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Pumps News

Company gears up for growth in pumps industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Slurry pumps supplier and pumps solution specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies has introduced several new products to its Battlemax range onto the market over the past few years, including the new 35% Ultra-High chrome alloy and high-abrasion- resistant polyurethane liners, which includes the... 

New wear-resistant coating for pump components

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Local components manufacturer Carlmach Engineering has introduced a new wear-and-impact resistant (WAIR) coating, specifically designed for use in abrasive and slurry applications, for pumps components. “The new coating can triple or quadruple a pump’s life cycle,” states Carlmach Engineering... 

New wear-resistant coating for pump components
NEW COATING The hardness of the new coating ensures no brittleness, flaking or distortions

Local foundries key to meeting increased demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 As castings comprise the bulk of the cost and material of pumps and valves, local foundries play a significant part in enabling industry to reach competitiveness targets, states specialist foundry group Steloy group sales manager Leon Reeves. Although the current foundry market suffers from the... 

Local foundries key to meeting increased demand
INCREASED DEMAND Foundries are expected to meet the demand for castings, which from part of valves and pumps components

New range of concrete pumps to be distributed

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Concrete equipment manufacturer and supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has secured the contract to locally distribute a range of products, including concrete pumps, from Italy-based concrete technology company Turbosol Pumps. The official distribution contract and partnership were announced... 

New range of concrete pumps to be distributed
CONCRETE OPERATION The Turbosol Beton Master pump and PMSA’s Fiori self-loading concrete mixer operate together on a project site in North Africa.

Buy-back and trade-in scheme introduced to industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has introduced a new buyback and trade-in scheme for submersible slurry pumps for cases where it has become economically unviable to repair these pumps, states Hazleton Pumps MD Thys Wehmeyer. “The decision was taken to introduce the scheme to provide users... 

Buy-back and trade-in scheme introduced to industry
NEW OFFER Hazleton Pumps expects the trading in of old submersible pumps to increase the company’s local pumps sales

Pumps range enjoys success in local market

21st March 2014 While many South African plants still run on the Warman AH series slurry pumps for highly abrasive mill duties, which are supplied by minerals solutions company Weir Minerals Africa, an increasing number of plant operators in other parts of Africa are recognising that the latest generation Warman... 

Pumps range  enjoys success in local market
SUCCESSFUL RANGE The 200 MCR is one of six sizes of mill circuit pump that is fully manufactured in South Africa by Weir Minerals Africa

Company secures two more packages for mining project

21st March 2014 In addition to currently installing the major cyclone package at mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals’ new Sentinel copper project, in Northern Zambia, minerals solutions company Weir Minerals Africa has been awarded two more packages – one for Sentinel and the other for Enterprise... 

Company secures two more packages for mining project
ORDERED PRODUCT An Isogate WS knife gate valve, which incorporates a Linatex rubber sleeve, is one of the products to be supplied to the Trident project in Zambia

Pumps specified in company’s cyanide code

21st March 2014 As cyanide leaching remains the most economically viable and efficient method of recovering gold from gold-bearing ores, pumps technology company Verder Pumps’ Verdermag mag drive pumps, which are economic and cost effective, have been specified in the cyanide code of a global gold mining... 

Upgrades at Malawi pumping station nearing completion

21st March 2014 Pumps manufacturer APE Pumps has been awarded a €4.1-million rectifying contract to complete upgrades at the town of Walkers Ferry’s raw water and high-lift pumping stations near Blantyre, Malawi. The raw water pumping station, which is located on the Shire river about 40 km north-west of... 

Upgrades at Malawi pumping station nearing completion
RECTIFYING CONTRACT APE Pumps manages the Walker’s Ferry and Chileka pumping stations near Blantyre, Malawi

KSB Pumps

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st March 2014 Manufacturer of pumps, valves and related systems KSB, which was established in South Africa in 1959, provides systems for a wide range of markets, including water, sewage, the industrial sector, which includes chemicals, petrochemicals and steel, as well as the mining, energy and building... 

