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Pumps News

New diaphragm pump for high-capacity customers

23rd March 2012 Industrial pumps manufacturer Tapflo is extending the T-series’ metal pump capacity with the launch of the new T820 S, a compressed air-powered diaphragm pump made from American Iron and Steel Institute-approved stainless steel 316L.  

Customised pump station designed for Kenyan golf course

By: Sashnee Moodley     23rd March 2012 Engineering supplies specialist Incledon Pumps & Irrigation (IPI) has developed a customised pump station for the Thika Greens golf course in Kenya. The system is en route to Nairobi and will be commissioned this month. 

Erbacon sells 80% stake in small plant unit

By: Henry Lazenby     14th March 2012 JSE-listed construction firm Erbacon on Wednesday reported it had disposed of its 85% interest in BO’s Hire and Sales, formerly known as Erbacon Small Plant (ESP), for R30-million to Imbewu SPV4, on February 29. ESP, which is based in Durban, hires out small plant to companies engaged in... 

TCTA calls for prequalification bids to build KZN water infrastructure

By: Henry Lazenby     9th January 2012 State-owned bulk water provider the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has invited companies to prequalify for the construction of a new 8.5 MW pump station and 14 km pipeline as part of the Mooi Mgeni Transfer Scheme Phase 2 (MMTS-2) project in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The MMTS-2 involves... 

Threat of nationalisation rippling through all industries

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 Although the South African pumps industry is experiencing a busy period, South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gareth Langton points out that this is being driven mostly through projects outside of South Africa.  

Pumps industry skills requirements changing

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 The skills required to sell pumps to industry is changing, and providing value-added engineering consultancy and advisory services is needed for pump companies to survive, says pump manufacturer and supplier Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius. 

Pumping equipment rental continues to grow

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 Water handling and treatment solutions provider ITT Water & Wastewater says it is experiencing steady growth in its pumping equipment rental division. 

Smaller pumps have competitive capacity

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 Local pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Bredel South Africa says its range of 120 cased peristaltic pumps offers the benefit of being at the bottom of the peristaltic flow rate range, while having the equivalent quality and reliability of its larger dosing pumps. 

Nuclear energy to boost pumps market

30th September 2011 The number of nuclear power plants being built in the Asia Pacific region, especially in China and India, are expected to continue driving demand for reactor coolant pumps, while growth will further be driven by the replacement of such pumps in North America and Europe.  

Pump VSDs have advanced in leaps and bounds

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 Variable speed drive (VSD) technology in the pumps industry has advanced in leaps and bounds, says pressure solutions company Incledon pumps and irrigation regional MD Romeo Giannone. 

Pumps company launches first new pump in a number of years 

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 Pump manufacturer and supplier Weir Minerals has launched a new centrifugal slurry pump, its first new heavy-duty slurry pump to be offered to the market for a number of years.  

Distributor develops new fertiliser pump

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 Pump and engine distributor, Goscor Power Products (GPP), has developed a new long-coupled liquid fertiliser pump unit, where the pump is separated from the engine. 

Pumps play key role in sewage disposal

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 The average individual does not realise the extent to which sewage is increasing in South Africa, says pumps supplier Tsurumi Pumps South Africa MD George Bath. 

Pumps suited for use in extreme weather

30th September 2011 South African mine dewatering pump manufacturer Pioneer Pump has launched its new 300 hp to 600 hp mine dewatering pump sets featuring its Rock & Rain weather protection system for use in mines that experience extreme weather conditions. 

Correct application of dosing pumps crucial

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 It is crucial that companies realise the importance of using the correct type of chemical dosing pump for specific applications, says pump specialist company Ecochem Pumps MD Ed Lemke. 

Solar-powered pump motor designed 

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 Pump manufacturer Grundfos has developed a motor, the MGFlex motor, which is able to run off solar power or mains, when necessary, for solar-powered surface pump booster applications. 

New cast-iron pump for SA industry

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump supplier Zilmet is importing a new range of cast-iron submersible pumps from Italian pump manufacturer Ebara. The new DML Submersible pump range is suitable for dirty water, sewage and other general wastewater applications. 

Franklin Electric unveils high-efficiency end-suction pumps

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     24th June 2011 Pumping systems and solutions supplier Franklin Electric South Africa (FESA) has launched its new range of high-efficiency end-suction pumps for the agriculture and industrial markets. 

