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Baker Hughes Announces Service Contract with Coral FLNG in Mozambique

• Contract builds upon prior contracts for facility’s rotating equipment for power and gas refrigeration process

• The Outcome-based Service Contract also includes enterprise services for remote monitoring and diagnostics of machinery, including cyber-asset management, as part of Baker Hughes’ Industrial Asset Management (IAM) solutions

HOUSTON and LONDON – Sept. 30, 2022 – Baker Hughes announced on Friday a new service contract for maintenance and monitoring of turbomachinery equipment operations at Coral Sul FLNG, the first deep-water floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) operating off the coast of Mozambique on the Eni-led Coral South project.

The contractual service agreement is a prime example of Baker Hughes’ shared-success model with customers, which aligns mutual incentives under an outcome-based service contract. This best-practice approach will guarantee the performance of the rotating equipment at Coral Sul FLNG under pre-determined metrics, such as reliability of compressors and efficiency and low emissions of gas turbines. The contract also includes a provision of resident engineers, supervisors, repairs and spare parts to support maintenance activities. Baker Hughes has committed to utilizing local resources in Mozambique helping to further grow local talent in supporting the vital energy sector.

As part of the scope, Baker Hughes will also provide remote monitoring and diagnostics services, leveraging its iCenter capabilities, including Carbon Optimizer as well as a suite of other digital services based on Bently Nevada’s System 1 technology, which includes health and maintenance monitoring, data services and cyber-asset management.

This new service agreement builds on an existing Coral Sul FLNG’s contract awarded to  Baker Hughes in 2017 for the project’s power and gas refrigeration process, including four turbo-compression trains with aeroderivative gas turbine and centrifugal compressor technology, as well as four turbo-generation units.

“This agreement shows how we embed our decades of LNG experience and constant collaboration with our customers to develop solutions to meet their specific needs and outcomes,” said Rod Christie, executive vice president of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions at Baker Hughes. “Demand for LNG is on the rise, illustrating how natural gas is playing a foundational role in supporting the many types of transitions along the paths to net-zero emissions. This deal also represents the expertise and portfolio of comprehensive solutions that the recently announced Industrial & Energy Technology business segment of Baker Hughes will provide to customers.”

Coral Sul FLNG is the first deep-water floating LNG facility operating on the Eni led Coral South Project on behalf of Area 4 Partners (ExxonMobil CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH). With a liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tons/year, Coral Sul FLNG will put in production 450 billion cubic meters of gas from the giant Coral reservoir, located in the Rovuma Basin Area 4 offshore Mozambique at a water depth of around 2,000 meters. It is expected to begin operations later in 2022, becoming the first LNG project in Mozambique to come online for exports.

The service contract is agreed to for eight years, and services are to commence at the end of 2022.


Howden secures compressor contract for Majnoon oilfield, Iraq

Howden has secured a contract with Azku Global Services, part of the Khudairi Group. Howden will supply two screw compressor packages to Majnoon oilfield, near Basrah, Iraq.

Majnoon oilfield is one of the world’s richest oil reserves, holding the equivalent of 38 billion barrels of oil. Howden’s innovative technology will enable the site operator to realise its decarbonisation goals, while continuing to tap into the abundant oil reserves.

Howden’s state-of-the-art screw compressors packages will be installed in Majnoon oilfield’s flare gas recovery system. Waste gas will be recovered and treated to deliver safe, useable fuel gas, saving energy and minimising carbon emissions. With Howden’s compressor solution, Majnoon oilfield will save 42,242 tonnes of carbon emissions per year – the equivalent of annual fossil fuel emissions for 9,100 cars.

Massimo Bizzi, Chief Operating Officer at Howden said: “As the manufacturer of the world’s first operational screw compressor, we are the leading global supplier for this equipment. Combined with our engineering expertise, Howden was able to develop this best-in-class solution suited to Azku Global Services’ operational and sustainability needs.

“Globally, flare gases account for around two per cent of carbon emissions, so Howden’s compressor technology is critical to the recovery process. We are therefore thrilled to help Azku Global Services decrease its carbon footprint and deliver greater sustainability.”

As the manufacturer of the world’s first operational screw compressor, we are the leading global supplier for this equipment. Combined with our engineering expertise, Howden was able to develop this best-in-class solution suited to Azku Global Services’ operational and sustainability needs.

“Globally, flare gases account for around two per cent of carbon emissions, so Howden’s compressor technology is critical to the recovery process. We are therefore thrilled to help Azku Global Services decrease its carbon footprint and deliver greater sustainability.

Massimo Bizzi, Chief Operating Officer at Howden

Mohammed Khaldoun, Vice President at Khudairi Group said: “Azku Global Services collaborated with Howden’s UK compressor division for the supply of the main two compressor packages in this project. We strongly believe that we’ve got to be the best to get the best, and this has strengthened our partnership over the past 18 months during the bidding phase. Howden’s team has shown great dedication and provided AGS with full support during this entire tenure and we are grateful for their commitment.

“This project marks the first collaboration between AGS and Howden in Iraq and we hope this will develop further for future projects. The Howden team is committed to smooth execution and has traveled from the UK to attend commercial and project meetings with our client. This reflects the commitment and the high dedication they have towards this project. With AGS’ expertise and experience in Iraq, combined with Howden’s technology, both join hands together for the successful execution of this project”.

Howden enables its customers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their air and gas handling processes, helping to reach their sustainability goals. Howden designs, manufactures and supplies products, solutions and services to customers around the world across highly diversified end-markets and geographies.

Beyond its own target to become carbon net zero by 2035, Howden is partnering with its customers to lead the energy transition. Howden supplies equipment and technology that enable emission reductions and the journey to a more sustainable world.


Grundfos expands its presence in Indjija, Serbia

Company expands its production footprint with a state-of-the-art facility setting standards for sustainability in production

Indjija, Serbia, 28 September 2022: Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technology, today inaugurated its state-of-the-art plant in Serbia. This extension adds an additional 17.000sqm to its facilities in the country.  The expanded plant will serve a global market, primarily including circulator pumps, domestic wastewater pumps, domestic pressure boosters and Integrated Water Circuits (IWCs).

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Government of Vojvodina, Igor Mirović, Serbia Minister of Economy, Andjelka Atanasković and Ambassador of Denmark to Serbia, H.E. Susanne Shine.

“We are so pleased to have reached this milestone just ten years after setting up our first plant in Serbia. This new building helps us expand our production footprint at Grundfos and will enable us to serve our customers even better. It is a great feeling to be able to celebrate this achievement together with our colleagues and partners. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to particularly thank the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark, who have strongly supported us since the very start of our business operations in Serbia.”, says Veljko Todorović, Plant Director at the Indjija Plant and Country Director for Grundfos in Serbia.

A state-of-the-art facility setting standards for sustainability in manufacturing

Leveraging over 75 years in global manufacturing experience, Grundfos’ expansion in Serbia follows best-in-class standards in design and operations. The plant has earned a Gold LEED certification, recognizing buildings that have been designed, built and maintained meeting sustainability best practices.

“Our investment in this world-class plant is a testimony of our commitment to continuously serve our customers faster and with greater efficiency and flexibility. At the same time, we are actively working to reduce our own water and energy footprint. That is our responsibility as we advance towards our commitments to address the world’s water and climate challenges,” says Morten Bach Jensen, EVP and Divisional CEO for Domestic Building Services at Grundfos.

The plant features two solar plants enabling savings of 1,333 tons of CO2 a year, a rainwater harvesting system with a capacity of 200m3 of water collection, cooling and heating through a geothermal closed loop and a distributed pumping solution using Grundfos’ own technology. The factory also implements all key certificates for quality, safety and energy, including ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001.


MHI and Institut Teknologi Bandung Launch Joint R&D for Ammonia-Fired Power Generation Using Gas Turbines in Indonesia

• Project will apply ITB’s specialized expertise in chemical reaction engineering to probe optimization of ammonia firing

• Target set on achieving cleaner power generation in Indonesia, based on demonstration testing with H-25 gas turbine

Tokyo, September 28, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to conduct joint research and development of ammonia-fired power generation by gas turbine. MHI and ITB have already been undertaking joint research on a variety of clean energy solutions to help Indonesia achieve decarbonization. As part of that ongoing initiative, this new research will apply ITB’s expertise in chemical reaction engineering to optimize power generation using ammonia fuel. Following demonstration testing with MHI’s H-25 gas turbine, the R&D partners will work towards commercial application of ammonia-fired power generation in Indonesia.

In 2020, MHI and ITB concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint research on next-generation clean energy solutions and analysis of big data relating to power plants. In February 2022, the two partners agreed to a five-year extension of the MOU, continuing the collaboration to develop technologies that will accelerate decarbonization in Indonesia. Now, under the same MOU, joint R&D on ammonia-fired power generation will be conducted using facilities at ITB, with three overarching aims: to promote technology development between Japan and Indonesia; to foster technological and personnel exchanges with ITB’s educators and research team members; and to advance the adoption of clean energies in Indonesia.

A signing ceremony for the new agreement took place in Tokyo on September 26 at the 2nd Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting (AGGPM), which was held under the auspices of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). ITB Vice Rector, Prof. I Gede Wenten, shared his thoughts on the new cooperative undertaking: “The energy transition plays an important role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, and in the long term, will affect the reduction of global warming or climate change. This research collaboration between ITB and MHI focuses on the use of NH3 in power generation, greater adoption of which will help reduce the use of coal. In the long term, production of NH3 will hopefully comprise more green NH3 that uses renewable energy. I hope this joint R&D will have a positive impact on efforts to make a sustainable energy transition.”

Junichiro Masada, Senior Fellow and Senior General Manager of MHI’s Energy Transition Division, expressed his positive expectations of the project: “By combining MHI’s extensive technological capabilities in power generation with ITB’s profound, highly specialized expertise and strong knowledge of conditions in Indonesia, I am confident that truly innovative research in clean energy technologies will result from this collaboration. Working closely with ITB will surely give rise to new ideas and drive the energy transition in Indonesia forward.”

Under the 2020 MOU targeting decarbonization of Indonesia’s energy sector concluded between MHI and ITB, an institution that has produced numerous distinguished members of Indonesia’s governmental, academic and financial realms, joint feasibility studies have been performed not only on emerging energy sources such as hydrogen and ammonia, but also on air quality control systems (AQCS) and microgrid solutions. To train engineers who will contribute to Indonesia’s future, MHI and ITB have also conducted joint lectures on topics ranging from big data analysis to biomass energy, integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) systems, hydrogen usage and AQCS development.

The newly concluded MOU comes at a time when Indonesia is ramping up efforts to decarbonize its energy sector, demonstrated by its officially announced commitments to achieve 23% renewable energy use by 2025 and reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030. Going forward, MHI, with support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, looks to make further contributions to Indonesia’s scientific and technological development, as well as to stabilization of its power supplies and protection of its environment.


Keppel, MHI and DNV Sign Agreement to Explore Adoption of Ammonia-fired Gas Turbine on Jurong Island

Tokyo, September 27, 2022 – In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday, Keppel New Energy Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI); and DNV, a global independent energy expert and assurance provider, announced a strategic collaboration to explore the feasibility and implementation of an ammonia-fired gas turbine on Jurong Island, Singapore.

The MoU will see the three companies work together to perform a high-level Quantitative Risk Assessment to explore the use of 100% ammonia as a fuel for a gas turbine or combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) – towards the potential development of an Ammonia Power Plant.

Under the MoU, Keppel will study the feasibility of an ammonia fuelled power plant, while MHI, with support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, will develop an ammonia-fired gas turbine that produces carbon-neutral power to pursue the expansion of the ammonia fuel supply chain in Singapore. Alongside this, DNV will lend its assurance and risk management expertise to prepare and present a QRA analysis on the project.

Takao Tsukui, General Manager, International Sales and Marketing Department, GTCC Business Division, MHI, said: “Ammonia is a potential key component to building a hydrogen society. Mitsubishi Power has pioneered world-class gas turbine and hydrogen fuel combustion technologies for more than 50 years, and this MoU demonstrates our continued dedication to pursue cutting-edge solutions that can support the growing demand for electricity while transitioning towards a more sustainable energy future in Asia Pacific.”

“DNV is proud to use our well established advisory and hydrogen technical capabilities to provide quantitative risk assessment for this impactful project. We believe that ammonia-fired power generation can be an important step on the path to a more sustainable energy future. This MoU offers us an exciting opportunity to share our extensive industry experience to support this important contribution to Singapore’s net zero and energy transition goals,” said Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director-Asia Pacific, Energy Systems, DNV.

Ammonia has a higher volumetric density than hydrogen, making it easier for storage and distribution. It does not produce CO2 when fired and is an efficient hydrogen carrier. Its use as a fuel is a promising long-term energy solution for the transition to a zero-carbon energy value chain. The MoU aims to draw up robust assessment guidelines to ensure the safety and sustainability of ammonia as a clean fuel, while maintaining high efficiency and low NOx emissions for use in a gas turbine system for power generation.

This agreement follows an announcement in August 2022 that Keppel Energy will develop Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant in the Sakra sector of Jurong Island, constructed by a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering. A long-term service (LTS) contract for major maintenance of the turbine was also awarded to Mitsubishi Power. Keppel New Energy additionally signed a MoU with MHI to carry out a feasibility study on the development of a 100% ammonia-fueled power plant on a selected site in Singapore.

Together, by embarking on this MoU, Keppel, MHI and DNV are demonstrating their commitment to accelerate the decarbonization of energy to create a pathway to a net zero future.


CIRCOR to Showcase Metering Systems at Pack Expo 2022

Visit booth N-6281 to learn about CIRCOR’s pumps for precision metering applications

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, will showcase their Zenith brand of pulse free fluid-handling systems at Pack Expo International in Chicago, Illinois, October 23-26, 2022. Stop by booth N-6281 to see a demonstration of Zenith products’ accurate metering abilities over a wide range of applications and process fluid conditions in the plastics, adhesives, food and beverage and personal care industries. 

Whether you are spraying, blending, or injecting your fluid material, repeatability is of paramount importance. Zenith has extensive experience assessing and pairing material with the appropriate equipment to help customers find the precise solution to their application. Zenith offers standard systems and equipment but will also build and design a solution to fit your specific needs in fiber, polymer processing, adhesives, paints, food, and other markets.

“Many of our customers have unique applications, with numerous designs and materials of construction from Zenith to choose from, it is our standard of service to offer our customers the most value and lowest total cost of ownership in every solution,” says Scott Kimble, Sr. Director, Sales - Pumps Americas.

Since 1926, metering gear pumps from Zenith have served a variety of industrial markets supporting process applications. Manufactured in the USA, Zenith pumps and systems offer pulse free precise flow with low NPSH requirements. These positive displacement pumps utilize an intermeshing gear system that rotates within a housing, creating a void that draws the material into the pump. The tight operating tolerances of the gears ensure a consistent flow rate and high-pressure capabilities where they are needed the most.

Built with quality construction materials vetted through our supplier qualification process, Zenith’s metering pumps and systems deliver the efficient, repeatable performance you demand, backed by sales and application engineers providing ongoing support.


Pump orders for wind turbine installation vessels

KSB S.A.S., a French company belonging to the KSB Group, received three major orders in August 2022 to equip several wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) with high-pressure pumps of the Multitec series.

For the construction of fixed wind farms, the use of offshore jack-up platforms is state of the art today. The lifting platform is fixed to the seabed before the actual work to have sufficient stability for the work and to minimize the influence of the swell.

Spudcans are the base cones at the foot of the lowerable lifting legs of such an assembly vessel. These cones provide a secure footing on the seabed while the wind turbines are being erected.

The KSB pumps will be used as so-called spudcan jetting pumps. After completion of the work, when the lifting legs are retracted again, the cones have to be pulled out of the soft seabed. This involves extremely high forces. 

To lower these and to break the suction when the legs are pulled out, the surfaces of the spudcans are equipped with flushing nozzles. Multitec high-pressure pumps supply these with the necessary seawater and the required flushing pressure.

The drive power of the pumps, which are made of high-quality duplex steel, is between 250 and 410 kW. The flow rates are between 120 and 300 cubic metres per hour. The discharge pressures are between 30 and 50 bar, depending on the pump size.


Kawasaki Receives Order for Four Gas Engines with World-leading Electrical Efficiency in Class for Use in Thai Cogeneration Project

Tokyo, September 21, 2022 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its receipt of an order from Thai engineering firm EGCO Engineering & Service Company Limited (ESCO) , a wholly-owned subsidiary of EGCO Group, for four Kawasaki Green Gas Engines, which will be used in the R E N Korat Energy IPS*1 project in Thailand.

The R E N Korat Energy IPS project is operated by joint-venture company R E N Korat Energy Company Limited (R E N Korat Energy), a company created for the project through joint investment by three companies: major Thai electric power company RATCH Group Public Company Limited (RATCH Group); PEA ENCOM International Company Limited, a subsidiary of a Thai national energy distribution company; and industrial park owner Nava Nakorn Public Company Limited. Through this project, R E N Korat Energy will construct a 30 MW class gas engine power plant in the Nakorn Ratchasima Industrial Park. This latest order represents the second placed with Kawasaki for RATCH Group–operated power generation projects following a previous order in July 2021 for the RATCH Cogeneration Expansion Project, demonstrating their high evaluation of Kawasaki’s reliability and technological capabilities.

The four engines ordered for the project are Kawasaki’s new, 7.8 MW class KG-18-T gas engines equipped with two-stage turbocharging systems, first released on the market in June 2020. The KG-18-T boasts the highest electrical efficiency in its class worldwide (51.0%*2) as well as fast startup and shutdown performance for nimble operation, enabling flexible responses to changes in electric power demand within the industrial park. ESCO has been contracted to carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the power plant for R E N Korat Energy, and Kawasaki will deliver the full set of gas engine power generation equipment to ESCO. The new power plant is scheduled to enter operation in early 2024, and power generated will be supplied to customers within the Nakorn Ratchasima Industrial Park.

As renewable energy becomes increasingly widespread throughout the world as a global warming countermeasure, demand for distributed power generation systems is expected to rise in Thailand. Through Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a local sales and service company in Thailand, Kawasaki will provide solutions tailored specifically to local requirements while proposing products optimized for distributed energy supply approaches—such as gas engines and gas turbines boasting high electrical efficiency—along with combined-cycle power plant facilities that combine those products.

Moving forward, Kawasaki will continue its active pursuit of product and technology improvements as well as strengthen plant engineering capabilities in order to further expand its energy-related business on a global scale. Furthermore, Kawasaki will continue to pursue reliable energy supplies, environmental load reductions, and efforts toward realizing a low- and zero-carbon-emission society while striving to precisely address a diverse array of market needs.

*1 Independent Power Supply. Refers to the supplying of electric power and heat independently within an industrial park.

*2 Calculated using city gas in Japan (40.6 MJ/Nm3, methane number = 69).


KSB supplying equipment for electrolyser in Norway

By the end of 2022, the KSB Group will have supplied pumps and valves for an electrolysis plant generating green hydrogen.

In the Norwegian industrial estate of Porsgrunn, a major German engineering contractor in the technical gases industry is currently building a 24 MW electrolysis plant for producing green hydrogen as a feedstock for green ammonia, which is required in fertiliser production. The necessary hydrogen is to be generated by means of electrolysis using hydropower.

The pumps to be supplied are standardised chemical pumps of the MegaCPK type series. All wetted parts are made of high-quality duplex steels so as to not impair the function of the electrolyser. The drives are variable speed high-efficiency synchronous reluctance motors of efficiency classes IE4 and IE5.

Luxembourg-based valve manufacturer SISTO Armaturen S.A., which is part of the KSB Group, will supply the project with its SISTO-RSK swing check valves equipped with a special coating. The check valve function is based on a pre-loaded rubber-lined valve disc that is entirely fluid-controlled and reliably prevents any backflow of the fluid handled. The valve is designed without a hinge pin passage to the outside and without any external actuation mechanism. This makes the design largely wear-resistant. Hermetic sealing to atmosphere is taken care of by a static cover gasket.

The KSB Group won the order as the engineering contractor from Dresden had made good experience working with KSB in the past, for example in the construction of polypropylene plants, air separators and carbon dioxide separators.


Cyclone separator protects mechanical seals in pumps

In early September 2022, KSB SE & Co. KGaA launched a newly developed cyclone separator named KSB HyCone on the market.

It has primarily been developed for use in large water pumps, where it removes solid particles from the flushing liquid that lubricates and cools the mechanical seals. Such solid particles may enter the flushing circuit through the fluid handled.

The cyclone separator is available in two sizes and two material variants. For standard applications Noribeam 316L+U is used, for special applications Noribeam Alloy 718+U.

The newly developed separator provides a greater flushing flow rate than the previously employed products, resulting in a longer service life of the mechanical seal connected.

The geometry of the unmachined components has been optimised to minimise the need for subsequent machining.


Application Of Syringe Pump In Three High tech Fields

The laboratory syringe pump is one of the commonly used transfer pumps. Today, let’s see what magic power it can exert in various fields?

1.InVitro Fertilization-Embryo Transfer 

In vitro fertilization embryo transfer (IVF-ET) technology refers to the technology that eggs and sperm are taken out, placed in test tubes or petri dishes to fertilize them, and then transferred back to the mother’s womb to develop into a fetus. It is one of the treatment measures for infertility.

In order to further improve the success rate of IVF, medical laboratories at home and abroad have carried out a lot of experimental studies on the process of IVF embryo transfer. In order to ensure the stability and reliability of the experimental data, the injection pump was used to simulate the manual embryo injection process of medical staff in the clinical process.

The syringe pump in the laboratory of Lead Fluid has exquisite structure, high precision and stable operation, which is easy to use with other instruments and equipment in the laboratory. When the embryo is injected, the flow is stable and uniform with low pulsation, which can effectively reduce the pressure fluctuation in the uterine cavity during embryo transfer, and ensure that the pressure in the uterine cavity during the injection process is within the acceptable range of the human body.


High voltage electrospinning is a special fiber manufacturing process, in which polymer solution or melt is jet spun in a strong electric field. The fibers made by electrospinning are more slender than those made by traditional spinning, and their diameters are generally tens to thousands of nanometers.

High voltage electrospinning requires that the spinning solution is transported through the injection pump, and the droplets are extruded from the spinneret to form droplets. The droplets become tapered under the action of high voltage, and are further excited to form jets after exceeding a certain critical voltage. The jets vibrate and whip sharply in the air, so as to stretch and refine, and finally settle on the receiving device to form nonwoven nanofibers.

The syringe pump of the Lead Fluid laboratory has accurate and correctable flow, which can make the flow more match with the action of the voltage and spinning receiver, help to form a stable Taylor cone, and reduce the fiber diameter. Moreover, it has strong anti electromagnetic interference performance, can continuously and stably operate under high voltage electrostatic field, and helps to improve spinning efficiency.

3.Microfluidic chip

Microfluidic chip, also known as chip laboratory, is a kind of science and technology characterized by the manipulation of fluids in the micro nano scale space. It can reduce the basic functions of biological, chemical and other laboratories, such as sample preparation, reaction, separation and detection, to a few square centimeters chip, which can be widely used in medicine, biology, chemistry, physics and other fields.

The main feature of the microfluidic chip system is the microchannel network of various configurations. The analysis function of the chip system is completed by controlling the microfluidics in the channel. Microfluidic driving system is the premise and foundation of microfluidic control. At present, the fluid drive system used in the microfluidic analysis system is mainly the syringe pump.

The syringe pump in the laboratory of Lead Fluid has the advantages of stable driving flow and wide adjustable range. The average flow in the device will not change due to the actual change of the device flow resistance, which can deeply fit the application of microfluidic chip system.

Syringe pump has so many applications. If you are interested in it, welcome to connect Lead Fluid company.


