Comment: Pump sector welcomes announcement on CE Marking

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), on behalf of the £1.9 billion UK pump sector has welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of...

Cleared for take-off: Valve system smoothes de-icing fluid removal at airport

A new automated shutdown system that helps protect local watercourses has been installed by AUMA Actuators in a wash-down area for de-icing commercial airliners...

The UK is being flooded with illegal pumps

An investigation by Grundfos seems to reveal that many falsely certified circulator pumps are being sold by the major wholesalers, with energy-efficiency and other...

Sponsored content: New evaporator set to reduce corrosion and boost efficiency

A new, combined evaporator and crystalliser has been developed by HRS Heat Exchangers to treat concentrated waste brine produced during reverse osmosis, and crystallised...

Still an essential ingredient: PFAS in pump systems

PFAS-containing materials are an omnipresent feature in pumping systems. Wayne Rose, Secretariat of the Europump Marketing Commission, and newly appointd CEO of the British...

Accounting for every drop: ABB awarded for work in New Zealand

Industrial automation technology firm ABB has won the 2023 Global Water Awards in the category “Smart Water Project of the Year” for its collaboration...

Energy saving in borehole pumping

The KSB Group has launched a new submersible borehole pump series. Named UPA S 250, this pump series is designed for use in general water supply, agriculture, mine dewatering and ground water management as well as for general pressure boosting tasks, for example.

Wastewater redesign

Xylem has been selected by the City of Toronto to supply customized equipment for a new integrated pumping station (IPS) – a critical component for the transport of wastewater.

Polymer metering advance

The introduction of the Qdos 60 PU peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) means operators can now deploy efficient, safe, and reliable polymer metering at any water or wastewater treatment plant, says the firm.

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