The BPMA Pump Buyers Guide & Directory 2023-24

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A Message from Dale Croker, BPMA President

It is with great pleasure that I introduce this 2023/24 edition of the BPMA Pump Buyers Guide & Directory.

It contains information about BPMA activities, useful articles, UK pump market data and details of the products and services offered by our members.

The BPMA with its long and proud history continues to work with its members to provide training, technical advice on standards and legislation and marketing support and acts as a focal point in representing the UK industry with both the UK government and the European parliament.

Despite the many unexpected local and global events impacting business in recent years, encouraging to see our industry is buoyant and tackling these challenges head on. With the BPMA supporting the strong and active membership to address issues and shared concerns positively, the UK pump industry is well placed to weather the storms

you will find our Pump Buyers Guide & Directory to be both informative and useful.

About the BPMA

Whether you are a pump user, a supplier or manufacturer, the BPMA can help you achieve your desired result. BPMA has been supporting the UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment since 1941. Its mission has always been to influence and support the pump sector through the provision of good technical support, knowledge and independent pump training.

Our principal objectives are:-

• To be the effective voice of the pump industry

• To satisfy the needs of all BPMA members whilst encouraging their active participation.

Membership advantages:

• Discounts on BPMA Training and Publications Includes BSI

• Business Support with H & S and legal advice

• Peer to peer Networking


• Technical meetings and updates

• Oxford Economics World Pump Report

• Help with Compliance Auditing.

• Technical Helpline


with confidence from BPMA members

The BPMA Pump Buyers Guide & Directory 2023/24 1 This publication is published by: British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA) National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road,West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6PY Tel: +44 (0)121 601 6350 Fax: +44 (0)121 601 6387 E-mail: Web site: COPYRIGHT© BRITISH PUMP MANUFACTURER’S ASSOCIATION LIMITED 2023
Dale Croker, KSB Ltd
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2 Contents Page Chairman’s foreword 1 BPMA Activity Highlights 2022/23 It's all changed at the top for BPMA 4 BPMA introduces new variable speed drive (VSD) training courses 4 Why you should choose BPMA training 4 The Pump Industry Awards 2023 6 BPMA Golf Day 2023 7 European Directives 9 The World Market 19 BPMA New Products and Innovations 20 European, International and miscellaneous standards 22 BPMA Representation on External Committees 25 Four Advantages of Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Partners 26 Energy efficiency – are attitudes changing? 29 Factors Affecting Pump Efficiency 29 Optimising chemical dosing in a challenging operating climate 30 Submersible motor design considerations and advancements through the years? 31 Swimming pool energy upgrades must include pumps on ‘shopping list’ 34 How to Select a Drum Pump 36 Now single-phase motors must comply with efficiency requirements 38 The Hazards of Blocked Pipes in Slurry Pumping 39 Pump Performance Curve & System Curve 40 Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs in Pumping Stations 42 PFAS restriction and sealing devices 44 What are the regulations when fitting a macerator or lifting station? 46 Pressure surge – Cause, Consequence and Mitigation 47 Guide to pump types 48-51 Pump types 52-53 Pump applications 54-57 Mechanical Seals & Couplings 58-59 Motor Type / Construction 60-61 Total Pump Management / Services / Hydro turbines 62 Vacuum pumps / Mixers / Sealing & Wear Components / Cast & Machined Components 63 Member company profiles 64-83 Index of trade names 84-87 BPMA Training Guide 88-93 The
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Dale Croker KSB Ltd

Vice President

Lee Tebatt Wilo – (Co-Opted)


Stephen Shaw AESSEAL

Andrew Simpson Apex Pumps

Julijana Ristov Brook Crompton

Patrick Tantum Caprari & Calpeda – (Co-Opted)

Brian Millward Celeros FT - Clyde Union

Adam Ferneyhough Dab Pumps

Grant Sinclair Flowserve (GB)

Glynn Williams Grundfos

Dr Evgeny Polyakov Hayward Tyler Pumps

Ben Aquino John Crane International

Dan McClusky NOV Process & Flow Technologies

Muhammad Haroon Siemens

Bob Tichband SPP Pumps

David Noble SPX Flow Europe

Jim Wall Sulzer Ireland

Tony Keville Tomlinson Hall Ltd

Patrick O’Neill WEG Electric Motors

Paul Winnett Xylem Water Solutions

BPMA Staff

Director and Chief Executive

Wayne Rose

BPMA Membership

Assistant Director & Operations Manager Steve Smith

Technical Committee Chairman

John Hollins SPP Pumps

Marketing Committee Chairman

Shaun Hampson RuhrPumpen

Europump Council Representative

Steve Schofield BPMA

Europump Marketing Commission Chairman

Nicki Cox Armstrong Fluid Technology

BPMA Board Members

Steve Schofield

Dale Croker

Lee Tebbatt

Wayne Rose

Andrew Simpson (Co-Opted)

Technical Services Officer Gary Wilde

On contract PR, Training, Web, Economic, Marketing, and Accounts staff.

Membership is open to any large, medium or small company with a UK office. From pump manufacturers, contractors and distributors through to the suppliers of motors, castings, bearings and other ancillary pumping equipment and services. Our members account for approximately 85% of UK pump production and BPMA itself is a member of the European Association of Pump Manufacturers (Europump). Currently, BPMA membership stands at its highest ever with more than 100 members.

Over the past 12 months, BPMA have welcomed the following companies into membership

• British Autogard Ltd (Regal Rexnord)

• CHC Group • Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd

• KGN Pillinger • Lincoln Crankshaft & Machine Ltd

• Pumps and Gearboxes Ltd

• HOSS Engineering • ITT Industries UK

• Selwood Pump Company Ltd

For more information on the BPMA, please visit our website or email for a no-obligation Membership pack.

BPMA Websites

This is the main website of the BPMA and is where you will find links to:-

• Latest News

• Member News

• Resources • Training & Course Dates

• Sponsored Events

• Careers and vacancies etc

A dedicated site for students to enrol and study either of BPMA’s world-class e-learning courses, along with information and dates on live webinar classes.

A website for Certified Pump System

Auditors and information on the CPSA course and the benefits and cost savings that can be achieved when the pumping system and its connectivity are viewed as a whole.

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It’s all changed at the top for BPMA

In April of this year, having been with the British Pump Manufacturers Association for 25 years, Steve Schofield decided to retire as the Association’s CEO.

After 23 years in the industry, Steve joined the BPMA as its Technical Director, working alongside the then-CEO, Brian Huxley. Becoming actively involved in the creation of various international guides in areas such as variable speed pumps and system efficiency in Rotodynamic pumps. Over the years, he has worked closely with UK Government departments such as DEFRA, DECC and BEIS, on numerous initiatives, including the development and introduction of the Certified Pump Systems Auditor Scheme (CPSA).

His knowledge and expertise, particularly concerning pump system efficiency, have made him a highly sought-after participant in meetings and conferences the World over, during which he has tirelessly represented the interests of the pump manufacturing sector at national and international levels. In 2013, he was the natural choice for the role of CEO at the BPMA, and throughout his tenure has continued to engage both directly and indirectly with other trade bodies and organisations and has maintained a strong and influential involvement with Europump.

Following the retirement of Steve Schofield Wayne Rose has officially become the new Director and CEO of BPMA) Having previously spent 24 years in various management roles with Manchester-based Armstrong Fluid Technology. Wayne brings with him a wealth of pump industry experience and knowledge that will undoubtedly serve him well, as he helps to guide the BPMA and ensure the association continues to serve the interests and needs of its members.

Commenting on Wayne’s appointment, current BPMA President, and Managing Director at KSB, Dale Croker, said: “The BPMA Board and Council, are delighted to have secured the engagement of Wayne. Of course, we are enormously grateful to Steve Schofield for all that he achieved on our behalf, and we wish him a long and happy retirement. But we are equally happy to have Wayne on board, and we wish him every success as he helps to guide the BPMA through its next phase of development.”

