Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sundyne offers new bearing box for heavy duty API Direct Drive Process Pumps

Sundyne Corp., a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, announced in a press release on the introduction of a new bearing box design for its line of heavy duty Sundyne API Direct Drive Process Pumps.

The new bearing box design meets the API 610/ISO 13709 Type OH3 requirements and is available in Grease Lube, Oil Splash and Oil Mist configurations.

For the full press release please click on the link below:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

SSI Celebrates Third Anniversary of Pivotrol Condensate Pumps with Contest

ThomasNet reports that Spirax Sarco Inc. is marking the third anniversary of its Pivotrol® Pressure Powered Condensate Pump with a contest seeking the pump with the highest number of pumping cycles as recorded by the pump's integral cycle counter.

Pump owners are invited to submit photographs of the cycle counter, with the three highest recorded counts earning Apple iPod touch Media Players for the entrants. Every valid entrant will receive a $15 iTunes Store Gift Card.

The Pivotrol Pump, with PowerPivot technology, was introduced in 2004 in answer to reliability problems encountered with condensate pumps as a whole. To underscore the confidence Spirax Sarco held in the PowerPivot technology, the company introduced the Pivotrol pumps with a 3-year or 3-million-cycles warranty, with optional 5-year or 5-million-cycles coverage. An integral cycle counter on each pump confirms the warranty coverage.

The first Pivotrol Pumps will have completed their standard warranty term on a time basis in 2008.According to Product Manager Neil Davies, "Condensate pumps were notorious maintenance headaches prior to the Pivotrol pump. Many in rapid cycling process applications required rebuilding or replacement after only a few months or a few hundred thousand cycles.

We anticipate entries from Pivotrol owners who have recorded several million cycles without failure. The implications for energy savings, maintenance reduction and uptime security are significant."The Pivotrol "High Cyclers Anniversay Contest" will run from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.

More details are available on the Spirax Sarco website, Spirax Sarco is the world's leading provider of steam system solutions, dedicated to providing knowledge, service and products for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids. With more than 90 years of experience, Spirax Sarco has both the resources and capabilities to meet customers' total system needs.

Berlin Technologies

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Flowserve to pay $10.5 million in penalties

Waxahachie Daily Light reports that Flowserve Corp., a maker of pumps and valves for the energy sector, has agreed to pay more than $10.5 million in penalties for making illegal kickbacks through the United Nations' oil-for-food program, the Justice Department said Thursday.

For the full article, please click on this link.

Friday, February 22, 2008

ThomasNet reports that Iwaki America Inc., from Holliston, MA, announces the introduction of their new MXM series of magnetically driven, ductile cast iron lined, dry run pump designs.

Here's Iwaki's press release as was published on ThomasNet:

Incorporating their proven self-radiating bearing design and dry run rated non-contact system, this rugged compact process pump series provides proven technology for tough chemical handling applications.The MXM series includes motor sizes from 2 HP to 5 HP, flows to 165 GPM and heads to 146 Ft. Back pull out design allows for ease of maintenance. Modular construction with individually replaceable parts maximizes support flexibility. Uses standard NEMA c-face motors for versatility in installation options.

MXM designs utilize a robust internal design ensuring maximum reliability under adverse operating conditions. Non-contact bearing system provides for dry run operation without damage to the pump. Self-radiating bearing system effectively transfers frictional heat from the bearing area to prevent damage during upset operating conditions.

The MXM is another example of Iwaki's commitment to the continuous development of improved chemical pump technology with emphasis on quality, efficiency and performance. Think twice. Spec Once.These pumps are perfect for tank farm transfer, bulk chemical distribution, chemical filtration and circulation, general process pump service.

For more information you can visit Iwaki America Inc.'s website.

Berlin Technologies

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Equipment Maker's Growth Could Pump Up Investors' Enthusiasm

Yahoo! News reports on Colfax, a global supplier of fluid handling products used by oil drillers, shippers and other industries around the world, which markets its products under the Allweiler (the photo above is of one of its pumps), Fairmount, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Portland Valve, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith brand names.

For the full article, please click on the following link:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Pumps and Valves in Desalination Plants" Seminar

Deutsche MeerwasserEntsalzung e.V. (DME) invites you to participate in a DME seminar "Pumps and Valves in Desalination Plants" which takes place from March 12th to 13th, 2008 in Frankenthal, Germany.

More details on the seminar can be found in the link below:

2nd announcement for "Pumps and Valves in Desalination Plants" Seminar offered by DME on March 12th to 13th 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

NIST Helps Heat Pumps Go With The Flow to Boost Output

Photonics Online reports on air-source heat pumps that deliver 1 1/2 to three times more heating energy to a home than the electric energy they consume. This is possible because heat pumps move heat rather than convert it from a fuel (as combustion heating systems do).

To read the full article on Photonics Online please click on the link below:

Friday, February 8, 2008

Plastic, Leak-Free Pumps For Pumping Hazardous Liquids Introduced By Michael Smith Engineers

Chemical Online reports on a new range of plastic magnet-drive centrifugal pumps, designed for use in the most corrosive and challenging environments, that were recently introduced by pump specialists Michael Smith Engineers.

For the full article on the Online Chemical, please click on the link below: