Industry News - April 2014

Industry News - April 2014
Gorman-Rupp names vice president

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ADS polypropylene pipe receives Ontario approval

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation approved ADS polypropylene pipe for gravity flow sewer and water applications. The new standards and specifications denote dual and triple wall polypropylene (PP) pipe in addition to previously approved high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in diameters of 100 to 1,500 mm.

Singer Valve receives NSF 372 certification

Singer Valve received NSF 372 certification for low lead content in its control valves. Singer Valve uses high-quality stainless steel for wetted areas.

seepex meter pumps receive NSF 61 certification

seepex metering pumps received NSF 61 certification for use in treating water and wastewater. The pumps are certified safe for sodium, hypochlorite, ferric chloride, sodium bisulfate, potassium permanganate, sodium silicofluoride, calcium fluoride, polymers and most other chemicals commonly used in water and wastewater flocculation, clarification, sterilization and buffering.

Flowserve receives SIL 2, SIL 3 certifications

Flowserve Corp. received IEC 61508 SIL 2 and SIL 3 certification for its Limitorque MXa electronic actuator optional output boards and arctic temperature components. The certification is in addition to the original SIL certification granted by exida to the basic MXa.

Hayward expands Canadian operations

Hayward Flow Control expanded operations to Oakville, Canada. The 200,000-square-foot warehouse and office will headquarter customer service, technical service, valve automation service, product warehousing, sales and marketing support.

Hydraulic Institute, Empowering Pumps form training partnership

The Hydraulic Institute and Empowering Pumps formed a training partnership to promote and increase the utilization of HI/PSM education and training programs in 2014, including e-learning classes, webinars and the Pump Systems Optimization one-day course.

Itron meter named to ‘Leaders’ quadrant

Itron’s meter data management (MDM) solution was positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products.

Magnetrol opens production facility in UAE

Magnetrol International, manufacturer of level and flow process control instrumentation, completed construction of a 550-square-meter (5,920 square feet) production facility in Jabel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

Vidmar becomes part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive

Vidmar, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is now part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive. The move represents the unification of 14 global brands. As part of the unification, Vidmar joins the Storage & Workspace Systems business unit with a new logo and tagline: Smart Versatile Storage.

Gorman-Rupp names vice president

Gorman-Rupp promoted Scott King to vice president and general manager of its Mansfield Division.

McElroy adds distributors

McElroy named three domestic and international distributors for its pipe fusion products. They include R & B Company of San Jose, Calif.; Miami International Machinery and Equipment Corp. of Medley, Fla.; and SOFIPO of Moscow, Russia.

WILO USA names managing director

WILO USA named Tim Ruppert managing director for the provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, building services and groundwater

Asahi/America manufactures valves in the U.S.

Asahi/America is manufacturing its true union and flanged Type-14 diaphragm valves in the United States. Assembly, pressure testing and final packaging takes place in Asahi’s Maiden, Md., headquarters.

Detcon controller receives TUV certification

Detcon’s Model X40 NEMA 4X alarm and control system received cTUVus NRTL certification for nonhazardous locations. The controller is designed to monitor gas detection sensors and other field devices.

FMI releases 2014 product catalog

Fluid Metering Inc. released its 2014 catalog, featuring new products and expanded flow and configuration information. The catalog is available for download at www.fmipump.com.

DeZURIK offers online material selection guide

The DeZURIK online material selection guide covers 700 corrosive media and common metals and elastomers used on valves. The guide can be downloaded at www.dezurik.com/programs.

AEA completes acquisition of Siemens Water

AEA Investors LP has secured regulatory approvals and closed on an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies. The new company will be Evoqua Water Technologies LLC.

Toshiba International forms speed drives, electronics divisions

Toshiba International Corp. formed the Motors & Adjustable Speed Drives and the Power Electronics divisions. Mike Ayers is president of the new TIC Social Infrastructure Group, which houses the divisions.



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