Industry News - September 2010

ARC Report Says Live Video Maximizes Operator Performance; Godwin Pumps Opens California Branch; Neptune Names Gessner VP, General Manager; LAKOS Names Vice Presidents; Hitschfel Instruments to Represent Olympus Industrial; AWWA, ASME-ITI Issue ANSI Standard

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ARC Report Says Live Video Maximizes Operator Performance

Adding video to HMI operator stations in automation and process control can improve ergonometrics, while enhancing safety, security and regulatory compliance, according to a brief by Craig Resnick of the ARC Advisory Group. The report, “Real-Time Video Provides a Fourth Dimension for Intelligent Visualization and Control,” can be downloaded at www.longwatch. com/in-the-news/arc.php.

Godwin Pumps Opens California Branch

Godwin Pumps has opened a branch location in Carson, Calif. The facility offers 2,400 square feet of office space, 12,000 square feet of building space and another 75,000 square feet of yard space.

Neptune Names Gessner VP, General Manager

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. has named Ralph Gessner vice president and general manager. Gessner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University-Long Beach and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

LAKOS Names Vice Presidents

LAKOS Separators & Filtration Solutions appointed Randy Delenikos vice president of Waterworks and Specials Accounts and named Russell Clark as vice president of Groundwater and Irrigation. The company also announced that Tom Warnert, vice president of international sales, will take on increased responsibilities for U.S. and Canada industrial markets.

Hitschfel Instruments to Represent Olympus Industrial

Olympus America has named Hitschfel Instruments to handle distribution of its industrial microscope products in central and southern Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Memphis.

AWWA, ASME-ITI Issue ANSI Standard

The American Water Works Association and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Technologies Institute have developed a risk and resilience management standard for water utilities. The J100 standard, created in response to Hurricane Katrina and other recent disasters, is designed to help water and wastewater utilities identify potential threats to U.S. water infrastructure and prepare for or mitigate damage. A detailed summary is available at


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