Industry News - April 2013

Industry News - April 2013
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Pepperl+Fuchs offers enclosure guide

The Systems & Solutions Enclosures pocket guide from Pepperl+Fuchs provides an overview of enclosures for wastewater applications. Each enclosure lists relevant location classifications, including Class 1 Division 1, Class 1 Division 2, Class 1 Division 1 and 2, Class 1 and 2 Division 1 and Ex 2 2GD. Call 330/425-3555 to request a free copy.

Smith & Loveless president named group vice chairman

Frank J. Rebori, president of Smith & Loveless, was named vice chairman of the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturer's Association. He will chair the association's strategic planning committee and oversee its annual Washington Forum. Rebori has served on the board for three years and was treasurer for the executive committee the past year.

FDT, KMS honored for environmental best practice

FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers of Ireland and Koch Membrane Systems received Green Apple award recognition. FDT won the award and nominated KMS as deserving much of the credit for the achievement. The Green Apple Environmental Awards is an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The award was for FDT's recovery and reuse of water and carbon dioxide from industrial waste streams project, partly funded by the Cleaner Greener Production Programme of the EPA, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency.

Flowserve names senior VP, general counsel

Flowserve Corp. named Carey A. O'Connor senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She succeeds Ron Stuff who is retiring in the first quarter of 2013 after 25 years with the company.

WILO appoints accounts managers

WILO USA appointed Cliff Alford key offshore accounts manager and promoted John Seawright to key accounts manager. Suzy Wooten replaces Seawright as western regional sales manager.

Kusters Zima completes implementation of quality management system

Kusters Zima Corp. completed implementation of its ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

Yaskawa Europe acquires majority shares of VIPA

Yaskawa Electric Corp. signed an agreement between its European subsidiary, Yaskawa Europe, to acquire the majority share of German-based VIPA, supplier of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), input/output modules and human machine interface (HMI).

Desalitech establishes US headquarters

Desalitech Ltd., provider of advanced water treatment solutions, established U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts. The company will use the location as a base for expanding operations, including purification, water reuse and wastewater purification.

Aquatech receives wastewater project award

Aquatech received the H2O Water Award for Best Waste Water Project for its work with EQUATE Petrochemical Co. in Kuwait. Aquatech piloted a project for wastewater recycle/reuse in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry. The goal of the project is to reduce water consumption and decrease carbon emissions associated with purifying water and reusing treated wastewater for internal use.

Telvent becomes Schneider Electric

Telvent is now Schneider Electric, concluding a year-long brand integration after the company's acquisition by Schneider in 2011. The combination of Schneider's hardware and infrastructure with Telvent's IT solutions enables the company to be a single-source provider for the water industry.

Report finds mining byproduct helps clean water

A byproduct from the treatment of acid mine drainage might help clean waters from agricultural and wastewater discharges, according to a study from the U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center. The report shows that dried acid mine drainage sludge or residuals that result from treating acid mine drainage discharges can be used as a low-cost adsorbent to remove phosphorus from agricultural and municipal wastewaters. The phosphorus adsorbed by the mine drainage can be stripped from the residuals and recycled into fertilizer.

SEEwater names Johnson president

SEEwater, manufacturer of pump control systems that can differentiate between oil and water, promoted Michael Johnson to president. Johnson has been with the company for six years, holding the positions of vice president of sales and marketing and corporate vice president.

Huber Technology names director of sales

Huber Technologies named Frank Scriver director of sales. He will be responsible for driving sales for the company's products to municipal and industrial customers in North America. He has been Huber's Northeast Region Sales Manager since 2009.

Headworks names Nair vice president

Headworks promoted Ranjit Nair to vice president of its screens and screenings handling division. He has 10 years experience in the North American environmental industry and has been with Headworks since 2008.


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