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Pumps News

Variable-speed drive reduces energy consumption

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 The use of variable speed drives (VSDs) on pumps can decrease energy consumption by up to 50% by reducing the flow rate, and as a result, also contributes greatly to the reduction of greenhouse gases, says energy management specialist Schneider Electric. 

Dosing pump protects against downtime

31st August 2012 Project consultation company Ecochem Pumps is importing a new and highly accurate dosing pump for the South African industrial and mining markets with built-in protection against downtime owing to diaphragm rupture. 

Pumps career not appealing enough for youngsters, says industry body 

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Skills retention is the biggest challenge facing the pumps industry today, with opportunities in other countries drawing marketable young professionals out of South Africa, the South African Pumps Manufacturers’ Association (Sapma) executive committee says. 

Mining a new market focus for local pumps supplier

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Local multidisciplinary engineering supply company Turbofluid has set its sights on growing its presence in the mining industry. The company has traditionally focused on servicing other sectors of the pumps industry, but GM Jason Bryden tells Mining Weekly that Turbofluid is committed to... 

Pumps manufacturer opens new training facility, educates the industry

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Veteran pumps manufacturer and supplier Rapid Allweiler, which celebrated its eightieth anniversary in March, has opened a conference centre and training facility at its Johannesburg offices as part of an enterprise development initiative to educate members of the pumps industry. 

New technology changes sediment removal methods

15th June 2012 Water technology company Xylem (formerly known as ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa), is enjoying success with its recently introduced SlurryRat, a new floating dredge system for the removal of slurry from process water. 

Local pumps manufacturer still booming

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Pretoria-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps is experiencing continued success with its Hippo range of submersible slurry pumps, having secured another order from independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources for two new high-voltage variants of the popular pump. 

African market buys into mill circuit pump 

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Demand for Weir Minerals Africa’s Warman mill circuit rubber-lined (MCR) pump is growing substantially, having doubled in 2011 alone, says Weir Minerals Africa slurry pumps product manager Rui Gomes.  

Product ensures cost-effective slurry removal 

By: Yolandi Booyens     16th March 2012 Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, previously known as ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa, is adding a new product to its slurry equipment solutions for effective slurry removal. 

Continual growth for manufacturer

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) has experienced an average year-on-year growth of 34,5% over the past nine years. 

Local manufacturer supplies pumps beyond SA border

10th February 2012 Magnetic-driven centrifugal pumps manufacturer Brubin Pumps, has successfully supplied pumps to a mining expansion project in Zambia.  

Technical solutions provider exclusive South African distributor

10th February 2012 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Garlock Sealing Technologies in South Africa, which supplies seals for various pump types used in harsh conditions such as the mining industry. 

Local pump manufacturer benefits from TT 100 awards

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 South African slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps received its fourth Technology Top 100 (TT100) award in November 2011. 

Name change reflects company’s core function

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa, a water handling and treatment solutions provider, is on the brink of changing its name to Xylem to define itself as a 100% water solutions company,” ITT marketing manager Penny Darroll reports.  

New range of slurry pumps provides extended wear life 

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Weir minerals Africa, a slurry equipment solutions provider, has designed a new range of slurry pumps that will soon be available to the mining industry. 

TCTA again warns of funding shortfall for acid water projects

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2012 South Africa’s Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) reports that it is making some progress in implementing emergency and near-term projects designed to deal with the problem of acid mine drainage (AMD) arising on the eastern, central and western basins of the Witwatersrand goldfields. But in a... 

Advancements in emulsion pumps improve power consumption

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     18th November 2011 German pumps company Netzsch Pumps & Systems has improved the product life and power consumption of its Nemo pump for explosive emulsions. 

Govt outlines emergency and short-term mine water remedies

By: Terence Creamer     9th November 2011 The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has approved both emergency and short-term remedies to deal with the prevailing threats posed by rising acid mine drainage (AMD) on the gold-bearing Witwatersrand basin. In response to a Parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance’s... 

Largest pump order for mining solutions provider

4th November 2011 Mining and exploration company Kenmare Resources has placed a multimillion-rand order for the supply of 32 pumps for its Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique. This is mining solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa’s largest pump order since its merger with the CH Warman pump group... 