Lead Fluid Customer Case Sharing- Graphite Digestion Instrument

Peristaltic pump is widely used in the matching of graphite digestion instrument. How do they cooperate? Let’s explore together.

Customer profile

A company is a scientific and technological innovation enterprise integrating scientific research, production, sales and maintenance. With spectrum technology as the core, it mainly deals in the pretreatment equipment and professional technical services related to the turntable electrode atomic emission spectrometer and other spectral instruments.

The company has been focusing on the research and development of spectral instruments for nearly 40 years. It has a group of professionals who have been engaged in the research and development of analytical instruments, instrument production and analytical applications for a long time. It has a deep problem solving ability, takes meeting the changing customer needs of the market as its own responsibility, and strives to create high-quality products and services.

Problems to be solved

The laboratory is the cradle of science. In scientific research experiments, special personnel are required to handle sample digestion steps. In order to further improve scientific research efficiency and digest experimental samples more quickly, the company introduced a graphite digestion instrument.

The graphite digestion instrument uses high-purity graphite material as the heating body, mainly used in the pretreatment of laboratory sample digestion, heating and acid removal in the environment, food, research and development, project production, etc. The processed samples enter the atomic fluorescence spectrometer and other analytical instruments for sample analysis and detection. The appearance of graphite digestion instrument has effectively improved the experimental efficiency.

Graphite digestion apparatus needs to use various acids for sample processing, such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, etc. Most acids are volatile and harmful to human health. Therefore, to ensure the safety of such strong corrosive fluid in transmission is the pain point that needs to be solved urgently for the graphite digestion instrument.

Peristaltic pump ensures the safety of fluid transmission

Lead Fluid peristaltic pump is made of PPS material with excellent mechanical performance and excellent chemical corrosion resistance, which can perfectly solve this pain point. When peristaltic pump is used for fluid transmission, it adopts strong corrosion resistant hose, which can easily transmit strong acid and other fluids.

The enclosed environment of the pump pipe can effectively avoid the volatilization of acidic substances and ensure the life safety of laboratory users.

The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump is made of translucent plastic, which can observe the internal operation of the pump head at any time, and effectively prevent external debris from entering the pump head, so that laboratory operators can observe the working conditions at any time and reduce maintenance costs.

The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump can provide accurate, stable and adjustable flow, which can meet the needs of continuous transmission and quantitative transmission of various changes in the laboratory, fully improve the experimental efficiency, and save time and cost.

The person in charge of the equipment department of the company said:

Since the graphite digestion instrument is equipped with a Lead Fluid peristaltic pump, it is more reassuring to transmit fluid without worrying about the direct damage of corrosive liquid to the instrument, effectively increasing the corrosion resistance and service life of the instrument.

In the terminal application, it has reduced the maintenance cost, won the praise of customers, and improved the reputation of our products. Lead Fluid has become a long-term partner of our company.


SIAD MI signs a framework agreement with Nel for the supply of hydrogen compressors

SIAD Macchine Impianti (SIAD MI), a leader in the design and manufacture of hydrogen compressors with thousands of units installed all over the world, is pleased to announce the signing of a framework agreement with Nel for the supply of hydrogen compressors.

Nel is a global technology company, dedicated to the development of green hydrogen equipment such as electrolysers and fueling stations, enabling industry to transition to green hydrogen. Through its parent company SIAD, which has been producing and distributing technical gases for almost a century plus its direct experience with thousands of customers throughout the world, SIAD MI boasts a specific knowledge at a highly technological level to compress hydrogen and, in particular, green hydrogen.

Characterized by a strong green approach, through the supply of innovative and low environmental impact solutions, SIAD MI has proved to be the ideal partner for this collaboration: its efficient, reliable and safe solutions are contributing positively to the achievement of Nel’s goal to outcompete production of grey hydrogen on price.

“We are very pleased to have signed this agreement. It is very important to provide our customers with competitive solutions in terms of TCO (Total Cost or Ownership): through this framework agreement we have achieved this goal, which is even more significant in the green hydrogen application", says Fabio Margheritti, Business Development Manager at SIAD Macchine Impianti.

The first step of this successful collaboration took the form of an opening order including the supply of 2 compressors for wet hydrogen (model HMS4-4) and 1 oxygen compressor (model MS3-3), an application in which SIAD MI is a world leader, installed in a 20 MW plant located in Sweden.

“The Agreement with SIAD MI is an important step in enabling Nel to further ramp-up deliveries of competitive water electrolysis systems for production of compressed green hydrogen“, Says Marius Larsen, Supply Chain Director in Nel.

“With respect to the global climate emergency, this agreement demonstrates the commitment of SIAD MI and its partners towards decarbonisation, in the transition from traditional sources of energy supply, such as coal and fossil fuels, to renewable energy sources”, says Mauro Acquati, Compressors Division Sales Manager at SIAD Macchine Impianti.

Nel and SIAD MI will cooperate in a synergistic and productive way, united by the common goal of providing efficient solutions aimed at the production of green hydrogen, and always towards an increasingly sustainable future.



About a year ago, our subsidiary in Turkey was launched. Since then, Klaus Union Türkiye has been in full swing.

The facility is capable of producing mechanically sealed pumps according to DIN EN ISO 2858 as well as performing all required tests – such as performance, mechanical running or NPSH tests.

In addition, the company is the focal point in Turkey for magnet drive centrifugal and twin screw pumps along with all respective spare parts.


Lead Fluid Customer Case Sharing

In the context of covid-19, the market scale of in vitro diagnostics has grown rapidly, and the demand for in vitro diagnostic reagents has risen sharply. Production capacity, efficiency and quality have become the triple test facing relevant enterprises. Whoever can take the lead in solving the problem can seize the first advantage in the fierce market competition.Peristaltic pump plays an important role in the in vitro diagnostic reagent industry.

Customer profile

A well-known biological company is a national high-tech enterprise integrating R & D, production, sales and technical services of genetic diagnosis reagents, supporting testing instruments and other products. Its main products include nucleic acid extraction reagents, cervical cancer detection reagents, biological and genetic detection reagents and so on. It has won the title of “top ten advanced reagents” in Chinese laboratory medicine. Relying on independent innovation, the company has successfully developed a practical gene chip diagnostic technology platform, taking the lead in realizing the industrialization of gene chip technology in China.

In 2021, the company has a new demand: filling 8 different media liquids at the same time, including protease, magnetic beads, glycerol and other liquids, and the filling volume has increased from 20 μ l-1000 μ L each channel is unequal.

In the face of the new market demand, the company has tested a variety of filling pumps, such as ceramic piston pumps, stainless steel piston pumps, piston pumps and linear peristaltic pumps. None of these pumps can fully solve the problems of magnetic bead adsorption, liquid hanging, calibration trouble, low efficiency and poor repeatability generated in the filling process. Therefore, the company is eager to find a transfer pump that can meet the requirements.

Filling volume coverage to micro upgrade

Lead Fluid WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump is available on demand. The microliter peristaltic pump is suitable for high-precision filling of various aqueous solutions, and the filling liquid volume can cover 1-3000 μL. The filling accuracy is up to 0.2%, and the filling efficiency of a single channel is up to 120 bottles / min. It has the dual advantages of high precision and high efficiency, which can help the company improve work efficiency, save material costs, and further promote production capacity.

Lead Fluid WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump is simple to operate, and liquid volume parameters can be directly input on the human-machine interface, thus reducing the operation cost and greatly improving the experience of operators. Modular design, easy to expand, can be cascaded according to filling requirements.

Lead Fluid WSP3000 also has the advantage of low maintenance cost. Compared with ordinary peristaltic pumps, the pump tube loss is smaller, the loading attenuation of the hose is less than 1% after 12 hours of continuous operation, and the service life can reach 1000 hours.

The application of Lead Fluid WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump has improved the filling accuracy and work efficiency, and has performed well before the triple test of productivity, efficiency and quality.

The person in charge of the company’s production workshop said:

Since the filling equipment was equipped with the Lead Fluid microliter peristaltic pump, the work efficiency has been effectively improved, the order delivery rate has been guaranteed, and the production capacity has been rising. The excellent performance of the Lead Fluid microliter peristaltic pump has surprised us and renewed our impression of the domestic peristaltic pump.

At the same time, because of the high-precision characteristics of the Lead Fluid microliter peristaltic pump, waste is avoided in filling. The maintenance cost of the Lead Fluid WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump is also very low, which fully saves the labor cost, time cost and material cost. The Lead Fluid WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump will be our long-term choice.


Water Leaders to Accelerate Action Towards UN Sustainable Development Goals at IWA World Water Congress 2022

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- There are2.3 billion people who now live in water-stressed countries and 18 million people risk being displaced by floods every year1. Against this backdrop, global water technology company Xylem (NYSE: XYL), will join water sector leaders at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, to explore solutions to build water security. Xylem executives will share perspectives on actions to increase communities’ resilience to water scarcity, and strategies to accelerate the decarbonization of water networks.

The congress takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-15 September 2022. On Wednesday, September 14, Dave Flinton, Xylem’s Chief Innovation, Technology and Product Management Officer, will discuss the business models and multidisciplinary approaches needed for successful innovation in resource recovery. Learning to Dance in the Rain — How to Thrive in an Era of Climate Change, will explore actions taken to date and future trends.

Commenting on the congress, Dave Flinton said, “Technology can make communities more resilient in the face of severe weather. Through innovation and collaboration, we can modernize water systems so that communities have affordable, accessible water, and are buffered from shocks like droughts and floods.”

On Monday, September 12, Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem, will take part in a keynote plenary discussion – Practical Perspectives in Building Resilience into Urban Water Management. During the session, she will share insights on building urban resiliency in the face of climate change, the solutions that are available, and the importance of maintaining momentum on the UN SDGs. As water infrastructure is a contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Alexander will also touch on the use of technology to meaningfully reduce emissions and help transform the future of water management.

On Wednesday, September 14, Xylem’s Global Procurement Sustainability Manager, Andrea Montuori will participate in a keynote plenary session on Uniting Youth for Water.This session will examine the role of youth within the water sector, with a special focus on the UN 2023 Water Conference, taking place in March next year.

Xylem will also hold two business forums at the congress:

• On Tuesday, September 13, Joost Aloserij, Director of Business Development, Central & North Europe at Xylem, will lead a forum on Let’s Redefine what’s Possible for Water. Drawing on Xylem Vue, Xylem’s digital solutions platform that combines smart, connected technologies with intelligent systems and services. This session will focus on how utilities can embrace digital innovation to improve performance, reduce costs, and better serve their communities.

• On Wednesday, September 14, Alexis De Kerchove, Senior Director, Marketing and Business Development, Europe Commercial Team, will lead a forum on Road to Net Zero,alongside Austin Alexander. This session will explore the importance of decarbonization for water and wastewater utilities.

Xylem is also the proud sponsor of the IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Program which aims to inspire utilities and all their stakeholders to become Climate Smart and embrace climate resilience under three key pillars for action – adaptation, mitigation, and leadership. Following a robust review, forty-two Climate Smart utilities will be honored at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition closing ceremony on Thursday, September 15.


CIRCOR Announces Launch of ALLWEILER AEB-1F-ME Mobile PCP Pump Unit

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, announces the launch of the new ALLWEILER AEB-1F-ME mobile progressing cavity pump unit, ideal for food and beverage market transfer and metering applications, including wine and wine mash, fruits, water, dips, sauce, juice, and oils.

With the new design, the stator is always prepared for a dry run protection. The suction casing interface to the mechanical seal housing has been optimized and, in addition, it now features a drain connection. The stub shaft and mechanical seal housing dimensions offer easier assembly and disassembly of the patented clamp set connection between the pump and the geared motor.

Using the proven long pitch geometry of CIRCOR’s OPTIFLOW series, the new AEB-1F-ME series is available in block design. Combined with the provided trolley it adds up to a mobile unit that can be used very flexibly at different installations. It is offered in a variety of sizes, including 103, 203, 403, 553, and 703.

The AEB-1F-ME series replaces the AEB-E-ME series; spare parts for the prior model will continue to be available, including stators, joints, and seals.


Grundfos joins IWA in a partnership for Young Water Professionals

Grundfos and IWA (The International Water Association) have entered a new partnership to mobilise 12 young water professionals from all corners of the globe, to actively participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. The key objective of this initiative is to build capacity among the young water professionals and help them get a voice at the table while the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are happening.

“We are thrilled to partner with IWA to offer 12 young water professionals a unique opportunity and we are doing this because we need to think ahead and focus on the next generation, because they will inherit the world from us. The partnership gives them the possibility to meet and inspire world leaders, interact, learn, and network with other professionals,” says Grundfos Chief Operating Officer, Ulrik Gernow.

Besides participating in the UN 2023 Water Conference, the 12 young water professionals will also participate in a gathering at the Grundfos headquarter in Bjerringbro, Denmark, to present their key learnings from the water conference and engage in brainstorming sessions to support the co-development of a joint Grundfos-IWA publication.

A joint Grundfos-IWA publication will be launched in  2023, through this publication 12 young water professionals will be able to present the key learnings from the UN 2023 Water Conference and the follow-up actions.

“The publication will focus on how the water sector can maximise the benefits of integrating young professionals to achieve sustainable development and will give insights to the critical role young people have in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda ,” adds Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director at IWA.

The application period to join the Youth Action for SDG 6 initiative supported by Grundfos will be open from 15 October to 15 November 2022 and applications must be submitted via IWA website.

All financial support for the 12 young water professionals will be provided through this partnership. 


Howden screw compressors aid vapor recovery in first of its kind floating production system

Howden contributes to emission control in Gulf of Mexico

Hundreds of miles off the coast of Louisiana, a floating production system (FPS), the size of a small city, will soon extract oil and gas from the seabed floor, recover waste vapors and lower emission levels in the Gulf of Mexico—with support from Howden.

Oil and Gas Company LLOG Exploration, along with Audubon Engineering Company, is refurbishing a former production facility that was previously decommissioned. The resulting Salamanca FPS is the first of its kind in the Gulf and, according to Audubon, is expected to reduce emissions by about 70% compared to the construction of a new unit. The facility, partially submerged in 6,400 feet of water, will be capable of producing 60,000 barrels of oil per day and 40 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Initial production is slated for mid-2025.

One of Howden’s largest machines—weighing in at 30,000 pounds—will support the Salamanca with its proven high-integrity, low-maintenance solution for the gas compression application that collects the vapors that would otherwise be released into the environment. This large 510 compressor and a smaller 255 compressor will be built in Renfrew, Scotland in collaboration with one of Howden’s premier packaging partners. The vapor recovery unit (VRU) arrangement is highly efficient, complying with API Standard 619; the 510 machine feeds the 255 compressor in series. The variable drive motor will also contribute to operational efficiency and high energy savings.

Howden has the widest product range for vapor compressor applications and is a trusted provider of reliable compression solutions across the oil and gas industry. Howden manufactured the world’s first operational screw compressor and further developed the technology in the 1960s with the introduction of the oil injected twin screw compressor. Howden is an expert in highly efficient vapor recovery systems that support a more sustainable world.


SIAD Macchine Impianti will be participating at the OGA 2022 fair

OGA 2022 (Oil & Gas Asia), a historic trade fair that has been a benchmark for all of Southeast Asia for more than 20 years, will be held in Kuala Lumpur from September 13-15. The event will focus on the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, and Energy Transition (LNG, Hydrogen, Ammonia, CCUS technologies) sectors, and will be attended by leading companies and government bodies in the region.

SIAD Macchine Impianti (SIAD MI) will participate in collaboration with their Malaysian agent, Terra Energy, on whose stand they will have a dedicated space; here their air separation units (ASUs), LNG liquefiers, plus process gas and air compressors will be presented to the public. Thanks to decades of experience, SIAD MI is able to match customers’ specifications to deliver systems and compressors perfectly prepared for installation in their destination, ensuring a high degree of efficiency even in critical environmental conditions. In addition is the innovative support of Seamless Digital Connectivity, which enables customers to receive widespread and continuous support in every part of the globe, with the possibility of monitoring and testing even remotely by SIAD MI’s specialized technicians.

At the OGA fair, a large space will be reserved for Global Service operations. In fact, two SIAD MI Service Centers equipped to carry out a range of activities locally, including compressor valve overhaul, are operating in Malaysia. These services, together with the added benefit of digitization of services relating to compressors and ASUs, make SIAD MI’s offer particularly attractive to Southeast Asian markets, where they can intervene professionally and promptly when needed.

We look forward to seeing you at Terra Energy’s stand No. 5412 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre


EBARA Pumps Middle East FZE will exhibit at WETEX Dubai Solar Show and ADIPEC 2022

EBARA Pumps Middle East FZE (EPMEF) will exhibit at WETEX and Dubai Solar Show as well as ADIPEC 2022, both of which are one of the most influential platforms for the energy industry professionals.

About the Exhibitions

1. WETEX and Dubai Solar Show

WETEX and Dubai Solar Show organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), are in line with Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future for the Emirate. WETEX and Dubai Solar Show are the platforms to display the latest technological advancements and discuss the latest trends related to energy, water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment with more than 45,000 visitors from 55 countries.

Date: September 27 - 29

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre

Booth: 4-C8


One of the most influential forums hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). 150 thousand energy professionals come together to explore market trends, source solutions and conduct business across the industry’s full value chain. ADIPEC 2022 will be the convening platform for policy makers, energy CEOs and industry professionals to address the critical factors influencing the energy ecosystem’s transformation and its role as a key enabler of the global economy.

Date: October 31 – November 3

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Stand Number: Hall 12 - Stand No. 12340


Shell, EGAS and Petronas award Idku Energy Hub project FEED to Bechtel-led coalition

Decarbonizing Egypt’s facilities for a net-zero future

Shell Egypt, EGAS and Petronas have awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to a Bechtel-led coalition that includes Enppi and Petrojet to study a proposed unified power system between the onshore gas processing plant of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt and the Egyptian LNG export terminal (ELNG) in Idku, east of Alexandria.

The FEED for the Idku Energy Hub project will explore the benefits of a One Power Hub concept, integrating the electrical power systems at the WDDM and ELNG, as opposed to having two separate systems. It seeks to increase the power saving and greenhouse gas abatement benefits of unifying the electrical power systems of the onshore plants. The synergies will include optimization of the number of running gas turbine generators, modelling the most efficient operating mode for both plants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and economizing the fuel consumption in the entire hub.

This project is part of a wider program between the coalition and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources aiming to decarbonize existing oil and gas facilities across the country and deliver on its climate change strategy.

“I am so proud that the oil and gas sector is contributing significantly to achieving top strategic goals: accelerating decarbonization and economizing power consumption,” His Excellency Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng.Tarek El-Molla said. “I am pleased that our partners are taking such initiatives to promote these priorities.”

“This project is a demonstration of our commitment to powering progress by providing more and cleaner energy,” Eng. Khaled Kacem, vice president and country chair of Shell Egypt, said. “As partners in Egypt’s journey to become a regional energy hub we are also mobilizing our efforts and expertise to support the country’s energy efficiency ambitions. This is also a significant step towards full implementation of the decarbonization Memorandum of Understanding between Shell and the Ministry that was signed earlier this year.”

"This project is an excellent example of private and public sector partnership to support Egypt’s decarbonization strategy," Paul Marsden, president of Bechtel Energy said. "Our Bechtel team is looking forward to continuing to support Egypt’s climate change strategy."

Bechtel, Enppi and Petrojet will execute the FEED on a fast-track basis aiming to complete the scope of work within 2022.

The project is a testimony to the operational excellence in WDDM and ELNG plants. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and optimizing fuel consumption and running hours of the rotating equipment will enhance production and reduce operating cost.


SIAD MI will be at the Drinktec trade fair with VITO Next

Drinktec, one of the most important trade fairs in the liquid food & beverage industry, will be held in Munich from 12 to 16 September 2022. Numerous companies offering solutions in the area of packaging and logistics for the distribution of liquid foodstuffs will be present.

SIAD Macchine Impianti will be present with a dedicated stand, where VITO Next, the high-performance compressor designed specifically for blowing r-PET and PLA bottles, will be presented.

An evolution of the VITO range, the VITO Next is a compact and efficient compressor that guarantees high output with lower consumption. This means considerable energy savings in the long term, and thus less CO2 emissions overall. This is one of the reasons why the VITO Next is a winning product, but it is not the only one. In fact, SIAD MI’s innovative compressor is able to adapt to various types of environments and work even in difficult conditions, and is characterised by a high level of modularity, safety, reliability and durability of components.

Thanks to integration with the SIADMI4U digital connectivity system, the compressor can be constantly monitored remotely. With this system, it is possible to monitor the operating parameters in real time and take prompt action in the event of anomalies. This makes it possible not only to prevent breakdowns, but also to plan maintenance work, thus reducing operating costs.

SIAD MI currently has thousands of PET compressors installed in more than 150 countries around the world.

To learn more, we look forward to seeing you in Hall A4 at stand no. 509!

In hall C3 stand n. 321 you can also find Tecno Project Industriale, another engineering company of the SIAD Group that offers plant solutions for treating and recovering CO2 from fermentation.


Sulzer launches new dewatering pumps for the smaller tasks

Used throughout mining and civil engineering schemes, dewatering pumps are vital to keeping projects running to time. For the day-to-day removal of water, Sulzer has completed its lineup of dewatering pumps with the launch of five new models for drainage and sludge applications.

Designated as ‘J’ for drainage and ‘JS’ for sludge, the new J4, J7, JS4, JS7 and JS8 models offer flowrates from 5.5 l/s with heads up to 16 m. Their slim design and low weight of construction makes them easy to transport between locations and set up for work.

Drainage applications are always challenging and for pumps that need to operate round-the-clock, reliability and efficiency are essentials. Stainless steel construction ensures long-term reliability against erosion and corrosion.

Built to last

The pumps are designed for safe and effective operation without supervision. The float switch provides automatic level control and ensures water levels are maintained reliably while the built-in sensors protect the motor from overheating. The natural cooling provided by the double outer casing enables the pumps to run continuously at low levels and even run dry without damaging the electric motor.

In these applications, the impeller must be able to withstand the harsh pumping environment and Sulzer’s design includes adjustable wear parts and a nitrile rubber coating for maximum abrasion resistance. The JS models are equipped with an agitator at the base of the pump to ensure continuous flow of sludge and to prevent airlocks in the pump, minimizing the risk of clogging.

Available with hose or threaded connections for ease of installation in either temporary or fixed applications, the new pumps are ideally suited to a range of dewatering tasks. Maintenance is easy to manage with inspection ports to assess seal integrity and simple spare part management thanks to the modular design of the pump.

All of Sulzer’s products are supported by the company’s worldwide network of service centers and field service experts, ensuring that technical support is always available locally. For larger project requirements, Sulzer offers a comprehensive range of dewatering pumps that can be tailored to specific applications to ensure optimum performance.


ANDRITZ receives contract to deliver electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Ialy hydropower plant extension project, Vietnam

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Vietnam Electricity (EVN), a leading economic group in the energy sector in Vietnam, to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the Ialy hydropower plant extension project located in Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province, and Chu Pah district, Gia Lai province, in Vietnam.

With the installation of the expansion, the total installed capacity of the Ialy hydropower plant will be increased by more than 30 % to 1,080 MW. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply consists of two 180 MW Francis turbine units, two 211 MVA synchronous generators, control and protection systems, as well as additional auxiliary equipment and associated technical services. The work will be undertaken jointly by an international ANDRITZ team from India, Austria, and Germany.

After completion, the Ialy hydropower plant extension will have an annual electricity output of about 233 GWh and provide more than 70,000 local households additionally with clean and sustainable electrical energy as well significantly contributing towards balancing the grid at regional level and stabilizing operation.

