Industry News - November 2013

Industry News - November 2013
Thompson Pump relocates Mississippi branch

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Atlantic Ultraviolet marks 50th anniversary

Founded in 1963 by Hilary Boehme and Tom Dituro, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp. of Hauppauge, N.Y., celebrates 50 years of developing and manufacturing ultraviolet residential and commercial disinfection systems in 2013.

Siemon receives environmental merit award

Siemon received the 2013 EPA Environmental Merit Award in the business category for demonstrating a sustained commitment to improving New England’s environment and environmental achievements. Siemon received the award for achieving carbon negativity across all global operations, zero-landfill status through innovative waste management, yearly carbon output reduced by 16,885 metric tons, reduced water and electrical usage, as well as ongoing employee incentives.

Aquionics names municipal regional manager

Aquionics named Bob English municipal regional manager. He will be responsible for promoting the company’s drinking water, wastewater and reuse products in the Eastern United States.

Hydraulic Institute names director of education and training

The Hydraulic Institute named Mark J. Sullivan director of education and training. He will support Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and lead all strategic development, marketing and PSM educational programs as well as personnel certification initiatives.

Thompson Pump relocates Mississippi branch

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. relocated its southern Mississippi branch from Pass Christian to a larger facility in Biloxi. The 4,000-square-foot building is located on two acres near the I-10 corridor and is one of 21 Thompson branch offices nationwide.

KOHLER Power Systems receives California approval

KOHLER Power Systems, manufacturer of generators up to 3,250 kilowatts, transfer switches, switchgear and related accessories, received preapproval from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for its large generator enclosures and tanks (1,250 to 2,000 kW). The enclosures also are International Building Code seismic certified.

Toshiba completes control plant expansion

Toshiba International Corp. completed a $20 million expansion of its control plant in Houston, Texas. The project provides 107,000 square feet of new manufacturing and office space.

Detcon’s TP-700 gas detector receives SIL 2 certification

Detcon’s TP-700 hydrogen sulfide MOS gas detector is SIL 2 compliant with IEC61508:2010 Parts 1-7 after completing a third-party safety assessment.

Brown and Caldwell receives safety award

Brown and Caldwell received the National Safety Council’s 2013 Industry Leader Award. The award recognizes the top 5 percent member companies with the best safety performance.

Asahi/America redesigns website

Asahi/America redesigned its product website, The site offers engineers, designers, installers and plant managers technical and product information.

Industrial Scientific sells Oldham

Industrial Scientific Corp. sold its Oldham fixed-point gas detection business to Industrial Safety Technologies. The sale includes Oldham’s headquarters in Arras, France, along with support operations in China, Germany, India and the United States.

FCI’s ST100 flowmeter rated SIL compliant

The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International has been rated compliant for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 1 service. The meter is classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0.


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