Swiss-made Gotec EMS and EMX micropumps are compact in size and suitable for high-tech applications found in medical and laboratory devices; OEM equipment, including lubrication and printing systems or food and drink dispensing (vending machines); as well as other domestic and industrial appliances.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Water Day. This day was dedicated to technical projects aiming to improve the drinking water supply of people all over the world. One of these projects concerns a unique water supply system on Indonesia’s Java island, which was designed by scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and was commissioned in March 2010.
In August this year, the KSB Group signed a framework agreement covering the supply of pumps and mixers for 52 municipal effluent treatment plants in China. The order is for a total of 335 mixers and 466 wastewater pumps of different types and sizes.
KSB Germany is set to deliver a huge vertical tubular casing pump for an intake structure in Saudi Arabia. Driven by a powerful and energy-efficient 4200 kW synchronous motor, the SEZA 24-160 pump unit will handle more than 16,000 L of seawater per second. The water will be pumped into a piping system to supply Yanbu’s industrial park.
Maintenance of pipelines can be a tricky business. Sealing and testing operations need to be conducted not only with complete safety and environmental security but also with considerable speed, to maintain flows of liquids and gases.
Wright Flow Technologies has introduced the Revolution,a clean in place (CIP) hybrid circumferential piston and lobe pump.
Baldor has released a software estimating tool that enables users to evaluate the energy efficiency of electric motors and variable speed drives. Known as BE$T, the Baldor Energy Savings Tool can be downloaded from the company’s website. The software analyses the efficiency and annual electricity usage of usersÂ’ existing motors and calculates the cost savings that can be achieved by replacing them with equivalent higher-efficiency models. Built-in motor performance and pricing information enables the software to suggest optimum replacements and to estimate the investment payback period.
Sykes Group was recently approached by one of its mining customers to assist in solving an age-old problem - how to avoid damage to pumpsets from rock fallout during blasting.
A quarrying company based in Zambia, Central Africa, contacted Colin Bracken, Sykes group regional manager, Africa, to provide it with a complete solution to its pit dewatering problems.
Sykes Group was recently approached by a mine in Central Queensland to supply a pump for a duty of 200 L/s at 90 m head in an area that is inaccessible in wet weather and can also flood.
In 2006, Sykes Group sold a number of QSPCP200 (Quiet Solution) pumps to a South Australian government department. The pumps have been commissioned to take water from one of the Murray River tributaries and discharge it onto the dry flood planes. The result is, its not only saving the old river red gums but bringing life back to trees.
Honeywell has added two discrete-input transmitters to its family of XYR 6000 wireless devices. The STXW 500 and the STTW 401 transmitters can convert any measurement device with a contact-closure switch input into a wireless input, enabling manufacturers to decrease costs and improve efficiency by wirelessly monitoring more processes at their plants. The transmitters are suitable for applications such as wirelessly monitoring level switches, pump status and system alarms.
In April 2009, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, booked an order for four large water pumps to be supplied to a new pumping station in Western Australia.
Imagine being able to monitor your pipeline the entire length with thousands of monitoring points providing a near real-time picture of what’s actually happening — with fibre-optic technology, this can be a reality.
At ACHEMA 2009, which will take place from 11–15 May in Frankfurt am Main, manufacturers of pumps, compressors and fittings will be the largest contingent of exhibitors once more. 950 from 4000 exhibitors will be from this sector. For them and the 180,000 expected visitors, surely energy efficiency will be one of the main themes again this year. Solutions that improve availability will also have high priority.