Electromechanical equipment to produce renewable energy from hydropower is part of ANDRITZ’s comprehensive product portfolio of sustainable solutions that help customers achieve their own sustainability goals in terms of climate and environmental protection.

By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ confirms its leading position as a preferred “from water-to-wire” technology provider in the Vietnamese hydropower market.



Meet our exhibition team at Gastech 2022 in Milan, Italy: the heart of the natural gas, LNG, hydrogen, and low-carbon solutions conversation. Alex and Stefano are looking forward to meeting you!

Booth 15D25, hall 15


Siemens Energy technology for low-emission, environmentally-friendly power supply in Italy

 • Combined cycle power plant for Italian utility EP Produzione

 • Significant CO2 savings by applying highly efficient HL-class gas turbine technology

 • No river water needed for cooling the power plant

Siemens Energy will build a state-of-the-art combined cycle power plant on a turnkey basis in Ostiglia in Lombardy. The plant will make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in Italy, thanks to its high efficiency and low CO2 emissions compared with coal- or older gas-fired power plants. It will also be capable of reliably balancing the fluctuating feed-in from renewables like wind and solar power plants to the grid. The project is being executed in a consortium with Italian engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies Fata S.p.A. and Demont s.r.l. The utility EP Produzione S.p.A. is owner and operator of the plant.

SGT5-9000HL Gas Turbine

The power plant will use the HL-class gas turbine technology from Siemens Energy. Thanks to its state-of-the-art efficiency, this technology enables maximum utilization of natural gas and a high degree of flexibility in operation. The unit is designed to be fired with up to 30 percent hydrogen in addition to natural gas in the future. The installed electrical output will be 880 megawatts, which is sufficient to supply more than half a million Italian households with electricity. Completion is scheduled for spring 2025.

Thanks to an air-cooled condenser (ACC), it’s not necessary to draw water from the nearby River Po to cool the power plant. This is a significant benefit for the local environment and an important factor for the reliable operation of the plant. In addition to the ACC, state of the art nitrogen oxide emission levels (below 10 mg/Nm3), and a broad, flexible operating range accompanied by minimized fuel consumption ensure that the new power plant in Ostiglia sets benchmarks with regards to sustainability and environmental protection.

“Our HL gas turbine technology will make a very decisive contribution to the success of the energy transition in Italy and all over the world,” said Karim Amin, Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy. “We need highly efficient and flexible gas-fired power plants in the energy mix to ramp up generation capacity to bridge the intermittence of renewables. Furthermore, our gas turbines can be operated with a mix of natural gas and green hydrogen, which will be an important feature of sustainable energy in the future.”

“The new unit is a state-of-the-art project, providing a positive future perspective to the Ostiglia industrial site, securing investment and jobs, and supporting the energy transitions, that for at least two decades will need gas power generation aside of increasing renewables and storage facilities” said Luca Alippi, CEO of EP Produzione. “As the system needs gas to power generation, more than ever current times highlight the need of very efficient plant, utilizing gas at the best with the lowest possible emissions. We are pleased to implement such an investment, as well as of the fact that the project will additionally include improvement on the existing units.”

The power plant is designed as a multi-shaft unit with the gas and steam turbines each driving their own generator. Siemens Energy’s scope of supply includes an SGT5-9000HL gas turbine, an SGen5-3000W gas turbine generator, an SST5-5000 steam turbine, an SGen5-1200A steam turbine generator, a heat-recovery steam generator, and the T3000 control system. The company will also provide long-term services for the plant’s core components.


Atlas Copco has acquired a German company specialized in online sales of compressed air solutions

Nacka, Sweden, September 5, 2022: Atlas Copco has acquired DF-Druckluft-Fachhandel GmbH, a German online platform for compressed air solutions, and service provider.

DF-Druckluft-Fachhandel GmbH is a privately owned company with 39 employees located in Herrenberg, Stuttgart, with presence in Germany and Austria. The company was founded in 2010 and provides compressed air solutions and consulting for various application segments.

“DF-Druckluft-Fachhandel is a well-established company with proven expertise in online sales of compressed air solutions and equipment, making them a good fit for us,” said Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique. “This acquisition will increase our market share in the online business as well as strengthen our service to local customers in this crucial region.”


What Is Fluororubber Tube?

Peristaltic pump is a pump with high cleanliness, because when transferring liquid, the liquid only contacts the tube. When transporting different liquids, we need to match different tube to prevent chemical reaction between the liquid and the inner wall of the tube due to the particularity of the components. Fluororubber tubes play an important role in the application of peristaltic pumps. Let’s explore the relevant knowledge of fluororubber tubes.

1.What is fluororubber tube?

Fluororubber tube is made of fluororubber as raw material. Fluororubber is a synthetic polymer elastomer containing fluorine atoms on the carbon atoms of the main chain or side chain.

In 1948, fluororubber was born in the hands of DuPont company of the United States. It is made of poly-2-fluoro-1.3-butadiene and its copolymer with styrene, propylene, etc., but its performance is not outstanding, and its price is expensive, so it has no practical industrial value.

In the late 1950s, Thiokol company of the United States developed a kind of binary nitroso fluororubber with good low temperature performance and strong oxidant resistance, and fluororubber began to enter practical industrial applications. Since then, with the progress of technology, various new fluororubbers have been developed.

China’s fluororubber industry began around 1958, and a variety of fluororubbers have been successively developed, mainly polyolefin fluororubbers, such as 23, 26, 246 and nitroso fluororubbers. Later, relatively new varieties of tetrapropyl fluoride rubber, perfluoroether rubber and fluorinated phosphorus rubber were developed. These fluororubber varieties have been gradually popularized and applied to civil industrial sectors based on the needs of aviation, aerospace and other defense and military industries.

2.Characteristics of fluororubber tube

Because of the introduction of fluorine atoms, fluororubber tubes have more advantages.

• High temperature resistance

The high temperature resistance of fluororubber can be said to be the best among elastomers. It can work continuously at temperatures as high as 204 ℃, and at the same time, the black tube body can protect the transported light sensitive materials.

• Aging resistance

Fluororubber has excellent weather aging resistance and ozone resistance. It will not crack and age prematurely under the influence of ozone, sunlight and bad weather. It has high flexibility and elasticity.

• Chemical stability

Fluororubber has high chemical stability and is the best medium resistance among all elastomers. It can resist the corrosion of chemical substances, oil, fuel and volume, and is the ideal pump pipe for use in harsh environments.

3. Application of fluororubber tube

Fluororubber tubes can be used in the fields of strong corrosive liquid transmission, analytical instruments, laboratories, etc., especially in the dry cleaning liquid pipeline and solvent recovery system (other hoses are not applicable in this situation), and can also provide food grade formula design.

Lead Fluid company has different size of fluororubber tubes. Welcome to contact us for more details.


State-of-the-Art M701JAC Gas Turbine Exceeds 8,000 Actual Operating Hours

Air-cooled JAC Series Establishes Industry Benchmark of Reliability for 50Hz Power Generation

・ Milestone for the M701JAC model achieved by the first unit installed for the 5,300 MW GTCC power plant project in Thailand.

・ An M501JAC model (for 60Hz power generation) currently undergoing long-term verification testing at the T-Point 2 facility at the Takasago Machinery Works has also reproduced the 8,000 hours of operation first achieved in 2018.

Tokyo, September 5, 2022 – Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has achieved an accumulated 8,000 hours of actual operating hours (AOH) for its M701JAC gas turbine. The subject gas turbine unit was installed for gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system operated as part of a joint venture between Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, one of the country’s largest independent power producers (IPP), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The 60Hz model M501JAC gas turbine previously achieved 8,000 AOH in June 2018, and with the 50Hz model M701JAC now having exceeded 8,000 AOH as well, the state-of-the-art air-cooled JAC (J Series Air Cooled) series has established an industry benchmark of reliability for both the 50Hz and 60Hz markets.

Further, a M501JAC model gas turbine utilized for a long-term demonstration operation begun in July 2020 at the T-Point 2 combined cycle power plant validation facility on the grounds of the Takasago Machinery Works in Hyogo Prefecture, has recently reproduced the result of more than 8,000 AOH. This achievement provides even more solid evidence of the reliability of JAC Series gas turbines.

The GTCC power plant project in Thailand is a joint venture between Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to build and operate two large-scale power plants, one in Chonburi Province and one in Rayong Province, comprising eight M701JAC gas turbine units with a combined total output of 5,300 megawatts (MW). The first of these units to be delivered, which has now exceeded 8,000 AOH, commenced operations at the end of March 2021 the Chonburi Province plant, approximately 130 kilometer southeast of the capital city of Bangkok. This power station already has three M701JAC units in operation.

T-Point 2 is a state-of-the-art GTCC power generation validation facility including an M501JAC unit for 60Hz power generation and high-efficiency steam turbine, with total output of 566 MW. The facility conducts total plant optimization and verification in an actual grid-connected power plant to provide the technological backing for long-term, reliable operation. The long-term demonstration operation at T-Point 2 is managed by the Takasago TOMONI HUB Analytics and Performance Center, and incorporates many existing and newly developed digital applications included in the TOMONI® Suite of Intelligent Solutions that make T-Point 2 the world’s smartest power plant. Recently validated TOMONI solutions include AI-based applications to autonomously optimize plant performance and operation as well as reliability assurance applications using advanced status visualization, historical trending, and predictive diagnostics. T-Point 2 is also a core facility for the Takasago Hydrogen Park currently under construction, and will be utilized for operational validation using hydrogen fuel and integration of emerging technologies for total energy management, including hydrogen fuel utilization, hydrogen production and energy storage.

Toshiyuki Hashi, MHI Senior Executive Fellow and Head of Energy Transition & Power Headquarters of Energy Systems, said regarding the achievement of this record, “We are extremely proud that the JAC Series gas turbines at these two plants have achieved both high reliability and efficiency, reaching 8,000 hours of operation. We believe that JAC Series gas turbines, which are able to stably provide clean energy with high efficiency through the use of hydrogen fuel, will play an important future role in realizing a carbon neutral society.”

JAC Series gas turbines utilize a high turbine inlet temperature of 1,650°C, providing a world-leading power generating efficiency of 64%, the highest level for a power plant. Since the commercial launch of the J Series gas turbines (which includes the JAC Series) in 2009, orders have steadily increased from customers in Japan and around the world, reaching a cumulative total of 92 units. Of these, 52 units are currently in commercial operation, with aggregate operating hours exceeding 1.7 million hours for the J Series as a whole.

Mitsubishi Power, building on this establishment of an industry benchmark of reliability with 8,000 AOH for both the M701JAC and M501JAC models, will further focus its efforts on promoting the widespread adoption of state-of-the-art JAC Series gas turbines, and contribute to lessening environmental loads amid a backdrop of securing the stable power generation that is essential to global economic development, and energy transition strategies.


Saving energy with the use of DST permanent magnetic couplings

DST permanent magnetic couplings are indispensable for environmentally compliant drive solutions. In view of the current energy and environmental situation, it is more important than ever to focus on energy savings and act in a future-oriented manner. This month on our calendar website you will find out why the right choice of canisters material for a magnetic coupling can be decisive in keeping energy losses as well as energy consumption as low as possible.

Our permanent magnetic couplings are used in many industrial sectors, including the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, biotechnology, industrial blast furnaces and water management. Due to their contactless and leakage-free torque transmission in pumps, compressors and agitators, they are a reliable alternative to conventional dynamic seals.

The right choice of magnetic coupling containment canister can be critical to the energy consumption and efficiency of your application. Metallic canisters can lead to significant eddy current losses. To compensate for this, an appropriately sized motor must be used. Eddy current losses also generate heat, which must be compensated by cooling elements.

In order to find a custom-fit solution for this challenge, we offer several alternatives to metallic containment canisters. Our experts will be happy to work with you to find the optimum material design for your application. Contact us!


Pamba Puzha – New Monobloc Pump By Kirloskar Brothers Limited

“Pamba Puzha" is a lightweight, compact, high-efficiency and energy-saving design. This 0.5 HP monobloc pump is suitable for gardening and small irrigation farm, lawn sprinklers, domestic and community water supply and water supply in hotels. It comes with a capacity of 6840 to 1440 LPH and a head range of up to 18 metres. Its dynamically balanced parts ensure minimum vibration and consistent performance. Enhanced safety features, ease of maintenance and thermal overload protection ensure its reliability and longer life.


Pipeline pumps successful tested

Apollo performed successful a testing of large pipeline pumps at their factory in Goessnitz / Germany.

A delegation of third-party inspectors, acceptors and operators witnessed the tests for several days. The BB3 pumps of the type AMG (horizontal, multi-stage, axially split high-pressure pumps) are designed, and tested in accordance to the latest edition (12) of the API 610.

These pumps will be used for pressurizing Jet A1 and Diesel fuel in one of the main important pipeline systems of Turkey


The new MKP montage "OH2 HT"

CP Pump Systems announces the launch of the new MKP montage "OH2 HT"

The "OH2 HT" montage variant of the MKP magnetic drive pump series newly offered by CP has been specially developed for high-temperature applications and features a centre-braced pump casing with laterally screwed pump feet and thermal barrage between pump and bearing frame.

Due to the centre-braced pump casing, the natural thermal expansion of the pump casing in high temperature applications is compensated in the best possible way. The slightly off-centre location of the feet on the pump casing chosen by CP takes into account the thermal expansion of the lateral feet themselves and thus keeps the position of the central axis of the pump absolutely stable, irrespective of the pump temperature. The chosen swept shape of the feet reduces stress peaks and notch effects on all components even when pipeline forces act.

The built-in thermal barrage effectively decouples the bearing frame from the pump, so that commercially available bearings and lubricants can be used here.

The pumps can be used up to 350 °C and are available in PN16 and PN25 versions.

The inset closed yokes offer all common MKP safety options, such as temperature monitoring of containment shell, secondary containment, a yoke connection for leakage monitoring and a yoke connection for pressure monitoring, and thus ensure maximum safety.

The design of the magnetic drive montage variant "OH2 HT" can be equipped with a heatable casing if the customer so desires. The CP heating casing is specially manufactured for optimal heating and heats up with the aid of a single heating chamber. This ensures excellent heat distribution in the pump, reducing temperature differences and avoiding cold zones. In addition to a high heat transfer coefficient and the direct supply of heating energy into the fluid chamber, the heating times are shortened and energy costs are saved as a result.

The pumps are available in 26 sizes and cover delivery heads of up to 230 m with flow rates of up to 1300 m3/h.


Electric Diaphragm Pump Case Study for Ink Transfer and Dosing Processes

ARO 2" stainless steel EVO Series™ pump offers reliability & efficiency for global printing ink manufacturer

Flint Group manufactures a broad portfolio and markets an extensive array of printing inks, digital printing presses, blankets, press room chemistry, consumables and colorants.

The Flint Group is dedicated to bringing color and function to the printing and packaging products that consumers touch, see and use every day.

Flint Group is headquartered in Luxembourg operates more than 130 facilities worldwide and employs approximately 5,600 people. This case study is from the Flint Group Sweden facility in Trelleborg, Sweden.

The Application

The Flint Group saw demand increasing for certain ink production. The site wanted to fully automate the process to increase their output for larger batches of inks. They were looking for a pump that could:

 • Handle abrasive liquids with higher viscosity and density

 • Maintain smooth flow and low pulsation

 • Reduce the overall energy consumption of the production facility

 • Increase production volumes without requiring significantly more manufacturing space

The Flint Group evaluated many different types of positive displacement pump technology and discovered the EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump provided the reliability and efficiency they were looking for.

The Solution

Several electrical pump technologies where evaluated and the best result was reached with an ARO EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump.

Specifications of the Pump Installed:

2” EVO Series™ Stainless Steel Electric Diaphragm Pump, PTFE Diaphragm and Balls

After 2 months, the customer highlighted the following benefits of the solution:

 • The pump delivers a very smooth flow thanks to its unique 3-chamber design

 • The pump is completely controllable from the local PLC system

 • The pump handles deadhead operation right out of the box. The pump only activates when the machine is running

 • The pump is significantly reducing the energy consumption while production volumes are increasing

 • The pump is not adding any heat to the product, maintaining the original ink characteristics. This was one of the fundamental points that EVO Series™ was selected against competition because the quality of the ink can be significantly impacted due to its level of sensitivity to heat.

In addition to the performance of the pump, the Flint Group is able to capture remotely the pump’s operations data. They are storing this data in their own systems for optimizing future production cycles and planning maintenance cycles.

Based on their first experience in the Flint Group Sweden facility, the Flint Group Narrow Web will use ARO as their preferred pump going forward

Technical Data Specifications

Inlet Configuration: large batch tanks with suction from the bottom of the tank

 • Discharge configuration: 2” pipe, 15m (49.2 ft) long 4m (13.1 ft) up and 4m (13.1 ft) down

 • Flow: 100 l/min (26.4 gpm)

 • Duty cycle: 24/7 operation

 • Current (avg): 4.5 amps; min: 3.7 and max 5.4 used for the application

 • Monthly running hours*: Intermittent duty. Pump is activated when base color matches the tank that needs to be pumped to the filling machine in a specific amount of volume and speed.

* The pumps are operated 24/7, however the total amount depends on schedule.

Technical Observations

 • Low Pulsation: smooth filling process – no need to use pulsation dampener or any other device to guarantee a consistent and harmonized flow rate

 • Significant noise reduction

 • First analysis indicates a significant energy efficiency improvement. The Flint Group is starting to measure the projected annual energy savings.

Customer’s Testimonial

The Flint Group Sweden Plant manager:

“We were looking for an electrical, frequency controlled pump to be able to adjust the flow in line with the demand from the filling machine.”

“We had explored many different manufacturers and technologies – there was nothing available on the market that met all of our requirements until we were introduced to the EVO Series pump.”

“We heard the EVO Series pump could be completely controlled via the PLC and had real dead head capability – the choice to try the EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump was easy.”

“For us, the controllability is very important. The pump is connected to our control system.”


Relaunched DESMI cargo pumps support the green transformation

DESMI’s relaunched range of cargo pumps for liquefied gas plays an important role in the world’s gas supply chain – and supports the marine industry’s voyage towards a greener future.

Even though steps are being taken all over the world to evolve away from fossil fuels, gas will continue to play an important role in the global energy mix for years to come. Gas carriers therefore play a critical role, transporting liquefied petroleum gas, ethylene gas, and natural gas (LPG, LEG, and LNG) from producers to consumers worldwide.

The continued importance of gas carriers is one reason why DESMI has recently relaunched its range of cargo pumps. Without cargo pumps, carriers would be unable to unload their cargo safely and efficiently, and DESMI’s pump solutions get the job done quickly, reliably, and with a minimum of energy. There is, however, an even more important reason for the relaunch: Various types of gas will, in fact, be a key factor in the green transformation and support the marine industry towards a greener future – and DESMI is on board for this voyage.

Fulfilling future gas handling requirements

“Our NDW range of cargo pumps is designed for LPG and LEG applications, but that’s just the start,” explains Martin Bro, Global Sales Manager for Gas Systems at DESMI. “The marine business is evolving fast: To reduce carbon emissions, many marine engines are already fuelled by LPG and LEG today, and we expect that this tendency will only increase in the years to come.”

Gas cargoes, too, will likely change. “We’ll probably see an increased need for liquefied CO2 transportation,” adds Martin Bro. “The evolution of carbon capture and storage technology means that CO2 needs to be shipped to underground storage locations. So, both in terms of fuels and cargo, gas will change shipping, and our cargo pumps support this evolution: They will be developed to handle LNG, CO2, and other liquefied gases, and they can be adapted for use as gas fuel pumps. In short, they will be able to fulfil all future liquefied gas handling requirements.”

A proven pump range gets even better

DESMI has been in the cargo pump business before, manufacturing and installing 250+ cargo pump solutions on carriers from the mid-90es to around 2010. 

The new NDW range therefore marks a return to the market of a proven pump range. For the relaunch, DESMI combines this experience with the company’s general expertise in marine pump design and adds a range of technological advances.

“Over the years, we have quite simply become much better at building pumps, and a new DESMI cargo pump is superior to an old one,” says Martin Bro. “To take just one example, our design processes have improved through the use of state-of-the-art design and calculation tools. With computational fluid dynamics and stainless-steel casting simulations, we have achieved a highly efficient pump design customised to our customers’ exact requirements. In fact, the efficiency of our centrifugal cargo pumps is approximately 80%.”

Efficient manufacturing and global support

While the new cargo pumps are designed and developed at DESMI headquarters in Denmark, they are manufactured at DESMI’s Chinese production facilities – close to the shipyards where the pumps will be installed. This makes pump manufacturing fast and efficient, and since parts and complete pumps do not need to travel the globe several times before being installed, the process is more climate friendly, too.

Shipyards and designers not only benefit from highly reliable long-shaft deep well cargo pumps that comply with all international marine regulations and requirements. Customers can also expect full global support from the Danish pump manufacturer – from design, development, and manufacturing to delivery and aftersales service. But most importantly, they can look forward to working with a manufacturer with the experience and capabilities to support them on their voyage into a greener future.

From LPG to LNG and beyond

“Not only is sea transportation of liquefied gas still important; it looks set to be an integral part of the green transformation,” concludes Martin Bro. “Our relaunched range of cargo pumps is ready to support companies now and in future – from LPG to LNG and beyond.”


Keppel to develop Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant, with construction undertaken by Mitsubishi Power and Jurong Engineering consortium

Singapore, August 30, 2022 – Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Limited (Keppel Infrastructure), through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Energy, has reached final investment decision (FID) to develop a 600MW state-of-the-art, advanced combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, and has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering for the construction of the plant. To be built in the Sakra sector of Jurong Island, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be the first hydrogen-ready power plant in Singapore.

In line with Keppel’s asset-light business model, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be owned by Keppel Sakra Cogen Pte. Ltd. (KSC)., presently a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure. It is intended that Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund LP (KAIF) (Note1) and Keppel Energy will hold 70% and 30% equity interests in KSC respectively. In addition, KSC and Keppel Energy are scheduled to enter into a turnkey contract for the development of the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant. The total investment for the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant is expected to be around S$750 million.

Running initially on natural gas as primary fuel, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant is also designed to operate on fuels with 30% hydrogen content and has the capability of shifting to run entirely on hydrogen. In addition, as a CCGT power plant, it will be able to produce steam, for use in industrial processes for the energy and chemicals customers on Jurong Island. Expected to be completed in 1H 2026, the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be the most cutting-edge and energy efficient power plant in Singapore, which will translate into superior performance, such as lower emission intensity and higher operation flexibility. This advanced CCGT will be the most efficient among the operating fleet in Singapore and will be able to save up to 220,000 tons per year of CO2 as compared to Singapore’s average operating efficiency for equivalent power generated. Such savings in CO2 equivalent translates to taking about 47,000 cars off the road per year.

A long-term service (LTS) contract for major maintenance of the turbine was also awarded to Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific.

With the energy sector accounting for almost 40% of Singapore’s carbon emissions(Note2), decarbonising electricity generation is at the core of the global climate change effort and one of the key features of Singapore’s Green Plan.

In addition to the EPC and LTS contracts, Keppel New Energy Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure, also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study on the development of a 100% ammonia-fuelled power plant on a selected site in Singapore. This collaboration seeks to address the energy trilemma and contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable energy sector in Singapore and the region.

The FID on the Keppel Sakra Power Plant as well as the MOU on 100% ammonia-fuelled combined cycle power plant are aligned with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which places sustainability at the core of the company’s strategy.

“Singapore’s electricity demand is projected to grow with increasing electrification and economic growth. As such, the Energy Market Authority welcomes investments by the private sector to bring in best-in-class technologies in power generation. Being hydrogen-ready, this power plant by Keppel will contribute towards greater efficiency and lower carbon emissions. This will support Singapore’s transition to a more sustainable energy future while ensuring the security and reliability of electricity supply to consumers,” said Mr. Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, EMA.