On taking up his new role, Wayne Rose said: “Assuming the post of CEO of the BPMA is a real privilege. My entire career has been spent working with pumps, or their related systems, and throughout I have engaged heavily with the BPMA. I have seen first-hand what influence it has across the international arena and how that influence has served the commercial interests of its members whatever their specific pump type or related discipline. As such, I look forward to building on the great work carried out by my predecessor, and to further developing the support structure it provides to this most important of industry sectors.”

BPMA introduces New variable speed drive (VSD) training courses.

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) –the organisation which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pump related equipment – has added 2 new courses to its training programme.

Addressing the increasingly important area of variable speed drives in pump systems, and to better meet the requirements of its members, the course was developed under the guidance of Gary Wilde, BPMA’s Technical Services Officer, with the help of a dedicated Working Group, comprising of WEG & Xylem UK. Pump systems are often operated inefficiently. The reasons will vary from process to process and application to application, but the constant outcome is the cost to industry through wasted energy, which runs into millions of pounds per year, and the cost to the environment through the generation of this wasted energy. A pump installation is often sized to cope with a maximum predicted flow, which, may never happen. This principle of over sizing is frequently used in Industry, which subsequently leads to wasted energy and damage to parts of the pump installation.

There are two one day courses:

Part 1: will cover an introduction of a VSD.

Part 2: will cover the advances features.

The first delivery of the course is scheduled for 19th of September 2023.

Further details can be found here:

Why You should Choose BPMA Training

All of our courses have been designed by industry experts to provide support for professionals working in the pump sector, whether you're just starting or have years of experience. We aim to help you achieve your full potential by adding the knowledge to the day-to-day skills you will have gained through your practical work experience

We offer courses at beginner, intermediate, and experienced levels, so there's something for everyone who works within this diverse industry.

Beginning with the basic “Introduction to Pumping Technology” Course perfect for those who are new to the industry through to our suite of Classroom based courses. Also delivered live online through webinar platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom providing the same level of tutor and student interaction as our classroom courses.

BPMA training dates for 2023 announced

10 Ju1y Virtual Pumping Fundamentals £275.00 (ex VAT)

11 July Virtual Pump Selection £275.00 (ex VAT)

12 July Virtual pump Testing £275.00 (ex VAT)

19 September NEW Course – VSDs an Introduction £350.00 (ex VAT)

20 September BPMA Pump Repair & Maintenance (price covers both days) £650.00 (ex VAT)

21 September BPMA Pump Repair & Maintenance (price covers both days) £650.00 (ex VAT)

2 October Certified Pump Systems Auditor (CPSA), 4 -day course from £1,750.OO (ex VAT)

3 October Certified pump Systems Auditor (CPSA), 4-day course from £1,750.OO (ex VAT)

4 October Certified Pump systems Auditor (CPSA), 4-day course from £1,750.OO (ex VAT)

5 October Certified Pump systems Auditor (CPSA), 4-day course from £1,750.OO (ex VAT)

For details on all BPMA course dates, prices, and availability and to book your place go to or

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Steve Schofield, 25 years service Wayne (right) being welcomed as CEO by BPMA President Dale Croker

Pump sector recognises excellence once more

Following the success of previous events, the 2023 Pump Industry Awards presentation evening was held on 16th March at the famous St George’s Park in Staffordshire –the Home of English Football.

Credited as being another huge success by all those in attendance, the event once again celebrated business and professional excellence right across the pump industry. In keeping with the chosen venue, football icon Kevin Keegan OBE provided the after-dinner entertainment before helping to conduct the main awards ceremony. The entire event reflected the resurgent enthusiasm for live ‘in-person’ events and provided a wonderful opportunity for pump people to once again unite and connect with friends, colleagues, and clients.

David Binge, Commercial Manager, World Pumps Magazine, summed up the feeling of all by saying: “Thank you for another great night celebrating the hard work and achievements of the pump industry. The awards give us the perfect opportunity to catch up with industry friends and make new connections. As ever, it was a pleasure to sponsor and present the Rising Star Award, and we look forward to coming back next year.”

Long standing supporter, Colin Simpson, Business Development Director, Tomlinson Hall, commented: “It’s always a pleasure to be part of such a fantastic evening, and this year’s event will rank as one of my personal favourites. The atmosphere created by the venue was fantastic and to have Kevin Keegan as the guest speaker was inspired.”

That sentiment was further echoed by Bob Tichband, Chief Operating Officer, SPP Pumps, who said: “We are a proud member of the BPMA and appreciate the support it gives to UK pump manufacturers and associated companies. We were honoured to win the coveted ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award and our team enjoyed a fantastic night celebrating this success at the excellent awards dinner. We were also very pleased to sponsor the Environmental Contribution of the Year Award, of which AES Engineering were worthy winners.”

Event Director, Andrew Castle, said after the event: “Selecting a new venue for an established event is always challenging, but the Hilton at St George’s Park served us extremely well, and allowed us to bring a number of other developments into play for the evening.”

Recognising significant achievements which took place in the period up to December 2022, the eight category winners were revealed, and are shown in the next column.

Product of the Year Sponsored by Process Engineering: ARO – EVO Series Electric Diaphragm Pump

Project of the Year Sponsored by Stuart Turner: Sulzer – Retrofit of five membrane feed pumps for a desalination plant

Environmental Contribution of the Year Sponsored by SPP Pumps: AES Engineering

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored by WEG UK: SPP Pumps

Distributor of the Year Sponsored by Stuart Turner: Seal & Pump Engineering

Supplier of the Year Sponsored by Wilo: WEG

Contribution to Skills & Training Sponsored by Crest Pumps: AESSEAL

Rising Star Award Sponsored by World Pumps: Lewis Wilkes – Salamander Pumps

Special Recognition

After some 48 years spent in the pump industry, with a little under half of that time working for the sector’s trade body, Steve Schofield, CEO of the BPMA, is now enjoying a wellearned retirement. As such, the BPMA Board and Council could not let the event pass without saying a public and heartfelt thank you to Steve, for all the hard work and dedication he has given to the association. Steve was presented with a number of gifts which he takes with him to retirement.

Charitable Donation

WaterAid is the chosen charity for his event, and in keeping with previous events a game of ‘heads or tails’ was conducted with the lucky winner receiving a selection of great prizes. A total of £1820.00 was raised on the night for WaterAid.

2024 Awards Programme

With advancing technology a constant entity across the sector, we are already seeking nominations and entries for the 2024 Pump Industry Awards. The gala dinner and presentation will again take place at St George’s Park on Thursday 14 March. ■

For further information on any aspect of the awards programme, please contact Event Director, Andrew Castle on 07785 290034 or by email at


This year’s BPMA Golf Day is set to take place at the prestigious Wychwood Park known for being one of the top inland courses in the north of England. The course is a European PGA TOUR standard with 7,213 yards of Championship tees, offering a challenging experience for golfers.

Located in the picturesque countryside of Cheshire, players can enjoy stunning views while tackling the 18hole par-72 course, complete with US PGA-specification greens, splendid fairways, challenging water hazards, and protected wildlife areas.

For those who have attended BPMA Golf days in the past, this year’s event promises to be just as amazing, whether it’s a team-building exercise or an opportunity to reward staff or entertain clients. It’s a date worth marking in your diaries.

There are still available spots for those who would like to enter a team. See Booking Form overleaf.

Golf Day 2022

The Welsh National golf course at the beautiful Vale Resort in Glamorgan, presented a challenge for our teams this year. With fewer sand traps than some courses, shot management proved to be the decisive factor, as players negotiated unforgiving fairways, water hazards, and natural obstacles.

This year, the popular Texas Scramble Format underwent a slight amendment, which resulted in some close scores and surprising outcomes. Each team had to declare 4 tee shots used by each player, instead of 3. This change meant that only 2 spare tee shots were available to each team, compared to 6 in previous years. Interestingly, this small alteration contributed to a more cohesive team experience with less dependence on any particular player.

