Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pump Technology Advancements FREE Webinar

Reminder: A free webinar on Pump Technology Advancements will take place on May 13, 1 pm EST. This webinar will significantly help pump manufacturers and designers to address some of these important design considerations. Veteran pump industry expert Dr. David Japikse will help bring attendees up-to-date on methodologies for cost effective pump design to meet high performance over a wide operating range.

Traditionally, companies may make modifications to the pump design without fully considering the ramifications. For example, just redesigning the impeller with an existing housing may not lead to achieving optimum performance for that pump. Webinar attendees will learn how pump performance improvements can be achieved by utilizing various techniques including:

  • Creating full-featured pump designs
  • Improving inlets and/or blade shapes
  • Utilizing diffusers
  • Reducing losses in the return channel/continuous crossover
  • Increasing design stability via vane shapes and/or diffuser/volute design
  • Working with a better motor design
The event will include a live question-and-answer segment. You're welcome to Register Now!

Please click here to download support materials before attending the Webinar.

About the Presenter

Dr. David Japikse
is CEO, owner and founder of Concepts NREC, the world's leading full-service turbomachinery design and development organization, based in Wilder, Vt. Dr. Japikse received his B.S. in Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, his M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and conducted post-doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar/NSF Fellow at Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He has received extensive recognition for his work in the design of pumps, compressors and turbines, as well as the development of design tools. A recipient of the ASME's Potter Gold Medal in Thermodynamics and the SAE 2008 Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award, he is also an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Japikse is also an author/editor of ten books and has written/presented more than 300 reports on turbomachinery design and development.

About Pumps & Systems magazine:

Pumps & Systems
is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. We deliver relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals around the world. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and available free to qualified subscribers.

About Concepts NREC

Concepts NREC is the world’s leading full-service turbomachinery design and development organization, based in Wilder, Vt.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Segrest, Editor
Pumps & Systems Magazine
Cahaba Media Group | PO Box 530067 | Birmingham, AL 35253 | US

Food processing growth in China prompts Alfa Laval acquisition

From FoodProdDaily: The Sweden-based company announced Friday it had bought a 65 per cent share in Si Fang Stainless Steel Products Co, which targets a wide range of segments in China’s food and beverage market. The firm specialises in sanitary products such as pumps, valves and fittings. Last year it posted sales of around SEK150m (€15.5m) and has 300 employees.

No financial details were disclosed about the deal which was finalised on 1 April. Alfa Laval said while its majority stake gave the opportunity for investment it was still too early to say if, or when, further cash would be pumped into the Chinese acquisition.

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

Food processing growth in China prompts Alfa Laval acquisition

Berlin Technologies

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Update on upcoming pump industry events

Here's a reminder from Pumps & Systems about upcoming pump events:

May 3-4
Doubletree Hotel Chicago--Arlington Heights / Arlington Heights, IL
770-310-0866 /

Offshore Technology Conference
May 3-6
Reliant Park / Houston, TX
972-952-9494 /

Windpower Conference & Exhibition
May 23-26
Dallas Convention Center / Dallas, TX
202-383-2512 /

AWWA Conference & Exhibition
June 20-24
McCormick Place West / Chicago, IL
303-794-7711 /

June 27-29
Gaylord Palms / Orlando, FL
314-993-1269 /

AMTA Conference & Exhibition
July 12-15
Town & Country Hotel / San Diego, CA
772-463-0820 /

September 20-21
Holiday Inn Select / Norcross, GA
770-310-0866 /

October 2-6
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center / New Orleans, LA
877-933-4734 /


Berlin Technologies

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peristaltic Pumps Waste Less Water In Wastewater Treatment

From Web4Water: The City of Eagan in North Minnesota, USA required a pump capable of accurately dosing 15% sodium hypochlorite or 'hypo' for their new wastewater treatment plant.

Hypo has outstanding disinfection properties. It is used in wastewater treatment to kill off bacteria before being discharged back into the environment and in water treatment as one the primary methods of drinking water disinfection. It is also a challenging product to pump. This is because hypo tends to off-gas, causing some types of pump to vapour lock. Diaphragm pumps are particularly prone to this.

After evaluating several pump choices from a number of manufacturers, they decided on the Verderflex VF10 peristaltic hose pump for the job. The ten pumps will be put to immediate use in this new area of the treatment plant. Each Verderflex VF10 pump is capable of flow rates up to 48 US GPH and at pressures up to 175 psi. Verderflex pumps can pump both gas and liquid, ensuring the liquid stream receives a consistent dose.

To read the full article please click on the link below:
Peristaltic Pumps Waste Less Water In Wastewater Treatment

Berlin Technologies

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pumps, A Major Segment Of The Fluid Control Equipment Market, Is Increasing By 3-5% Annually

From OfficialWire: Fluid control equipment industry is highly fragmented catering to many industries like petroleum, chemical, industrial, power generation and water. Pumps are a major segment of the industry, growing on a normalized basis at 3-5%, out of which industrial pumps have a strong hold on the market.

Valve demand in the energy production sector will benefit from an increase in primary energy consumption in mature markets like North America as well as in developing markets such as Latin America. The North America, Western Europe and the Asia Pacific regions consist of the most mature markets for valves.

To read the full article please click on the link below:
Pumps, A Major Segment Of The Fluid Control Equipment Market, Is Increasing By 3-5% Annually

Berlin Technologies

Monday, April 5, 2010

Colfax Receives euro 5.7 Million Pump Order From Brightoil

From Yahoo! Finance: Colfax Corporation* (NYSE:CFX - News), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced it has received a euro 5.7 million pump order from Brightoil Shipping Group Co. Ltd., an international marine bunkering business (offshore marine fuel supplier) headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Under the agreement, Colfax will supply 180 two-screw rotary positive displacement pumps that Brightoil will install in 40 new tankers through 2011. The pumps – manufactured by Colfax's Houttuin business in Utrecht, Netherlands – will be used for transferring fuel oil and gas oil, as well as stripping (removal of waste or contaminants, such as water).

To read the full release please click on the link below:
Colfax Receives euro 5.7 Million Pump Order From Brightoil

Berlin Technologies

* Colfax is the parent company of Allweiler, represented in Israel by Berlin Technologies.