Ms Cindy Lim, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, “The 600MW Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready and most advanced, high-efficiency combined cycle gas turbine power plant, placing Keppel Infrastructure at the forefront of the effort to decarbonise Singapore’s power sector. When completed, this asset will grow Keppel’s power generation portfolio from the current 1,300 MW to 1,900 MW, allowing us to capture a larger market share as the demand for reliable energy continues to rise with Singapore’s economic development.”

Ms Christina Tan, CEO of Keppel Capital, the parent company of the manager of KAIF said, “The joint investment by Keppel Infrastructure and KAIF in the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant reflects the Keppel Group’s asset-light business model as we seize opportunities in the energy transition. We believe that hydrogen, as a low-carbon fuel, will play a critical role in supporting Singapore’s commitment to decarbonise its power sector. Keppel Capital will continue to leverage the synergies of the Keppel Group to identify and invest in such future-ready projects to create value for our investors.”

Mr. Osamu Ono, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific, commented, “Mitsubishi Power looks forward to supplying the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant with our hydrogen-ready JAC gas turbine. The plant will enjoy the unmatched combination of world-class efficiency and proven reliability backed by abundant operation hours of the fleet worldwide, T-Point 2 grid-connected combined cycle power plant verification facility located at Takasago Hydrogen Park in Japan, and our extensive experience with power generation using hydrogen-rich fuel for over half a century. As an innovative low- and zero-carbon fuel, there is immense potential for hydrogen to be used in power generation systems to enable emissions reduction. It is our honour to partner with Keppel Infrastructure, a visionary in the energy sector, to achieve our aligned net zero vision and build a sustainable energy future for Singapore.”

Mr. Koichi Watanabe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Engineering Limited, commented, “We are glad to have a hand in the establishment of the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant that is part of a concerted effort towards the decarbonisation of our future power generation. Jurong Engineering will continue to diversify and strengthen our engineering capabilities by providing innovative solutions while contributing to a greener future.”

The abovementioned developments are not expected to have any material impact on its earnings per share and net tangible asset per share of Keppel Corporation Limited, the parent company of Keppel Capital and Keppel Infrastructure, for the current financial year.


KSB at drinktec 2022 in Munich

As a full-range supplier for primary and secondary processes in life sciences applications, the KSB Group will be presenting its comprehensive range of pumps and valves in Munich.

The focus will be on products for sterile and hygienic applications as well as on the associated support processes, showcasing the hygienic food pump series Vitacast, Vitachrom and Vitalobe. All these type series have been awarded the industry-standard certificates, such as EHEDG, and their elastomer components conform to FDA standards. Thanks to the large number of design variants the pump sets are offered in, they can cover almost any pumping task in the fields of liquid or viscous food transport. 

As a special highlight, KSB will be presenting a Vitachrom pump equipped with hygienic sensors networked with the KSB Guard pump monitoring system. The system ensures that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage, and maintenance work can be better planned, without having to be on site with the pump. KSB Guard is ideally suited for retrofitting. The sensor unit is attached to the bearing bracket or the drive lantern of the pump, and can be mounted during operation without modifications to the machine. A supplied battery unit provides a self-sufficient power supply.

Besides the usual LSA products, additive manufacturing will also be featured at drinktec. Since 2015, the pump manufacturer has been operating a centre for additive manufacturing at its location in Pegnitz, Germany, and has developed extensive expertise in laser powder bed fusion. A complete pump casing produced using a 3D printer will be presented at the trade fair stand.

In the area of valves, the manufacturer will be exhibiting the ISORIA butterfly valve series with a liner material made from hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and certified in accordance with the requirements of the European Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC) 1935/2004. The liner is suitable for all food applications in which animal, vegetable or mineral oils or acidic liquids are used. It is resistant to hydrocarbons and also suitable for use in solids-laden fluids as it is very abrasion-resistant. Further products to be featured from the comprehensive valve portfolio include HERA gate valves and BOA-H globe valves.

KSB can be visited at drinktec in Munich at Stand 402 in Hall B3.


MHI and MHIENG Awarded FEED Contract Relating to a GTCC Power Plant and CO2 Capture Plant for a Power Station in Scotland

Delivery Will Support Achievement of Commercial-Scale CCS, Contributing to UK’s Target of Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

 • MHI Group will deliver engineering design of a M701JAC gas turbine and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant, in collaboration with Worley and Técnicas Reunidas

 • Adoption of MHI Group’s GTCC and carbon dioxide capture technologies will advance implementation of UK’s energy transition strategy

Tokyo, August 30, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), with support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), part of MHI Group, have jointly been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract relating to a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant and CO2 capture plant planned for construction at the Peterhead Power Station in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

For the execution of the FEED, MHI and MHIENG partnered with two international engineering firms: Worley and Técnicas Reunidas. S.A. to deliver the engineering design of MHI’s most advanced, next-generation and high-efficiency M701JAC (J-series air-cooled) gas turbine, and MHIENG’s “Advanced KM CDR Process™” developed together with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

The project at Aberdeenshire is being developed jointly by SSE Thermal, part of SSE plc, one of the major power providers in the UK, and Norway-based Equinor Energy AS, one of the largest energy companies in Northern Europe. The plant is expected to capture up to 1.5 million tonnes per annual of CO2. The captured CO2 would be transported and sequestered underground in the North Sea. The project could be the first of its kind in Scotland and is looking to achieve commercial-scale CO2 capture and storage (CCS) from the GTCC plant’s flue-gas emissions.

The UK Government has set a target of achieving zero carbon emissions by 2050. To respond to that initiative, MHI Group has recently strengthened its operating structure in the UK with the establishment of a “Decarbonization Business Department” based at head office of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA (MHI-EMEA) in London, MHI’s regional headquarters for operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

MHI Group is currently strengthening its position in the Energy Transition, and the development of a CO2 solutions ecosystem is a core component of that initiative. CO2 capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is garnering attention as an effective means for realizing a carbon-neutral society. MHI Group will apply their Group synergies toward achieving total optimization of the Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station from the dual aspects of its power plants and carbon dioxide capture plant. They will also combine their respective resources to contribute toward the realization of this symbolically important decarbonization project in Scotland, responding to the client’s needs and contributing more broadly to a sustainable world.

About Mitsubishi Power’s J-Series Air-Cooled Gas Turbines

The J-series air-cooled (JAC) gas turbines are today’s most advanced 1650°C-class gas turbines. Based on the J-series gas turbines – the world’s first gas turbines to achieve an inlet temperature of 1600°C and offer 99.5% reliability – the JAC offerings have been enhanced through adoption of the world’s first enhanced air-cooled combustor, providing superlative performance and operability, a thicker thermal barrier coating (TBC), and a compressor with a high pressure ratio of 25:1. Gas turbines in the series achieve the world’s highest power generation efficiency rate, higher than 64%, and deliver outstanding operability from features including shorter startup time. Installation of the J-series air-cooled gas turbines at the core of a GTCC power plant contributes to stable energy provision essential to global economic growth, and also enables response to global demand for decarbonization.

About MHIENG CO2 capture technology

MHIENG (originally MHI) has been developing the KM CDR Process™ (Kansai Mitsubishi Carbon Dioxide Recovery Process) and the Advanced KM CDR Process™ in collaboration with Kansai Electric Power since 1990, and today MHIENG stands as a global leader in this field. As of August 2022, the company has delivered 14 plants adopting the KM CDR Process™, and two more are currently under construction. The Advanced KM CDR Process™, selected for the Peterhead Power Station project, uses KS-21™, which incorporates technological improvements over the KS-1™ solvent adopted at all 14 of the commercial CO2 capture plants MHIENG has delivered to date. The advanced version offers superior regeneration efficiency and lower deterioration than KS-1™, and it has been verified to provide excellent energy saving performance, reduce operation costs, and result in low amine emissions.

About Worley

Worley is a global company headquartered in Australia and our purpose is delivering a more sustainable world. Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. As a knowledge-based service provider, we use our knowledge and capabilities to support our customers to reduce their emissions and move towards a low carbon future.

About Técnicas Reunidas, S.A.

The Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas is one of the most important companies in its sector on an international scale, with a presence in 25 countries and a track record that totals more than 1,000 industrial plants over its more than 60 years of experience.

Técnicas Reunidas’ activity is mainly focused on the development of engineering projects, design and construction of industrial plants for the production of clean fuels, natural gas and chemical products, and solutions linked to the energy transition, circular economy and decarbonization (renewable hydrogen, biofuels, waste recovery, CO2 sequestration and capture, etc.).

Its more than 6,500 employees, mostly highly qualified engineers, make its headquarters in Spain a center of engineering excellence.


How To Solve The Problems In The Process Of Using Peristaltic Pump?

Peristaltic pump is widely used in various industries because it can accurately transfer liquid. In the process of using the peristaltic pump, you may encounter the following problems: how to solve the pulse problem of the peristaltic pump?How to prevent the pump tube from breaking due to excessive pressure? How to operate the buttons with inconvenient hands? Don’t worry, the solution is coming!

#Pulse suppression – pulse damper

As we all know, due to the special structure of peristaltic pumps, most peristaltic pumps will generate pulses during the pumping process, and the pulses will cause flow instability.

The unique double-sided flexible buffer film design is adopted for the Lead Fluid ZN100 pulse damper to absorb the pulsating flow in the fluid transmission pipeline, effectively suppress the pulse fluctuation in the pipeline and make the fluid transmission more stable.

It is equipped with multiple thickness buffer diaphragms, and the flow application range is wider. It has excellent high temperature resistance, chemical corrosion resistance and explosion-proof function. This product is suitable for low flow application scenarios and can be used in equipment, instruments, laboratories, etc.

#Monitoring pipe pressure – pressure sensor

In the process of liquid transmission, are you afraid that the peristaltic pump tube will suddenly break due to excessive pressure?

Lead Fluid pressure sensor can detect pipeline pressure to prevent hose rupture and damage to other external equipment due to high pressure.

The peristaltic pump is connected through the external control line, and the pressure alarm threshold can be set. When the detected value of the pressure sensor reaches the alarm threshold, the peristaltic pump will automatically stop, so as to fully ensure the stability of liquid transmission.

#Free hands – foot switch

In some special working scenarios, it is not convenient for the user to operate the peristaltic pump control button with both hands. At this time, an external switch that can replace both hands is needed.

The Lead Fluid foot switch is made of high-strength carbon steel plate, and the anti-corrosion outer layer is baked. The wear resistance is very nice. Long service life, mechanical ≥ 1 million times, electrical ≥ 100000 times.

Light touch front stepping design, clear touch. Instantaneous switch, 24K gold-plated contact, very reliable. It can cooperate with the whole series of products of Leifu to control the start and stop of peristaltic pump and fully free hands.

Welcome to connect Lead Fluid company for more details.


Kawasaki M5A Gas Turbine Achieves 100,000 Commercial Operation Hours

Tokyo, August 26, 2022 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has announced today that M5A gas turbine with world’s highest efficiency in the 5 MW class, launched into the market in November 2017, has exceeded accumulated 100,000 commercial operation hours. M5A gas turbines has been delivered to various customers around the world and has achieved a reliability record that has exceeded 99% during commercial operation.

M5A has the world’s highest efficiency of 32.6% in the 5MW class and also has the world’s highest combined generating efficiency of 84.5% in its class. In addition, the application of the latest Dry Low Emission (DLE) combustion technologies has reduced NOx emission to 52.5 ppm (O2=0%) or less in consideration of the environment.

Kawasaki offers a full lineup of gas engines, gas turbines and other products that boast high electrical efficiency and are well-suited to a distributed energy supply approach, and one of the company’s strengths is its ability to offer optimized combined-cycle power plant energy supply systems that effectively bring together these various products. Moving forward, the company will continue its active pursuit of product and technology improvements as well as strengthening plant engineering capabilities in order to further expand its energy-related business on a global scale. Furthermore, Kawasaki will continue to pursue reliable energy supplies and environmental load reductions and contribute to the realization of low- and zero-carbon-emissions societies while striving to precisely address a diverse array of market needs.


FS-Elliott Opens Third Quarter with New IIoT Monitoring: FS-Connect

As industry and technology continues to evolve, FS-Elliott (Export, PA) is proud to announce its recent entrance into the remote monitoring landscape earlier this month with the launch of FS-Connect. Using a 4G cellular, web-based connection, FS-Connect has been designed to provide you clear surveillance of your compressor activity, alongside troubleshooting support, from any remote location.

"We believe that this new remote monitoring solution can be a powerful addition to any of FS-Elliott’s Regulus Control Panels, as it provides our users the ability to not only monitor the operational status of their compressed air system but will also help improve efficiency and compressor uptime through remote notifications and reporting. As an addition to FS-Connect, we are also excited that the FS-ConnectedServices option will provide a new level of service offerings to FS-Connect users, helping them troubleshoot on-site issues in a productive and timely manner. " – Justin Johnson, Product Manager, Controls

With this new product offering, you’ll gain a live view of your compressor(s) status, including items such as pressure/vibration/temperature monitoring, alarm/trip data, and valve positioning. Operational and maintenance notifications, as well as monthly summary reports, will help keep you on track for any maintenance services and provide energy-saving recommendations through our Energy Advisor. 

FS-Elliott will offer three different subscription plans (Basic, Plus, and Pro) depending on your monitoring needs. Each plan grants you the choice to add in the additional FS-ConnectedServices option. This offering lets our experienced Controls Engineers troubleshoot your issues live and provide support when requested.


Elliott Group Announces Rollout of Gemini Compressor Performance Monitoring System

Jeannette, PA – Elliott Group, a leading manufacturer of process compressors for oil & gas, petrochemical, liquefied gases, and other industrial services, today announced the rollout of their Gemini Compressor Performance Monitoring System.

Developed jointly by Elliott Group and Tri-Sen Systems, Gemini is a focused software solution designed specifically for continuous monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of critical compressor performance and associated auxiliary support systems.

"This next generation compressor control, monitoring, and analysis system will lead to improved operational control, better machine diagnostics, more functional review capabilities and should result in optimized compressor operation with increased plant reliability and efficiency," says Klaus Brun, Ph.D., Director, Research & Development at Elliott.

While there are other vibration data packages and operating data packages available in the market, according to Jim Jacoby, Senior Vice President at Tri-Sen Systems, "The Elliott Gemini is a package that successfully integrates rotor dynamics analysis, process data, high fidelity compressor thermodynamic analysis, and nearly real-time visibility of key performance indicators into a single package that can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, or computer."

The Gemini application includes:
 • Custom Elliott compressor model (a digital twin) for evaluating compressor performance and performance changes
  • Advanced vibration analysis with best-in-class vibration evaluation tools
  • Remote Controls Monitoring "HMI-twin" providing contextually relevant compressor and auxiliaries data through a responsive internet browser interface


Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group Wins Multiple Hydrogen Fueling Station Contracts in California and South Korea

Temecula, CA, August 23, 2022 – Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“CE&IG”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is proud to be the recipient of multiple contracts to provide over a dozen Hydrogen Fueling Stations (“HFS”) to customers in California and South Korea. These stations, intended to be operational between Q4 2023 and Q2 2024, cover fueling stations for light-duty, heavy-duty, and transit fuel cell vehicles that need H35 and H70 dispensing.

“As an ambassador member of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (“CaFCP”) and core leader of cryogenic technology, Nikkiso is key in connecting the hydrogen ecosystem to advance the clean energy agenda,” said Peter Wagner, CEO of Nikkiso CE&IG.

“We are pleased to offer flexible and scalable commercial and technical offers where our customers need us the most: from equipment fabricator to turnkey EPC solutions,” said Joseph Pak, President of the Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions.

The purchase orders have a combined value of almost US$60 million. Nikkiso has dedicated over 150,000 ft2 (14,000 m2) square feet of floor space to mass produce hydrogen fueling stations in Murrieta, CA, Escondido, CA, Busan, South Korea, and Neuenbürg, Germany. Every station will be manufactured to comply with the local content requirements, including the Buy America Act for the US Hydrogen Hub market.

Starting with these hydrogen station projects, the Nikkiso Group aims to further expand their hydrogen-related business by strengthening their participation in the hydrogen supply chain and expanding into the global market.


Grundfos closes its business in Russia and Belarus

On 3 March 2022 Grundfos paused its business in Russia and Belarus. Since then, Grundfos has been winding down its activities including a reduction of staff and settling relationships with customers, vendors, and other partners, whilst continuously assessing the situation. 

With no signs that the situation will change and in line with its values, Grundfos has now taken the decision to fully close its business in Russia and Belarus.

The decision to fully close business in Russia and Belarus is reflected in the upcoming announcement of Grundfos’ half-year results. A significant one-off cost of DKK 851m related to the closing of business in Russia and Belarus will be reported.

For now, this will mark the end of Grundfos’ 23 years of presence in Russia. We would like to thank our colleagues for their dedication and our customers and partners for their strong support and collaboration throughout the years.


CIRCOR Announces Appointment of AGI Industries as Authorized Pump Repair Center for CIRCOR Industrial Pumps America

Renewed service partnership for IMO, Allweiler, and Warren customers in Louisiana and Texas

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, announces a renewed service partnership with AGI Industries. The AGI Industries service centers will continue to provide service for IMO, Allweiler, and Warren brand pumps at their Louisiana and Texas facilities.

CIRCOR and AGI Industries recently completed the re-certification of AGI’s service and repair centers, extending a partnership that began over 20 years ago. All AGI Industries service & repair centers underwent an extensive audit review before being granted certification as an CIRCOR Authorized Service Center. With their certification, these AGI service & repair centers are authorized to perform both minor and major repairs, rebuilds, and service on a diverse array of CIRCOR’s pump brands. 

“It is our pleasure at CIRCOR to award our valued partner AGI Industries with their Authorized Service Center certification,” says Jamie Mekus, Program Manager of Aftermarket Sales at CIRCOR.  “This certification solidifies AGI Industries as a direct extension of the CIRCOR factory, ensuring that our customers will receive the highest-level of aftermarket service support required to properly maintain their equipment.”

This service partnership is indicative of the added value that AGI Industries provides to customers of CIRCOR products. 

“We at AGI Industries are proud to have CIRCOR as a marquee Positive Displacement Pump manufacturer in our strong line of pumping products and are happy to continue as a CIRCOR factory authorized and certified service and repair provider,” says Rusty LaMotte, Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing at AGI Industries, Inc


Pluto Train 2 LNG project to deliver economic benefits for Western Australia

Woodside Energy and Bechtel start construction on project site

Construction has commenced on the Pluto Train 2 project, a key milestone supporting jobs and economic growth in Western Australia. 

Construction has commenced on the Pluto Train 2 project, a key milestone supporting jobs and economic growth in Western Australia. 

The Deputy Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, officially launched construction on the project at a ceremony in Karratha today. 

The Deputy Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, officially launched construction on the project at a ceremony in Karratha today. 

Pluto Train 2 will be the second liquefied natural gas train at Woodside Energy’s existing Pluto LNG onshore facility and will process gas from the Scarborough development. The construction site for Pluto Train 2 is within the existing Pluto LNG boundary. 

Pluto Train 2 will be the second liquefied natural gas train at Woodside Energy’s existing Pluto LNG onshore facility and will process gas from the Scarborough development. The construction site for Pluto Train 2 is within the existing Pluto LNG boundary. 

The Pluto Train 2 project will deliver significant economic benefits for Western Australia. Woodside, as operator of Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough, has made commitments to the Western Australian Government in its community development plans to support positive and sustainable community outcomes in the Pilbara region. 

The Pluto Train 2 project will deliver significant economic benefits for Western Australia. Woodside, as operator of Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough, has made commitments to the Western Australian Government in its community development plans to support positive and sustainable community outcomes in the Pilbara region. 

Bechtel will execute the engineering, procurement, and construction of Pluto Train 2, which will have an LNG capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes per annum. To continue to support Australia’s domestic market, additional domestic gas infrastructure will be installed with capacity of  about 225 terajoules per day, equivalent to keeping the lights on for a year in about 10,000 households. 

Bechtel will execute the engineering, procurement, and construction of Pluto Train 2, which will have an LNG capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes per annum. To continue to support Australia’s domestic market, additional domestic gas infrastructure will be installed with capacity of  about 225 terajoules per day, equivalent to keeping the lights on for a year in about 10,000 households. 

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said the start of construction on Pluto Train 2 was a key milestone towards the delivery of the Scarborough project, which will provide significant long-term economic growth and local employment opportunities for Western Australia and supply domestic and export markets for decades to come. 

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said the start of construction on Pluto Train 2 was a key milestone towards the delivery of the Scarborough project, which will provide significant long-term economic growth and local employment opportunities for Western Australia and supply domestic and export markets for decades to come. 

“Woodside is proud to build on the economic contribution that it has made over 35 years to communities in Western Australia. Many opportunities will be realised in Western Australia, providing a boost to long-term investment in education and training, growing jobs and bringing work through the supply chain. Scarborough gas processed through an expanded and efficient Pluto facility will support the decarbonisation goals of our customers in Asia,” O’Neill said. 

“Woodside is proud to build on the economic contribution that it has made over 35 years to communities in Western Australia. Many opportunities will be realised in Western Australia, providing a boost to long-term investment in education and training, growing jobs and bringing work through the supply chain. Scarborough gas processed through an expanded and efficient Pluto facility will support the decarbonisation goals of our customers in Asia,” O’Neill said. 

The Pluto Train 2 project will employ about 2,000 people at peak in 2024, with a large contingent of employees expected to be drawn from within Western Australia. Bechtel has already engaged a number of local and Indigenous businesses to support delivery, with more awards anticipated as the project progresses. 

The Pluto Train 2 project will employ about 2,000 people at peak in 2024, with a large contingent of employees expected to be drawn from within Western Australia. Bechtel has already engaged a number of local and Indigenous businesses to support delivery, with more awards anticipated as the project progresses. 

Bechtel Energy President Paul Marsden said Bechtel was pleased to start work on such an important project for the Asia-Pacific region. 

Bechtel Energy President Paul Marsden said Bechtel was pleased to start work on such an important project for the Asia-Pacific region. 

“We are proud to do our part to invest in local communities and improve the quality of life where we work by creating jobs and opportunities, while also bringing greater energy security for the region,” Marsden said.

“We are proud to do our part to invest in local communities and improve the quality of life where we work by creating jobs and opportunities, while also bringing greater energy security for the region,” Marsden said.

Bechtel has commenced site preparation, including office, crib hut, and other facility installation. Initial earthworks and activities in the laydown and storage areas will start up before the end of 2022.

Bechtel has commenced site preparation, including office, crib hut, and other facility installation. Initial earthworks and activities in the laydown and storage areas will start up before the end of 2022.


Siemens Energy and Duke Energy’s gas power plant achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title

 • Siemens Energy and Duke Energy have achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the "most powerful simple cycle gas power plant"

 • Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station in North Carolina achieved an output of 410.9 megawatts

 • Highly efficient and flexible gas turbine technology supports the expanding use of renewables

Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, powered by Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL (60-Hz) turbine, has been certified with the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the “most powerful simple-cycle gas power plant” with an output of 410.9 megawatts.

Lincoln Power Station – © Duke Energy

As part of an innovative agreement, Siemens Energy installed and is currently testing its SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, about 25 miles north of Charlotte, NC. The new unit can generate enough energy to power more than 300,000 homes.

Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL is designed to run longer between maintenance cycles and will be the most efficient of its type in Duke Energy’s fleet (about 34 percent more efficient than the existing combustion turbines at the Lincoln site).

“Power output, efficiency and operational flexibility are crucial elements in the decarbonization of the energy sector,” says Karim Amin, Executive Board Member at Siemens Energy. “This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title demonstrates our capability as a technology leader working together with Duke Energy to accelerate the path towards net-zero emissions.”