KSB Pumps

Pumps export market grows by 250%

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps registered an increase in export sales of more than 250% in 2013, compared with sales in 2012, states company MD Thys Wehmeyer. “This growth can be attributed to the company’s current, continuous product development that provides unique and reliable... 

Pumps export market grows by 250%
EXPORT GROWTH The Hippo submersible slurry pumps range has contributed to Hazleton Pumps’ increase in export sales

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

By: Irma Venter     6th December 2013 The rise of black business and black industrialists in South Africa will be a natural process, believes Medu Capital executive director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi. “Eleven years ago, when we started our private equity business, we were influenced by experience. So, as more and more people gain a better... 

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

Hudaco acquires Dunford Group for R154.3m

By: Natalie Greve     1st November 2013 As part of JSE-listed Hudaco Industries’ key strategy to pursue the acquisition of new businesses in similar fields of activity, the company has signed an agreement to acquire the Dunford Group. 

Law changes seen spurring increase in use of solar heating in commercial buildings

By: Schalk Burger     1st November 2013 The National Building Regulations Act amendments, implemented in January, should drive an increase in the use of large-scale solar water heating in commercial buildings and retrofitting to existing buildings that use large amounts of hot water, says solar water heater importer and distributor... 

    Law changes seen spurring increase in use of solar heating  in commercial buildings

Dry seal for wet applications to launch, suited to plants in water scarce African areas

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 The Type 2874 dry gas seal for pumps from mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane, which John Crane MD Aziz Sallie says is the first dry gas seal of this design to comply with API 682 and ISO 21049 performance capabilities for wet applications, will be launched this month. He notes that many... 

Pumps range expansion response to client demand

4th October 2013 To meet customer demand for quick and efficient dewatering solutions, international industrial product solutions provider Atlas Copco Portable Energy has introduced five new additions to its WEDA range of professional pumps. The new pump range, which includes the WEDA04 and WEDA08 drainage pumps,... 

Increased demand prompts R7m investment

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Investment casting producer RelyIntracast has increased the diameter size of its pump impeller range from 250 mm to 400 mm by investing R7-million in casting equipment. “Investment castings are traditionally small, but with the larger capacity wax-injection presses and robotic dipping machines,... 

Heavy-duty slurry pumps to go on sub-Saharan roadshow

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 South Africa-based submersible pumps supplier Tsurumi Pumps plans to display its range of Dragflow products at roadshow venues in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique by the beginning of next year, at the latest, to further increase its pump market share in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mechanical seals launched to curb cost of replacement

4th October 2013 In its efforts to curb the ever-rising costs of replacement components, global engineering and technology company Metso has developed a new, complete line of slurry pump cartridge type mechanical seals. After extensive research and development the Orion series cartridge seals have been launched... 

Hospital group offered finance for heat pumps

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Green energy technology services provider New Southern Energy (NSE) is looking to supply and install energy efficient water heating systems, including heat pumps, at a number of hospitals owned by South Africa-based private hospital operator Life Healthcare, NSE director Deepak John tells... 

New R150m facility to consolidate distribution to Africa

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Pump manufacturing company Grundfos’ new 9 000 m2 facility, in Meadowbrook, which cost about R150-million to construct, was officially opened on August 14 and will serve as the company’s assembly and distribution centre for Africa. “The company decided to consolidate its facilities, in Pretoria,... 

New R150m facility to consolidate distribution to Africa
RENEWABLE ENERGYThe Meadowbrook building uses three wind turbines that generate electricity directly into the building’s grid to power the pumps and lighting when solar power is not available

On-line pumps supplier records significant growth, signs strategic partnership

4th October 2013 Online pump supplier and consumer information company PumpScout reports that it is growing at a record pace in 2013, acquiring dozens of new clients and attracting to its website thousands of professionals looking for high-quality pumps.  

Slurry pumps limit flooding risk in mines

4th October 2013 The risk of flooding underground while mining is a reality and needs to be properly addressed by mining companies, warns South Africa-based submersible slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps. “Standard submersible pumps are used to help prevent this from occuring but are limited in capacity due... 

