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.
The range of Grundfos NBG/NKG end-suction pumps has energy-efficient motors that conform to the MEPS Standard. Optimised flow geometries of the impeller and pump casing have reduced the hydraulic friction and thus the amount of energy consumed.
Grundfos Pumps Pty Ltd has officially opened its Victorian/Tasmanian state office.
Davey Firefighter pump sets are under evaluation by China's army.
Energy Recovery has announced its PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery technology has been awarded the pump industry’s top honours for innovation of the year.
Custom Fluidpower Manifold's systems provide the user with versatility in design. With space-saving and weight-reduction benefits, the company's manifolds are suitable for any system that requires reliability and serviceability.
The Sump Pump range of submersible dewatering pumps offers single-phase motors up to 1.5 kW and three-phase electric motors up to 7.5 kW in power. Three-phase versions up to 22 kW will be able to be built to order.
The high-flow Dimpleflo Modublock heat exchanger is suitable for processing large volumes, up to 200 t of product/h and is capable of handling pressures of up to 580 psi/40 bar.
Portescap’s 2-wire brushless motor has been specifically engineered for the micro pump market. The integrated electronic brushless motor offers low operation noise and dependable reliability with the compact design and ease of control associated with brush motors.
Larzep Australia has released the 240 V power pack with an ‘auto retract function’. This time-saving innovation is suited to applications that require automatic retraction of a single acting cylinder.
Stauff RFS steel return-line filters are designed as tank top filters. Their practical design allows easy element replacement and quick installation.
Davey Water Products has expanded its in-house project skills for major commercial pumping installations
Wasserwerk Allmenfeld is a drinking water treatment plant located near Frankfurt, Germany. The plant, owned by Hessenwasser, produces around 36 MLD of potable water per annum
A manufacturer of aerated wastewater treatment systems called BioSeptic is using compact and powerful high-pressure (700 bar) hydraulics to help deliver a more efficient, safe and precise way to produce its concrete tanks
This article is the second of a two-part series outlining new and emerging stainless steel grades which may be considered as alternatives to the more traditional and widely known varieties