“Duke Energy is pursuing an aggressive clean energy transition, already achieving more than 40 percent carbon reduction since 2005,” said Kevin Murray, Vice President of Project Management & Construction at Duke Energy. “The new gas turbine at our Lincoln site will become the most fuel-efficient gas turbine in our fleet. The unit’s fast start and high ramp rate capability will support the increase in renewables we are placing on our system while complementing our journey to net-zero carbon from electricity generation by 2050.”

The power output of the unit is complemented by its agility. When renewables like solar or wind fluctuate, power from the HL-class turbine can quickly be added to the grid to meet market demands and help stabilize the power supply. The equipment that achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was delivered to the Lincoln site in November of 2019 and was started for the first time in April 2020. It’s the first 60-Hz HL-class turbine from Siemens Energy.


Mitsubishi Power’s Advanced M701F Gas Turbines Begin Commercial Operation at Layyah Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plant Project

Long Term Service Agreement Awarded

Mitsubishi Power’s Advanced M701F Gas Turbines Begin Commercial Operation at Layyah Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plant Project; Long Term Service Agreement Awarded 

Power project set to be the most efficient (over 60 percent ISO) and advanced F- class power plant in the Middle East  

Long Term Service Agreement also signed today for Layyah project, to support SEWA deliver, high reliability, and efficiency in power supply 

Sharjah, U.A.E, August 22, 2022 --Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced today that its two advanced and highly efficient M701F gas turbines have commenced the simple cycle commercial operation at the Layyah power plant in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, which is owned and operated by Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA).   

The M701F gas turbines are one of the core equipment of a 1,026MW gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) full turnkey project awarded by SEWA, to a consortium of Mitsubishi Power and ELSEWEDY POWER S.A.E. to expand Layyah power plant. The expansion supports Sharjah’s economic development by boosting electricity production and enhancing water production in the Emirate through the adoption of state-of-the-art power generation solutions and facilities.  

"We are proud to announce the successful start of operations for the two advanced Mitsubishi Power gas turbines at Layyah combined cycle plant in Sharjah, which is set to become the most efficient and advanced F- class power plant in the Middle East. The Layyah project fulfills the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to meet the Emirate of Sharjah’s electricity demand and SEWA 2030 Roadmap to boost the installed capacity to 4,600 MW and raise the operational efficiency to more than 60%. This will help achieve the Emirate of Sharjah’s vision to meet the growing electricity demand and keep pace with the industrial, commercial and residential development in the Emirate of Sharjah,” said H.E. Saeed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA). 

To further support SEWA in ensuring uninterrupted power supply in the Emirate and enhancing reliability, efficiency, and availability, Mitsubishi Power signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with SEWA, encompassing the servicing and maintenance of the units installed at Layyah power plant.   

“Mitsubishi Power is a strategic and trusted partner for SEWA for the long-term operation of the new plant. With the company’s global expertise, proven engineering standards, and long-term track record in services across the Middle East, Mitsubishi Power is an ideal partner for the Layyah project. We are delighted to sign the long-term services agreement today and with their extensive experience in services, we look forward to their support in enhancing the efficiency, reliability, quality, and performance of our fleet, ultimately delivering cleaner power and water to the people of Sharjah,” H.E. Al Suwaidi added.   

Once completed, Layyah power plant is expected to supply 20 percent of the power for the city of Sharjah.   

Under the terms of the agreement, Mitsubishi Power is providing the core equipment, including two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). ELSEWEDY POWER is providing the engineering, procurement, construction as well as balance of plant and other equipment at the site. 

 “Today marks a significant milestone for the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE as we celebrate the simple cycle commercial operation of Layyah project with our partners SEWA and ELSEWEDY POWER. We are honoured to provide our advanced technologies and services for the landmark Layyah combined cycle plant, which is vital to the continued economic growth of the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE. We are also thrilled to announce today a long-term service agreement for Layyah plant, which reflects our growing commitment to support SEWA in delivering steady, uninterrupted power and water to households and businesses across Sharjah,” said Khalid Salem, President, Mitsubishi Power Middle East & North Africa. 

Through the LTSA, Mitsubishi Power will also implement its award-winning TOMONI® suite of intelligent solutions, to provide real-time adaptive control and actionable knowledge. Mitsubishi Power continues to support the stable supply of power and delivery of efficient power generation technologies in the Middle East and North Africa region and around the world, thereby contributing to the promotion of decarbonization, economic development, and the creation of highly sustainable energy systems on a global scale.  

About Mitsubishi Power  

Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Across more than 30 countries worldwide, Mitsubishi Power designs manufactures and maintains equipment and systems that drive decarbonization and ensure the delivery of reliable power around the world. Among its solutions are a wide range of gas turbines including hydrogen-fueled gas turbines, solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and air quality control system (AQCS). Committed to providing exemplary service and working with customers to imagine the future of energy, Mitsubishi Power is also spearheading the development of the digital power plant through its suite of AI-enabled TOMONI® solutions.


CIRCOR Expands its Portfolio of Products at their Weihai Facility

Allowing faster support to customers in the China and APAC region

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, announces the expansion of its product portfolio in their Weihai, China facility. Effective January 1, 2022, CIRCOR has transferred the orders of IMO AB pumps for APAC customers to Weihai. By moving APAC business orders and assembly to the Weihai facility, CIRCOR has streamlined their operations and improved customer experience.

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, announces the expansion of its product portfolio in their Weihai, China facility. Effective January 1, 2022, CIRCOR has transferred the orders of IMO AB pumps for APAC customers to Weihai. By moving APAC business orders and assembly to the Weihai facility, CIRCOR has streamlined their operations and improved customer experience.

The CIRCOR facility in Weihai, China is a fully integrated business, engineering technology, and manufacturing services support center with increasing local product availability and support. The Weihai facility manufactures commercial marine packages, three-screw positive displacement pumps, control valves, progressing cavity pumps, and centrifugal pumps for use widely applied in oil & gas, commercial marine, power generation, and other industries. As an experienced pump manufacturer since 2003, CIRCOR Weihai is committed to continuously growing their product portfolio with the addition of IMO AB pumps for APAC customers being the most recent addition.

The CIRCOR facility in Weihai, China is a fully integrated business, engineering technology, and manufacturing services support center with increasing local product availability and support. The Weihai facility manufactures commercial marine packages, three-screw positive displacement pumps, control valves, progressing cavity pumps, and centrifugal pumps for use widely applied in oil & gas, commercial marine, power generation, and other industries. As an experienced pump manufacturer since 2003, CIRCOR Weihai is committed to continuously growing their product portfolio with the addition of IMO AB pumps for APAC customers being the most recent addition.

With IMO AB pumps available at the Weihai facility, APAC customers will see improvements to their experience. The closer location allows for

With IMO AB pumps available at the Weihai facility, APAC customers will see improvements to their experience. The closer location allows for

 • immediate support in the customers’ time zone,

 • immediate support in the customers’ time zone,

 • increased flexibility,

 • increased flexibility,

 • lower transportation costs, and

 • lower transportation costs, and

 • shorter lead times.

 • shorter lead times.

It also allows for excellent customer service with better assistance with in-field services and selection of the right products for the customer.  In addition, the Weihai team will offer engineering expertise and after-sales support to ensure a localized and complete value chain.

It also allows for excellent customer service with better assistance with in-field services and selection of the right products for the customer.  In addition, the Weihai team will offer engineering expertise and after-sales support to ensure a localized and complete value chain.


Sundyne Makes it Faster, Easier and More Cost Effective to Purchase, Deploy and Maintain PPI Diaphragm Compressors For Hydrogen Applications

This Week at ACHEMA, Sundyne will Showcase How its Compressors and Pumps are used for Hydrogen Applications in Hall 8, Stand D7

Frankfurt, Germany – August 22nd, 2022: Sundyne, a leader in the design and manufacture of mission critical pumps & compressors, today announced a series of packaging enhancements that make it easier, faster and more cost effective to purchase, deploy and maintain PPI 9-Series diaphragm compressors.  This week at ACHEMA in Frankfurt (Hall 8 Stand D7), Sundyne is showcasing how its compressors and pumps are used for Hydrogen applications, as well as other applications required by the processing industries.

New packaging options that come with the PPI 9-Series include instrumentation optimized for reliable operation of the compressor.  The layout of the motor and compressor on the same skid has been streamlined to reduce the footprint.  Recognizing the cost of downtime to operators, a series of lifting rails have been added to the skid, which facilitate faster compressor maintenance.  A new curtain enclosure in now available when inclement weather protection is required.  In addition, secondary skid options are now available for a closed-loop cooling system.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback from our customers, which the team has used in our package design.  The features we’ve added to our PPI 9-Series are designed to facilitate a ‘drop-in’ capability that makes it easier for customers to deploy, and more cost effective to maintain our compressors once they’re in operation,” said Sundyne’s Vice President of Hydrogen and PPI compressors, Michael O’Neil.  “This week, we’re looking forward to seeing our customers and prospects at ACHEMA, and to discussing how our PPI compressors add value to their Hydrogen processing applications.”

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries have a long history of processing hydrogen to make products and they also produce Hydrogen as a byproduct of their activities.  For transportation applications, fuel cell technology makes industrial vehicles & long-haul busses emission free.  The industrial markets see Hydrogen as a potential alternative to heat commercial buildings. Sundyne’s PPI Diaphragm compressors are preferred for Hydrogen applications, due to the following characteristics:

 • High Compression Ratio: PPI diaphragm compressors are designed to meet the pressures required by mobility applications and industrial de-carbonization projects. Multiple compressors in the product family ensure a custom-fit for a wide range of Hydrogen applications.

 • Product Purity: PPI compressors feature triple diaphragm sets which ensure that the process gas is isolated from the hydraulic oil. This provides absolute process purity, which is critical for fuel cell applications – as even the slightest contamination can damage the fuel cell.

 • Reliability: All process gas-contacting parts in a PPI compressor are made from corrosion resistant alloys, making them ideal for hydrogen processing, as well as other applications involving hazardous and toxic gasses.

 • Environmental Safety: The static seals in PPI compressors ensure zero leakage of process gas to the atmosphere, and PPI’s Leak Detection System immediately detects diaphragm or seal failure.

 • Lower Energy Costs: PPI’s rugged crank cases and drive trains are specially designed to deliver maximum compression at the lowest energy cost.

 • Industry Standards compliance: All PPI compressors meet the API 618 standard.

 • Explosion-Proof Certification: The package meets the various standards that address requirements for explosion-proof environments, around the globe.

 • Custom Engineering: Sundyne collaborates with customers to manufacture customized PPI systems that are optimized for the gas pressure, molecular weight, heat, corrosion and velocity of each customer’s application. Sundyne utilizes the latest technology in solids modeling and FEA analysis to ensure that all working components are designed & tested to minimize wear, improve sealing and reduce corrosive & erosive effects.

 • Global Support: Sundyne’s global network of channel partners provides prompt & complete support (and spare parts) anywhere around the globe.


How Is Peristaltic Pump Applied To Chemiluminescence Immunoanalyzer?

Lead Fluid peristaltic pump has the advantages of small volume, quiet operation, high-definition cleanliness, low pulsation, stable and accurate transmission flow, simple maintenance and lower cost. It is equipped with the chemiluminescent immunoanalyzer, which can effectively improve its work efficiency and accuracy and help the vigorous development of human health.So how do they work ? Let’s explore together

There is a detection instrument with comprehensive functions and wide applications, which can detect tumor markers, thyroid, glucose metabolism, renal function, bone metabolism and other items. It is a strong player among many in vitro detection instruments.It’s chemiluminescence immunoanalyzer.

What is the working principle of the analytical instrument?

The chemiluminescence immunoanalyzer combines the high-sensitivity chemiluminescence detection technology with the high-specific immune reaction. By detecting the luminous intensity of a specific substance, it can quantitatively detect the specific antigen, antibody and other substances in human samples (blood, body fluid, tissue, etc.), obtain clinical diagnosis information, and help medical personnel judge the disease or matrix function.

Chemiluminescence immunoanalyzer is widely used for the detection of tumor markers, hormones and other immune items. It adopts the unique magnetic particle technology, super sensitive photomultiplier tube and stable amplification system, which has the characteristics of high sensitivity, high stability and high accuracy.

What is the workflow of the analytical instrument?

The chemiluminescence immunoanalyzer is mainly composed of turntable module, main probe module, analysis module and liquid circuit module. When the chemiluminescent immunoanalyzer is working, the sample, reagent and magnetic particles are sucked by the main probe and injected into the reaction tube. It is transferred into the incubation belt for incubation and forms an antibody antigen enzyme labeled antibody complex.

The reaction tube is sent to the washing turntable for washing for 2-3 times. During this period, the magnetic particle coating is adsorbed under the action of the electromagnetic field and is washed on the side of the reaction tube. After cleaning, incubate again to strengthen the signal. At this time, photons will be generated and detected by the photocell to finally produce results.

In order to make the detection results truly reflect the actual content of antigen and antibody, the chemiluminescent immunoanalyzer needs a reliable and pollution-free cleaning system to clean the free interfering substances in time. Peristaltic pump can just meet these requires.

How does peristaltic pump transfer liquid?

1.The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump is small in size and operates quietly. It is suitable for supporting in the chemiluminescent immunoanalyzer, which can save the volume ratio, basically no noise, and ensure the quietness and preciseness of the working environment of medical personnel.

2.The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump has extremely high cleanliness. During the transmission of fluid, the fluid only contacts the inner wall of the hose. The flow path does not need valves and seals, which can prevent biological waste liquid from remaining in the liquid path. Moreover, the hose replacement is extremely simple. It is an ideal choice for the waste liquid discharge pump of the cuvette cleaning system.

3.Low pulsation, stable and accurate transmission flow. The delivered liquid volume is stable, and the pump speed can be controlled to reach the expected flow, so the delivered liquid volume is more accurate and accurate.

4.Lead Fluid peristaltic pump is easy to maintain and has lower cost. There are no other parts such as valves and seals, and the vulnerable parts are only pump pipes. The card structure is very simple to install and replace the pump pipe, which can effectively shorten the equipment maintenance time.


Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific and JERA Asia come together to explore establishing an ammonia direct combustion power plant

The project aims to accomplish the twin goals of supplying green electricity and developing an ammonia bunkering terminal

Singapore, August 19, 2022 – Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and JERA Asia, a subsidiary of JERA, today concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore establishing a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, which houses the country’s chemical and energy industries.

Under the MoU, a joint study will be conducted, where a 60MW class gas turbine combined cycle plant fueled by 100% ammonia is planned to be set up to produce carbon-neutral electricity, as well as stimulate ammonia demand to be ready for ammonia bunkering in future.

This MoU builds upon an initial agreement between Jurong Port and MHI-AP signed in August 2021 for a pre-feasibility study on ammonia direct combustion technology for green power generation, which was concluded successfully in March 2022.

In February this year, the Singapore government raised its climate ambition to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by or around 2050. This project is in alignment with the overall national decarbonization goals, as it aims to utilize ammonia – which can efficiently transport and store hydrogen in a liquid state at low cost – as a fuel to generate carbon-free electricity, and as the main bunkering fuel in future to decarbonize the maritime sector. The MoU will hence explore the viability and commercialization of ammonia for these purposes.

“We feel this MoU could help pave the way for encouraging the adoption of hydrogen in Singapore through aggregation of demand across multiple sectors, mainly the power sector and the maritime sector, thereby addressing the chicken-and-egg conundrum of infrastructure versus demand needs for maritime and domestic power generation. This collaboration is certainly consistent with the spirit of reinforcing Singapore’s premier bunkering hub status – for current, transition and future fuels.” said Ooi Boon Hoe, Chief Executive Officer, Jurong Port.

Osamu Ono, Managing Director, MHI-AP, said: “Ammonia, which consists of hydrogen and nitrogen, is a highly efficient hydrogen carrier and can be directly combusted as a carbon neutral fuel, thereby contributing to the establishment of a robust hydrogen value chain. At MHI, we believe that ammonia and hydrogen are key fuels that can help countries meet their net zero goals, and this MoU is an exciting opportunity for us to contribute our technology and expertise to achieve sustainable development in Singapore and subsequently realize the global sustainability agenda.”

“JERA is committed to providing cutting edge solutions to the world’s energy issues and is actively working to strengthen both the ammonia and hydrogen value chains. We believe this MoU offers a unique opportunity to support Singapore’s decarbonization efforts while advancing the ammonia technology development for carbon neutral power generation. Through initiatives like this, JERA will leverage its experience and capabilities to help countries to reach their net-zero CO2 emissions targets and to build a clean energy supply chain in the region,” said Toshiro Kudama, Chief Executive Officer, JERA Asia.

Together, the three companies will contribute to achieving net-zero CO2 emissions in Singapore by leveraging their technology, resources and expertise.

About Jurong Port

Jurong Port (JP) is a world-class multipurpose port operator serving as Singapore’s premier gateway for general and bulk cargo. Its port operating expertise includes efficient handling of general, bulk, and containerised cargo at JP Homeport, management and operations of the Tuas Offshore Marine Centre, Lighter Terminals in Penjuru and Marina South as well as overseas ports in China and Indonesia. JP also owns and operates two of the most modern tank storage terminals in Singapore - Jurong Port Tank Terminals (JPTT) and Jurong Port Universal Terminal (JPUT). With a combined storage capacity of almost 3 million m3, JP is the largest independent storage terminal operator in Singapore. JPUT, in particular, supports approximately 30% of Singapore’s annual bunkering volume, reinforcing the nation’s position as the top bunkering hub in the world. JP caters to regional and domestic markets across diverse industry supply chains which include construction, shipbuilding, offshore, transport, logistics, energy, and manufacturing industries. JP’s local and overseas terminals handled a total of 70 million tons of general and bulk cargo and more than half a million TEUs in 2021. Amongst others, JP won the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Port/ Terminal Operator of the Year Award in 2018 and the National Infocomm Award for Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector) in 2016.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), one of the world’s leading industrial firms. Located in Singapore, the Asia Pacific headquarters supports the growth of markets in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Australia and other parts of the region. MHI-AP builds on its global outlook and deep local insights to deliver integrated solutions to the region in urban development and infrastructure, energy and utilities, as well as logistics and transportation. As a market leader in Asia Pacific, MHI-AP provides reliable and innovative solutions that move the world forward.

About JERA

Established in 2015, JERA is an equal joint venture of two major Japanese electric companies, TEPCO Fuel & Power Incorporated and Chubu Electric Power Company. JERA is an energy company with global reach that has strength in the entire energy supply chain, from participation in LNG upstream projects and fuel procurement, through fuel transportation to power generation. JERA’s mission is to provide cutting edge solutions to the world’s energy issues, by offering energy supply models established in Japan through JERA’s global operations to other countries. JERA has recently established its New Corporate Vision for 2035, indicating its goal “To scale up its clean energy platform of renewables and low greenhouse gas thermal power, sparking sustainable development in Asia and around the world”. With this context, JERA is interested in the development of the ammonia value chain in Singapore and the overall strategic vision towards sustainable development in Asia and around the world.


Howden supplies compressors to Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

Howden has signed two separate contracts with the energy self-sufficient Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) Project to supply twenty-four (24) KA blower packages to treat domestic used water.

Howden’s KA turbocompressors will support the Tuas WRP’s vital role within the Tuas Nexus – Singapore’s first integrated water and solid waste treatment facility. Howden’s technology will support various processes, including biosorption, bioreactor, and the membrane bioreactor. And with Howden’s local office and distributor, the team will also provide after-market and warranty services as required to minimise downtime

Harnessing the synergies of the water-energy-waste Nexus, Tuas WRP will co-digest food waste and used water, boosting biogas production by 40% compared to the treatment of used water sludge alone. The energy recovered from combusting biogas will improve the plant’s thermal efficiency as well as generate electricity for Tuas Nexus’ operations. Excess electricity will be exported to the grid to continually power up to 30,000 four-room apartments locally.

Tuas WRP required a reliable solution for its wastewater treatment and with our unrivalled global installation list and local footprint, we could guarantee KA blower packages that fulfilled their critical functions. Our advanced testing verifies that our compressors meet all technical standards before leaving the factory to ensure long-term durability and minimal maintenance.

Harnessing 30 years of manufacturing experience, our KA turbocompressors are the most highly efficient air compressor on the market with their advanced mechanical and aero-dynamical design and cutting-edge control system. Each KA compressor is carefully customised to complement a plant’s needs while consuming minimal required power.

Camille Levy, President of Asia Pacific at Howden

Howden was selected for its impressive track record in installing turbocompressors worldwide, having provided similar equipment to the Singapore Public Utilities Board through locally awarded contractors.

Howden supplies high-efficiency blowers and compressors, and advanced digital solutions for smart aeration systems. With an efficient, reliable aeration system, overall energy expenditure during the wastewater treatment process is optimised, cutting process time and costs. Howden’s diverse range of blowers and compressors enhances the management of effluent from municipal sewage systems and from many industrial processes where liquid organic effluents are produced as a by-product.


Wilo expands its solution expertise in wastewater treatment

The Wilo Group is acquiring two specialists in wastewater treatment in Germany

Dortmund. The multinational technology group Wilo has taken over FSM Frankenberger GmbH & Co. KG in Pohlheim and WSM Walower Stahl- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Walow. Both companies specialise in technologies for mechanical cleaning and treatment of wastewater.

With these strategic acquisitions, the technology company is specifically expanding its water management portfolio. “Thanks to the acquisitions, we can offer our customers an even wider range of solutions”, explains Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group. “We are consistently following our strategic development from an expert for heating applications to a holistic solutions provider for all applications in the transport, use and treatment of water and wastewater.”

The two companies are being integrated into the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Water Treatment, which combines all Wilo Group activities in the field of water and sewage treatment. However, the companies remain independent and will continue to be run by local managers. “Wilo’s market and application expertise and the two companies’ special solutions are the ideal combination to exploit new opportunities in existing business segments and collectively develop new markets”, says Dr Patrick Niehr, Member of the Executive Board and CCO of the Wilo Group.


Opening Of KBL’s APOEM Facility At Taloja, Maharashtra

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), along with its channel partner Vijay Engineering and Machinery Company (VEMC), has inaugurated the Authorised Pump Original Equipment Manufacturer (APOEM) plant at Taloja, Maharashtra on 13th August 2022.

APOEM plant was inaugurated by Mr Sanjay Kirloskar (Chairman & Managing Director – Kirloskar Brothers Limited), Mr Alok Kirloskar (Managing Director - Kirloskar Brothers International B.V.) & Ms Rama Kirloskar (Joint Managing Director - Kirloskar Brothers Limited) along with other seniors/officials of Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) & VEMC.

This is the fifth APOEM facility opened by KBL to deliver best in class products and services to the customer.


New BBA Pumps weir tank

BBA Pumps introduces a new weir tank for mobile pumping systems and wellpoint dewatering. The weir tank is now prepared for the installation of a Handy flow meter and is equipped as standard with a composite grating cover and logo panels for your own branding.

In many countries it is mandatory to place a weir tank in the discharge pipe of a pumping installation. This allows the particles to settle before the water is discharged through the sewer or into a creek. The BBA Pumps weir tanks were already equipped with useful features such as their ability to be stacked with mobile pumps, forklift pockets and a removable partition for easy cleaning.

Measuring is knowing

Because the fluid is completely de-aerated when it leaves the weir tank, you get a very accurate flow measurement. The Handy flow meter option offers the user multiple advantages such as safety, convenience and a reliable measurement of the amount of fluid to be pumped.


CIRCOR to Showcase Compact Marine Centrifugal Pumps at SMM 2022

Visit Stand 237 in Hall A2 to learn about CIRCOR’s pumps for marine applications

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, will showcase the ALLWEILER® ALLMARINE® MA-S and MA-C pumps and the ALLMARINE MI-S and MI-C pumps at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, September 6-9, 2022. Stop by Stand 237 in Hall A2 to learn more about how CIRCOR’s lightweight pumps with heavyweight performance deliver in commercial marine applications.

