Industry News - December 2010

Sure Seal Butterfly Valves Receive Patent; KSB Group Acquires Standard Alloys; Godwin Pumps Names Ohstrom VP of Marketing; Assmann Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification; Cummins Power Generation Earns OSHPD Preapproval; Water Environment Federation Launches Web Site; JWC Introduces Prevention and Inspection Plan; Hach Lists ‘BIG Picture Contest’ Finalists

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Sure Seal Butterfly Valves Receive Patent

The tapered-seat design of Sure Seal’s LBF Series lined butterfly valves has received patent No. 7,758,017. The tapered-seat valve requires lower torque, has improved seat integrity and improved service life. Designed for waste-water applications, the valves feature a spherically molded and machined wide-line sealing surface that is securely anchored within the faces of the body by a series of concentric serrations.

KSB Group Acquires Standard Alloys

German pump manufacturer KSB Group has acquired Standard Alloys of Port Arthur, Texas, a specialist in pump repair, component machining, assembly and engineering.

Godwin Pumps Names Ohstrom VP of Marketing

Godwin Pumps has named Per Ohstrom vice president of worldwide marketing and business development. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Bridgeport, N.J. Ohstrom has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lulea University of Technology in Sweden and a a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

Assmann Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Assmann Corporation of America, manufacturer of large polyethylene storage tanks and plastic storage containers, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification of its management system. The company has manufacturing facilities in Garrett, Ind., and Marshall, Texas.

Cummins Power Generation Earns OSHPD Preapproval

Cummins Power Generation’s high-range generator sets have received seismic certification preapproval by OSHPD, California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The generator preapproval covers configurations with a generator set only, generator and sub-base fuel tank and generator with fuel tank and enclosure.

Water Environment Federation Launches Web Site

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has launched a National Biosolids Partnership Web site, The site provides information on all aspects of biosolids management, including NBP’s EMS-based certification program.

JWC Introduces Prevention and Inspection Plan

The JWC Environmental Monster Prevention & Inspection plan is an on-site service plan to ensure peak performance from JWC’s family of wastewater products. The plan includes complete system inspections, including mechanical and electrical systems, and adjustments of controllers, sensors, cycle, spray wash, flow meters, level detectors, chains, brushes and more.

Hach Lists ‘BIG Picture Contest’ Finalists

The 12 municipal wastewater treatment facilities named fan favorite finalists in Hach Co.’s “See the BIG Picture” contest are City of Bryan, Texas; City of Cordele, Ga.; City of Hutchinson, Minn.; Cranberry Township Brush Creek, Pa.; Destin Water Users, Fla.; Fairfield-Suisun, Calif.; Milan, Tenn.; Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority, Pa.; South Adams County, Colo.; Town Branch, Ky.; Village of Essex Junction, Vt.; and Village of Lake Placid, N.Y. The contest is designed to help municipal wastewater treatment plants understand the benefits of increasing nutrient monitoring, including lower chemical and energy costs. First prize in the fan favorite contest is $20,000. In addition, Hach will award $60,000 in equipment to grand prize recipients and the first runner-up.


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