Pump Industry Awards 2020/21

Awards shortlist

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) presents the shortlist of finalists in this year's Pump Industry Awards (PIA), and offers a few words on the awards event scheduled for 31 March.
Xiluodu dam and hydropower plant

Actuators chosen for dam project

Electric actuators for a major hydropower dam installation in China are to be supplied by parts manufacturer Rotork. The giant Baihetan Dam hydropower plant is part of a cascade of dams on the Jinsha River (the upstream part of the Yangtze).

Potable water overhaul

To satisfy both current and future demands for safe and reliable drinking water, The City of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, has recently embarked on a $35M CAD project to replace the most critical water pumping station in the city, as pump manufacturer KSB, which supplied key components for the upgrade, explains.
Discharge pipework

Rethinking sludge cake transfer

Pumps manufacturer SEEPEX says its Smart Air Injection (SAI) technology has played an enabling role in Veolia's recent sludge cake handling system upgrade at its Osberstown STF plant.

Comment: how can the EU’s industrial policy support industry’s efforts with sustainability and decarbonisation?

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this coming May, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, a trade...

Veolia introduces reversing camera on RCVs to address driver blind spots

To address the challenge of vehicle blind spots, areas that cannot be directly seen by the driver while at the controls, Veolia is now...

Verge-cutting mower head “gives biodiversity a winning edge”

Specialist contractor GVA has become the first UK customer for a new, environmentally-friendly mowing head designed to protect insects and other creatures. The ECO 1200...

New guidance for GHG emissions published by ADEPT and FHRG

New guidance has been issued, aimed at tackling one of the most pressing issues faced by local highways authorities (LHAs) - consistent carbon measurement...

Scottish utility completes reservoir car-removal operation

A delicate operation to remove nine ageing car wrecks which had been dumped in a Paisley reservoir has been hailed a success by utility...

SEEPEX wins order from Thames Water for the most intelligent PC Pump in the...

The first order has been received from Thames Water’s Maple Lodge WwTW for SEEPEX’s unique patented SCT AutoAdjust pump technology combined with their Digital Solutions incorporating Pump Technology 4.0.
Crossness Sewage Treatment Works

Tank Cleaning

IWJS has been chosen by Thames Water to deliver storm tank cleaning works at Crossness Sewage Treatment Works (STW).

Circular priorities

If a product or system has a long life – whether below or above the ground – it invariably improves its value within the circular economy.

Aberdeen City Council rolls out UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck

What appears to be the UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed on 17 February in Aberdeen, seemingly running on green hydrogen from...

Vehicles handed over to hydrogen transport hub in Tees Valley

Ten Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric cars and a Toyota fuel cell forklift truck were handed over to the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport...

Partnership provides pumps in WIMES specifications

Pump rental solutions firm Selwood has agreed a new partnership with Borger. The arrangement commences with Selwood’s purchase of 15 custom-designed, positive displacement process-critical pumps...

Online learning provides solid foundation in pump technology

Professionals in the pumps sector can gain a comprehensive foundation in all aspects of this technology through a suite of accredited courses available via...
Mr Andrew Stuart

Pipelines appointment

Sealing and corrosion protection expert Winn & Coales International has announced that the Marketing & Sales Director of Winn & Coales (Denso), Mr Andrew Stuart has been appointed to the IPLOCA Board of Directors.

Electric car chargers fast-tracked in South East

Almost 1,000 electric car chargers have been fast-tracked to connect to the electricity network in London, the South East and East of England, seemingly...

Tank containers acquisition supports expansion into new markets

Logistics provider Suttons International has acquired overseas ISO tank containers, personnel, and customer contracts from VTG Tanktainer GmbH, a subsidiary of VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG)....

Why flexibility is so important in the logistics industry

Calum Arnison of Suttons Tankers writes about what it actually takes to ensure products get shipped on time Logistics services need to adapt skilffully to...