The compact MA-S and MA-C series from Allweiler Allmarine are vertically installed centrifugal pumps with axial inlets and radial outlets. The S version was designed for simple and rapid assembly and disassembly of the insert unit with an impeller. “For our customers with severe space restrictions, the C version offers the same reliability with a significantly shorter installation height and weight”, says Michael Gaiser, Sr. Director Global Sales Commercial Marine.

Both the MA-S and MA-C use a new and patented foot design. This extends the pump’s service life, reduces wear and also helps avoid damages at the impeller and casing making them stable and reliable while still being lightweight. Allmarine’s MI-C and MI-S series pumps are also available as an inline volute casing design and feature “go anywhere” adaptability.

Also at the show will be the IMO AB three-screw pump technology solutions for engine room packages. These solutions also address the growing demand for Low-Sulfur pumping applications.

Both product lines are available not only from Radolfzell (Germany), but also from Weihai (China). “The ability to serve our customers in Asia from our local factory supports our ambitions to be accessible to our customers” says Michael Gaiser.


Aspro participated in AOG Patagonia 2022

Gustavo Frontera, Global Commercial Manager, Juan Carlos Di Bella, Oil & Gas Commercial Advisor and Juan José Palacios, New Business Developer, attended the Argentina Oil & Gas Exhibition (AOG) Patagonia edition.

The event, which occupied more than 4,300 m2 of stands, becoming the largest of all AOG Patagonia exhibitions to date, was organized by the Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas, and is held every two years in that region.

Governor Omar Gutiérrez officially opened the Expo and presented the projections to 2030, announcing that he will present the Vaca Muerta Development Plan 2023-2030 to the Legislature and anticipated that “concessions in continuous development will increase to 27, which It is equivalent to 25% of the surface of Vaca Muerta”.

High Expectations and record attendance

In the three days of the exhibition, Business Rounds were held where we were able to connect with manufacturers and suppliers of the main oil and gas companies that operate in Argentina and in the region.

In turn, we were able to learn about the latest in exploration, production, distribution, transportation, refining, processing and marketing technology, and reflect on the importance of diversity and inclusion throughout the oil and gas industry.

In total, more than 8,000 people attended, including professionals, businessmen and the public interested in the industry, which allowed us to continue interacting to strengthen our business.

Aspro has installed oil&gas equipment in Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Colombia, China, Indonesia and Nigeria. It is currently actively participating in new projects to expand this technology throughout Latin America.

A new assembly line dedicated to Oil & Gas allows to develop new high flow and power projects. With more investment and innovation, Aspro continues to grow in the industry.


Good news~Lead Fluid Microliter Peristaltic Pump Won International Patent

Recently, the “precise quantitative control system and control method of peristaltic pump” of Baoding Lead Fluid Technology Co., Ltd. has passed the U.S. patent certification with the patent number of 11384744. Up to now, Lead Fluid has 121 intellectual property patents including this patent.


Through this invention patent, WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump was successfully developed. The launch of WSP3000 micro liter peristaltic pump marks a new breakthrough in the filling capacity of peristaltic pump.

WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump successfully broke the limit of peristaltic pump filling accuracy, and covered from milliliter to microliter. Once it was launched, it caused a great sensation in the industry. WSP3000 micro liter peristaltic pump has a wide application prospect and can be applied to IVD, laboratory, pharmaceutical, environmental protection and other industries. Micro upgrading peristaltic pump has promoted the precision improvement of many industries, and will bring further development of scientific research precision, drug quality and environmental protection.

2.Microliter peristaltic pump assisted nucleic acid detection

In the context of covid-19, the demand for nucleic acid detection is unprecedented, and the production of nucleic acid detection related instruments and reagents urgently needs to be accelerated. WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump provides an efficient solution for the current large-scale reagent dispensing demand.

The WSP3000 micro liter peristaltic pump eliminates the influence of flow pulsation on the filling liquid volume through the innovative design of the peristaltic pump head structure and the optimization design of the control system. The roller reset technology and the pipeline liquid return control technology are applied to cover the filling liquid volume of the peristaltic pump to 1-3000 μ l. The filling accuracy was increased to 0.2%, which ensured the dispensing accuracy of testing reagents and vaccines. The WSP3000 microliter peristaltic pump effectively improved the production efficiency of testing reagents and provided a powerful help for the rapid control of COVID-19.

In the future, Lead Fluid will continue to conduct in-depth research in the field of fluid transmission, adhere to scientific and technological innovation, create more possibilities for scientific and technological progress, and vigorously promote the development of the fluid transmission industry. Promote the development of China’s precision fluid transmission technology in the direction of high precision, high efficiency, high reliability and green safety, and lead the innovation and prosperity of global science and technology.


drinktec 2022 – World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry

The World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry is back! From 12 to 16 September 2022, drinktec in Munich will be the meeting place for the beverage industry. ProMinent will be there! You will find us in Hall B3 at Stand 312. With innovative metering systems and hygiene solutions, we make beverage production and filling easier for our customers.

Our highlights at drinktec 2022

Radar level sensor DULCOLEVEL

With the new radar level sensor DULCOLEVEL, we offer a complete solution for chemical management in combination with the secure IIoT platform DULCONNEX and a convenient app configuration.


The DULCODES LP F&B UV system, specially designed for use in the food and beverage industry, complies with Hygienic Design, is CIP-capable and equipped with FDA-compliant materials. It belongs to the series of ProMinent UV systems that are the only ones certified according to the new DIN:19294 2020-08 test standard.

DULCODOS modular metering system

The DULCODOS metering system is used for metering chemicals with high precision. It has a modular design and can be used flexibly in a wide range of applications. The stainless steel version is ready for connection and can therefore be used immediately in the food and beverage sector.

Motor-driven diaphragm metering pump Sigma in hygienic design

The motor-driven diaphragm metering pump Sigma in hygienic design enables precise and hygienic metering. All materials of the pump unit that come into contact with the media are designed to be physiologically harmless in accordance with FDA and EN Directive 1935/2004.

DULCODOS SAFE-IBC metering and emptying station for intermediate bulk containers (IBC)

Safe storage, emptying and uninterrupted metering of chemicals: This is easily achieved with DULCODOS SAFE-IBC, a special metering and emptying station for intermediate bulk containers (IBC) with almost complete residual emptying.

DFXa and DFYa peristaltic metering pumps

The DFXa and DFYa peristaltic metering pumps offer precise metering of viscous and solids-containing media up to 410l/h. A matching FDA-compliant hose is available for the beverage and food industry.

Customer Service – Smart Support

With our new Smart Support solution, our service experts can quickly and easily look at our customers’ equipment, even if we are not on site. Thanks to video chat and live transmission, we explain smartly and efficiently how to fix a problem.


MAN Energy Solutions Signs MoU with Stena and Proman

Memorandum of Understanding defines terms of project to investigate retrofit of MAN 48/60 engines to dual-fuel diesel/methanol operation

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Stena Teknik – Stena’s inhouse R&D division – and Proman – the world’s second largest methanol producer – regarding their mutual cooperation on a project to retrofit MAN 48/60 engines to make them capable of dual-fuel, diesel and methanol operation. Stena and Proman announced their partnership to develop a methanol retrofit and fuel-supply solution last year.

Stefan Eefting, Head of PrimeServ Germany, and Bernd Siebert, Head of Retrofit & Upgrades, signed the MoU on behalf of MAN Energy Solutions, while Ron Gerlach, Technical Director signed on behalf of Stena. Peter Schild, Director of Marine Fuels, signed for Proman.

Eefting said: “MAN Energy Solutions is happy to work with industry partners on decarbonising the marine segment, a sentiment that Stena and Proman happily share. Methanol has great potential as a future-fuel and is clean, efficient and safe to work with. It offers significant greenhouse-gas reductions, and is even net-zero when produced from renewable energy sources. I’m certain that many interested parties will be watching this retrofit’s progress.”

Under the terms of the agreement, the project will start with an initial feasibility study, defining the scope and limits of the project, the division of work and respective responsibilities. The primary aim of this is to investigate methanol combustion according to the Otto combustion principle with MeOH port fuel injection due to the inherent advantages for legacy installations. Developments on MeOH direct injection technology for newbuilds and the potential for later retrofits may also be considered here.

Upon successful completion of the feasibility study, the second phase would involve the retrofit of the engine(s), commissioning and field testing. The third and final phase would then involve the completion of field testing, and engine handover for commercial operation.


KBL Launches JALNAYAK - 0.5 HP and 1.0 HP Mini Series Pump

Kirloskar Brothers Limited launched yet another advanced mini-series pump, JALNAYAK. The pump offers high efficiency and comes with an energy-saving design. It is available in the 0.5 HP and 1.0 HP and single and three phases, offering an array of advanced features.

Its Cathodic Electro Deposition (CED) Coating ensures corrosion resistance, and the dynamically balanced rotating parts provide minimum vibrations, reducing the chances of operational damage. Jalnayak comes with robust construction having an aluminium die-case motor body to ensure minimum maintenance.

With enhanced safety features and high suction lift capacity, it is the perfect choice for domestic applications like overhead tank filling, water supply to gardens and fountains, feedwater & RO plants, construction sites, hotels, construction sites, and lawn sprinklers and car washing. Jalnayak comes with a warranty of up to 24 months.


KBL launches advanced version of KirloSmart – an IoT based remote pump monitoring system with new features

KBL has introduced an advanced version of its signature IoT (Internet of Things) – based pump monitoring system-KirloSmart.

KirloSmart is a unique hardware-software technology developed by KBL that enables the user to remotely monitor and troubleshoot the pump on a real-time basis without any manual intervention, predict and take corrective measures to prevent any breakdown, and ensure the pump gives optimal performance. This is achieved by transmitting the pump’s analytical field parameters or operational behaviour on KBL’s web-based portal and interactive mobile application (App). In terms of data security, the cloud services are SOC (System and Organisation Controls) compliant.

The KirloSmart technology with built-in analytics and spare management modules can generate alerts for the probable causes leading to the failure of the pump. Thus, a KirloSmart-enabled system helps the user in monitoring the pump health by appropriately sensing the critical health parameters of the pump. It also helps users in quick diagnostic and resolution of issues. KirloSmart can send alerts and notifications through SMS, Email, and mobile push notifications.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Alok Kirloskar, Member of the Board of Directors at KBL and Managing Director-SPP Pumps Limited, said, “The advanced version of KirloSmart has new additional features like enhanced web application and mobile app with user-friendly next generation UI/UX and easy navigation. This is more interactive and has an enhanced speed. It comes with multiple screen options to show various parameter dials and mimic or process diagrams with sensor data. KirloSmart tracks the overall performance of the pump and notifies the user of any degradation in the efficiency or performance. Also, our team of experts at the back end suggests to customers the correction measures to bring the performance on the track. This way, the solution helps to save electricity cost, prevents pump shutdown, and helps to increase the life of pumps.”

Energy efficiency is a key concern in the Indian industrial sector as a quarter of the energy consumed by industrial motors is used by pumps. It is estimated that around 75% of pump systems in India are oversized, many by more than 20%. Further, electricity costs account for 40% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a pump.

The advanced KirloSmart allows the customer to see multiple trends on a single screen and provides interactive help in troubleshooting. It offers documentation of weekly reports with trends, observations, and recommendations, and gives the customer access to the pump installation and operating manual, catalogue, pump datasheet, etc.

In yet another benefit, the enhanced hardware used in KirloSmart is both 4G and 5G compatible. It offers excellent wireless solutions for hazardous areas and has battery-operated wireless sensors with ATEX/IECEx and PESO certifications. With its advanced features, reliability, and compliance to safety norms, the new version of KirloSmart is set to add more value to users.

KBL’s KirloSmart is made to work satisfactorily in the Indian weather conditions and challenging scenarios like rural areas with low or limited bandwidth connectivity. This system also offers users the flexibility to use multiple units with a single SIM card.

KBL follows the ‘customer convenience always first’ philosophy and KirloSmart is one such powerful and ideal product that reflects this customer-centric approach in the truest sense. With the launch of this advanced version of KirloSmart, KBL is confident to add many more customers to its long list of existing ones who are already using and taking benefit from this solution.

KBL is the first company to commercially launch this solution in 2016 in India after using it in-house at the Kirloskarvadi factory since 2010.


Key Danish companies join forces against plastic waste in new partnership

Grundfos is partnering with major Danish companies and the Danish Technological Institute in the Circular Industrial Plastics (CIP) project to increase recycling of industrial plastics by at least 20 percent before 2025 and to create a new platform for recycling of plastics in Danish companies.

Today, many industrial products made of plastic are burnt or deposited after use because they either are not designed for recycling or because the available recycling technologies cannot handle the products. Several of the largest Danish companies prefer a change, and they would like recycling to increase by at least 20 percent before 2025.

The project partners include Coloplast, Novo Nordisk, Danfoss, Topsoe, Grundfos, and COOP. Danish Technological Institute has united the companies in a project called Circular Industrial Plastics (CIP) that supported by MUDP under the Ministry of the Environment.

“Industrial plastic is a very important material group, and it is possible to create functional design from the material. However, Grundfos takes responsibility for the full value chain and for the end-of-life product. It is a very complex task to match materials and end-of-life circular technologies. Grundfos cannot accomplish that on its own. So besides inspiring other companies, Grundfos also wants to strengthen its ‘toolbox’ regarding legacy products and the design of new products,” says Preben Jakobsen, Chief Engineer and Grundfos representative for the CIP project steering group.

Grundfos has already taken important strides in addressing a better way of using plastic in our products. Recent successes in optimising the reuse of production waste and the Grundfos take-back programme demonstrate ongoing focus in this area. Nonetheless, this is a journey that requires partnership and collaboration.

CIP provides the opportunity to work alongside recyclers, technology providers, and knowledge institutions to enable circular value chains that will in turn, generate value for Grundfos and the industry. Together, the businesses will explore various plastic recycling technologies and evaluate how these technologies perform on the specific types of technical plastics commonly used in our products.


New giant pump for mining

GIW Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of the KSB Group, specialised in the production of mining pumps, has launched a heavy-duty pump called MDX-850 on the market.

The specialists from Grovetown in Georgia, USA, have developed this type series especially for the extreme conditions encountered in hard rock mining in mill circuits. The new MDX-850 raises the bar of the production level while keeping the overall operating costs, i.e. the total cost of ownership, down. The impeller diameter measures 2,600 mm (102"), exceeding that of the previously largest MDX pump by 250 mm (10").

The design features of MDX-850 include a number of enhancements that have been made to the MDX type series over the last few years. The pump width, for instance, has been enlarged to allow for improved diverter design. The impeller, too, has been reinforced in areas prone to wear.

Thicker impeller vanes, cast from Gasite™ 28G and Endurasite™, improve wear resistance and extend the life cycle of the pumps. MDX-850 is characterised by its enhanced interface between suction liner and suction plate, enabling the use of an innovatively designed wear ring at the pump inlet.

Like all MDX pumps, size 850 comes with an adjustable suction liner to allow adjustments of the clearance between the impeller nose and suction liner from the suction side of the pump even when the pump is operating. 

The MDX-850 design is compatible with the GIW® RAMSL (Remotely Adjusted Mechanical Suction Liner) technology upgrade that makes adjustment of the clearance between the impeller nose and suction liner fast and precise.


Baker Hughes Acquires Power Generation Division of BRUSH Group to Enhance its Electric Machinery Portfolio

HOUSTON and LONDON, Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Baker Hughes (Nasdaq: BKR) announced it has agreed to acquire the Power Generation division of BRUSH Group (“BRUSH”) from One Equity Partners. BRUSH is an established equipment manufacturer that specializes in electric power generation and management for the industrial and energy sectors. This acquisition supports Baker Hughes’ strategic commitment to lead in providing decarbonization solutions for the natural gas industry and historically hard-to-abate sectors.

The addition of BRUSH will enhance Baker Hughes’ core turbomachinery portfolio with electromechanical equipment, including electric generators, synchronous condensers, electric motors, and associated control power management systems. Already in use across a wide range of industries, BRUSH’s technology complements Baker Hughes’ existing e-LNG offering. Through the acquisition, Baker Hughes also plans to optimize its supply chain by leveraging BRUSH Power Generation’s manufacturing base and expanding its scope on customer projects in both the industrial and energy sectors.

“We are delighted to bring the BRUSH Power Generation division, already a long-established and trusted supplier, into the Baker Hughes family,” said Rod Christie, executive vice president of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions at Baker Hughes. “The need for electrification in the hard-to-abate and natural gas sectors plays an increasingly critical role in accelerating the path to net-zero. Through this acquisition, we will expand our core electrification capabilities and scope, further enhance our supply chain, and reach new industrial customers who can benefit from our broader turbomachinery and climate technology solutions offerings.”

BRUSH serves both commercial and industrial customers, including manufacturers, as well as energy producers, such as utility-scale power generators and upstream oil and gas producers. The acquisition provides an opportunity to leverage BRUSH’s expertise and supply-chain to establish an electro-mechanical technology platform within Baker Hughes to serve a broad customer base with integrated solutions.

BRUSH currently operates in four facilities in the U.K., Czech Republic and The Netherlands, with aftermarket capabilities through service centers in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The acquisition is expected to close in fourth quarter of 2022, upon receipt of all required customary regulatory approvals.


How to Install Mechanical Seals in Centrifugal Pumps

The rotating shaft of a centrifugal pump penetrates the back end of a pump casing through a stuffing box or seal chamber. The primary purpose of a mechanical seal in a centrifugal pump is to prevent fluid from leaking to the atmosphere along this rotating shaft. Selection of the right mechanical seal for each pump application is critical when considering safety and reliability. Mechanical seal failure is typically one of the primary reasons why pumps fail. In this guide, the experts at PumpWorks will show you the steps to install a mechanical seal in your centrifugal pump with minimal downtime.

First, Let’s Discuss How a Mechanical Seal Works in A Pump?

A mechanical seal requires two extremely smooth and flat (lapped) seal faces in contact, one rotating with the shaft and the other stationary with the casing. These seal faces are sealed to their appropriate holders through the use of secondary seals (o-rings or gaskets). The faces are mechanically energized and flexible so that they can be placed into contact and move to make up for static and dynamic misalignments as well as wear. The seal faces require lubrication from the fluid and break down this fluid as it tries to escape through the seal faces, resulting in slight vapor release. All mechanical seals leak…vapor…when selected and sized correctly.

Steps for Replacing Mechanical Seals in Centrifugal Pumps

You may be wondering how long the mechanical seal installation procedure will take. By following the 10 simple steps listed below, you’ll have the job done in no time.

1. Cut the Power

The first step is to power off the centrifugal motor so that it is not in motion. Shut down the main power supply and double-check that there is no chance of the machine starting up again. Once this is done, it’s time to get to work!

2. Isolate the Fluid from the Pump

Shut both inlet and outlet isolation valves and then drain the pump casing by removing the casing drain plug. 

3. Disconnect the Centrifugal Pump

If your pump is a ‘back pull-out’ design, remove the spacer element in the pump coupling. Then remove the casing bolts and slide the remainder of the pump away from the casing. You are now able to access the mechanical seal without having to disconnect the casing from the inlet and outlet piping. If the pump is not a ‘back pull-out’ design, you will need to disconnect the complete pump after disconnecting the coupling between the pump and motor shaft. If the pump is a close coupled design (the pump uses the shaft of the motor as its shaft and the motor directly bolts onto the back of the pump), you will need to remove the entire pump/motor. Remove the casing bolts and remove the casing.

4. Remove the Impeller

The mechanical seal is located behind the impeller on the pump shaft. Impellers are either screwed onto the shaft or held in place via a bolt. To remove the screwed-on impeller from the shaft, use a wrench to hold the shaft in place and rotate the impeller clockwise until it is completely unscrewed. To remove a bolted impeller, hold the shaft in place and remove the bolt. 

5. Detach the Seal

You can now directly access both the rotary and stationary seal parts. The rotary parts are typically held in place along the shaft using set screws. Remove the set screw and slide off the rotary seal parts. Remove the stationary part of the seal from the casing or seal chamber bore.

6. Replace the Seal

Now it’s time to place a new mechanical seal onto the shaft. Carefully slide the replacement seal parts along the shaft. Using a new o-ring or gasket material, press the stationary part into the casing or seal chamber bore. Follow the instructions for setting the rotary portion back onto the shaft correctly. This is a crucial step.

CAUTION: Always install mechanical seals in a clean working space. Don’t touch the front of the seal faces as it is susceptible to body oils and may not function properly if compromised. Keep the seal in its packaging until it’s time to install.

7. Install the Impeller

Use your wrench to hold the shaft in place while you screw the impeller onto the pump’s shaft using a new impeller o-ring or gasket. Or use the impeller bolt and a new o-ring or gasket to attach the impeller to the end of the shaft. 

8. Reconnect the casing using the original casing bolts

For back pull-out designs, slide the back pull-out assembly up against the installed casing and bolt it in place. Checking pump alignment will be necessary after step 9 below. For close coupled or non-back pull-out designs, reinstall the casing using the casing bolts. In all cases, torque the casing bolts in accordance with the pump Installation, Operation, and Maintenance (IOM) manual. 

9. Reconnect the Pump

For back pull-out designs, the only steps remaining are to reinstall the spacer element to the existing coupling hubs along the pump and motor shaft, and make sure the mounting feet of the back pull-out assembly are bolted back into place on the pump baseplate. Realign the pump and motor. For close-coupled pumps, place the pump back and reconnect the inlet and outlet piping. For non-back pull-out pump and motor designs, replace the pump on the baseplate, reconnect the inlet and outlet piping, re-bolt the pump to the baseplate, reconnect the coupling and then realign the pump and motor.

10. Restart the Machine

Make sure you have refilled the pump casing by opening the inlet and outlet isolation valves. Some pump designs will require venting, so refer to your pump IOM. Before starting the pump, it is always a good idea to re-verify the rotation of the motor to make sure it is correct. This is done before reconnecting the pump and motor coupling. Bump the motor and verify rotation. Then reconnect the coupling, and the pump is ready to start. 

11. Take Proper Safety Precautions

Always review safety precautions found in the pump IOM. Always use the Pump IOM when working on any pump. Install the mechanical seals using the specific instructions from the mechanical seal manufacturer. Lastly, always make sure the pump and motor are realigned within 001” – 002”. Misalignment will cause premature mechanical seal failure. 


KSB at SMM 2022 in Hamburg

From 6 to 9 September, the international trade fair for the maritime industry will be taking place in Hamburg. Under the motto “All set for the maritime energy transition”, the KSB Group will be represented with a trade fair stand.

The pump and valve manufacturer will be showcasing pumps and valves as well as control and monitoring systems designed for applications on board different vessel types and for offshore applications.

The use of these energy-saving products contributes to climate-neutral shipping and the conservation of fossil resources. Vessels which can be equipped with these products range from liquefied gas tankers, cargo vessels and suction dredgers to passenger ships and offshore platforms.

The French KSB S.A.S. will be exhibiting maintenance-free double-offset butterfly valves of the type DANAÏS TBT for use in liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport. These part-turn valves can be operated by a wide range of actuators from KSB’s Korean subsidiary KSB Seil Co., Ltd. in Busan, which is also presenting its valve remote control system to specialist trade visitors in Hamburg. 

KSB ITUR Spain S.A. will be showing a typical ILN-type vertical in-line pump at SMM as an example of its comprehensive marine range.


How Does The Peristaltic Pump Work In The Laboratory?

Peristaltic pumps are widely used in the laboratory, such as chromatography, medium transport, tissue perfusion, etc. Let’s explore how peristaltic pumps work in these applications?


