Andritz opens new research centre for tissue
ndritz has inaugurated PrimeLineTIAC, its new tissue innovation and application centre in Graz, Austria. The PrimeLineTIAC comprises a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, including laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes in the tissue sector. It is available to tissue producers and suppliers, research and development companies and universities. Customers and developers can conduct tests and trials under many different conditions, for example to optimize fibres for a specific product, improve product qualities, increase dryness and reduce energy consumption. The impact of variables such as stock preparation, chemicals, vacuum, machine clothing, pressing and drying with hot air and steam can all be measured and evaluated accurately. For the trials, Andritz experts from the R&D, stock preparation, machine design and engineering, automation and pump departments are available for collaboration and discussions, while customers can also bring along their own team of specialists. The PrimeLineTIAC has its own complete stock preparation line together with an approach flow system. Different kinds of pulp can be processed in one production line, which is split into separate short fibre and long fibre lines. Andritz worked with a number of key partners on this project including Albany International Corp, Danfoss Drives, Fibria, IBS Paper Performance Group, Nash, Södra, Solenis, as well as Flowtec, Lantier, EDELVENT and the Kumera Corp. The PrimeLineTIAC is sponsored by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG as part of its R&D infrastructure promotion program. For further information, visit www.andritz.com/tiac
Grundfos signs training MoU with the Saudi Council of Engineers
rundfos has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) 14
Pump Industry Analyst
to provide training to the council’s members across Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Riyadh, the SCE operates under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and has more than 240 000 engineers as members. The Grundfos training will provide recent graduates with basic skills and knowledge of how pumps work, pump applications, technologies and types, as well as the most sustainable solutions. The one-month courses, which include a mix of theory and practice, will be SCE-approved. There are further plans to offer advanced training to SEC’s more experienced members and to help engineering professionals stay at the forefront of the latest developments in pumps and water application systems. The MoU also extends to events and marketing activities and will create a platform for the exchange of knowledge. Grundfos Gulf Distribution FZE, which was incorporated in Dubai in 1989, is the regional headquarters of the company for Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Africa. For further information, visit www.grundfos.ae
John Crane expands in filtration
miths Group plc, the parent company of mechanical seal specialist John Crane, has agreed to acquire Seebach GmbH, a provider of highly-engineered filtration solutions, from Avedon Capital Partners for an enterprise value of E60 million. When the deal closes, Seebach will be integrated into the John Crane division which already offers a range of oil and gas filtration products. Vellmar, Germany-based Seebach develops customized solutions for use in the automotive, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and food and drink industries, and for particle filtration in hot or chemically aggressive gases and fluids. Smiths says that the acquisition complements John Crane’s existing filtration operations and underlines its commitment to accelerate growth in the business. John Crane moved into filtration in 2008 when Smiths bought Indufil BV, a Dutch manufacturer of patented systems used for rotating equipment in the petrochemical and power sectors.
For further information, visit www.smiths.com, www.johncrane.com and www.seebach.com
Editorial Office: Elsevier Limited, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1865 843695 Web: www.pumpindustryanalyst.com Editor: Roisin Reidy E-mail: [email protected]
Production Support Manager: Lin Lucas E-mail: [email protected]
Executive Publisher: Laney Priestley Subscription Information An annual subscription to Pump Industry Analyst includes 12 issues and online access for up to 5 users. Subscriptions run for 12 months, from the date payment is received. More information:
www.elsevier.com/journals/institutional/pump-industryanalyst/1359-6128 Permissions may be sought directly from Elsevier Rights & Permissions Department, PO Box 800, Oxford OX5 1DX, UK; phone: (+44) 1865 843830, fax: (+44) 1865 853333, email: [email protected]
elsevier.com. You may also contact Rights & Permissions directly through Elsevier’s home page (http://www.elsevier.com), selecting first ‘Customer Support’, then ‘Gen eral Information’, then Permissions Query Form’. In the USA, users may clear permissions and make payments through the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA; phone: (978) 7508400, fax: (978) 7504744, and in the UK through the Copyright Licensing Agency Rapid Clearance Service (CLARCS), 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0LP, UK; phone: (+44) 207 436 5931; fax: (+44) 207 436 3986. Other countries may have a local reprographic rights agency for payments. Derivative Works Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution. Permission of the publisher is required for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. Electronic Storage or Usage Permission of the publisher is required to store or use electronically any material contained in this journal, including any article or part of an article. Contact the publisher at the address indicated. Except as outlined above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. Address permissions requests to: Elsevier Rights & Permissions Department, at the mail, fax and email addresses noted above. Notice No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of rapid ad vances in the medical sciences, in particular, independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made. Although all advertising material is expected to conform to ethical (medical) standards, inclusion in this publication does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of such product or of the claims made of it by its manufacturer.
Digitally Produced by Mayfield Press (Oxford) LImited 12979 The content of this newsletter is compiled from a variety of sources including press releases.