BPMA announces 2017 Pump Industry Awards finalists

Following another exhaustive Judging Panel session at the offices of the BPMA on 1st February, the 2017 Pump Industry Awards Finalists have been determined. From all the entries and nominations received, the Judges shortlisted 27 Finalists across the seven award categories to go through to the public vote. Those that were fortunate enough to be selected are as follows:- Technical

BPMA enjoys several new member sign-ups

The BPMA has signed up several new members over recent months, which it attributes to nothing more that its consistent and ongoing commitment to fully represent the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment on both the domestic and international stage. One such company who will begin to enjoy the benefits of membership is

BPMA offers electrical competency training

This three-day ‘City & Guilds’ course from the BPMA, assists non-electrical employees to prepare for cross trade working, and to help companies comply with current legislation regarding the use of these workers for minor electrical tasks. Course Objectives After completing the course, students should be able to: •    Recognise safe working practices (related to electricity in the workplace) •    Work within

Market Surveillance – just how safe are our borders?

Our final exit from the EU is still some time away and there are many questions that still need to be addressed, says the BPMA. A key factor regarding the success of the ‘vote to leave’ camp was that it was perceived that this would give us the ability to better control our borders. This heightened protection is seen as

Dry claw vacuum pumps habe low lifecycle costs

Atlas Copco has developed a dry claw vacuum pump, the DZS, suitable for applications from central systems in hospitals to pneumatic conveying, CNC routing or milking parlors. Claw vacuum pumps offer non-contact and dry pumping chambers with high performance and power efficiency, based on simplicity. Manufactured on the fundamentals of Atlas Copco compressor design, these pumps feature innovative construction materials

75 years celebrated in style

To help celebrate three quarters of a century serving the British pump industry, the BPMA recently staged a special Anniversary Dinner and Dance. Held on the evening of 6th October at the Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, on the outskirts of the picturesque Cotswolds, the event was attended by some of the leading companies associated with this important industry sector. Sponsored by Grundfos, Wilo

Diaphragm metering pumps for accurate chemical dosing

Neptune’s,  MP7000 mechanically actuated diaphragm metering pump has design features that provide reliable and accurate dosing of chemicals, including those used in industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing and agriculture. Engineered from the ground up to be more robust and durable than similar mechanical diaphragm pump designs, the series incorporates the ruggedness of a hydraulic diaphragm metering pump,

Seal for waste water pumps minimises downtime during maintenance

KSB has developed a new double mechanical seal for dry-installed and wet-installed waste water pumps. Assembly fixtures and fastening bolts are not required, and the The 4STQ seal’s modular design minimises downtime during maintenance inspections as well as preventing faulty reassembly, says the company. A multi-spring arrangement provides required pre-loading for the primary rings themselves. The multiple springs are located outside the

New models for leak-free, mag-drive pump range

Three pump models from Michael Smith Engineers combine a tough ductile iron casing with a Tefzel (ETFE) lining to ensure corrosion resistance and feature powerful neodymium magnets which drive the impeller through a carbon-filled PTFE lined barrier for dependable, leak-free operation. Finish Thompson UC pumps include the UC1518L, a low flow version of the standard UC1518 which is ideal for applications

BPMA and European Sealing Association sign cooperation agreement

The BPMA and European Sealing Association have signed an agreement to exchange information about pumps and sealing related standards and legislation. The agreement also covers, but is not limited to, technical and environmental issues and training programmes. The agreement was formally signed by BPMA President, Mr Peter Reynold of Grundfos Pumps UK (pictured) and ESA Chairman, Mr John Morton of John Crane. Commenting on

BPMA celebrates 75 years with anniversary dinner

To celebrate 75 years of unbroken service to both its members and the wider pump industry, the BPMA will be staging a special 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance on Thursday 6th October 2016. Sponsored by Grundfos, Wilo and WEG, and held at the Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, the event promises to be the highlight of the year-long celebratory activities, and has already sold

AxFlow acquires Swedish pumps firm

Specialist in positive displacement pumps, fluid handling systems and related services, AxFlow has extended its product portfolio and Swedish market coverage with the acquisition of Esspump AB. AxFlow is the largest distributor of high quality industrial fluid handling equipment in Europe and South Africa, says the company. ”Both AxFlow and Esspump are known for their products technology and application knowledge.

Cast steel valve for process and plant applications

KSB has launched a cast steel valves used in industrial, process and plant engineering applications requiring the control of liquid flows. Its available in cast steel (GP 240 GH), from DN 15 to DN 200 and for nominal pressure class PN 40. The maximum permissible temperature is 450 °C. The valves can be dismantled without any special tools by simply unscrewing the bonnet bolts. This enables the user

Pump provides solutions for limited space installations

The Little Giant VCC-20-P Series from Franklin Electric is for plenum applications where limited space or gravity drainage is impractical. This pump is designed for the automatic collection and removal of condensate from air conditioning, refrigeration, and dehumidification equipment installed in air handling and plenum applications, including office buildings, manufacturing facilities. The pump meets the requirements of UL 2043, features a

High-pressure pump for a powerful performance

KSB’s Movitec 125 pumps, complement its current range of vertical high-pressure pumps, says the company. The multistage centrifugal pumps are for fluids such as water, coolants, condensate and mineral oils. They are for industrial recirculation and fire-fighting systems, cooling water circuits and washing plants as well as for boosting pressure in general process applications. The efficiency of a pump with a

Pumping system uses solar technology

Franklin Electric will display the new Fhoton SolarPAK system, which uses Franklin’s solar technology with the new Fhoton solar drive that features a smaller modular design – providing flexibility and simple maintenance for the installer, says the company. The Fhoton solar drive features a robust IP66, NEMA 4 enclosure that protects against wildlife, insects, dust, and weather. The system is