The day started with Steve Schofield delivering the team talk over tea, coffee, and bacon rolls. Afterwards, the players collected their buggies, which were equipped with sat nav and a course map. Team photos were taken on the first tee, and a video of the event by Steve Ashman of Ashman Media can be viewed on the BPMA website. Despite the 18mph wind that added to the challenge, the day turned into a sunny one.

In the evening, over a delicious meal, stories of the day were shared, and Steve Schofield thanked the event’s sponsors before announcing the results.

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BPMA Golf Day 2023


7th September 2023

18 Holes of Championship Golf

Special prizes: Longest drive Nearest the Pin


Wychwood Park, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5GP

The Course

Widely regarded as one of the premier inland courses in the north of England, Wychwood Park is a European PGA TOUR­standard course. Its 7,213 yards of Championship tees provide the ultimate challenge for golfers, while its location in the rolling countryside of Cheshire offers spectacular views.

The 18­hole par­72 golf course is comprised of US PGA­specification greens, magnificent fairways, testing water hazards, and protected wildlife areas.

Anyone who has attended a BPMA Golf day knows to expect a fantastic experience whether as a team building exercise or a way to reward staff or entertain clients, definitely a date for your diaries.

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3 Course Prize Giving Dinner



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European Directives

Machinery Regulation (MR)

The provisional agreement on the Machinery Regulation, struck by the co-legislators on 15 December 2022, was formally adopted by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) in the Council on 25 January, as well as by the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) on 2 March.

In terms of next steps, the adoption of the final text in the Parliament plenary is foreseen to take place on 17 April, after which the Competitiveness (COMPET) Council is expected to formally endorse the regulation, which will pave the way towards its publication in the EU Official Journal.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

On 23 January 2023, a debate in the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament was carried out to discuss the amendments tabled on the revision of the CPR. The IMCO rapporteur, Christian Doleschal (EPP, Germany) announced that 660 amendments (514 – 733 and 734 – 954) had been tabled to his draft report. Although there is consensus on the scope of the regulation, the issue of whether or not direct installation of construction products should be covered by the CPR remains open. The rapporteur proposed deleting direct installation from the scope of the CPR as well as excluding 3D-printed construction products. Several amendments also highlighted the introduction of a product passport for construction products, and what information should be included in this digital format. Other amendments submitted concern procedural matters, notably the question of what would happen if a standard did not comply with the underlying standardisation request or the legal framework and could therefore not be included by the Commission in the EU Official Journal. The rapporteur believes that the focus should be on resolving the current standardisation backlog to ensure that products which are essential for constructions are not omitted.

The next IMCO meeting to debate compromise amendments is currently scheduled for 24 April, to be followed by the IMCO vote on 23 May. The date of the plenary vote has not yet been announced, but it is expected to take place in June or July.

As far as the Council discussions are concerned, the Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Construction Products) has held four meetings since January 2023, making progress on the examination of the Swedish Presidency’s compromise proposal, notably with regard to the following issues: direct installation, mandatory standards (Article 4) and transitional structure (Articles 92-93).

Alongside the legislative process on the revision of the CPR, parallel discussions are continuing regarding the CPR Technical Acquis. The European Commission expert group on the CPR Technical Acquis Process Steering Group met in February 2023 to review the work carried out by the first two product families going through the process, namely precast normal/lightweight/autoclaved aerated concrete products and structural metallic products and ancillaries. In addition to these product groups, a horizontal thematic subgroup dealing with environmental sustainability was launched in the last quarter of 2022. The next product families will start the process before the summer and a fast-track system might be launched for those further down the priority list.

Critical raw materials

On 16 March, the European Commission adopted the European Critical Raw Materials Act (ECRMA). This initiative comprises a Regulation and a Communication. The Regulation sets a regulatory framework to support the development of domestic capacities and strengthen sustainability and circularity of the critical raw material supply chains in the EU. The

Communication proposes measures to support the diversification of supply chains through new international mutually supportive partnerships. The focus is also on maximising the contribution of EU trade agreements, in full complementarity with the Global Gateway strategy.

2030 Digital Compass

On 23 February, the European Commission unveiled a series of measures with the goal of achieving widespread Gigabit connectivity across the EU by 2023, as part of Europe's Digital Decade plan. These initiatives aim to transform the connectivity sector within the EU and ensure that both citizens and businesses have access to high-speed internet.

The initiatives on connectivity consist of:

• A proposal for a ‘Gigabit Infrastructure Act’, a regulation that will introduce new rules to facilitate faster and more affordable Gigabit network deployment throughout the EU.

• A draft Gigabit recommendation, to advise National Regulatory Authorities on the terms of access to telecom networks for operators with significant market power.

• An exploratory consultation on the future of the connectivity sector and its infrastructure, which will be carried out to gather feedback on how future technological advancements and increasing connectivity demands may impact the sector's development and infrastructure needs. The consultation will close on 19 May 2023.

Artificial Intelligence

The work on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) is progressing in the Parliament, while the Council already agreed on its general approach in December 2022.

In the European Parliament, all the Committees for opinion (JURI on legal affairs, ITRE on industry, research and energy, CULT on culture and education, TRAN on transport and tourism, ENVI on environment, public health and safety) published their reports.

IMCO-LIBE (Committees responsible on internal market and consumer protection and on civil liberties, justice, and home affairs) have so far published twelve batches of Compromise Amendments (CAMs):

• Batch 1: Chapter 4 (notifying authorities and notified bodies), covering Articles 29a-39a

• Batch 2: Chapter 5 (standards, conformity assessment, certificates, registration), covering Articles 40-51

• Batch 3: Chapter 3 (obligations of providers and users of high-risk AI systems and other parties), covering Articles 16-29

• Batch 4: Focuses on the topic of sandboxes, covering Articles 53, 54 and Annex IXa

• Batch 5: Chapter 2 (requirements for high-risk AI systems), covering Articles 8-12, and Annex IV

• Batch 6: Articles 1-2a (subject matter and scope)

• Batch 7: Title X (confidentiality and penalties), covering Articles 70-85

• Batch 8: Articles 56-59a (AI Board)

• Batch 9: Articles 60-68 (EU database, post market monitoring, reporting of incidents, enforcement)  new

• Batch 10: Articles 6-7 (classification rules for high-risk AI systems)  new

• Batch 11: Article 5 (prohibited AI practices)  new

• Batch 12: Article 3 + Annexes II & III (definition of ‘AI system’ and classification of high-risk AI systems)  new

Next steps: The vote in the IMCO-LIBE Committee might take place in Q1-Q2 2023, while the vote in plenary might occur in

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spring 2023. Although there is currently no fixed date, trilogues might start in April 2023. However, further delays are likely to occur, mainly because of heated discussions still taking place surrounding the definition of ‘AI system’ and the inclusion of AI text generators.

Artificial Intelligence Liability Directive

In the European Parliament and Council, work on the Commission proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Liability Directive (AILD) continues.

The draft report of JURI, the Committee responsible on the AILD, is expected to be published on 30 May. The consideration of the draft report will take place on 3 July, and the deadline for amendments is, for the moment, set for 14 July. The vote in JURI is currently planned for 7 December, and the vote in plenary is expected to take place in mid-December.

Chips Act

The work on the Chips Act is progressing in the European Parliament and EU Council.


The work of the European institutions on the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) is progressing.

In the Parliament, discussions are still taking place regarding the lead on the file. While the ITRE Committee has already been appointed as the Committee responsible, IMCO is still currently fighting for co-responsibility. Meanwhile, the LIBE Committee remains the Committee appointed for opinion.

The ITRE Committee aims at publishing its draft report by the end of March, but because of the delays caused by the conflict of competences between the ITRE and IMCO Committee, this might be postponed. If the ITRE draft report is published by the end of March the vote in plenary might occur in June or July, so that, based on a timely general approach from the Council, trilogues could start after the summer.

In the Council, the Swedish Presidency published its first compromise proposal in February. It was published in two different parts: part 1 (covering Article 5, 10-17 and Annexes I & II) and part 2 (covering Article 6, 18-24 and Annex III).