Chromatography is a kind of mixture separation technology, which is widely used in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and other fields.

Chromatography can be applied to the determination of protein molecular weight, the separation and purification of protein, the determination of polysaccharide molecular weight, and the separation and purification of polysaccharide. Chromatographic column, detector, collector, peristaltic pump and other equipment are generally used for chromatography.

In the natural state, due to the permeation speed of the liquid in the chromatographic column, it is necessary to use appropriate external pressure to strengthen the permeability of the liquid, and at the same time, it is also necessary to ensure that there is no cross contamination during the liquid transportation.

The peristaltic pump can provide a certain fluid pressure to enable the fluid to smoothly pass through the chromatography column with large resistance (the smaller the pore of the packing, the greater the resistance); The fluid can pass through the chromatography column with high flow accuracy to achieve the expected chromatography effect.

The Reeve peristaltic pump has low shear force, which can reduce the damage to the effective components in the solution when pumping macromolecular solutions such as proteins.

2.Culture medium

The culture medium refers to the nutrient matrix prepared by the combination of different nutrients for the growth and reproduction of microorganisms, plants or animals (or tissues). It can not only provide the basic material for cell nutrition and cell proliferation, but also provide the living environment for cell growth and reproduction.

In the process of manufacturing and transporting the culture medium, the measurement shall be carried out according to different proportions, and the accuracy shall be strictly required.

Peristaltic pump can just meet these requirements. It is widely used in the laboratory. It is not only used for medium manufacturing, but also a good partner for medium loading and medium packaging.

Rev peristaltic pump has wide flow range and high transmission accuracy. It has the functions of timing measurement, distribution times, timing start and stop, etc. When the peristaltic pump transfers the medium, the medium only contacts the hose. It can ensure that the liquid is not affected by the pump body and the cleaning index is higher. Group

3.Tissue perfusion

Tissue perfusion is one of the experimental means of pharmacology or physiology research in medical colleges and scientific research institutions. For example, when studying the distribution area of neurons in the isolated brain tissue, in order to ensure the physiological activity of the isolated tissues and organs during the experiment, it is necessary to continuously deliver oxygen-containing culture solution to the isolated tissues or organs. This process is called tissue perfusion.

In vitro tissues or organs, external nutrient solution needs to be delivered to keep the activity. The Leifer peristaltic pump can set the rated flow and total delivery volume to continuously input the nutrient solution into the perfusion tank, so as to ensure that the tissues or organs can be in good physiological conditions.

At the same time, the waste liquid after irrigation can also be discharged in time through the peristaltic pump to keep the nutrient liquid stock in the irrigation tank balanced.

The Leifer peristaltic pump has reliable quality and stable performance, which can ensure the rapid replacement of the perfusion fluid in the perfusion tank, maintain the good physiological state of the isolated tissues and organs, and make the relevant experiments smoothly.

Lead Fluid peristaltic pump has the advantages of low shear force, high transmission accuracy, high cleanliness and stable performance. It is a good partner worthy of trust in the laboratory. Do you know which peristaltic pumps are used in the laboratory? Welcome to contact us.


Atlas Copco to acquire Chinese manufacturer of liquid ring pumps and systems

Nacka, Sweden, August 5 2022: Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the assets of Shandong Bozhong Vacuum Technology Co., Ltd, a company that develops and manufactures liquid ring vacuum pumps and systems.

Shandong Bozhong Vacuum Technology was founded in 2002 and is located in Zhangdian District, Zibo, Shandong province, China. In 2021, they had revenues of approximately 90 MCNY (120 MSEK*). The company has 116 employees, and a broad customer base in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in China as well as globally.

“Shandong Bozhong Vacuum Technology is an experienced manufacturing and machining company,” said Geert Follens, Business Area President Vacuum Technique. “This acquisition adds a company with good reputation for their high-quality standards and aligns with our local-for-local strategy.”


Apollo and EPS sign cooperation agreement

Sales and service for pumps and engineering systems

Apollo Gößnitz GmbH is happy to announce a partnership with the Dutch company European Pump Service B.V. & European Pump Sales B.V. (EPS). EPS is now the official Benelux partner for API 610 process pumps and plant systems in the fields of renewable energies, geothermal applications in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Apollo was founded in 1863 and is today an established and globally active manufacturer of process pumps and engineering systems.

EPS develops, sells and maintains pump solutions for the industrial, offshore and maritime sectors.

With this relationship, we can the customers in the Benelux countries even better and faster and further expand the global reach. 

We are very much looking forward to a successful cooperation.


Bechtel wins work on Australian pumped hydro facility to power more than a quarter of a million homes

Big-T will produce and store renewable energy and support the transition from coal

BE Power and GE Renewable Energy have selected Bechtel to support the planning for a new pumped storage hydro energy facility named Big-T at Lake Cressbrook in southeast Queensland, Australia. The project will support the transition of Australia’s baseload of electricity away from its aging coal generation power plants and it will contribute to the Queensland Government’s target of 50% renewable energy generation by 2030. 

Big-T will act as an extension to the national electrical grid by both producing and storing electricity. It will consist of a pumped hydro energy storage facility (400MW, 10 hours) and a battery energy storage facility (200MW, 1 hour), enough to power 288,000 homes with renewable energy. Once operational, the plant is expected to deliver significant savings in electricity costs and improve the reliability of supply to consumers.

“We are pleased to secure the services of the global construction infrastructure leader Bechtel,” said Scott Walkem, BE Power managing director. “Bechtel has significant expertise in the delivery of power infrastructure including hydropower. Further, Bechtel and GE have a long history of working collaboratively to deliver energy projects.”

Bechtel will provide support to the project development under a service agreement that will include advancing the design; facilitating early contractor cost savings and buildability; advising how to best structure core contracts; and kick-starting supply chain engagement with a view to maximizing local content and indigenous participation. Bechtel’s work will help inform Big-T’s feasibility study, with the final investment decision scheduled for late 2023. If achieved, Bechtel would then go on to engineer, procure, and construct the project. 

A sustainable energy future is today’s global goal and energy storage facilities have a significant role in us achieving it,” said Scott Osborne, Bechtel’s general manager for Infrastructure in Asia Pacific. “Big-T will help create renewable energy opportunities for Queenslanders in terms of a more cost effective and reliable energy system, and local job and business opportunities not just in long duration storage but in the broader system it supports.”


Sustainability rating: Ecovadis rates Wilo platinum

Independent rating agency awards its highest distinction to the Wilo Group

Dortmund. The rating provider Ecovadis has awarded the Wilo Group the platinum medal for sustainability. Following silver (2019 and 2020) and gold (2021), this is the first time the multinational technology group has received the rating agency’s highest award. Only one percent of the 90,000 companies assessed worldwide by Ecovadis achieve the platinum rating.

Dortmund. The rating provider Ecovadis has awarded the Wilo Group the platinum medal for sustainability. Following silver (2019 and 2020) and gold (2021), this is the first time the multinational technology group has received the rating agency’s highest award. Only one percent of the 90,000 companies assessed worldwide by Ecovadis achieve the platinum rating.

"Since its foundation in 1872, the Wilo Group has evolved from a hidden to visible and connected champion. Sustainability has always been an integral part of our DNA. The platinum rating acknowledges our strategy and is a source of great pride," says Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group.

"Since its foundation in 1872, the Wilo Group has evolved from a hidden to visible and connected champion. Sustainability has always been an integral part of our DNA. The platinum rating acknowledges our strategy and is a source of great pride," says Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group.

"The platinum medal shows how sustainably Wilo performs along the entire value chain," says Georg Weber, member of the Executive Board and CTO of the Wilo Group. "I am particularly proud of the excellent rating of our commitments to environmental protection. However, the top rating is also an incentive for us to further pursue our strategy and improve our performance in an even more focused manner."

"The platinum medal shows how sustainably Wilo performs along the entire value chain," says Georg Weber, member of the Executive Board and CTO of the Wilo Group. "I am particularly proud of the excellent rating of our commitments to environmental protection. However, the top rating is also an incentive for us to further pursue our strategy and improve our performance in an even more focused manner."

The Ecovadis rating is one of the most internationally renowned sustainability ratings. Using a scorecard, the rating measures various indicators such as sustainable objectives, implemented activities, certifications or controlling measures. Depending on the industry, company size or geographical location, the rating takes into account 21 criteria along the entire value chain — from purchasing to production to human resources management. An overall score and four individual scores reflect the evaluation and allow comparison with other companies.

The Ecovadis rating is one of the most internationally renowned sustainability ratings. Using a scorecard, the rating measures various indicators such as sustainable objectives, implemented activities, certifications or controlling measures. Depending on the industry, company size or geographical location, the rating takes into account 21 criteria along the entire value chain — from purchasing to production to human resources management. An overall score and four individual scores reflect the evaluation and allow comparison with other companies.

The platinum certification is one among a number of prestigious awards that Wilo has received in recent years. For example, the Group received the German Sustainability Award for 2021 in the "Climate" transformation field. Wilo is also one of the "50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders" worldwide.

The platinum certification is one among a number of prestigious awards that Wilo has received in recent years. For example, the Group received the German Sustainability Award for 2021 in the "Climate" transformation field. Wilo is also one of the "50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders" worldwide.

"I am confident that we can slow down climate change together and achieve global climate protection goals. With our efforts, we hope to encourage others to pursue sustainability and climate protection beyond company and national borders," emphasizes Oliver Hermes.

"I am confident that we can slow down climate change together and achieve global climate protection goals. With our efforts, we hope to encourage others to pursue sustainability and climate protection beyond company and national borders," emphasizes Oliver Hermes.


MKP Pump for Reactor Circulation

Magnetically coupled pump for reactor circulation in the chemical industry

Many chemical processes of great industrial importance require a variety of expensive and technically sophisticated equipment - for the chemical production of surfactants, for example, a reactor pump that reliably circulates the reactive 3-phase mixture at high pressures and high temperature during the process. This is where the tailor-made CP MKP pump comes into play, magnetically coupled, hermetically sealed, without mechanical seal, without thermosyphon system.

The pump also features a centerline mounted casing (OH2 design) and a special baseplate fitted with bespoke springs, which eliminate the requirement for compensators in the piping. It guarantees low-risk operation and stable production thanks to the hermetically sealed separation of medium and atmosphere by means of a containment shell. All without the high additional costs of operation and maintenance of complicated monitoring equipment for mechanical seal and barrier pressure system.

CP Pump safety features

CP Pumpen’s magnetic drive pumps feature a primary containment shell that has been proven in the field for years and is available in a variety of materials and in different designs depending on the application. The containment shell can be monitored with a patented containment shroud temperature measurement system that effectively and quickly detects undesirable operating conditions.

As a second level of safety, CP has developed and qualified a secondary sealing system with a rotary shaft seal that uses a pressure and/or leakage detector to monitor the closed lantern. Depending on the application, maintenance-free operation for several years can be expected. This safety equipment protects production and thus your investment.

Technical data

Capacities: 0.25 to 1300 m³/h

Heads: 3 to 160 m

Temperatures: -100 to +350°C

Kinematic viscosities: 0,5 to 350 mm²/s

Solids handling: up to 30% solids concentation and 1 mm particle size, depending on the pumped fluid*

*In general, media with solids content can be transported, but application-specific verification in advance is necessary.


Started Development of Motor Pumps for Rocket Engines

To expand the field of application of the in house developed machineries, EBARA CORPORATION (EBARA) finds opportunity in the rapid growing aerospace industry and started the development of motor powered fuel pumps for rocket engines.

1. Background

The participation of private organizations has resulted in the positive exponential growth in the commercialization of the outer space. Therefore, a variety of exciting transportation infrastructure to connect the ground to space (orbit) has emerged. Especially, Rockets for launching satellites, Space planes for Space-Tourism, Inter-orbit transport aircraft and Lunar transportation system are among the most popular choices of development for the private players and startups.

2. Overview

The pumps play a vital role in the rocket propulsion system and acts similar to a heart of the engine that sends fuel and oxidizing agent to the combustion chamber, hence making it an extremely difficult component for development. We have a proven track record for providing technical support for rocket turbo pumps with other renowned organizations in the space field. Aiming at the full scale commercialization in the future, we have started the development of pumps to improve the various aspects of the current space transportation systems.

Characteristics of Motor Pump for Engine

- The pump delivers fuel and oxidizer from the tank to the engine combustion chamber to create the propulsion for transportation system.

- Unlike the conventional turbine-driven pump*1, an electric motor is adopted for the drive. By electrifying, we aim to provide new value, such as maintainability and ease of handling*2 of engines in outer space, in the space transportation infrastructures, where demand is expected to expand in the future.

Target market

- Compact satellite launch systems

- High-speed transportation between two sites

- Space debris removal, Space transportation of goods

- Transportation in low-gravity environments such as lunar lift-off and landing

3. Future plan

The market launch for time being is scheduled for 2024. Meanwhile, we will be working and collaborating with other well-known organizations to deploy our pumps with the manned aircrafts in the future. We will contribute to creating abundant and evolving lifestyles which was set as one of our premier goals in the long term plan “E-Vision 2030”.

The EBARA Group aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by addressing material issues identified in its long-term vision and executing the medium-term management plan to increase corporate value.

1A system in which centrifugal pumps rotate by turning a turbine with high-temperature combustion gas, and boost extremely low-temperature fuels/oxidizers

2Easy thrust control


BORSIG ZM Compression GmbH

BORSIG ZM Compression GmbH has successfully completed the extensive maintenance of reciprocating compressors at its customer SASOL Brunsbüttel. Within the scope of the "Ziegler stop", a total of 5 machines for the compression of ethylene or hydrogen from BORSIG ZM as well as other manufacturers were overhauled for further safe and efficient operation.

Due to the good cooperation of the teams of BORSIG and SASOL, the desired work could be carried out to the satisfaction of all and the start-up of the plants could take place as scheduled.

SASOL Germany GmbH produces fatty alcohols and aluminas at its Brunsbüttel site.

BORSIG ZM Compression offers new machines, service and optimization for reciprocating and turbo compressors.


Atlas Copco completes acquisition of Lewa and Geveke

Nacka, Sweden, August 1, 2022: Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of LEWA GmbH and subsidiaries, and Geveke B.V. and subsidiaries for a combined enterprise value of MEUR 670 (BSEK 7.15*). LEWA is a leading manufacturer of diaphragm metering pumps, process pumps and complete metering systems. Geveke distributes compressors and engineers advanced and complex process pump installations.

LEWA was founded in 1952 and is based in Germany. The company has around 1200 employees and in 2021 they had revenues of MEUR 233 (BSEK 2.4*). LEWA offers industry-specific high-quality pump solutions for a wide range of industries.

Geveke was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The company has 173 employees and in 2021 they had revenues of approximately MEUR 61 (MSEK 648*).

The acquisition is an all-cash transaction utilizing Atlas Copco’s funds.

The main part of the acquired businesses has its base in the Power and Flow division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique Business Area and a smaller part in the Service division within the Compressor Technique Business Area.

*Based on the average exchange rate in 2021.


Webinar: Advances in low maintenance chemical dosing

Time is an increasingly valuable resource at many industrial and utility facilities, and constrained budgets mean there are fewer people available to respond to onsite breakdowns and maintenance issues. Some water and wastewater treatment systems run without any permanent staff on site at all.

With chemical dosing pumps, technical interventions are most commonly required for loss of prime and failure to feed. When such vital equipment is not working properly, it can mean impurities enter the system that damage other components and potentially degrade the whole process, adding extra cost.

The operator’s dream is for equipment with reliability designed in, where less maintenance is required day-on-day, month-on-month and year-on-year. Regulatory standards are tightening and the risk of fines and reputational damage if public health or environmental stewardship is compromised are major considerations.

At Watson-Marlow, we partner with customers throughout the world as they seek to develop resilient water and wastewater treatment systems.

This webinar looks at dosing chemicals in industrial and utility water treatment systems. With support from Vessco Inc, it explores how trials of the latest Qdos CWT chemical metering equipment, undertaken in real-world applications in the US, Italy and France, have demonstrated significantly longer lifespan.

Best practice in chemical dosing is a key factor in mitigating risks from breaches in health and safety and compliance. It can also mitigate disruption from routine maintenance and pump failure.

Eliminating the risk of treatment plant disruption is the dream of all operators and making chemical dosing as efficient as possible should be high on their list of best practice initiatives. It will be heartening to hear that these technologies to provide that peace of mind are under continual development and that the latest model is ready to go.

Key discussion points

 • Water and wastewater treatment challenges in the industrial and municipal markets.

 • Mitigating dosing pump failure and reducing maintenance

 • Latest equipment trials and future technologies new to the market

 • Q&A with the panel

The panel consists of engineering professionals and water treatment specialists from Vessco and WMFTS, including:

Mike St Germain – VP Process Industries

Chris Miller – District Sales Manager USA

Cory Sonner – Sales Engineer, Vessco Inc

Joanne Vanderheyden – Global Business Development Operations Manager 


How Is Peristaltic Pump Applied In Coating Pharmaceutical Industry?

With the improvement of living standards and the growing demand for medical care, the pharmaceutical industry has maintained a rapid development rate. In order to ensure the efficacy and safety of drugs, the demand for high-quality solutions is also increasing. Dampness and oxidation are the two main factors leading to product degradation. Pharmaceutical coating is one of the most important and cutting-edge processes in modern pharmacy, which can effectively alleviate this problem.Peristaltic pump plays an irreplaceable role in the coating pharmaceutical industry.

What is medicament coating?

Pharmaceutical coating refers to coating sugar or other film-forming materials on the outer surface of solid pharmaceutical preparations with a specific process in a specific equipment. After drying, it becomes a layer or layers of multi-functional protective layers with different thickness and elasticity closely adhered to the surface.

Coating can improve the stability of drugs, isolate the incompatible ingredients, improve the recognition, cover up the bad smell of drugs, reduce the irritation of drugs, delay and control the release of drugs, improve the appearance of drugs, enhance the appetite, etc.

Coating process of peristaltic pump power assisted medicament

Pharmaceutical coating is carried out through the coating machine. The coating machine mainly sprays the coating liquid on the rotating material in the form of atomization, and makes the coating liquid dry quickly after contacting the surface of the material through the heating system, and adheres to its surface to form a film coating.

In order to make the coated drug surface fine and smooth, with uniform color and particle size, a peristaltic pump is needed to transfer the coating solution during the coating process.

In the clean and airtight rotating drum of the coating machine, the chip core keeps making complex track movement, turnover is smooth, and exchange is frequent. The coating liquid is sprayed from the imported spray gun to the chip core through the peristaltic pump.

At the same time, the filtered hot air is introduced by the air duct distributor in the center of the drum, passes through the chip core through the fan-shaped air paddle, and is extracted from the air valve on the other side of the air duct under the action of exhaust and negative pressure, and is discharged after dust removal, so that the coating medium can be quickly dried on the surface of the chip core to form a solid, dense and smooth surface film.

Uncover the secret behind the choice of peristaltic pump

The coating machine requires that the delivery pump be easy to clean, meet the high sanitary needs, avoid dead corners, and prevent the accumulation or blockage of suspension coating liquid. In addition, it must ensure that the flow is stable and the size of atomized droplets is uniform.

The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump can highly match the needs of the coating machine, and the peristaltic pump has a variety of advantages.

1.High hygiene level, easy to clean: due to its structure, the materials conveyed by the peristaltic pump will only contact the inner wall of the hose, which can prevent the pump body from polluting the liquid materials. There is no dead corner on the pipeline, and the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization work is extremely simple.

2.Low maintenance cost and avoid dead corners: the peristaltic pump has no valves and seals, eliminating a variety of maintenance troubles. It has good self sealing performance and can effectively avoid dead corners.

3.Low shear force, more suitable for pharmaceutical: peristaltic pump has low shear force, which is an ideal tool for conveying shear sensitivity. It can transport liquid materials and macromolecular materials containing solid particles without changing the state of the materials.

4.The flow is stable and adjustable: the peristaltic pump flow is stable, which can transmit the stable flow of liquid materials. And the flow range is wide and can be continuously adjusted, and different flows can be provided as the process requirements change.

The Lead Fluid peristaltic pump effectively improves the working efficiency of the coating machine and ensures the stability of drug coating. In the future, Lead fluid will continue to launch more high-quality products made in China, and work with colleagues in the industry to continue to promote the forward development of China’s pharmaceutical industry.


A smart VSE flowmeter with IO.flow®

The new plug-in module IO.flow® from VSE integrates volume sensors into IO-Link systems. The IO-Link communication standard is the optimal solution for efficiently exchanging sensor data at field level in industrial systems. VSE is now launching the new IO.flow® converter: an IO-Link extension for all VSE flowmeters. The result is a smart volume measuring device, which is either available as a complete system or can be integrated into existing systems as an upgrade/add-on. In addition to digital process data, the plug’n’play module also provides maintenance and diagnostic data, raising the market leader’s high-precision flowmeters to Industry 4.0 level.


Calpeda and Caprari now together

We are extremely pleased to announce that Calpeda joined Caprari in Wateralia, the new industrial holding born in 2021 in partnership with Ambienta, one of the largest European environmental sustainability investor.

Calpeda and Caprari are two perfectly complementary companies sharing a strong brand heritage, a passion for technology and a genuine customer centric approach.

Together, we will bring more value to the end-users, leveraging on a comprehensive product offering, a capillary sales network and innovative services. 

The new group boasts 24 international subsidiaries, presence in 19 countries, 5 structured production facilities and almost 1.000 passionate employees, to serve 10.000 customers in various business segments: water infrastructure, sewage treatment, industry, agriculture, domestic and residential, building services.

Both Caprari and Calpeda teams, together with all the shareholders, are enthusiastic about this project, sharing a deep industrial knowledge, an entrepreneurial DNA and a strong sustainability attitude. As two Italian excellences with an international culture, we are aiming to make the difference in delivering and preserving the most precious asset we have, water.


Mitsubishi Power Receives Order from HK Electric for Re-provision of Gas Turbine Equipment at the Lamma Power Station

-- Effective Re-provision of GT5, GT6, and GT7 with M701DA Gas Turbines --

・ Successive completion from 2025, realizing more efficient re-provision through effective use of existing facilities.

・ Re-provision to enhance reliability as a backup power source, and contribute to Hong Kong’s energy security.

Tokyo, July 29, 2022 – Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric) for re-provision of gas turbine power generation equipment, specifically GT5, GT6, and GT7 at the Lamma Power Station. This project will realize more efficient re-provision through effective use of the existing facilities, the core components of which are Mitsubishi Power’s M701DA gas turbines, contributing to Hong Kong’s energy security as a backup power source. The re-provisions are scheduled for successive completion, with resumption of operations, from 2025 onwards.

The Lamma Power Station is located on Lamma Island, southwest of Hong Kong Island. The three gas turbine systems, GT5, GT6, and GT7, use Mitsubishi Power’s M701D series gas turbines as their core components. Mitsubishi Power supplies the power generation systems. The generators are manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

HK Electric is one of the leading power companies in Hong Kong, and the sole electricity provider to Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Mitsubishi Power has had business relations with HK Electric for many years, having delivered numerous core power generation system components for the Lamma Power Station, including gas turbines, steam turbines, and boilers. While the power station continues to put into operation high-output gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation systems, the need for re-provision of key existing facilities as a backup power source has become evident, leading to this contract.

Mitsubishi Power has supplied HK Electric with approximately 98% of its generating equipment on an output basis. This latest contract reflects the high regard held by HK Electric for the reliability of these systems, demonstrated by the high level of performance and results.

Going forward, by further focusing on a diverse range of thermal power generation equipment, including GTCC, as well as facilities powered by fuel derived from renewable energy, Mitsubishi Power will advance the energy transition strategy adopted by the corporate group with the aim of sustainability, in order to contribute to the stable supply of energy and conservation of the global environment.


