Industry News - March 2013

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Smith & Loveless release pumping system catalog

Smith & Loveless released Pumping SOLUTIONS 4.0. The pumping systems catalog includes specifications, technical drawings and literature, including its 6-inch X-Peller pumps impeller, SAWS station advance warning system and Station Comm two-way text communication. The catalog can be ordered by calling 800/892-9122 or visiting the company website at

Denso offers training videos, product gallery

Denso released petrolatum training videos and an online product gallery. The videos show different methods of applying petrolatum tapes on straight pipes and irregular surfaces. The videos and product gallery can be viewed at

Hach sensor receives FDT certification

Hach Co. received certification from the FDT Group for its multi-sensor device type manager, available as a free download ( for the sc200 Universal Controller with Profibus DP.

Flowserve names vice president, treasurer

Flowserve Corp. named John E. (Jay) Rouche III vice president, treasurer and investor relations. He will be responsible for managing strategies, operations and practices related to corporate finance.

LAN hires director of engineering

Randall C. Hill, P.E., joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newman as director of engineering for the consulting company's infrastructure practice in Southern California. Hill earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University, is a registered professional engineer in California and Texas, and serves on the executive committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers pipelines division.

Vacon opens Asian office

AC drives manufacturer Vacon opened an office in Almaty in the southern part of Kazakhstan. The office serves central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan.

WEF, Department of Labor develop training standards

The U.S. Department of Labor adopted new national guidelines for wastewater systems operator apprenticeship programs. The guidelines, developed as a joint effort between DOL and the Water Environment Federation, define minimum educational and on-the-job learning requirements for operators and establish a clear point of entry into the profession. The guidelines suggest a two-year schedule of 3,520 work process hours and 480 instructional hours. The new standards are a model for developing local apprenticeship programs registered with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) or a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) for the wastewater treatment plant operator occupation.

Fluid Metering expands website

Fluid Metering expanded its product website, The site includes detailed descriptions, animations and videos of the company's CeramPump valveless piston pump design, news releases, applications, catalogs and technical manuals.

American Water's NPXpress receives technology award

American Water Works Co.'s NPXpress wastewater technology received the Technology Project of the Year award from American Water Intelligence magazine. NPXpress helps wastewater utilities reduce costs while improving the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus. Since the technology operates at lower oxygen levels, energy consumption for aeration is reduced by 50 percent.

SCFI forms alliance with Air Products

SCFI formed an alliance with Air Products to streamline its customer offerings and develop commercial opportunities for its environmentally sustainable sludge and wet industrial waste destruction technology. Air Products will operate as SCFI's preferred supplier for all oxygen equipment used in the super-critical water oxidation process, as well as provide the oxygen supply needed to reduce the chemical oxygen demand of waste.

SJE-Rhombus names Thomas CEO

SJE-Rhombus named David Thomas chief operating officer following the retirement of Laurie Lewandowski. Thomas had been president/director of Standard Products. Lewandowski joined the company 31 years ago, serving as president, vice president of marketing, purchasing director and IT director. She has seen the company grow from a garage assembly operation to a global business with six locations and 100-percent employee ownership.

VAC2GO opens Richmond office

VAC2GO opened a vacuum equipment rental office in Richmond, Va., serving Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk and Washington, D.C. The branch rents Guzzler Classic and ACE vacuum trucks, as well as Vactor combination units, vacuum truck hoses and accessories.

PSG opens China manufacturing facility

Pump Solutions Group opened a manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China. The 11,000-square-meter facility includes pump manufacturing and testing, hydraulic lab for on-site product testing, training room and product showroom.

TrojanUV system treats water park's stormwater for reuse

The Sherbourne Common water park in Toronto, Canada, features three large art sculptures that combine lights and water, which flows through an artificial river accessible to the public before discharge into Lake Ontario. Water used in the sculptures comes from either Lake Ontario or stormwater collected in underground tanks at the park. Clarified runoff must be disinfected to make it suitable for human contact. The park installed two TrojanUVFit reactors (one duty, one redundant) at its treatment facility. The system is designed for flows of 1.6 mgd, E. coli less than 10 cfu/100 mL, Cryptosporidium less than 10 cfu/100 mL, Giardia less than 0.05 cysts/L and rotavirus less than 0.05 pfu/L. The case study can be accessed at


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