Main changes :

• Article 6 (critical products with digital elements and highly critical products with digital elements): a few changes are introduced on the explanations concerning which categories of products belong to criticality class I and class II

• Article 10 (obligations of manufacturers): a few changes are introduced. For example, manufacturers shall determine the period of time after the placing on the market of a product, during which they shall ensure that the vulnerabilities of that product are handled effectively. For products with digital elements which have a lifetime of more than five years, this shall not be less than five years.

• Article 11 (reporting obligations of manufacturers): it introduces the designation of coordinators (CSIRT) for the purpose of coordinated vulnerability disclosure of Member States, to take place through a single reporting platform. The coordinators should be the ones to report to ENISA (the EU Agency for Cybersecurity)

• Annexes (cybersecurity requirements and classes and categories of critical products): many changes were introduced using different terms in an attempt to reduce legal uncertainty

In the Council, a telecommunications meeting is planned for

2 June, during which either a general approach or a progress report will be presented.

Data Act

The Parliament and Council’s work on the Data Act is progressing.

European Parliament

On 14 March, the European Parliament adopted in plenary their agreed text on the Data Act, paving the way for interinstitutional negotiations. The first political meeting is already scheduled for 28 March.

Main points

• Scope: according to the Parliament text, the data under the scope refers to the non-personal data the IoT products have collected. This excludes any data resulting from the processing and inferring of algorithms.

• Business-to-business (B2B): the Parliament text specifies that companies cannot use the data they receive to develop a competing product, but they can employ it to inform an alternative service. Additionally, in B2B, the data holder can request compensation. If the receiving company is a small or medium enterprise, the compensation cannot exceed the technical costs of making the data available.

• Trade secrets: a few caveats were introduced on trade secrets, such as data undermining the safety of a product. Also, data recipients will be liable for the damages caused to the data holder for any unlawful disclosure.

• International data transfers: the Parliament amended the prevention of cloud services from sharing non-personal data with the authorities of a third country, to require cloud providers to locate their data infrastructure within the EU.

• Unfair contractual terms: the Parliament extended the prohibition of unfair contractual terms to all companies, as opposed to the Commission proposal, which only protected small and medium enterprises.

European Council

On 8 March, the Swedish presidency published the sixth compromise text on the Data Act.

Main changes

• Scope: in the previous compromise, the Swedish presidency proposed excluding from the scope all data subject to Intellectual Property (IP) rights or specific knowhow of the data holder. In the latest text, the reference to ‘specific know-how’ was removed, to reduce legal uncertainty.

• Trade secrets: the scope of exceptional refusal of the data holder to share data, which was introduced in the previous compromise, is now broadened from unlawful misuse or disclosure of information covered by IP rights to any trade secret. The data holder would have to duly substantiate the reasoning for its denial and inform the competent national authority.

• Data protection: new wording clarifies that whenever users obtain personal data that is not theirs, the Data Act does not provide the legal basis for processing it.

As for the next steps, if the Member States can manage to agree on their position in good time, a first trilogue meeting could take place on 28 March.

General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR)

On 21 January 2023, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) in the Council endorsed the final compromise agreement resulting from the trilogue negotiations which were concluded on 28 November 2022.

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The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) also adopted the provisional agreement on 24 January (36 votes in favour, 1 against). The key points agreed in the compromise text relate mainly to the scope, definitions, information requirements for consumers and other product information requirements, as described below:

• The scope of the regulation remains limited to being a “safety net” for consumer products and does not overlap with harmonised legislation. However, the pool of products that can be subject to the GPSR is now extended because the Commission proposal to substitute the words “are likely to be used [by consumers]” with “can be used” by consumers prevailed. Stand-alone software is not included in the scope, nor is it included in the definition of ‘product’. Furthermore, as services are exempt from the GPSR, Software as a Service (SaaS) is excluded from the scope. However, there are some cases where software could be involved under the GPSR, namely if the software affects the health and safety of consumers or if the software is substantially related to, or has an impact on, a product.

• Definitions are largely aligned to those in the NLF, which helps to maintain coherence between harmonised and nonharmonised legislation.

• Electronic solutions to provide product information (for instance, QR codes) are permitted in addition to the paperbased documentation.

• In case of a safety recall or warning, economic operators and online marketplaces will now be required to inform all affected consumers identified and widely disseminate the information. Consumers will be clearly informed of their right to repair, a replacement or an adequate refund (at least equal to the initial price). They will also have a right to file complaints or launch collective actions.

• The rapid alert system for dangerous products (“Safety Gate” portal) will be modernised to allow unsafe products to be detected more effectively.

• Last but not least, penalties, the original language concerning penalties has been simplified and improved, so penalties now only need to be ‘proportionate and dissuasive’.

In terms of next procedural steps, the plenary vote is scheduled to take place on 29 March.

Standardisation Policy

An own-initiative (INI) report on standardisation is currently being discussed in the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO), which highlights the Parliament’s priorities on standardisation in the single market and at the global level. Although this initiative has no binding legislative effect, it puts forward the Parliament’s priorities on standardisation in the single market and at a global level. It may also feed into the Commission’s upcoming work on standardisation and that of European Standardisation Organisations, including the possible future revision of the Standardisation Regulation. The rapporteur responsible for the file is Adam Bielan (ECR, Poland).

Following the publication of the draft report on 14 November, IMCO MEPs tabled 156 amendments which were published on 2 February. Most amendments are positive, notably those that uphold the integrity, inclusiveness, and accessibility of the European standardisation system, mentioning standardisation as an important pillar for the successful implementation of the New Legislative Framework. However, some amendments remove references related to the market-driven nature of standards or to the fact that standards are not an extension of EU law. There is also an amendment which specifies that standards can be made mandatory through delegated acts,

which undermines the voluntary nature of harmonised standards.

The vote on the report in IMCO is intended to take place on 27 March and will be followed by the plenary vote, indicatively scheduled for 8 May.

EU Patent

On 7 March, European Patent Office (EPO) President António Campinos and European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, signed a working arrangement on European patents with unitary effect, in accordance with the EU Regulation implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection (EU Regulation 1257/2012, Article 14). The arrangement relates to cooperation and the exchange of views between the two institutions to maximise the benefits of the Unitary Patent system and promote its widespread use, particularly among small and medium-sized enterprises. It also includes a provision for the EPO and the Commission to share relevant data and information, including insights from surveys and case studies concerning the promotion and use of the Unitary Patent, and to conduct regular meetings to facilitate and support their cooperation activities.

In preparation for the launch of the Unitary Patent system starting on 1 June, the EPO continues to offer transitional measures to all patent applicants in the final stages of the granting process. Since 1 January, over 3,000 early requests for unitary effect and/or requests for a delay of grant have been submitted to the EPO.

In addition, on 17 February, the German government deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) with the Council of the European Union. This step marks the completion of the necessary ratification procedures by the participating EU Member States for the Unitary Patent Package to become effective for (currently) 17 states. The new system is now ready to enter into operation on 1 June 2023. More countries are expected to join in the future.

Intellectual Property Rights

The European Commission, which was planning to present a legislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents in Q1 2023, has postponed the release of the proposal to 26 April 2023.

A compulsory licence issued by a government authorises a party other than the patent holder to use a patented invention without the consent of the patent holder. In particular, during a crisis, these tools must be effective to make an orderly EU response possible.

In this context, the Commission opened a public consultation for stakeholders to provide comments to inform the legislative process.

According to the initiative’s Inception Impact Assessment, the Commission is currently considering the following potential policy options for the future legislative proposal:

• Creating an EU coordination mechanism for compulsory licensing in times of crisis. This option might apply to all types of crises, including health crises.

• Establishing an “EU-level compulsory licence” for use in a crisis, to be applied in some or all Member States, depending on the circumstances. This option might apply to all crises, including health crises.

• Streamlining compulsory licensing for export purposes. As this concerns Regulation (EC) No 816/2006, it would be limited to pharmaceutical products.

Dual-use items

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list in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821, in order to bring it in line with the decisions taken in the Australia Group – the multilateral export control regime in charge of preventing the proliferation of chemical and biological items – in 2022.