Pumps company receives oil refinery order

By: Anine Kilian     6th September 2013 Twelve Milton Roy dosing pumps are being installed at petrochemicals producer Sasol Synfuels’ water recovery growth project, in Secunda. Germiston-based pumps company Ecochem Pumps signed a contract with Germany-based engineering company ThyssenKruppe last year in September to supply the... 

Pumps supplied to oil refinery

By: Anine Kilian     6th September 2013 Four Sundyne LMV311 feed-pump skids, with spare parts, were delivered to South African energy and chemicals producer Sasol’s Secunda complex last month by manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and compressors for the oil, gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power generation and water processing... 

Strong planning and management urged as SA begins to come to terms with its water scarcity

By: Joanne Taylor     23rd August 2013 It is common cause that South Africa is facing various challenges with regard to its water resources and the management thereof. It is also well recognised that South Africa needs to intensify its efforts to protect its already limited water resources and materially improve the efficiency of... 

Strong planning and management urged as SA begins to come to terms with its water scarcity

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL South Africa received accreditation in June from US-based nonprofit member association Trace International, in which AESSEAL MD Rob Waites expects to involve other member companies. 

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment
TRACE ACCREDITED The purpose of the accreditation is to promote the ethics of antibribery and anticorruption in a company

Turnkey dosing station solution for Kriel power station

By: Chantelle Kotze     28th June 2013 The fabrication of two caustic dosing skids, destined for State-owned power utility Eskom’s 3 000 MW Kriel power station, in Mpumalanga is on track to be completed at the start of July; the skids will be shipped to site during the second week of July and will be installed by the end of that... 

Heat pumps meet rebate programme specifications

17th May 2013 Energy solutions company ThermoWise supplies a range of environment-friendly air-to-water heat pumps that meet the requirements of State-owned power utility Eskom’s rebate programme specifications to allow those users that make use of the pumps to qualify for various rebates, thereby aiding Eskom... 

Agri solutions provider reports strong growth for 2012

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Demand for local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico’s range of Shakti submersible pumps has increased by more than 400% in the last year, owing to an extensive brand campaign initiated by the company. The company expects the growth to continue, says Agrico marketing manager... 

Local pumps distributor appoints first female fitter

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local water technology provider Xylem Solutions South Africa has employed its first female fitter, Zanele Sithole. She joined the team in January, as part of the company’s employment equity programme, which is aligned to international standards and enables women to progress within the company.... 

Industrial service provider emphasises importance of ESO

22nd March 2013 In an effort to reduce energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, global industrial manufacturer and service provider SKF provides an energy monitoring service to the pumps industry to help pump operators track system efficiency by implementing energy systems optimisation (ESO). Tracking... 

53 high-pressure pumps delivered to gold mine

22nd March 2013 Pumps manufacturing major Watson-Marlow Bredel South Africa has fulfilled the terms of a R4.2-million contract with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Kibali gold mine development for the delivery of 53 Bredel SPX high-pressure hose pump units. The pumps, delivered in December, were... 

Heat pumps help apartment block significantly reduce electricity consumption

22nd March 2013 A manufacturer and supplier of industrial products, Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-Tec) in August 2012 installed four air-to-water heat pumps at an apartment block in Johannesburg. Which have reduced the building’s electricity use by about 70%, when compared with conventional element-powered... 

Pump head launched for solids-laden acids and causticity

22nd March 2013 A new SGV Vortex pump head was, launched late last year, by Vanton. According to Vanton, the Sump-Gard vertical thermoplastic pumps handles fluids and slurries containing stringy materials or solids to 51 mm in diameter.  Solid thermoplastic construction of all wetted components allows... 

Customer-focused turnkey solutions for pumps 

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local mechanical seals manufacturer and product solutions provider John Crane South Africa has undergone a full-scale refurbishment and organisational change to boost its reputation as a turnkey solutions provider to local industries, including the pumps industry and its end-users.   

Local pumping solutions provider adds solar water pump to product offering

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon has been appointed key distributor for Australia-based solar water-pumps manufacturer BW Solar, which established a branch in South Africa in June 2012. Farmers across the country can, therefore, benefit from BW Solar’s range of... 

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