A positive turn in the economy in 2011 has directly affected attitudes supporting potential growth for the pump industry in 2012. Even with global economic threats and increased environmental...
Business in 2008 and 2009Business in 2008 was solid, with a steady rate of growth in the single digits; the economy never entered recession (as of the fourth quarter). Automation suppliers provide the...
One aftermarket company weighs in on the state of the aftermarket industry. Business in 2008 and 2009 Quadna, Inc., always has maintained a strong commitment to the aftermarket business. We not only...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Back in the old days, level control had little or nothing to do with saving energy. In fact, it was often a necessary evil. Today, that is no longer true - the VFD...
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series on centrifugal pump efficiency. For other articles in this series, click here.In this multi-part series, we will investigate several aspects of...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007Why question the PLC? For many, questioning the application of a PLC to the pump station panel is surprising. After all, the pump station panel was once controlled...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007The concept of using a positive displacement pump to transfer dewatered biosolids, commonly called sludge cake, is not new. However, the designs of the pumps used...
BALTIMORE (Feb. 22, 2012) — Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, announced it...
“PSG will continue to expand its worldwide footprint within emerging markets, key economic clusters and wherever we can add value to our customers. Asia and Latin America will be critical growth...
“Both 2010 and 2011 have proven to be a challenge for our economy, but opportunity has existed for companies to grow, and 2012 is anticipated to be no different. The impact of the economic issues in...
“This year will be one of moderate growth for the industry. Due to surplus production capacity for most pump companies, customers will benefit from better prices and can expect better service from...
Critical IssuesPublic and private organizations that rely heavily upon pumps and rotating equipment for their operations face similar critical issues which demand solutions. One issue - the need for...
Editor's Note: The information presented here is based on reliable insight from experts within the pump industry and relevant association leaders. At press time, details on the new U.S. presidential...
“Viking Pump has seen consistent, solid growth in all market sectors in recent years. With 100 years of experience, we are confident that our installed base business and global growth initiatives...
2008 Business CommentaryThrough the third quarter of 2008, business has been strong in most of our core market sectors, with greater than 35 percent organic bookings growth year over year. Our success...
“The sovereign debt issue in Europe and the U.S. is certainly a concern for businesses and investors and poses a serious threat to the world economies. In such an uncertain economy, most businesses...
Business in 2008 and 2009Business was great for us in 2008. We exceeded our previous one month record this past September by 10 percent, distribution revenues grew 20 percent and our rentals were up...
Handling Downtime
While scheduled downtime is different from unscheduled, both can take away from a company. An effective reliability program, however, will minimize unplanned downtime and maximize scheduled...
Business in 2008 and 2009Our company, along with the rest of the industry, has experienced challenges this year. I am optimistic that our continued focus, and the right team of people, will...
We have just faced the toughest recession of our modern times. In my 40-plus years of executive search for the rotating equipment and valve industry, I have seen no less than six recessions, and this...
Business in 2008 and 20092008 was a good year for Hydro. We experienced growth in both sales and profitability. Overall, it was probably one of our best years. To own and operate a business, one...
Pumps & Systems, November 2008 A successful infrared program involves planning and action. This article outlines steps that will help you implement a thermography program.  Getting Started ...
Pumps & Systems, December 2008Editor's Note: This is part one of a two part series about the 'commandments' of increasing pump reliability and life. To read the second part, click...
 Pumps & Systems, March 2007What's hot and what's not with pumps in the water/wastewater industry.Born in the 3rd century BC, pumps are one of the most important mechanical devices in all...
Intelligent Pumping Market
Current analysis and future outlookThe advantages of adopting intelligent pumping systems has been well-documented, including the adaptability to process conditions, lower operating costs and...
Business in 2008 and 2009Years from now when I think back on 2008, I will remember a year of extremes. This has been an exceptional year for ITT's Fluid Technology business with strong growth across...
Pumps & Systems, September 2007 An automated monitor provides a live, continuous picture of exactly what is happening inside a turbine for protection, prediction, performance monitoring, and...
“At Flowserve, we feel that the key trends in the pump industry are:Increasing focus on system optimization rather than simply equipment performance.An accelerating conversion from “reactive” to...
The Challenge"Inaction is the riskiest response to the uncertainties of an economic crisis. But rash or scattershot action can be nearly as damaging."So begins "Seize Advantage in a Downturn,"...
Business in 2008  and 2009We participate both in the municipal and the industrial market. On the municipal side, the North American real-estate market's slowdown influenced the market in 2008,...