This update adds some emerging technologies in the biological sector to the EU Dual-Use List. In particular, the updated EU control list includes four new entries for marine toxins, namely brevetoxins, gonyautoxins, nodularins and palytoxins, which are naturally present in marine environments but can also be synthesised and used for biological weapons, for example. Other changes were mainly on removal and changes of references, and editorial changes.

The update of the EU Control List was coordinated with US measures introducing the same controls for these emerging technologies through the Export Control Working Group of the Trade and Technology Council.

Subject to the Council and the European Parliament raising no objections within a period of two months, the Commission Delegated Regulation will be published and will enter into force on the day following that of its publication.

EU – UK (Brexit)

On 26 February, The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, hailed the new political agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom as the opening of a new chapter in relations between the two. Ties have been uneasy ever since the UK left the EU more than three years ago, hindering the development of much-needed cooperation in areas such as defence and scientific research. The new agreement in principle, called the Windsor Framework, modifies trade rules for Northern Ireland, which have been a source of heated debate in the post-Brexit UK. The deal seeks to resolve tensions caused by the Ireland/Northern Ireland protocol, a complex agreement which sets trading rules for Northern Ireland – allowing it to access the EU single market and thus avoid a 'hard border' on the island of Ireland – that the Government agreed before the UK left the EU, but has since maintained are unworkable.

REACH review

The REACH revision proposal was scheduled for Q4 2022, and the Commission was expected to present it as part of its second circular economy action plan, but it was postponed. The Commission has recently confirmed that the proposal will be published in Q4 2023 at the latest, but they will try to deliver it even earlier.

The Commission is currently finalising the impact assessment on the basis of Regulatory Scrutiny Board comments and in parallel with the draft legislative proposal.

Main elements of the impact assessment:

• Lack of information on certain hazards (Increase information requirements on ED, low tonnage substances, use/exposure information, low tonnage CSR, DMEL); Polymers; Safety data sheets; “Cocktail effect” and mixture assessment factor;

• Authorisation & restriction processes too complex (Extend generic risk management approach; simplify authorisation & restriction processes; introduce essential use concept);

• Insufficient enforcement (Revoke registration numbers for constantly incompliant dossiers; European Audit capacity; strengthen customs controls, combat fraud and tackle online sales; access to justice).

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

New proposals to identify new substances of very high

concern. The substances and examples of their uses are:

• bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone (EC 201-247-9, CAS 8007-9). Used for the manufacture of chemicals, plastic products, and rubber products.

• diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (EC 278-355-8, CAS 75980-60-8). Used in inks and toners, coating products, photo-chemicals, polymers, adhesives, sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, and modelling clay.

• Hexamethyldisiloxane (EC 203-492-7, CAS 107-46-0);

• Dodecamethylpentasiloxane (EC 205-492-2, CAS 14163-9);

• Decamethyltetrasiloxane (EC 205-491-7, CAS 141-628);

• 1,1,1,3,5,5,5-heptamethyltrisiloxane (EC 217-496-1, CAS 1873-88-7);

• 1,1,1,3,5,5,5-heptamethyl-3(trimethylsilyl)oxy]trisiloxane (EC 241-867-7, CAS 17928-28-8); and

• Octamethyltrisiloxane (EC 203-497-4, CAS 107-51-7). Moreover, ECHA has also added nine hazardous chemicals to the Candidate List. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 233 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the risks of these chemicals and must also give their customers and consumers information to use them safely.


The EU-wide restriction of certain perfluorocarboxylic acids (C9-C14 PFCAs) – a subgroup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – will apply from 25 February onwards. PFCAs cannot be placed on the market or used in most applications after this date. However, some uses have been granted longer transition periods.


The European Commission is planning to prepare a REACH restriction proposal on carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances in childcare articles. In this context, ECHA, which supports the Commission by preparing an investigation report, is currently asking interested parties for more information on the potential presence of CMRs (categories 1A or 1B) in childcare articles.

Lead (metal)

ECHA included lead metal in the draft of its 11th recommendation for authorisation. From October 2022 to February 2023, ECHA’s Member State Committee (MSC) discussed the inclusion of lead and on 7 February 2023 MSC adopted its opinion on the 11th recommendation by consensus including Pb. The MSC opinion is likely to be published soon, together with the ECHA opinion. The Commission will consider ECHA’s recommendation and present this to the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) in 2024.

ECHA has launched a consultation on 13 applications for authorisation covering 14 uses of:

• Chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0): used in functional chrome plating, functional chrome plating with decorative character, passivation of electrolytic tinplate (ETP)

• Sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3, CAS 10588-01-9): passivation of electrolytic tinplate (ETP)

• 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (EC -, CAS -): manufacturing aid in the production of gene therapies.

More details about the functions of the substances, the uses

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl PFAS

Since 2020, the competent authorities of five countries (Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark) have been preparing a REACH restriction dossier for PFAS, arguing that the persistence of PFAS poses an unacceptable risk to the environment and humans.

In January the restriction proposal was submitted to ECHA and it was published in February. Two options on how to restrict the use and placing on the market of PFAS:

• Full ban with no derogations and a transition period of 18 months after the Regulation enters into force.

• Ban with use-specific & time-limited derogations that would carry an 18 month transition period and a 5 or 12 year derogation period, depending on the application.

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• 22 March: Kick-off six month consultation;

• 5 April: ECHA online information session;

• 2024: SEAC and RAC final opinions;

• 2025: European Commission adoption and entry into force; and

• 2026-27: PFAS restriction becomes applicable.

REACH and Nanomaterials

Updated advice on testing nanomaterials

ECHA has released an updated appendix for nanomaterials, which provides guidance on how to obtain data under the new information requirements for nanoforms. This includes information on how to perform environmental testing and advice on preparation methods and testing strategies for physico-chemical testing of nanoforms. The Partner Expert Group (PEG) members actively contributed to the update.


ECHA has recently launched new consultations on testing proposals on:

• Zinc methacrylate

• Xylene

• Di-tert-butyl trisulphide

• Amides, C16-C18 (even) , N,N'-ethylenebis

• [[(phosphonomethyl)imino]bis[ethylenenitrilobis(methylene)]]tetrakisphosphonic acid, ammonium salt

• 3-methylpentane-1,5-diol

• 1,1'-[oxybis(ethyleneoxy)]diethylene

Investigation report on PVC and PVC additives

The European Commission has asked ECHA to prepare an investigation report on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and PVC additives. ECHA is requesting interested parties to submit any information they have related to some PVC additives and additives used in alternative plastics.

RoHS2 Directive Renewal of exemptions

The Consultant’s report on the RoHS Pack 23 (exemptions 8(b), 8(b)-I, 9(a)-II, 13(a), 13(b), 13(b)-I, 13(b)-II, 13(b)-III, 15, 15(a)) has been recently published.

Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

The work in the European Parliament and Council of the EU on their respective positions and amendments to the European Commission’s proposal is ongoing.

Council of the EU:

• Competitiveness Council (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space):

– General approach – 22 May 2023

Additionally, on 1 February 2023, the Commission launched a call for evidence and public consultation on the new products and measures that will possibly fall under the first ESPR Working Plan.

Based on preliminary assessments, the Commission has listed 12 end-use, 7 intermediary products and 3 horizontal measures as potentially suitable for the first working plan:

• End-use products: Textiles and Footwear; Furniture; Ceramic Products; Tyres; Detergents; Bed Mattresses; Lubricants; Paints and Varnishes; Cosmetic Products; Toys; Fishing Nets and Gears; Absorbent Hygiene Products;

• Intermediary products: Iron and Steel; Non-Ferrous Metals; Aluminium; Chemicals; Plastic and Polymers; Paper, Pulp Paper and Boards; Glass;

• Horizontal measures: Durability; Recyclability; PostConsumer Recycled Content.

Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

On 30 November 2022, the European Commission adopted its legislative proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), revising the current Directive.