Atlas Copco has acquired a compressor distributor in Georgia, USA

Nacka, Sweden, July 29, 2022: Atlas Copco has acquired the operating assets of Compressed Air Products, Inc. (CAP). CAP sells to a broad range of industrial customer segments. It also has a strong service business.

CAP is located in Newnan, Georgia, south-west of Atlanta, and has 20 employees.

“CAP has a strong reputation in the Georgia market,” said Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique. “We have a long relationship with CAP as a distributor. This acquisition is in line with our strategy to get closer to our customers.”

The purchase price is not disclosed.

The acquired business will operationally become part of the Service division within the Compressor Technique Business Area.


Substantial rise in orders on continuing momentum, further increased operational profitability

CEO Frederic Lalanne stated: “We navigated through a difficult market environment characterized by geopolitical uncertainties and inflationary pressures. Thanks to our diversified product portfolio, strong operational execution, and strict cost management, we managed to further increase operational profitability. Supported by our solid order backlog, we are well-positioned to capture the continuing momentum and yet again deliver on our guidance and continue our profitable growth.”


The SIAD Group will be present at Gastech 2022, the most important international gas and energy exhibition

From 5 to 8 September 2022, Milan will host the 50th edition of Gastech, the most important international event dedicated to the energy industry and the key challenges for the future: from natural gas and LNG to hydrogen and low carbon solutions.

Decarbonisation, environmental sustainability and energy reconversion will be the central themes of the fair and of the SIAD Group’s stand, which will participate together with the companies SIAD Macchine Impianti, Tecno Project Industriale, ESA and SIAD S.p.A., active protagonists in the debate on energy and environmental transition. 

During the event we will present the Group’s products, technologies and solutions focusing on those with a low carbon footprint, relating mainly to the hydrogen, biomethane and CO2 recovery markets.


KBL Launches Energy-efficient KDI EE5 Monobloc Pump

The newly launched KDI EE5 pumpset from KBL offers Ultra-Premium Efficiency with high specific discharge resulting in 16.6% less energy consumption for pumping the same amount of liquid. Equipped with IE5 motor, the launch of this advanced KDI EE5 pumpset is yet another big step toward KBL’s commitment to offering superior customer value.

This new pumpset offers an array of features like a superior quality mechanical seal that ensures zero leakage, lower friction loss, protects from wearing of the shaft, thus resulting in easy maintenance and longer life. With the hydrogenating acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) and ceramic combination, it can withstand fluid temperatures up to 120 degrees.

The CED Coated Impeller of the latest coating technology offers corrosion resistance with uniform coating, resulting in longer life. It has a head range of up to 54 meters and a discharge up to 33 litre/sec. KBL’s proudly “Made In India” next-gen KDI EE5 pumpset promises reliability, durability and significant savings.


Raw material for the energy transition – demand for nickel on the rise

Pulping of nickel laterite with 98 percent sulfuric acid: triplex process diaphragm pumps reliably convey critical medium - reducing downtime at three mines in Southeast Asia to a minimum.

At a nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea, until the end of 2017 cost-optimized diaphragm pumps from a regional manufacturer were used to pump 98 percent sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is required for the extraction of nickel from laterite. However, as the units previously used had a high failure rate and long downtimes, those responsible decided to replace them with new models. The decision was made in favor of particularly robust LEWA triplex pumps of the type G3G, which feature the proven LEWA diaphragm technology and ensure safe and reliable operation despite the difficult medium. They are equipped with hermetically tight M500 pump heads with a hydraulically actuated PTFE diaphragm, suitable for discharge pressures up to 350 bar. The pump heads are designed to be drained. What’s more, the durable overall design is based on a one-piece crankcase and double-bearing crankshaft. For five years, the LEWA process diaphragm pumps have been operating successfully in Papua New Guinea. Therefore, the problem-prone predecessor models have been replaced by triplex G3G pumps as well at two other sites in Indonesia some months ago.

"We assume that – depending on the scenario –, global nickel demand will increase from around 2.4 million tons today to around 3.4 million tons in 2025," said Dr. Michael Szurlies, nickel expert at the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in the summer of 2021. The valuable raw material, which is needed for battery technologies and therefore plays a central role in the energy transition, is mined mainly in Indonesia, but also, for example, in the Ramu Nickel Cobalt Project near Madang on Papua New Guinea. The nickel/cobalt intermediate produced there yields a total of 31,000 t of nickel metal and 3,000 t of cobalt per year. 

Pumps susceptible to failure in the HPAL process

The ore is processed there using the high pressure acid leaching (HPAL) process. In this process, nickel laterite reacts with sulfuric acid in the autoclave. Nickel in the form of sulfate is leached out at a high temperature and high pressure, while iron in the form of hematite enters the leached residue. Washing and thickening precipitate the leach solution with hydrogen sulfide, magnesium or sodium hydroxide to produce an intermediate nickel-cobalt sulfide or nickel-cobalt hydroxides. By leaching, extraction and electrolytic recovery, this product can be used to produce stainless steels such as Hastelloy.

As part of this process, 30 m3 of 98-percent sulfuric acid per hour must be meterd into a high-pressure reaction vessel at a pressure of 70 bar. "For this task, the mine operator initially had cost-optimized pumps from a regional manufacturer," explained Toni Zhong, Marketing & Business Development Manager at LEWA NIKKISO (Dalian) Fluid Technology Co., Ltd. "However, these pumps operated at very irregular intervals and had a high failure rate." Downtimes were also very long, for example, when the crankshaft in the drive unit had to be replaced. Those responsible therefore decided to replace the units and purchase new models that more reliably convey the difficult, corrosive medium.

Durable new aggregates with low maintenance requirements

Due to their robustness, durability and hermetic tightness, the decision was made in favor of G3G triplex process diaphragm pumps with the M500 pump head from LEWA. "Like all triplex pumps, the G3G is designed for continuous operation to ensure long-term uninterrupted and trouble-free operation," Zhong said. Durability is achieved in particular by the drive element housing, which is a one-piece design with a vertically flanged engine, and by the double-bearing crank shaft. In addition, the mono-block design ensures that the required components such as bearings and gaskets could be reduced to an absolute minimum, resulting in an extremely compact, space-saving design. The flow rate can be controlled using a frequency inverter that regulates the change of the engine RPM, the number of strokes per minute and thus the flow rate. Because all components are designed for continuous stress, trouble-free operation for more than 40,000 h is possible with the drive unit.

The M500 pump head with hydraulically actuated sandwich diaphragm made of pure PTFE is designed for discharge pressures up to 350 bar or flow rates up to 19 m³/h, and is protected against operating errors and impermissible operating states. For example, an integrated, individually adjustable pressure relief valve in the hydraulic part prevents possible overload situations during operation. In addition, the patented DPS protection system and the diaphragm monitoring system report any damage to the diaphragm in good time before it ruptures and the metered liquid can escape into the environment. "Even in case of massive failure, the DPS ensures that the pump remains stable and hermetically tight so that it can be safely started up from any operating state," Zhong said. "This minimizes the risk of sulfuric acid leaks and the risk of accidents." In addition, the maintenance requirements for these units are very low because the metered liquids do not come into contact with rotating components. This is due to the fact that all moving parts operate in a protective and lubricating hydraulic fluid. Other features of the triplex pumps for this application are the newly developed cone valves with valve seats and plugs made of Hastelloy. These ensure trouble-free continuous operation. In addition, the pumps are characterized by their smooth running and a low-pulsation flow rate, often rendering pulsation dampeners superfluous. This makes them ideally suited for use in the HPAL process.

Minimized downtime

The aggregates have been in operation for five years at the Ramu Mine in Papua New Guinea and for twelve months at the Legions and the Huayue Nickel Cobalt Projects in Indonesia. Since then, failures and downtime have been significantly reduced compared to previous models. "The customer is very satisfied with the projects with LEWA NIKKISO and plans further cooperation in similar applications," Zhong said in summary. 


Aspro participated in ExpoPostos 2022

On July 26, 27 and 28, Gustavo Frontera, Global Commercial Manager, and Raúl Herrera, Commercial Manager for Latam, attended the 15th edition of ExpoPostos, an international fair and forum for points of service, equipment, convenience store and food service, that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Together with more than 200 companies, from Aspro we present the latest trends and innovations in the industry, including new solutions, products, equipment and services. In turn, we exposed to more than 23,000 visitors, the two alternatives that we offer for the Brazilian market: 100% equipment manufactured at the Aspro plant in Argentina and packaged equipment in Brazil, with our compressor units.

In turn, we stand out for being the only manufacturer of reciprocating compressors at the Expo, reaffirming leadership in the Brazilian market with more than 1,300 compressors distributed throughout the country.

The meeting was beneficial to continue relating, sharing ideas and experiences with leaders in the sector, positioning ourselves among the leaders of the same.


Ariel and Hoerbiger Announce Partnership

Providing Non-Lube Compressor Solutions for Hydrogen Mobility Markets

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Ariel Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors and Hoerbiger, a global leader in reciprocating gas compressor components technology, announce their agreement to provide non-lube compressor solutions capable of fulfilling the hydrogen compression requirements of the future hydrogen mobility market such as public transportation, large fleet vehicles, private trucking companies, trains, boats/ships and other high volume, high pressure, vehicle-fueling applications.

Ariel and Hoerbiger have worked together over the past year; leveraging the combined research, development, design, material science, manufacturing, and assembly capabilities to provide compressor solutions required by many of the high volume/high pressure vehicle fueling projects in planning or realization stages around the world.

Hoerbiger will be enabled to provide packaged compressor solutions as a component to high volume/high pressure fueling facilities utilizing any source of hydrogen.

Ariel Corporation: Ariel is the largest manufacturer of Reciprocating Gas Compressors in the world, setting the standard in quality, reliability, and customer support. Since 1966, Ariel has shipped over 65,000 compressors with installations in over 100 countries.  Ariel compressors are utilized in a vast number of applications serving global energy markets, industrial gas markets, and compressed gas transportation, storage, and delivery. As a world-class manufacturer, Ariel sets the industry standard through expert design and manufacturing, industry-leading research and development, and unmatched customer support.

HOERBIGER: is active throughout the world in the energy sector, the process industry, the automotive industry, the mechanical engineering sector, in safety engineering, and in the electrical industry. In 2021, its 5,862 employees achieved sales of 1.119 billion euros in 131 locations across 46 countries. Our products and services are used in reciprocating compressors, gas flow control units, vehicle drives, rotating unions, explosion protection, gas-powered engines, and in automobile hydraulics.


Atlas Copco has acquired a compressed air distributor in the North-West of England

Nacka, Sweden, July 27, 2022: Atlas Copco has acquired Glaston Compressor Services Ltd. (Glaston), a British compressed air distributor and service provider.

Glaston is a privately owned company and was founded in 1979. The company has 26 employees and is based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, UK. Customers range from small to larger size companies within the manufacturing industry.

“We are making this acquisition to further increase our service and sales presence in this area of England,” said Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique. “Glaston Compressor Services is a well-established provider of compressed air and industrial gas solutions, with a broad customer base.”

The purchase price is not disclosed.

The company will become part of the Service division within the Compressor Technique Business Area.


CIRCOR Announces Appointment of ProFlow Pumping Solutions as Distributor of Allweiler Progressing Cavity Products

CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of ProFlow Pumping Solutions as the new stocking distributor for sales and service of all Allweiler Progressing Cavity (PC) products in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and Virginia.

ProFlow, the oldest full product line distributor in the CIRCOR network, has sold CIRCOR products in the Midwest for more than 20 years. The expanded operation, known as ProFlow Pumping Solutions East, is headquartered in York, South Carolina.

One of the many Allweiler pumps that customer in the Southeast can now purchase from ProFlow is the ALL-OPTIFLOW™ Series Progressing Cavity Pump. The ALL-OPTIFLOW is a closed coupled block design PC pump for use in industrial, oil & gas, chemical, and power generation applications. The pump is capable of pumping neutral or corrosive liquids, uncontaminated or abrasive liquids, liquids containing gasses, and liquids of low or high viscosity. With its long pitch design of rotor and stator, the pump provides a high flow rate while maintaining a small footprint.


What’s The Explanation Of Words About Peristaltic Pump?

Peristaltic pump is widely used, such as in pharmaceutical industry, environmental protection industry, laboratory, instrument supporting, food filling and so on. Do you know some words about peristaltic pump? Let’s learn together.


During the pumping process of the peristaltic pump, the runner needs to be released alternately, so the liquid will be sucked back at the moment of release, resulting in the sudden reduction of the discharged liquid, which will cause the pulse delivered by the peristaltic pump.

2.Working mode

The working mode refers to the action and sequence of the motor during operation. Common working modes include speed mode, flow mode, distribution mode, timing mode, etc.


Distribution refers to filling a certain amount of liquid into several containers with the same capacity.

4.Solution preparation

Liquid preparation refers to the process of mixing a variety of different solids, semi solids and liquids in a certain proportion.


Torque is a special kind of torque that makes an object rotate, which makes the object twist or rotate.


Under the condition of high-speed flow and pressure change, cavernous corrosion damage occurs on the metal surface in contact with the fluid. It often occurs in the high-speed decompression area of the pump, where holes are formed. The holes are crushed in the high-pressure area and produce impact pressure, which destroys the protective film on the metal surface and accelerates the corrosion rate.

Cavitation erosion is characterized by the formation of many small pits on the metal surface, and then gradually expand into caves.

7.Degree of protection

The degree of protection provided by the peristaltic pump housing for access to dangerous parts and to prevent the entry of solid foreign matters or water. The degree of protection of the enclosure is expressed in IP code.

8.Foot switch

The foot switch is a switch that controls the on and off of the circuit by stepping on the foot, which is used to control the output current. It can achieve the purpose of operation instead of hands in the control circuit that cannot be touched by both hands.


Cascade is a one to many relationship, which is connected to another pump head through one pump head interface to expand the flow range.

10.Full speed

Full speed refers to running at the highest speed during operation. Its main purpose is to quickly empty the liquid in the pipe, or to quickly fill the liquid. It is a temporary working state.


Electric Diaphragm Pump Case Study for Wastewater Treatment Dewatering

ARO 2" stainless steel EVO Series™ pump offers maximum energy efficiency in wastewater metering application

The EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump was placed in a manufacturing facility producing chemicals and other equipment for the commercial cleaning industry.

Products being manufactured at the facility include: dish washing detergent, hand cleaners, sanitizers, disinfectants, floor cleaners, strippers, finishers, sealers for stone, tile, and grout, degreasers, glass cleaners, laundry detergents and other chemicals and equipment.

The Application

The large commercial cleaning product manufacturer required the following features in their wastewater discharge pump:

 • The ability to maintain consistent flow rates at varying head pressures

 • Constant operation at multiple speeds

 • Precise metering of wastewater into the municipal sewer system

 • The ability to quickly increase flow to discharge a large volume of wastewater based on system requirements

The EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump was installed to push a precise amount of wastewater through a filtration system with varying pressures. The pump discharges the exact amount of treated wastewater based on the allowable flow rate dictated by the municipality. The pump provides “sprint” capability to discharge large amounts of wastewater if it is required by the treatment process.

Operating Conditions

Running Hours: 1,600

Average Speed: 40 pump rpm/4.2 rad/s (17 Hz)

Average Torque: 10% achieving average, 26% max peak

Current Flow: average 3.6 amps, achieving max 5.4 amps

Average Pressure: 16.9 psi (1.1 bar)

Average Flow Rate: 30 gpm (113.6 l/min)

The Results

Specifications of the pump installed:

2” EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump with Stainless Steel pump head, PTFE Diaphragm and Balls

The customer highlighted the following benefits noted after four months of operation:

 • Low pulsation results in significant output efficiency

 • Ability to perform consistently at different speeds to be able to maximize the customer’s output requirements

 • Significant noise reduction

 • Pump has not required any maintenance, thus reducing costs and resources

The EVO Series™ Electric Diaphragm Pump saved the customer money by maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing maintenance costs.


Deepening German-Kazakh relations

Oliver Hermes meets new Kazakh ambassador

During his trip to Berlin, Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group, met on Thursday (21/07) the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Nurlan Onzhanov. The bilateral exchange focused on current topics such as security of supply and fragile supply chains, as well as the fundamental economic relationship between the two countries, which offers possible solutions in these challenging times.

The Wilo Group has been active in Kazakhstan for more than 22 years. With the opening of the site in Almaty in 2018, the multinational technology group once again underlined the importance of the country. The site acts as a platform for Central Asia and is thus the starting point for business activities in this region. Oliver Hermes, who is also Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in North Rhine-Westphalia, sees even more potential for Kazakhstan in the current geopolitical situation: “Kazakhstan has already convinced us as hub between Europe and Central Asia and now has the historic opportunity to become a strategic partner of Germany in the whole of Eurasia. Not least as a logistical hub between the EU, the EU’s eastern neighbours and Asia, the Central Asian country is of immense importance within the EU’s new connectivity strategy but also against the backdrop of current geopolitical changes.”

H.E. Onzhanov and Oliver Hermes had a very concrete exchange about the possible fields of action of this strategic partnership. The country on the Caspian Sea, which borders Russia and China among others, is the ninth largest country in the world in terms of area and at the same time by far the most important German trading partner in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is one of the most important crude oil suppliers to Germany and the EU. It also has rare earths and other indispensable metals for high technologies. Kazakhstan is increasingly focusing on the development of green technologies, renewable energies and hydrogen and can thus play an important role in the German energy transition.

At the end of August, these issues are to be discussed further together with a high-ranking Kazakh delegation during a trip to Berlin. “I see great potential for cooperation between Germany and Kazakhstan in an energy partnership that could be expanded into a climate protection partnership. In return, German partners can make their expertise available for the expansion of the country’s industrialisation,” says Oliver Hermes.

Ambassador Onzhanov was Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 2004 to 2007, then Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, before previously serving as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Denmark from 2008 to 2014. Now, after working as an advisor to the President of Kazakhstan and heading the President’s Office, he is back again in Germany as Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


LIFTE H2 and Burckhardt Compression announce their collaboration for Hydrogen projects

The hydrogen infrastructure development company LIFTE H2, head quartered in the US with a German subsidiary, and compressor manufacturer Burckhardt Compression, head quartered in Switzerland, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a joint offering of Hydrogen solutions to the market.

The combination of LIFTE H2’s product and project development services and Burckhardt Compression’s technology and global service capability provides differentiated long-term and integrated value for our customers.

LIFTE H2 is implementing advanced product and services roadmaps, coordinated with a campaign of infrastructure projects, and a collaborative business model that provides corporate partners a higher degree of control over their future low-carbon energy needs. When coupled with Burckhardt Compression’s outstanding high-pressure high-flow export compressor technology, a differentiated level of infrastructure performance, reliability and cost is deployed into hard to decarbonize applications, advancing the industry towards mass market adoption of hydrogen.

In order to manage the complexity of maturing supply chain level performance and reliability, LIFTE H2 has developed the most advanced digital platform in the hydrogen industry for asset performance management. To advance the value of this platform, Burckhardt Compression is adding their asset specific expertise, machine monitoring, and maintenance capabilities to the overall service offering.

Burckhardt Compression has gained extensive experience and know-how in hydrogen compression solutions over the last several decades, and is continuously developing compression technology for energy & mobility applications. With a history of over 178 years, Burckhardt Compression is maintaining a global manufacturing and service offering, supplying new compression solutions and supporting customers with a full range of services throughout the entire life cycle.


Superior Performance With Lower Total Costs From New HPX API 610 Pump Bearing Housing

Flowserve redesigned the bearing housing of the HPX centerline-mounted process pump to provide even better performance and value. The new inner slinger optimizes bearing lubrication; a finned upper bearing housing surface improves heat dispersion.

The ample oil sump extends maintenance intervals and improves cooling capability while simplified oil collectors ensure adequate oil flow. A top-side oil passage has been optimized to further improve heat dispersion.

It’s API 610 (OH2) and API 682 compliant, and the new housing is interchangeable with existing pumps to enable upgrading and reduce total lifecycle costs.

The HPX pump is ideal for applications ranging from oil and gas, biofuels, chemicals, and petrochemicals to boiler circulation, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination, solar and water.

Improved performance, reliability and service life

Superior bearing lubrication and heat dispersion enables the HPX pump to better withstand higher process and bearing temperatures.

Reduced equipment costs

The redesigned HPX pump can eliminate water cooling and associated costs in many applications due to superior heat dispersion.

Simplified installation

Our skid design minimizes cooling, piping and instrumentation to simplify installation and reduce capital expenditures.

Lower maintenance costs

The HPX pump extends mean time between repair (MTBR), provides ample sump volume, eliminates water cooling, and minimizes maintenance owing to the simplified skid design.

Shorter lead times

Our streamlined manufacturing process ensures faster delivery.


Meeting with the President of Egypt

Wilo takes part in an exclusive round table at the start of this week in Berlin

Last Monday (18th July), high-ranking representatives from the world of politics and business in Egypt and Germany came together under the leadership of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The exclusive “executive business round table” was part of a visit by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is currently in Germany. As a guest, Oliver Hermes, President & CEO of the Wilo Group, had the opportunity to personally meet the President, as well as the Egyptian Ministers for Trade and Industry, Electricity and Renewable Energy, Foreign Affairs, Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Transport, and Construction and Economic Development.

“Our products, systems and solutions for safe and sustainable water infrastructure are already being used today in cities such as the New Cairo Capital City as well as for the Toshka project, and in doing so help implement Egypt’s Vision 2030”, explains Oliver Hermes.

The meeting focused on increased opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, always with a view to ongoing challenges, such as climate change and water and food shortages, which are all topics that are also the focus of the country’s national Vision 2030.

The Toshka project is also strategically important to the President as Egypt is particularly reliant on wheat imports from Ukraine and Russia. The Toshka project consists of building a canal system to carry water from Lake Nasser to irrigate the arid region in Western Egypt. “Here, Wilo technology is already enabling the agricultural irrigation and associated increase in wheat production today, thus contributing to the country’s food security”, explains Oliver Hermes. The Wilo Group has been active in the market for over 20 years and has been able to steadily expand its market position ever since.


Meeting with French ambassador

Lifting of the German-French axis

In geopolitically challenging times, it is important to move even closer together. In the current multiple crises, the close partnership between France and Germany has proven to be intrinsically important for European cohesion. The French Ambassador to Germany, I.E. Anne-Marie Descôtes, and Oliver Hermes, Chairman and CEO of the Wilo Group, agreed in Berlin at the beginning of this week. Oliver Hermes was now on a return visit to the French Embassy in Berlin after the ambassador was a guest in the old premises of the headquarters on Nortkirchenstraße in 2019.

The pandemic-delayed return visit was now all about the close connection between the two countries and the standing together for a strong Europe. Oliver Hermes added: "In times of ever-increasing decoupling, it is important to build new bridges instead of tearing down the pillars. I am pleased that with the ambassador we have an advocate for a strong Europe at our side. This is of great importance for the Wilo Group as a globally active company with a firm presence in France." In his conversation with the ambassador, the Wilo CEO also emphasized the importance of german-French customer and supplier relationships in times of uncertain supply chains.

Oliver Hermes also extended an invitation to this year’s Wilo Group Industry Conference (9 September) and is already looking forward to showing the ambassador the newly built Wilopark in Dortmund three years later.


Re-engineering of other brand compressor cylinder within tight time frame

Our customer Vynova operates in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, one of Europe’s largest plants for the production of suspension PVC. They turned to Burckhardt Compression after a compressor cylinder broke.

Customer Challenges:

 • Replacement of damaged cylinder within 8 weeks

 • High safety requirements due to demanding oxygen application

 • Built-in cylinder liner as serviceable part for easy maintenance

 • Re-use of existing valves and other parts