Low-hanging fruit for savings?

Circulator pumps in central heating systems provide 200 million opportunities globally to improve energy efficiency, according to new research from energy technology firm Grundfos.

Taming turbulence

When fluid is pumped through a pipe in an intermittent way, the cost of transport is significantly reduced, according to a new study, a collaboration between the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Steve Schofield, CEO at the British Pump Manufacturers' Association,

Energy efficiency: Are attitudes changing?

Steve Schofield, CEO at the British Pump Manufacturers' Association, considers the question, and where there might be opportunities to cut energy consumption in sectors like his own, as well as initiatives that promise to help.
Photograph of AUMA employee operating machinery in field

Sponsored Content: AUMA commit to continued fast-track actuator delivery

AUMA Actuators Limited - part of the global AUMA Group - based in Clevedon, south of Bristol, holds a comprehensive range of electric actuators and component parts for various applications for call-off from stock - from variable speed to underwater and remote mounted solutions.

Sponsored Content: Not your average chopper

P&M Pumps writes: Come and get your hands on the real mean machine – visit P&M Pumps Ltd on stand D107 at the World Biogas Expo, the leading global trade show dedicated solely to AD and Biogas on 29-30 March at NEC Birmingham.

High-efficiency progressive cavity pump aimed at biogas

With a declared focus on energy-efficient systems and components that optimise the operation of existing biogas plants and contribute to a higher gas yield,...

Pump Industry Awards finalists announced

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) writes The Finalists in the 2023 Pump Industry Awards have been determined, following a judging session held virtually on...
Dale Croker

Systems steward: New leader at the British Pump Manufacturers Association

Continuing in his role as managing director of pumps manufacturer KSB UK, Dale Croker takes over the BPMA post following a two-year tenure as vice president.

Confusion over regulations hampering water equipment innovation

A common misunderstanding over water fittings regulations in the UK is creating confusion over clean water equipment compliance and specification, and could be a...

Sponsored Content: Custom wedge gate valves

Valves expert T-T Flow writes: When there was a requirement for custom wedge gate valves to facilitate the transition to new metric pipework at a major water treatment works, T-T Flow stepped in to provide the perfect solution that would also maintain the ability to isolate flow.

Optimisation opportunity

Pump manufacturer KSB writes about its involvement in a recent project to upgrade a 50-year-old potable water pumping station in Canada. The station supplies around 420k people and provides up to 340m L/day

WIMES makes peristaltic points clearer

Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped with a revision of the Water Industry Mechanical & Electrical Specifications (WIMES), opening up peristaltic pumps to more potential customers in the UK water industry.

Diving in for valve repair

British Camp reservoir, located in the picturesque Malvern Hills, was the focus of valve repair work recently undertaken by ECS Engineering Services.

Sponsored Content: Adding value with advice, not just supply

The desire for speed of supply in the water and power utilities sectors can often mean that actuator specifications are repeated, based on a like-for-like replacement.

Sponsored Content: AUMA Adding Value with Advice, not just Supply

The desire for speed of supply in the water and power utilities sectors can often mean that actuator specifications are repeated, based on a like-for-like replacement.

Electrical submersible pumps expert makes key acquisition

Pump Supplies, the owner and operator of the UK’s largest hire fleet of electric submersible pumps and accessories, has acquired Stockport-based PD Pumps Ltd....

Water challenge presents opportunity for cross-sector innovators

Innovators from multiple sectors including energy, manufacturing, transport and food and beverage, could have the opportunity to share their condition monitoring solutions with every...

Sponsored content: Maximising thermal hydrolysis production with the correct pump

According to government sources, there are 7,078 sewage treatment works (STW) in England and Wales, and 10,814 STW in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Pumping...

“Mono Muncher” sends biogas yields up in Spain, says firm

The Mono Muncher protects pumps from blocking by fine-grinding AD feedstocks such as municipal sludge and food waste. The installation of a Fluid Motion...

German WWTP achieves 97.5% phosphorus load reduction

Upgrade of chemical dosing equipment at a wastewater treatment plant in Germany is delivering high performance on phosphorus removal, says Thomas Klobuczynski, industrial...