The European Parliament has selected the committees and respective rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs that will propose amendments which will become the Parliament’s negotiating position for the future trilogues with the Council of the EU. The tentative milestones timeline is as follows:

• Leading Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Rapporteur: Frédérique Ries (RE, Belgium)

On the side of the Council of the EU, the current Swedish presidency is already in talks with the Commission on their position and sees this as a priority. The Council will attempt to finalise the work on the file under the upcoming Belgian presidency which will start in January 2024.

Sustainable consumption of goods – promoting repair and reuse

On 22 March 2023, the European Commission adopted its proposal on the ‘’Sustainable consumption of goods –promoting repair and reuse’’ initiative.

As a reminder, this was announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan, following a demand expressed by the European Parliament, and has been already postponed on several occasions. The initiative has been developed in

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coordination with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, the Empowering consumers for the green transition and new design requirements for electronics.

The legislative proposal aims to promote a more sustainable use of goods throughout their life cycle, encouraging more sustainable choices by consumers and including repairing defective goods. Among others, it also affects also producers, who will be obliged to design goods that last longer and are easy to repair.

Substantiating environmental claims

On 22 March 2023, the European Commission adopted its proposal on the ‘’Sustainable consumption of goods –promoting repair and reuse’’ initiative.

As a reminder, this was announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan and has been already postponed on several occasions. The initiative has been developed in coordination with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation and the Empowering consumers for the green transition proposals.

The legislative proposal will require companies to use approved life cycle analysis methodologies, among other PEF/OEF methods, to back their environmental claims. The aim is to reduce the potential instances of “greenwashing” and to increase consumer trust in green labels and information.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

On 10 February 2023, the Commission released the proposal for the Revision of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment

• The act modifies Article 12 “Financing in respect of WEEE from private holders” and Article 13 “Financing in respect of WEEE from users other than private households” by clarifying:

the time from when producers of photovoltaic panels and of electrical and electronic equipment for private households and also for other users that fall into the scope of the WEEE Directive only from 15 August 2018 (‘open scope’ EEE) have to provide for the financing of the costs for the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE:

- for WEEE resulting from EEE referred to in Article 2(1)(a) other than photovoltaic panels where such EEE was placed on the market after 13 August 2005;

for WEEE resulting from photovoltaic panels where such photovoltaic panels were placed on the market from 13 August 2012; and

- for WEEE resulting from EEE referred to in Article 2(1)(b) and which does not fall within the scope of Article 2(1)(a) where such EEE was placed on the market from 15 August 2018;

– the scope of Article 12.4 clarifying that this paragraph refers only to WEEE from products referred to in Article 2(1)(a) of the WEEE Directive other than photovoltaic panels.

• Moreover, the act clarifies that the obligation of producers to mark EEE applies only from 13 August 2012 in relation to photovoltaic panels and only from 15 August 2018 in relation to ‘open scope’ EEE (Article 15.2)

• The entry into force will be on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal.

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Proposal for a Regulation: Environmental performance of products & businesses – substantiating claims (PEF method)

Adoption of the PEF method by the Commission was expected for 30 November 2022 as part of the Circular Economy Package II, but it did not take place. Commission adoption is now planned for 22 March 2023, as part of the Consumers Package.

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Proposal for a Directive to empower consumers for the green transition.

On 25 January, the opinion of the European Parliament’s Committee of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on the European Commission’s ‘Empowering the consumers for the green transition’ initiative that amends the directives on unfair consumer commercial practices and on consumer rights was adopted.

One of the main proposed additions in the final opinion of the ENVI Committee is the requirement for companies making claims on future environmental objectives to have a specific implementation plan on how to achieve it, including information on milestones, budget and other factors.

As a reminder, the proposal aims at removing generic environmental claims on a product’s environmental performance that cannot be demonstrated via the EU Ecolabel or other existing national legislations.

The leading Committee on the file is the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee. In terms of next steps, the Parliament IMCO will vote on 27 March and the Council’s Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information held an exchange of views on 8 March including the Presentation of the Presidency compromise proposals.

Energy Efficiency Directive

On 10 March, MEPs and the Swedish presidency of the Council agreed on new energy saving targets in both primary and final energy consumption in the EU.

Member States should collectively ensure a reduction of energy consumption of at least 11.7% at EU level by 2030 (compared to the projections of the 2020 Reference Scenario). A robust monitoring and enforcement mechanism will accompany this objective to make sure Member States deliver on their national contributions to this binding EU target.

MEPs and the Council presidency also agreed on annual energy savings by Member States of 1.5% (on average) until 2030. The annual energy savings will begin with 1.3% in the period until the end of 2025 and will progressively reach 1.9% in the last period up to the end of 2030.

The targets should be achieved through measures at local, regional and national levels, in different sectors, such as in public administration, buildings, businesses and data centres. MEPs insisted that the scheme should in particular cover the public sector, which will have to reduce its final energy consumption by 1.9% each year. Member States should also ensure that at least 3% of public buildings are renovated each year into nearly-zero energy buildings or zero-emission buildings. The agreement also establishes new requirements for efficient district heating systems.

In terms of next steps, the provisional agreement will now have to be endorsed by both the Parliament and the Council.

Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD)

On 14 March, during its Plenary meeting, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proposal of the European Commission with 343 votes for, 216 against, and 78 abstentions.

Some of the main points in the position of the Parliament include:

• All new buildings should be zero-emission from 2028, with the deadline for new buildings occupied, operated or owned by public authorities in 2026.

• All new buildings should be equipped with solar technologies by 2028, where technically suitable and economically feasible, while residential buildings undergoing major renovation have until 2032.

• Residential buildings would have to achieve, at a minimum, energy performance class E by 2030, and D by 2033 – on a scale ranging from A to G (for non-residential and public buildings 2027 and 2030 respectively).

• The national renovation plans include support schemes to facilitate access to grants and funding and ensure free of charge information points.

As a next step, with the Parliament and the Council of the EU having their official positions adopted, they will shortly enter trilogue negotiations, chaired by the Commission.

Energy Labelling Regulation

On 28 February 2023, the European Commission held a Consultation Forum meeting on the operational details for the functioning of the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) database.

During the meeting, the Commission and the stakeholders discussed the objectives, outline and provisional timeline for adoption and implementation of the implementing act setting rules. Furthermore, additional process and operational details were considered.

As a reminder, the EPREL database generates all Energy Labels based on the data that suppliers entered when registering their product models. Furthermore, consumers can find detailed information about energy labelled products and models covered in the database, to help them make informed purchasing decisions by identifying which products have the best cost-efficiency ratio for a specific need.

Revision of EU Emissions Trading Scheme

On 9 February, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) formally approved the interinstitutional agreements on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), as part of the ‘Fit for 55 package’ for which a political agreement was reached in December 2022.

The agreed texts will now be considered at a plenary vote on 17 April 2023 and, following approval, the work of the Parliament will be done. If the agreements are also approved by the Council, they will be ready to be published in the EU’s Official Journal and 20 days after that the legislation will enter into force.

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The World Market

Economic data in recent months have proven to be stronger than anticipated. The warm European winter mitigated the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in the region.

Additionally, strong labour markets in Europe and the US, the re-opening of China, and the decrease in commodity prices have all been positive contributors. However, these factors have not, for the most part, translated into a stronger industrial outcome or outlook at the global level.

The resilient activity in many regions, alongside stubbornly high inflation has prompted central banks to continue hiking interest rates. Inflation has, and we expect will, translate into weaker consumption, and the tighter monetary policies have already and should continue to lead to weak investment. Both the consumption and investment effects are negatively affecting industrial production prospects.

Activity in pump consuming sectors is set to slow down this year. Capex-sensitive segments such as industrial machinery are expected to suffer tight credit conditions, while consumerfacing ones such as food and beverage will face low global demand, particularly for goods. Within the construction sector, the residential component will heavily drag on growth in many economies. We also expect subdued growth in the chemical sector given its exposure to the energy crisis in Europe and a shrinking global trade in 2023.

Overall, Oxford Economics sees global pump consumption (excluding parts) growing at 0.5% this year, and 1.6% in 2024.

