John Crane closes acquisition of Seebach

John Crane closes acquisition of Seebach

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...Continued from front page begin developing a more robust molten salt pump that is more efficient, requiring lower maintenance while operating at higher temperatures. Terrestrial Energy USA received this competitive award from ARPA-E’s ModelingEnhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER) program, under which project teams develop innovative technologies for lower cost and safer advanced nuclear reactors. “We applaud the Department of Energy’s strategic vision of supporting technologies that will expedite the deployment of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants and improve their performance, which is the aim of the next-generation pumps we are developing for our IMSR and other Generation IV advanced reactors,” said Terrestrial Energy USA CEO Simon Irish. “Generation IV nuclear power plants, such as Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR, have the potential to play a transformative role in meeting the future energy needs of the United States and the world.” Terrestrial Energy USA, an affiliate of Terrestrial Energy Inc, is developing the IMSR for US market deployment.

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Gardner Denver opens new Oklahoma City facility


ardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps has opened Gardner Denver Oklahoma City, a 25 000 sq ft facility which will be able to service frac, drilling and production customers throughout the US city and the surrounding basins. Gardner Denver has had a presence in Oklahoma City and the surrounding basins since 1961. The new Oklahoma City repair centre has the space to service up to six frac units at once, and is equipped with five technical service team members with more than 50 years of combined experience. The Gardner Denver repair centre can service drilling, frac, production and Cpumps, as well as power and fluid ends, and competitors’ pumps. Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, a division of Gardner Denver, has been designing petroleum and industrial pumps for the global oil and gas industry since 1859.

Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps recently opened an 8000 sq ft facility in Neuquen, Argentina (see Pump Industry Analyst, May 2018). For further information, visit

Idex Corp adds Phantom Controls to its firefighting platform


dex Corp has acquired the intellectual property assets of Phantom Controls, the developer of the SAM (Scene Apparatus Manager) system. SAM is a fully automated fire pump. The system controls the entire pumping process and will alert the operator to any changes or conditions to the pumping system. As a result, the operator can focus on the crew and not the operation of the fire pump’s components. The acquisition of Phantom brings together the water-flow expertise of Idex’s Hale Products, Akron Brass and Class 1 Electronics brands and the operational capabilities and innovative pump operation of SAM. Located in St Louis, Missouri, Phantom Controls will operate within the Idex Fire & Safety/Diversified segment. “Our mission is to provide trusted solutions that improve lives,” said Andy Silvernail, Idex chairman and CEO. “The acquisition of Phantom Controls is an excellent fit within our fire and safety group creating new opportunities to accelerate our growth strategy.” For further information, visit and

John Crane closes acquisition of Seebach


echanical seal specialist John Crane has completed its purchase of Seebach GmbH, a German provider of highly engineered filtration solutions, from Avedon Capital Partners (see Pump Industry Analyst, March 2018). Seebach supplies bespoke, highly engineered filtration solutions, including replacement filter elements, for critical applications in oil and gas, chemical and other mission-

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NEWS/IN BRIEF critical process industries. The company’s headquarters and production facility are located in Vellmar, Germany and Pune, India. Seebach will complement John Crane’s existing filtration business. John Crane moved into filtration in 2008 when parent company Smiths Group plc bought Indufil BV, a Dutch manufacturer of patented systems used for rotating equipment in the petrochemical and power sectors. “The acquisition of Seebach GmbH will provide numerous benefits for our customers,” said John Crane CEO and division president Jean Vernet. “A combined filtration organisation will enhance our portfolio to develop more innovative filtration solutions, provide faster response times to customer inquiries, and improve planning allowing for quicker turnaround and shorter lead times. We look forward to welcoming the Seebach employees to the John Crane organisation.” “We are excited about the opportunity becoming part of a global technology network,” said Dr Thomas Grimm-Bosbach, managing director of Seebach. “We are sure that we can contribute our unique application knowledge as well as our very short innovation cycle to support the future growth path of the John Crane filtration organisation.” For further information, visit, and

Blackmer celebrates 115 years in pumps


lackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, is celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2018. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAheadquartered company specialises in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pumps, and reciprocating compressor technologies. Blackmer started in 1899 with Robert Blackmer working to develop a more reliable, efficient alternative to rotary gear pumps. That year, he created a new rotary, self-compensating pumping principle that would become the predecessor to today’s sliding vane pumps. In 1903, a few years after the invention of the new positive displacement rotary vane pump, Robert Blackmer founded the Blackmer Pump, Power and Manufacturing Co in Petoskey, Michigan, where the company remained until 1925 when it relocated to Grand Rapids.

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Blackmer says that the 115-year milestone is a tribute to its people, partners and products. “Celebrating 115 years in business is a testament to the dedication shown by both our employees and channel partners,” said Blackmer general manager Bob Lauson. For further information, visit and

Magnequench wins Grundfos Supplier Award


he 2018 Grundfos Supplier Award has gone to magnet supplier Magnequench, part of the Neo Performance Materials company. Grundfos incorporates Magnequench magnets into products like its ALPHA circulation pumps. “Our partnership and way of collaborating is characterised by openness and trustworthiness. Magnequench has proven very strong and consistent as regards to cost, quality, delivery and sustainability. One of the company’s strong points is supporting Grundfos in research activities to improve the performance of our products,” explained Klavs Hornum, Group Vice President, Group Purchasing, Grundfos. Magnequench guarantees that its raw materials meet Grundfos’s environmental requirements. Grundfos says that Magnequench has helped it to secure customers and provide new technology development and material samples to benefit its products. “The award is very important and it is a great honour to receive it. Grundfos and Magnequench share some of the same values and both companies focus on sustainability and quality. We have worked together for more than 20 years and we want to keep building on this strong long-term relationship,” said Geoffrey Bedford, CEO and president of Neo Performance Materials.

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Voith undertakes Discover Hydropower Tour


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In Brief • Evoqua Water Technologies Corp has signed a definitive agreement to purchase ProAct Services Corp, a US provider of on-site water and air treatment solutions and services, from private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co Inc and members of management, for US$132 million. ProAct Services, which has annual revenues of US$54 million, will expand Evoqua’s service capabilities in mobile/temporary process water and wastewater treatment, hydrostatic water treatment and coal ash pond remediation. With in-field service technicians and a fleet of modular equipment, ProAct Services provides customised, on-site groundwater and soil treatment solutions, hydrostatic water treatment and tank degassing solutions. ProAct Services employs 180 people, has a US-wide service footprint and facilities in California, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia and Texas. “The addition of their 900 mobile assets using remote-monitoring technology enhances Evoqua’s ability to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers that are looking for temporary and mobile water treatment solutions,” said Evoqua CEO Ron Keating. and • US-based hydraulic and pneumatic systems specialist Copper State Fluid Power has opened a new sales and service facility in Tuscon, Arizona, USA. Copper State Fluid Power provides repair and restoration services to cylinders, pumps and valves as well as offering custom machining services with a fully equipped machine shop, which includes a lathe, end mill and welding machines. The company is also the authorised distributor for a number of manufacturers, providing parts such as hose assemblies, fittings, valves, gauges, adaptors, motors, cylinders, O-rings, seals and air prep products. • Sulzer’s new BLUE BOX advanced remote analytics platform, the Top 10 pump business news stories of 2017 and Terrestrial Energy’s Department of Energy funding to develop a next-generation molten salt pump were the most popular stories on the World Pumps website in June.

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