There are reportedly only two common pump types that purport to guarantee a fixed delivery volume over time and against varying back pressures… reciprocating diaphragm pumps and plunger pumps.

FORTIS BATTERY CARE reports it has appointed Leigh Mason to the position of sales and marketing director. Leigh joins Fortis directly from the Nilfisk Group where he held the position of sales director for 8 years.

The installation of a ten panel Solar array featuring STOKVIS ENERGY SYSTEMS solar collectors, to serve existing facilities at Birmingham International Rail Station, is being assessed as a potential pilot for a wider roll out of renewable energy across the facilities operated by Network Rail and Virgin Trains nationally. The company says the project at Birmingham International was jointly commissioned by Network Rail and Virgin Trains, with renewables specialist ECO2SOLAR carrying out the installation of the Stokvis solar equipment.

AQE 2017 will take place in Telford 24th-25th May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the UK Government is due to consult on its latest plans to comply with air quality guidelines in towns and cities. Registration is now open (www.AQEShow.com), with free entry to the Exhibition and Workshops, and a small charge for attending the Conferences.

Rotary International recently received a check for $5,500.00 as a result of Proton Power Inc winning the 2016 Kanthal Award (Kanthal is part of SANDVIK GROUP). Proton Power won the award for its innovative technology, said to be ideal for green and clean energy applications for current and future generations.

With ever increasing sustainability, regulatory and financial pressures, VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES says now is the time to Rethink Water with its help. The company says Circular Economy initiatives operated by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) have achieved water reductions in many industries so what more can be done in 2017? Veolia says rethinking water can open up a wide range of opportunities to manage water more efficiently, reduce consumption and save money via water reuse or reduced discharge costs.

Thames Water, a water and sewage treatment company, providing wastewater services to 15 million customers says SEEPEX progressive cavity pumps (PCPs) have delivered process improvements at the Reading STW by replacing piston pumps to reduce operating costs and onward sludge transport costs.

JBC says there are exciting times ahead with its new product launch. The company says ‘HALO’ uses cutting edge technology to create a remote boilerhouse monitoring system, using analogue, digital and mod bus outputs, providing a critical overview into asset performance and fuel, water, steam and power are monitored in real time, delivering consumption and cost per Kg of steam raised.

The organisers of AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, UK, 24-25th May) have published the programme for Day 2. Developed with IAPSC, there will be three sessions covering: pervasive air quality monitoring; vehicle emissions monitoring and data management; and local air quality management and policy.

RITTAL says running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life and by not keeping their drives at or close to their optimum operating temperature, manufacturers risk huge consequential costs when the production line grinds to a halt as a result of system failure.

Around 80% of sewer blockages are said to be caused by non-flushable items such as wet-wipes. The costs associated with clearing these blockages are high with one region alone, North West Water, estimating the costs at around £10m per year. Through experiences with a number of water companies, P&M PUMPS, UK distributor for Vaughan Chopper Pumps, says it has succeeded in providing a solution by replacing failing submersible pumps. For example, at Anglian Water’s pumping station in Cambourne two Vaughan 30kW / 1460rpm SE6W chopper pumps were specified to handle flows up to 400m3/hr at heads of 17.8.

WOOD WASTE TECHNOLOGY says Putzmaus is a precision-engineered tube-cleaning system that has been designed to increase boiler efficiency and reduce fuel-consumption, saving money on both energy and repair costs, whilst also saving time on routine-maintenance.

ROTRONIC has developed its new Rotronic Monitoring System (RMS). The advanced monitoring system checks, documents and visualises all required measurements in one system. The data can be retrieved from anywhere, at any time by PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. The system offers high performance, flexibility and versatility and is easy to set up and operate.

HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it is supplying a wide range of sophisticated industrial doors across two waste to energy sites. At the new Hull Energy Works, which will be capable of processing 250,000 tonnes of waste a year producing enough renewable energy to power 43,000 homes,

SK Elektronik (SKE) has announced it has appointed QUANTITECH as its exclusive UK distributor. SKE is a leading global manufacturer of FID gas analysers. Key monitoring applications include emissions, process gas, abatement efficiency and emissions from wastewater treatment.

WWEM 2016 = 8 Conferences + 80 Workshops + >140 Exhibitors. Visitors will come to Telford 2nd-3rd November to learn about the latest developments in regulations, technologies, methods and standards in lab, process and environmental monitoring.

ELFAB reports it has designed pipe covers to protect pipework from environmental ingress. With over 80 years’ experience within the pressure management industry, Elfab says it recognises the increased need for accessories to protect safety critical applications.

RITTAL reports it will be showcasing some of its leading enclosure technologies at Drives and Controls 2016. Rittal says visitors to its stand D230 will be able to view its innovative modular enclosures, power distribution, and climate control systems, commonly specified as the number 1 choice for protecting critical equipment and says of particular note will be the presence of the new, award- winning Blue e+ climate control system which was launched last year to great acclaim thanks to its outstanding energy savings and flexibility.

CURTIS INSTRUMENTS says choosing the right charger is critical for maintaining a healthy battery and a fully operational forklift and it is important the battery has enough charge at the start of each shift.

Atlantic Heat Treating says it contacted SANDVIK and raised concerns on the relatively short lifetime of existing SER radiant tubes in its gas fired Sunbeam furnace which was failing after 18 months of service.

VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES reports it has launched a new generation of the highly successful Orion skid mounted pharmaceutical purified water packages. Orion is said to be fully compliant with FDA, cGMP and GAMP requirements and meets the water quality standards for USP and PhEur Purified Water and PhEur Highly Purified Water.

WANNER INTERNATIONAL says that although positive displacement pumps are unquestionably more energy efficient than multistage centrifugal pumps, not all positive displacement pumps are equal in that respect.