Source: Oxford Economics

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809:1998+A1 2009 Pumps and Pump units for Liquid – Common Safety Requirements

Settled within CEN/TC 197/WG 7

Comparison nearly finished between the existing EN 809 and the Draft Regulation (April 2021)

A proposal for a draft standard will be prepared by the Secretariat and Chair

In the meantime CEN/TC 197 will switch the status from PNWI to NWI - and by this start the official standards process

2. TERMINOLOGY – Committee CEN TC 197

3. TESTING – Committee CEN TC 197 WG1

3/2 pr EN17038 Part 3 Testing & Calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of Multiple Pump units (Booster sets)

3/3 pr EN17038 Part 4 Testing & Calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of Multiple stage submersible Pump units (Borehole)

4. CEN TC197 New work proposal

Working group has been formed and a meeting has already taken place.

This will now be delayed awaiting new standard from IEC which will be a mixture of ISO 9906 & IEC 60034-2-1 & 2-3, estimate 3 year delay. Still in draft for comment.

G Wilde - BPMA

W Rose - BPMA John Hollins - SPP Mark Trevaskis - Xylem

UK experts –

G Wilde - BPMA

W Rose - BPMA

UK experts

G Wilde – BPMA

W Rose – BPMA


7. ISO TC115/SC1 3 JWG (Hydraulic Institute hold secretariat)

11. ATEX Related Standards

BPMA Activity Highlights 2022/23 11/1 CEN TC 305 /WG2 prEN ISO /IEC 80079-36 Explosive atmospheres – part 36 Non-Electrical equipment for use in Explosive atmospheres –Basic methods and requirements Published March 2016 This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2021. Therefore, this version remains current. Luke Farmer – AESSEAL 11/2 CEN TC 305 /WG2 prEN ISO /IEC 80079-37 Explosive atmospheres – part 37 Non-Electrical type of protection construction safety “c” control of ignition sources “b” Liquid immersion “k” Published March 2016 This is an ISO ‘replacements’ to EN 13463-5, -6, -8 This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2021. Therefore, this version remains current. Luke Farmer – AESSEAL

No. Working Group and Latest Document Subject Situation Members Involved 5/1 CEN/TC 197 New work
Association (ESA) Work now on going. No current work items. 10. MISC STANDARDS 10/1 BSI Standard “Pump Testing Methodology – In-situ Testing” No further news. A Yates – YPSEE Ltd 9/2 API 674/ISO
Expert required 9/3 API 682/
Target to finalise the EN 809 within 2025 Petroleum industry Expert required
“Pumps –
for Gland Packings manufactured from Yarns and Ribbons”
PD pumps for the petroleum industry
ISO 21049
seals for the
5. ISO TC 115 Pumps
1. SAFETY – Committee CEN TC 197
BPMA Activity Highlights 2022/23 23 Published standards within last 10 years 1 BS ISO 3069 Cavities for Mech seals (end suction pumps) Nov 2000 2 BS EN 12756 Mechanical seal dimensions Dec 2000 3 BS EN 12723 Liquid pumps – General Terms May 2000 4 BS EN 1151 Testing Marking Heating pumps < 200kw Feb 1999 5 BS EN 12483 Pump with inverters tests May 1999 6 BS EN ISO 14847 Rotary PD pumps – Tech Requirements Apr 1999 7 BS EN 12639 Liquid pumps Noise test codes Feb 2000 8 EN ISO 9906 Rotodynamic pumps tests GD 1&2 Dec 1999 revised May 2012 9 BS EN 12157 Rotodynamic coolant pumps May 1999 10 BS EN 12262 Rotodynamic Technical documents May 2000 11 BS EN 12162 Liquid Pumps (Safety) Procedure for Hydrostatic Testing Apr 2001. Revision 2009 12 BS EN 809 Pumps & Pump units for liquids – Common safety requirements Jul 2001. Revision Feb 2010 13 BS EN 1092 Flanges & Joints for pipes valves and fittings. Part 1 steel flanges Dec 2001 14 BS EN ISO 5199 Technical specification for centrifugal pumps Class II Mae 2002 15 BS EN ISO 15783 Centrifugal Pumps – Technical Requirements – Magnetic Drive Pumps and Canned Pumps March 2003 revision 09 16 BS EN 13951 Liquid pumps – Safety requirements – Agrifoodstuffs equipment March 2003 revision April 2012 17 EN ISO 16330 Reciprocating positive displacement pumps. Technical requirements 2003 18 BS EN ISO 13709 Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, petrochemical
industries Feb 2004. 2nd edition published December 2009 19 ISO 21049 Shaft
Feb 2004 20 BS EN ISO 13710 Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries
displacement pumps Jul 2004 21 BS EN 12845 Fixed firefighting systems-Automatic Sprinkler systems – Design, installation and maintenance. Sep 2004 22 EN 13463-5 Protection by construction safety Revision 2012 23 EN 13463-8 Protection by liquid immersion “K” 24 BS EN 60335-1 Household & Similar electrical appliances – Safety – Gen requirements 2002 25 BS EN 60335-2-41 Household & Similar electrical appliances – Safety – requirements for pumps 2003 26 BS EN 60335-2-51 Household & Similar electrical appliances – Safety – requirements for circulation pumps 2003 27 EN 1028-1 Fire fighting, General safety. 2004 28 EN 1028-2 Fire fighting, Testing 2004 29 EN 13463-2 Part 2: Protection by flow restricting enclosures 2005 30 EN 13463-3 Part 3: Protection by flameproof enclosures 2005 31 PD ISO TR 17766 Centrifugal Pumps handling viscous liquids – Performance corrections 2005 32 BS EN 14343 Rotary positive displacement pumps – Performance tests for acceptance 2006 33 BS EN 9905 (1998) Technical specification for centrifugal pumps – Class 1 (title revised) 2006 34 BS EN 1151-1 Pumps – Circulation not exceeding 200W Pt 1 Testing & Marking 2006 35 BS EN 1151-2 Pumps – Circulation not exceeding 200W Pt 2 Noise test code 2006 36 BS ISO 17613 Manual Operated Pumps for drinking water – Selection and Acceptance Part 1 – Southeast Asia 2006 37 EN13463-6 Part 6: Protection by control of ignition 2006 38 EN ISO 20361 Liquid pumps Noise test codes Grades 2 & 3 2007 revision Sept 2019 39 BS ISO 21630 Testing Submersible mixers for waste water and similar applications 2007 (Nov) 40 BS EN 1829-2 High Pressure Water jet machines – safety requirements, Part 2 Hoses, Hose lines and connectors 2008
and natural gas
Sealing Systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries.
– Reciprocating positive

72 ISO/TR19688

73 BS EN17038 Part 1

74 BS EN17038 Part 2

Energy Efficiency of Power Drive Systems from 0.12 kW -1000kW

Rotodymanic pumps – Hydraulic performance acceptance test using a model pump

Methods of qualification and verification of the Energy Efficiency Index for rotodynamic pump units – Part 1: General requirements and procedures for testing and calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI)

Dec 2016

Feb 2019

May 2019

Methods of qualification and verification of the Energy Efficiency Index for rotodynamic pump units – Part 2: Testing and calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of single pump units May 2019

75 API 610 12th Edition


Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Natural Gas Industries Jan 2021 76 EN 17281 Safety requirements – Vehicle cleaning equipment Aug 2021 77 EN 12259-12 Fixed firefighting systems Part 12 Sprinkler pumps

BS EN 16480: 2021 Pumps. Rotodynamic pumps. Minimum required efficiency of water pumps and determination of Minimum Efficiency Index (MEI)