Pumps designed to meet EU environment laws

17th June 2011 German pump manufacturer Wilo SE says it is the first company to meet stringent new European Union (EU) environmental protection regulations governing the use of electric motors to power pumps. 

Three trade exhibitions to be hosted simultaneous in June

27th May 2011 The simultaneous hosting of the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa, WaterTec Africa and Petro.t.ex Africa 2011 conference and exhibition offers a platform for stakeholders to formulate strategies and solutions for the African continent.  

Consortium gearing up for construction of Medupi low-pressure systems

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th April 2011 The LP Services Consortium, which won the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the supply of the low pressure services for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi project, in Lephalale, Limpopo, reports that it is gearing up for the construction phase of the installation. 

Agricultural association concerned over Karoo gas exploration plan 

By: Eleanor Seggie     1st April 2011 Agri SA plans to ask the Minister [of Mineral Resources] to place a moratorium on the further exploration and production of natural gas in the Karoo by oil giant Shell. 

Positive outlook for pumps industry in 2011

18th March 2011 The South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) says that the pumps industry in South Africa is in a fairly good state at present. 

Test contract strategy proves to be successful

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump specialist Ecochem Pumps has recently completed a test contract valued at over R1-million for a platinum-mining company. 

Fire protection system designed for sugar producer

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Fluid conveyance solutions company Incledon Pumps & Irrigation reports that it has designed a fire protection booster pump system for a facility owned by sugar producer Illovo Sugar for submission to their fire protection project’s consultant.  

New factory serves expanding African mining market

18th March 2011 International pump manufacturer Pioneer Pump has opened a new factory in Germiston, to serve the rapidly expanding Southern African mining markets. 

New chemical dosing pump range launched

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump manufacturer Grundfos has introduced the Smart Digital range of chemical dosing pumps to deal with a number of challenges faced by the chemical dosing industry in South Africa.  

System provides power savings and high performance

18th March 2011 Pumps distributor Wilo South Africa has supplied pump systems for the control of essential water delivery services in some of South Africa’s newest luxury hotel developments. The systems significantly reduce electricity consumption and provide high-performance delivery. 

Focusing on complete pumping solutions

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Pump supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) says it is focusing on providing clients with a complete pumping solution to maintain its market share in the pumps industry. 

Company introduces new pump range

18th March 2011 Pumps distributor Goscor Power Products (GPP) has introduced new single and two-stage Davey pumps powered by EX 17 and EX 21 Subaru engines. GPP national sales manager Mark Bester says that this equates to 6 hp and 7 hp respectively, which is unmatched in the industry.  

Acquisition to further strengthen group’s market position

18th March 2011 Peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Pumps Group has acquired the German Sine pump manufacturing business Maso-Process-Pumpen from US-based Sundyne Corporation and rebranded it MasoSine. 

German companies to host pavilion at local exhibition

18th March 2011 The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the German-African Business Association will jointly host a pavilion at the Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa 2011 exhibition, taking place from June 7 to 9 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand, Gauteng. 

Conference to focus on energy efficiency

18th March 2011 The biennial International Pump User Conference (IPUC), will this year focus on finding ways to adapt to a world with limited, and more expensive, power supplies. 

Pump manufacturer named distributor of the year

By: Dimakatso Motau     18th March 2011 Local pump manufacturer Rapid Allweiler Pumps, a partnership with German-based Allweiler, says that it was named global distributor of the year by its parent company at the end of last year. 

Company expands applications for triplex plunger pump

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Pumps supplier Timbila Consulting is the sole representative of the Annovi Reverberi high-pressure triplex plunger pump in Southern Africa and has managed to penetrate the South African market in a number of applications, reports Timbila Consulting MD Rainer Scherzinger. 

International pumps company introduces new products

18th March 2011 Vacuum pumps and coating systems engineering company Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum reports that it showcased its new MAGiNTEGRA and Dryvac pump series at the fifth International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shangai, China, last month. 

R2,1m heat pump project completed

By: Tracy Hancock     18th March 2011 Energy efficiency company Solartricity has completed a R2,1-million turnkey installation for a demand-side management (DSM) project at the Modikwa platinum mine and expects the project to be commissioned soon. The mine, which is on the border of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, is a joint venture... 

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