Industry News - May 2014

Industry News - May 2014
David Wang

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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. The partnership includes e-learning classes, webinars and the Pump Systems Optimization one-day course.

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.

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.

KROHNE flowmeter approved for use in hazardous areas

KROHNE received North American approval for use of the H250 M40 variable area flowmeter in hazardous areas. The meter is approved for hazardous gas and dust areas, including usFMc for the United States and Canada, ATEX, IECEx, NEPSI, INMETRO, KGS, GOST-R and PESCO/CCOE.

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

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

Val-Matic names board chairman, CEO

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. named Patricia A. Nuter, previously president and chief executive officer, chairman of the board of directors. Ted Makowan, company cofounder, was appointed president and CEO. John V. Ballun, previously vice president of engineering, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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 housing the divisions.

NEW Works offers water management training

Mahattil International opened NEW Works in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wis., offering hands-on training for water management professionals. The NEW Works mission is to train professionals, accelerate technology transfer and transform communities using appropriate technologies for water management. To that end, it has developed six practical learning courses: Water Purification, Water Supply, Wastewater Transport, Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Controlling Operations, and Energy Optimization in Water Treatment Plants.

Kaman Industrial introduces fluid power catalog

Kaman Industrial Technologies introduced its fluid power catalog, featuring Parker Hannifin products. The catalog includes product features, descriptions, ordering information, images, engineering specifications, dimensions and diagrams. Copies can be requested at

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, the manufacturer of heavy-duty cabinets joins the Storage & Workspace Systems business unit with a new logo and tagline: Smart Versatile Storage.

PSG reorganizes corporate structure

Pump Solutions Group, an operating company within Dover Corp., reorganized its corporate structure into three geographical regions, including the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia. Ueli Thuerig, previously president of PSG Europe, will serve as president of PSG EMEA. Karl Buscher, previously senior vice president, PSG commercial, will serve as president of PSG Americas. David Wang, previously vice president of sales and business development, Asia-Pacific, will serve as president of PSG Asia.

Grundfos launches online learning for pump professionals

Grundfos launched Ecademy, its online training platform for professionals in the pump industry at The platform features videos, slideshows, articles and interactive tools.

Aqua-Jet aerator marks 45th anniversary

The Aqua-Jet surface mechanical aerator, introduced in 1969 by Aqua-Aerobic Systems, marks its 45th anniversary in 2014. Since its introduction more than 1.5 million units have been installed.  


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