Industry News - April 2009

Altra Industrial Offers Couplings Brochure; GLV Forms Joint Venture with Global Water Engineering; Gateway Releases 2009 Product Catalog; Bio Clean Environmental Adds Sales Manager; Canadian Environmental Conference Set for April 20-21; Val-Matic Receives ISO Certification; Smith & Loveless Releases Sonic Start Bulletin; GE Hitachi Nuclear Cuts Treatment Plant Water Usage; Osprey President Gives Presentation on Pollution Prevention; HWM Names Favre Canadian Sales Manager; Staco Paper Discusses Economics of Improving Power Factor

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Altra Industrial Offers Couplings Brochure

The eight-page couplings brochure from Altra Industrial Motion offers engineers a reference guide to the company’s lineup of industrial products. The guide can be downloaded from Altra’s Web site, www.altra, or obtained by calling 815/389-6336.

GLV Forms Joint Venture with Global Water Engineering

GLV Inc. of Montreal, Canada, has teamed with Global Water Engineering Ltd. of Hong Kong to form Global Water & Energy LLC. The joint venture will market GLV’s anaerobic digestion processes for the treatment of industrial wastewater and its energy production technology using the biogas generated by the digestion of industrial organic waste.

Gateway Releases 2009 Product Catalog

The 2009 Gateway Safety Inc. product catalog features more than 60 styles of safety eyewear, hearing, respiratory, head and face protection, as well as at-a-glance safety certification icons, including ANSI, CSA, UV-A and UV-B.

Bio Clean Environmental Adds Sales Manager

Jerry Warner has joined Bio Clean Environmental Inc. as sales manager. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Warner will represent the stormwater filtration company throughout the western United States. He attended the University of Utah and received a degree in marketing from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. He brings more than 10 years experience to his position.

Canadian Environmental Conference Set for April 20-21

The 17th annual Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow (CANECT) will be held April 20-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Session topics include water and wastewater compliance, environmental regulation and compliance, and managing approvals and permits. For more information, call 888/254-8769, ext. 21, or visit

Val-Matic Receives ISO Certification

Val-Matic has received ISO 9001:2008 certification after an audit from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The certification body recognizes adherence to International Organization for Standardization in the development, manufacture and supply of products.

Smith & Loveless Releases Sonic Start Bulletin

Smith & Loveless Inc. has released its Sonic Start Streamline bulletin No. 621. The publication showcases the prime sensing system and features design benefits. To obtain a copy, e-mail

GE Hitachi Nuclear Cuts Treatment Plant Water Usage

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has reduced annual water usage by 25 million gallons at its Wilmington, N.C., treatment site by reusing wastewater effluent through the use of ecomagination ZeeWeed membrane bioreactor technology. Instead of using groundwater to cool its towers, the site relies on MBR ultrafiltration and biological treatment to produce high-quality wastewater effluent. The operation also requires less chemical use, produces less residual waste and has a smaller physical footprint than conventional reuse systems.

Osprey President Gives Presentationon Pollution Prevention

Vincent Scuilla, president and chief executive officer of Osprey Biotechnics Inc., gave a presentation on pollution prevention and environmental restoration using locally produced bio products at a European sales and strategy meeting in Beli Manastir, Croatia.

HWM Names Favre Canadian Sales Manager

Vincent Favre has been named Canadian sales manager for Halma Water Management. Favre will provide customers with better access to the company’s line of water monitoring technologies and support sales growth. Favre has a master’s of science and bachelor’s of science degrees in math and physics from the University of Lyon, Lyon, France.

Staco Paper Discusses Economics of Improving Power Factor

Staco Energy Products has released a white paper on the efficiency of power use titled The Economics of Improving Power Factor. The 16-page paper, written by Staco president Ed Kwiatkowski, E.E., includes formulas, charts and graphs to help understand the power factor and how utilities charge for inefficient use of power, as well as the economic relevance of improving it. Copies are available online at paper.


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