DIALIGHT, an expert in LED lighting technology for industrial applications, reports it has unveiled its new wireless occupancy sensor - a battery-powered plug-and-play sensor that speeds and simplifies installation to provide maximum lighting control flexibility and energy savings in industrial applications.

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures can have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life.

RITTAL reports it has launched a new EC Speed Control, compatible with larger models from the TopTherm EC fan-and-filter unit range (uninstalled air throughputs between 180 m³/h and 900 m³/h).

Greencore Food to Go says upgrading its domestic hot water system from two shell-and-tube calorifiers to a compact SPIRAX EasiHeat solution has enabled it to reduce its annual gas bill by £30,000.

QUANTITECH says its stand at AQE 2015, the air quality and emissions show, will feature 3 different technologies for measuring individual organic compounds. VOCs mostly exist in mixtures so measurements can be misleading unless the individual compounds are speciated.

HYDRO INTERNATIONAL reports it has launched a specialist service to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate pollution spill containment.

A Caribbean producer of furfural, an organic compound derived from agricultural byproducts, reports it has replaced the existing tube in its heat exchangers with hyper-duplex stainless steel by SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, and as a result says its tube lifecycles have extended from two to 15 years, with a profound impact on material costs.

WEGER AIR SOLUTIONS UK reports it has expanded its product range with the introduction of 5 models of heat pump to air heat recovery units. All of the units are ‘stand alone’ and only need electrical power, so are said to be ideal for applications where hot water, chilled water and gas are not available.

The Finish Thompson ULTRAChem Series of ETFE lined centrifugal pumps has recently been extended with two new models which increase the maximum flow rates up to 160 m3 /hr and maximum differential heads to 67 metres.

CEDREC reports it has given a cautious welcome to news that the revision to the ISO 14001 international standard has been approved for final draft status.

RMIG, a leading manufacturer of precision perforated products, reports it has launched an innovative range of drying screens in the UK. Bridge Slot screens are specially designed for use in drying and storing all sorts of solid materials, such as grains, herbs, and more recently wood-chip, which is now primarily used to fuel biomass boilers.

The Goodlight GX1 LED High Bay is said to represent the latest in revolutionary industrial lighting. Integrating a Bridgelux Vero circular LED chip with a radial die pattern is said to result in unrivalled lumen density and beam control.

LEAFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL reports it has designed and custom-built a new, pedal operated recycling bin with an optional anti-microbial additive which complies with the strict cleanliness and infection control regulations of the health industry.

SPIRAX SARCO has launched a pressurised deaerator system that is said to reduce the dissolved oxygen content of boiler feedwater to virtually nil without chemical treatment.

Reportedly pioneering the use of MagLev fan technology with LED in a UK first, the new range of Goodlight G360 LED SON replacement lamps is said to set to shake up the retrofit SON market.

ECOCOOLING direct evaporative cooling can be used as an alternative to air conditioning in most industrial buildings or IT rooms reported to provide 90% energy savings at a fraction of the capital cost of a traditional air conditioning or ventilation system.

dpac UK Ltd reports it has reached an agreement to exclusively distribute Thermocold products to the UK and Ireland.

RITTAL says its ‘Blue e’ cooling units are usually found controlling the temperature within enclosures in workshops or on shop floors in the industrial sector where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments.

ENDRESS+HAUSER says by joining the company on stand A01 at The Energy Event 2014 customers will be able to see how an expertly engineered energy management solution can help improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills by up to 15%.

British heating ventilation and air conditioning specialist, AIREDALE INTERNATIONAL reports it is returning to this year’s Energy Event (Stand No: C38)

DIALIGHT, a specialist in LED lighting technology, has introduced a new glass protection film as an option to the SafeSite LED High Bay range for improved safety in hazardous areas. It is said to be particularly suited to food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where the prevention of glass contamination within the product lines is of paramount importance.

COFELY, a GDF SUEZ company, has been awarded a contract by BP to supply utilities to the SullomVoe Terminal (SVT) on the Shetland Islands – one of the largest oil and liquefied gas terminals in Europe. Cofely says the 11 year deal will also see it leasing the SVT power station and delivering a programme of major maintenance and investment works on the existing energy plant.

RITTAL says a new fan speed control sensor for its TopTherm fan-and-filter units is now available. The company says this handy and compact device, which is compatible with the larger models in the range of electronically commutated (EC) TopTherm fan-and-filter units, automatically adjusts the fan speed in response to changes in temperature inside the enclosure.

The Water Innovation Network (WIN), a partnership between Anglian Water and Opportunity Peterborough, is inviting innovators from businesses large and small to a workshop next month to learn more about AMP6.

NILFISK says warehouse and depot cleaning is definitely where it gets tough. Cleaning contractors must manage cleaning around stock that is often fast moving. In some cases the facility is operational 24/7 and cleaning must never interfere with warehouse operations.

SPIRAX SARCO says its new White Paper explains how microturbine technology can deliver substantial electrical energy savings for steam system operators.

MAPAL GREEN ENERGY, a pioneer of the floating fine bubble aeration system (FFBA) has announced an important new rapid response application for its technology. The Emergency Deployment Oxidation System (EDOS) is designed for quick deployment into contaminated rivers, lakes and canals to remedy critical water oxidation levels. Maintaining water oxygenation after contamination events is usually critical, if wildlife in the water and the surrounding environment is to be protected. The system is also said to be suitable for deployment into waste water treatment plants where a serious equipment failure has occurred.

SPIRAX SARCO has launched a range of pressure-reducing microturbines that can generate electricity to reduce utility costs for steam system operators. Reported to be suitable for saturated or superheated steam, Spirax Sarco TR Steam MicroTurbines are available in two sizes, up to 700 kW. Higher electricity outputs are available on request.

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