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Quarry company halts production stoppages with ABB drive

Hills Quarry Products has reduced pump failures and cut maintenance and energy costs using an ABB variable speed drive. Up to 1,200 tonnes of aggregate per day can now be consistently extracted by ... 

DMN-WESTINGHOUSE saves life of ‘scrapped’ valve

This story is about a valve that had been replaced some years ago and had been consigned to the bin in readiness for its final journey to the scrap yard.

We are unable to identify the owner of this ... 

The benefits of pinch valves for powders

AKO have been the forefront of the Pinch Valve design for over 30 years, specialising in a huge range of different industries including powder applications. The company has earned a reputation for ... 

AKO rubber lined valves control cement flow

For at least 15 years, AKO rubber lined valves have been used successfully by Blue Circle in the manufacture of cement as free flow valves. In the mill house which is unavoidably an environment of ... 

The types of pinch valve liners

One of the most important parts of a pinch valve is its rubber liner, as it provides abrasion and corrosion resistance, and pressure containment. Generally, the quality of the pinch valve liner ... 

Free flow valves beat ball & butterfly valves on the market

Advances in technology and improvements to the AKO Free Flow Valve are ensuring it can compete with more ‘traditional’ valves on the market. In the past where engineers have opted for Rotary Valves, ... 

High performance seals for challenging oil & gas environments

Dichtomatik, an approved supplier for the DuPont range of high performance O-ring seals and gaskets, has extended their stock range of sealing components, including specifically designed items for ... 

Longevity is the key for Landia mixers

At a Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Maryland, a dozen Landia submersible mixers have finally had their motors replaced after nearly 20 years of service – yet the original stainless steel ... 

Elfab announces latest Buckling Pin Pressure Relief range

With over 80 years’ experience leading the industry in pressure management innovation, Elfab have expanded upon their range of technically superior rupture discs and explosion vents with the ... 

Victor S Series self-priming centrifugal pumps

Applied Pumps reliable self-priming centrifugal pumps are in such demand that they have increased their stock-holding. Applications include bulk transfer of fuels or solvents, wash systems, construction and water treatment.  

Pump upgrade after 30 years of reliability

A Mono Compact C progressing cavity pump provided by NOV has been specified as a replacement for a previous Mono pump that had operated without any problems for over 30 years 

New NAMUR solenoid valves

Festo, a supplier of automation technology, has launched a new generation of NAMUR valves. The VSNC valves are modern, durable and available at a lower cost than previous models, providing excellent ... 

A new mag-drive pump for process engineering applications

KSB’s latest generation of Magnochem mag-drive pumps is available in 52 sizes and is characterised by high outputs per size, ensuring extremely low energy consumption. All pump characteristics ... 

Pump refurbishment completed for fraction of the cost of a replacement

A petrochemicals company had serious concerns about a badly deteriorated HSC pump. Prior to entering into the costly process of scrapping and replacing with new, it was sent to corrosion protection ... 

New SIPOS SEVEN electric actuator series is launched

A new electric valve actuator range has been launched by SIPOS Aktorik. The SIPOS SEVEN series features a number of new features to enhance the flexibility and functionality of actuation technology. ... 

Government-backed competition to fund three waste-to-biofuel demonstration plants

A £25m competition is to be launched by the UK government that will enable the construction of three demonstration plants that will produce advanced biofuels from waste materials - the first of their ... 

Metering ball valves – removing potential leak paths

Industrial Ancillaries has introduced the Metering Ball Valves (MBV) product range from HAM-LET, which is designed to remove leak paths within a hydraulic system.

The MBV is a major advance over ... 

New support for on-site Android app

After the successful launch of the AUMA Support App for Apple devices earlier this year, the electric actuator manufacturer has now announced a new version of the app for Android devices. Designed to ... 

Car giant chooses Tuthill from Applied Pumps

Shanghai Automobile (SAIC Group), who manufactured 4 million vehicles in 2011, has chosen Applied Pumps for the test-rig fuel pumps at the company’s Longbridge Technical Centre. SAIC are owners of ... 

PLC support helps pump OEM create application-specific water pressure boosting systems

The easy configurability of ABB's AC500 PLC range is helping the specialist pump OEM, Plad Equipment, to rapidly produce application-specific pump systems for boosting water pressure in high-rise ... 

Reduce operating costs for pumps and associated process equipment

The performance and reliability of ‘O’ ring sealing systems within process plants can prove to be critical when examining overall plant costs. This becomes evident where the process fluids are ... 

Robust motors for irrigation project

Problem: Two years of general drought in Turkey has increased the deprivation of the country’s poorest population, but thankfully, funding for the Suruç Plain Irrigation project aims to provide ... 

Peristaltic pumps offer a smart way to dose liquid lime

Problem:Neutralac SLS45 high strength liquid lime from Lhoist is said to be safer to use than caustic soda and other alkali alternatives, with equal or better performance. The company however ... 

Actuators automate desalination plant

Problem: Robust, weather-resistant actuators were required for an Indian desalination scheme.Solution: The Nemmeli plant in Chennai is the first desalination scheme in India to adopt electric ... 

Busch earns its stripes with new Trade In, Trade Up scheme

Leading vacuum pump and overpressure blower manufacturer Busch (UK) Limited has announced a new scheme to help customers dispose of their old, two stage rotary vane vacuum pumps and replace them with ... 

Sterling SIHI’s 46 years’ presence in the Antarctic

Among the many Sterling SIHI pump manufacturer references, the IPEV (French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor) is noteworthy for its originality and loyaltyIPEV have been a customer of Sterling SIHI ... 

New size actuator more than doubles torque range

The portfolio of modular electric actuators from Auma has now been extended to include an SQ.2 part-turn range for butterfly and ball valve automation. Scheduled for launch in 2013, the actuators ... 

 
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