Metso to host ‘crusher school’ this month

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th October 2011 Diversified engineering and mining group Metso Minerals is holding its one-hundred-and-fifteenth crusher school course in October, with a current booking of over 55 customers. 

German pumps company targets Africa

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 German pump company Netzsch Pumps and Systems is targeting Africa through a new branch in South Africa. 

Company starts manufacturing larger pumps

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals South Africa has completed the construction of a manufacturing facility, for the production of 350 mm and 450 mm Warman centrifugal slurry pumps, at its Isando branch, in Johannesburg. 

Energy efficient and environment friendly slurry pump testing positive

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump manufacturer VBV Holdings reports that testing on its new slurry pump, the Phoenix slurry pumping system, is yielding positive results. Instead of pumping slurry with a conventional impeller centrifugal slurry pump, it uses water to actuate a bladder mechanism, that transfers the energy from... 

New range of air-operated transfer pumps available in SA

26th August 2011 Italian pump manufacturer Argal has released a new range of air-operated double-diaphragm chemical transfer pumps in South Africa, which will be distributed and supported by Ecochem Pumps, in Germiston. 

New cast-iron pump for SA industry

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump supplier Zilmet is importing a new range of cast-iron submersible pumps from Italian pump manufacturer Ebara. The new DML Submersible pump range is suitable for dirty water, sewage and other general wastewater applications. 

Manufacturer expands pumping power in Europe

26th August 2011 German-based pumps manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps has introduced four of its largest and most powerful contractor pumps to Europe, meeting the increased demand for powerful, reliable and robust pumping solutions. 

Pumps meeting energy needs

26th August 2011 The latest high-efficiency pumps introduced by German-based pumps manufacturer Wilo deliver electricity savings of up to 80% more than previous-generation pumps, says Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius. 

Yearly pumpology school under way 

26th August 2011 US-based pumps manufacturer Thompson Pump & Manufacturing hosted the twenty-first Pumpology School, from April 27 to April 29, at their corporate facilities, in Port Orange, in Florida, which was attended by more than 45 individuals from 16 states and two foreign countries. 

South African pumps company extends services to Australia

26th August 2011 Pump manufacturer, supplier and repairer Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of companies, has extended its service to the international mining sector to now include the design, manufacture and support of South African manufactured pumps to Australian mines. 

IPUC 2011 conference to provide innovative solutions

26th August 2011 Running concurrently with this year’s Afriwater exhibition in September is the International Pump User Conference (IPUC) 2011, which will be delivering innovative solutions for pump users looking to reduce costs and decrease electricity use. 

Energy savings achieved through pumps

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Energy consumption is the most critical factor in the total cost of owning and operating a pump says slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals pump development manager Murray Jooste. 

Energy-recovery and slurry pump system revamped

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 The Phoenix energy-recovery and slurry pump system launched in October 2010 has since undergone significant improvements, pumps manufacturer International Slurry Pumping Solutions (ISPS) MD Dr Murray Bredin reports. 

Locally manufactured pumps still going strong

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Although there has not been significant growth in the local pumps industry, pumps manufacturer Curo Pumps reports it has slightly increased its market share. 

Pumps manufacturer’s subfactory concept successful

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos’ subfactory concept, which was introduced in 2009 for a specific range of borehole pumps, is meeting its aims of flexibility and timesaving, the company’s technical director Les Ingle tells Mining Weekly. 

Supplier opens new pumps branch

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Steel and engineering products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds opened a new branch in May, that will specialise in pumps sales and distribution, the company reports.  

Power-driven pump introduced for emulsion explosives

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Blasting solutions company AEL Mining Services has added an electric-driven portable pump to its portfolio to enable the use of emulsion explosives in a conventional mining environment, where mines do not have compressed air. 

Growth sees pump manufacturer moving premises

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Mather & Platt has strategically relocated to larger premises in Wadeville, Germiston, in Gauteng, in March.  

Latest pumps launched in US

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 US-based pumps manufacturer Hydroflo Pumps reports that it has launched its range of lost-wax process investment cast, 316 stainless steel, vertical and submersible turbine pumps, suitable for dewatering mining sites. 

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