and head heights of 396 m

Filter unit supports pump system

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Valve manufacturer Omsa has supplied two Mahle water-filtration systems to a local water supplier’s facilities, in Bloemfontein, in the Free State. These systems formed part of a new feed-water-supply system that was recently installed at the supplier’s facilities. “The R550 000 water-filtration... 

MAHLE WATER-FILTRATION SYSTEM
The system is automated and is used to prime and lubricate the water feed pumps
MAHLE WATER-FILTRATION SYSTEM The system is automated and is used to prime and lubricate the water feed pumps

Integrated pump dispensing system in use

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Flow-measurement equipment supplier Meter Systems, a division of Set Point Group, says the Piusi Pitstop dispenser fluid-handling equipment range is being used by telecommunications company Tesuco at one of its local project sites. Meter Systems MD Warren Erasmus tells Engineering News that... 

PIUSI PITSTOP DISPENSER
The dispenser is a compact product that can safely pump diesel fuel from a container through a connection to a 12 V battery supply
PIUSI PITSTOP DISPENSER The dispenser is a compact product that can safely pump diesel fuel from a container through a connection to a 12 V battery supply

Local supplier highlights new and long-standing ranges

3rd October 2014 Local pumps supplier Raptech introduced Chinese pumps and garden equipment manufacturer LEO’s new High Lift Series LGP20-H gasoline water pump to the local market, in July. The LGP20-H features include a new design with a “highly efficient” hydraulic system. 

LGP20-H GASOLINE WATER PUMP The LGP20-H is designed for use in water supply and drainage applications for factories, mines, municipal facilities and field irrigation
LGP20-H GASOLINE WATER PUMP The LGP20-H is designed for use in water supply and drainage applications for factories, mines, municipal facilities and field irrigation

Integrated pump system drives improved efficiencies

3rd October 2014 The combined use of pumps manufacturer Grundfos’ range of submersible pumps, external frequency converters and multi-pump controller system ensures a reliable way of increasing efficiencies and ease of use of pump systems. “Each product is dedicated to taking up its position in a pumping system.... 

SIMPLIFICATION SEARCH
An integrated engineering approach can end the challenges of complex installation and modification tasks
SIMPLIFICATION SEARCH An integrated engineering approach can end the challenges of complex installation and modification tasks

Industrial hose pump offers 20% more performance

3rd October 2014 Alongside pumps technology company Verder Pumps South Africa’s (VPSA’s) existing range of industrial pumps, the company exhibited its new Verderflex Dura 55 peristaltic pump for optimum performance and easy maintenance in heavy-duty applications at the Electra Mining 2014 trade show, in... 

VERDERFLEX DURA 55 PUMP
The Dura 55 expands the Dura range’s flow rates from less than 1 ℓ/hr to 15.3 m³/hr at pressures of up to 16 bar
VERDERFLEX DURA 55 PUMP The Dura 55 expands the Dura range’s flow rates from less than 1 ℓ/hr to 15.3 m³/hr at pressures of up to 16 bar

New corrosion-resistant lubricators suitable for use in pumps

3rd October 2014 Engineering components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its range of NTN-SNR bearing products was extended to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit, to provide continuous, reliable, clean and precise lubrication, last month.... 

NTN-SNR READY BOOSTER 125 LUBRICATOR The lubricator ensures less friction, which therefore provides for significant energy savings and extended service life of components and equipment
NTN-SNR READY BOOSTER 125 LUBRICATOR The lubricator ensures less friction, which therefore provides for significant energy savings and extended service life of components and equipment

New pump range a cost-effective option

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s range of Lowara e-NSC heavy-duty end-suction pumps are designed to deal with the most challenging water-related applications at the lowest costs, says growth centre manager: applied water systems Ernst Viljoen. He tells Engineering... 

BUILT TO LAST The Lowara e-NSC series’ robust design, different bearing-frame sizes and stainless steel replaceable wear-rings ensure a long service life
BUILT TO LAST The Lowara e-NSC series’ robust design, different bearing-frame sizes and stainless steel replaceable wear-rings ensure a long service life

Good sales growth for electronic water-pressure pump  

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 As of September 1, pumps, motors and electronic systems manufacturer DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics had sold more than 500 e.sybox pump systems locally and sales are expected to continue, owing to the system’s ease of use and energy efficiency, GM Hein Botha tells Engineering News. “We... 

E.SYBOX The unit is an electronic water-pressure system that is driven by a variable-speed drive, which saves on electricity costs
DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics GM Hein Botha discusses the company's e.sybox pump system.

Pumps and mixers manufacturer expands into North American market 

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 South African mixing equipment and peristaltic pump manufacturer Afromix  has established a sales and after-market service division in Vancouver, Canada, that trades as AFX Mixing and Pumping Technologies, to better service the North American markets. MD Eugene Els tells Engineering News that the... 

GOING FORTH IN THE NORTH AFX Mixing and Pumping Technologies has been well received in North America and recorded positive sales figures during the first half of 2014
Afromix MD Eugene Els discusses the increasing importance of pumps to the company's product offering
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