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Technical News

20.02.2019
GEMÜ: More Flexibility, Precision and Ease of Maintenance for Filling Processes
The ever-increasing variety of beverages, liquid f...The ever-increasing variety of beverages, liquid foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals presents major challenges for plant operators and plant designers. Manufacturers are placing more and more emphasis on customized solutions when it comes to container shapes, in order to stand out from the competition. This also applies to plant design. Maximum flexibility is often incompatible with low conversion and maintenance costs.
 

11.02.2019
Vacuum Measurement Technology – Reconsidered
The exact observance of pressures or pressure curv...The exact observance of pressures or pressure curves in vacuum-assisted processes in process engineering is an important parameter for ensuring optimum efficiency and the best product quality. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems has now launched the new series of VacTest vacuum measurement equipment.
 

24.01.2019
ITT Engineered Valves Earns SIL 3 Capable International Certification
ITT Inc. is pleased to announce that select Fabri-Valve knife gate valves and cylinder models, marketed by its Engineered Valves brand, have earned certification to IEC 61508 in compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission standards.
 

13.12.2018
Sulzer Launches the High-efficiency HSR Turbocompressor
The new HSR line of high-speed turbocompressors is...The new HSR line of high-speed turbocompressors is designed for the production of oil-free pressurized air in applications where contamination of the air must be avoided. The HSR utilizes high-performance turbo and magnetic bearing technology that maximizes the efficiency and minimizes the need for maintenance.
 

07.12.2018
Extended Actuator and Nominal Size Range of GEMÜ 567 BioStar Control Valve
The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now ...The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now available up to a nominal size of DN25, thus allowing a maximum flow rate of 15 m³/h. At the same time, the selection of motorized actuators for this valve has also been extended.
 

30.11.2018
New Sinamics G120X Converter Series Specializing in Infrastructure Applications
The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series fr...The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series from Siemens are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology or also in industrial environments
 

22.11.2018
Process Pumps Designed for Enhanced Performance for the Oil Industry
SPX Flow has a long relationship with the chemical...SPX Flow has a long relationship with the chemical, petrochemical, power and oil industries. Many of the pump models in its vast portfolio are specifically designed to address challenges faced by these industries: offering benefits such as increased efficiency, enhanced reliability, reduced installation footprint, reduced weight, protection against leakages and high metering accuracy.
 


Exhibitions + Conferences

07.11.2018
Blue Planet Berlin Water Dialogues: New Solutions for Urban Water Infrastructures
On 22 October 2018 more than 120 participants from...On 22 October 2018 more than 120 participants from the international water com-munity came together in the “Humboldt-Box” located in the heart of Berlin for this year’s BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.
 

24.10.2018
The Conexo Day 2018 – An Expedition with a View to the Future
For the valve manufacturer GEMÜ, the 26th Septembe...For the valve manufacturer GEMÜ, the 26th September was marked by a very special slogan: "Not an all-inclusive package tour, but an expedition." Under this maxim and by means of exciting presentations and an active supporting programme, the participants of the first CONEXO day discovered ways to incorporate digitalisation into the processing industry and move forward into "Industry 4.0".
 


Persons

21.02.2019
Marcus A. Ketter Appointed New Chief Financial Officer of GEA
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group has appointed M...The Supervisory Board of GEA Group has appointed Marcus A. Ketter (50) to the company’s Executive Board with effect from May 20, 2019. He is set to succeed the long-standing Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Helmut Schmale (62), who will leave the company as of May 17, 2019.
 

24.10.2018
Dr. Christoph Göttlicher Announced as New Chief Technical Officer at AUMA
As of 1 August 2018, Dr. Christoph Göttlicher has ...As of 1 August 2018, Dr. Christoph Göttlicher has joined AUMA Management as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). In his new role he is responsible for Product Management, Research & Development, Business Development and Innovations within the global AUMA Group.
 


  

Contracts + Case Stories

18.02.2019
Diaphragm Valves for Large Swiss Biopharmaceutical Plant
In October 2018, the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S...In October 2018, the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S.A. in Luxembourg started manufacturing several thousand diaphragm valves for a new production facility in Switzerland.
 

06.02.2019
Toxic Fluid Handling at Offshore Pump Facilities
In addition to contamination caused by sand and wa...In addition to contamination caused by sand and water deposits, crude oils and natural gases contain numerous non-marketable – and therefore unwanted – components such as hydrogen sulfide and chlorine. Breaking down these components and processing them further is not economically viable.
 

14.01.2019
Progressive Cavity Pumps Reduce Costs for Digesting Residual Sludge
Operators looking for the most reliable, low-maint...Operators looking for the most reliable, low-maintenance and efficient solution for discharging digested residual sludge at a sewage plant in Germany recently began a comparison of an inclined conveyor versus four-stage progressive cavity pumps.
 

22.11.2018
Bredel Hose Pumps Preferred in Abrasive Cement Slurry Applications
A number of Bredel pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) are proving highly successful in the circulation and transfer of waste return slurry from concrete slab manufacturing processes.
 

01.11.2018
Customized Pump Technology Enables Precision Silane Metering
How precisely silane can be metered during continu...How precisely silane can be metered during continuous plastics processing has a direct influence on the quality of the end product. This is why fast and precise control of the flow rate must always be guaranteed – even when different types of silane are being used for different products. LEWA GmbH has a customer that faced this very challenge.
 


Awards

28.01.2019
Gemü Honoured as Global Market Leader for 2018
The Ingelfingen-based specialist in valves has been awarded the title of "Global Market Leader" for yet another year, earning the distinction for 2018 as part of the global market leader index of the University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German Global Market Leaders.
 


Miscellaneous

25.01.2019
Kemira and Valmet Collaborate to Bring Significant Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Processes
Chemicals company Kemira and process technology, automation and services company Valmet, have signed a partnership agreement in Europe for collaboration in the water and sludge treatment customer applications.
 

17.01.2019
SPX Flow Announces New Service Partner in Australia
As part of its continuous service improvement prog...As part of its continuous service improvement program, SPX Flow is pleased to announce a new service partner, FDPI Spares & Maintenance, in Victoria Australia.
 

28.11.2018
Kemira Calls for Tougher Implementation of EU Water Treatment Legislation
Securing a clean water supply will be one of the greatest challenges our world faces in the next century. Despite the fact that water treatment plays a central role in efficient and sustainable water use, much of the current European legislation on water treatment dates from the 1990s. Furthermore, the majority of Europe s water treatment infrastructure was designed and commissioned decades ago.