BPMA Activity Highlights 2022/23 24 Published standards within last 10 years (continued) 41 PD CEN/TR 13930 Rotodynamic pumps. Design of pump intakes. Recommendations for installation of pumps 2009 42 PD CEN/TR 13931 Rotodynamic pumps. Forces and moments on flanges. Centrifugal, mixed flow and axial flow horizontal and vertical shafts pumps 2009 43 PD CEN/TR 13932 Rotodynamic pumps. Recommendations for fitting of inlet and outlet on piping 2009 44 BS EN 13463-1 Non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Basic method and requirements 2009 45 ISO/TC67 ISO 14691 Petroleum and natural gas industries – Flexible couplings for mechanical power transmission 2009 46 ISO 10816-7 Mechanical vibration – Part 7: Rotodynamic pumps for industrial applications, including measurements on rotating shafts 2009 (FEB) 47 BS EN 1829-1 High Pressure water Jet machines – Safety Requirements 2010 (FEB) 48 API 676 Rotary Positive Displacement Pumps for Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries 2009 (Nov) 49 EN ISO 2858 Centrifugal Pumps 16 bar dimensional standard (ISO 22858 withdrawn) 2010 50 EN ISO 3661 End Suction Pumps Baseplate Dimensions (ISO 23661 withdrawn) 2010 51 BS EN ISO 17769-1 Liquid pumps and installation – General terms, definitions, quantities, letter symbols, and units. Part 1: Liquid pumps Aug 2012 52 BS EN ISO 17769-2 Part 2: Pumping System Aug 2012 53 EN16297-1 Circulation pumps 1w–2500w – Part 1 – Procedures for testing & Calculation of Energy Efficiency Index November 2012 possible revision 54 EN16297-2 Circulation pumps 1w–2500w – Part 2 – Calculation of Energy Efficiency Index – Standalone Circulators Nov 2012 55 EN16297-3 Circulation pumps 1w–2500w – Part 3 – Calculation of Energy Efficiency Index – Integrated in products Oct 2012 56 EN 12050-1 to 4 Lifting plants for wastewater 2014 57 EN 16247-1 Energy Audits General requirements 2011 58 EN 16247-2 Energy Audits Buildings May 2014 59 EN 16247 -3 Energy Audits Processes May 2014 60 ISO 50002 Energy Audits General requirements Sep 2014 61 ISO 50003 Energy Audits Competency Jan 2015 62 EN 16644 Circulation Pumps not exceeding 200W Pt 2 – Noise Dec 2014 63 EN50598-1 General Requirements for setting energy efficiency index of a Power Driven System Jan 2015 64 EN50598-2 Energy efficiency indicators for power drive systems and motor starters Jan 2015 65 EN50598-3 Environmental Aspects for power drive systems and motor starters Jan 2015 66 BS EN ISO 14414 Pump System Assessment Standard April 2015 & March 2019 67 BS EN 16752 Centrifugal pumps – Test procedure for seal packings Sep 2015 68 BS EN 16247-5 Energy Audits – Competency Of the auditors Aug 2015 69 ISO /IEC 80079-36 Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – Basic method and requirements Mar 2016 70 ISO /IEC 80079-37 Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – Non-electrical type of protection constructional safety “c”, control of ignition sources “b”, liquid immersion “k” Mar 2016 71 IEC 60034-30-2


BPMA Representation on External Committees




BPMA Activity Highlights 2022/23 25 Pumps ISO TC115 Chairman Delegate J Hollins S Schofield G Wilde W Rose SPP BPMA BPMA BPMA Pump Dimension and Technical Specifications ISO TC115/SC1 Chairman Delegate J Hollins S Schofield G Wilde W Rose SPP BPMA BPMA BPMA Pumps and Pump Testing (MCE/6) Chairman Delegates M Trevaskis J Bower A Yates J Hollins W Rose J Mills G Wilde T Keville Xylem Consultant YPSEE Ltd SPP Pumps BPMA Xylem BPMA Tomlinson Hall Pumps Safety 6/-/1 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Dimension and Technical Specification of Rotodynamic Pumps MCE/6/2 Delegate Delegate G Wilde / W Rose J Bower BPMA Consultant Pump Testing MCE/6/3 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Pump Seals MC/6/4 Delegate S Richardson AESSEAL Dimension and Specification PD Pumps MCE/6/6 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Electrical Safety CPL 61-01 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Steel Castings ISE/6 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Drinking Water TC164 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Waste Water B/505/21 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Vibration of Machines GME/021/05 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Process Equipment & Systems for Petroleum and Natural Gas PSE/0117/0 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Non Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres FSH/023 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Energy Management Systems SEM/001 Delegate G Wilde / W Rose BPMA CEN/TC197 Delegates S Schofield / G Wilde / W Rose BPMA CEN/TC197/SC1/SAFETY Delegates S Schofield / G Wilde / W Rose BPMA CEN/TC197/SC2 Terminology Delegates S Schofield / G Wilde / W Rose BPMA CEN/TC197SCS Testing Delegates S Schofield / G Wilde / W Rose BPMA CEN/TC197SC4 Rotodynamic Pumps Delegates S Schofield / G Wilde / W Rose BPMA Executive Council Delegates S Schofield BPMA Technical Commission Delegates W Rose J Hollins G Wilde M Trevaskis BPMA SPP BPMA Xylem Standards Commission Delegates W Rose J Hollins G Wilde M Trevaskis BPMA SPP BPMA Xylem Marketing Commission Chairperson Secretary Nicola Cox W Rose Armstrong BPMA title API 610 12th Edition Rotodynamic Pumps (BPMA Subgroup) Members Delegates W Rose B Millward D Clark J Hollins T Young BPMA SPX ClydeUnion Pumps HMD Pumps SPP Greene Tweed API 674 Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps Members W Rose BPMA API 676 Rotary Positive Displacement Pumps Members W Rose BPMA API 682 Mechanical Seals Members S Richardson W Rose AESSEAL BPMA API 685 Sealless Pumps Members W Rose BPMA EUROPUMP

Four Advantages of Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Partners

Four Advantages of Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Partners

We live in a world full of machines. From our cell phones and our cars to the pumps we manufacture and the industrial plants where they operate, we’re living in an age of technology never seen before.

Unfortunately, we’re also living in an age where machine unpredictability is running rampant. And while installing updates on our cell phones or getting routine maintenance on our car is part of life, machine downtime in an industrial facility leads to lost time, lost money, and lost resources. Fortunately, the same advancements in technology that have brought about these new machines have also revolutionized how we monitor and maintain equipment.

Maintenance: Reactive vs. Preventative vs. Predictive

The challenge many facility managers are currently facing is that most of their maintenance falls into one of two buckets: reactive or preventative.

Reactive maintenance is simply corrective actions that happen after a breakdown. Extending the car analogy above, this would be taking your car to the shop after you get a flat tire. In other words, you have a problem, so you get it fixed. That’s great if you’re near a tire shop, but if you’re out on the road, you’re looking at significant costs and lost time, in addition to a potentially dangerous situation.

It’s easy to see how this applies to the industrial world as well. If a machine breaks, the repair process can be tedious, often needing a multistep diagnostic process since machine issues aren’t as easy to diagnose as a flat tire. And if you don’t have the right technology or service in place, it could drain resources by requiring multiple different employees to collect and analyze data before determining a solution. And every minute the machine is down, that could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

To avoid these critical issues, many facility managers turn to preventative maintenance plans instead. Once again using the car analogy, this would be the equivalent of rotating your tires every 3-6 months and checking the tire pressure routinely when you stop to fill up your tank. This is certainly better than simply relying on reactive maintenance, but once again, you’re incurring costs to take the car (or machine, in industrial settings) out of commission to check for problems that may or may not exist. And there’s still no guarantee that a problem won’t arise in between these check-in points and cause a major headache down the road. Therefore, what we’ve seen in recent years is the advancement in technology that leads us to the future of

maintenance that we call predictive maintenance. In the car example, this would be the dashboard function that constantly measures your tire pressure, alerting you as it starts to drop and letting you know which tire may have a small leak.

In the industrial world, it’s the use of smart sensors that work by monitoring and logging different parameters such as vibration, speed, pressure and temperature, thereby capturing transient events and malfunctions in real time. This data is quickly processed (often by a reliability partner) and presented to the user or facility manager with actual solutions. This predictive maintenance, enabled by real-time condition monitoring, offers four substantial benefits.

1. Flexibility of Services

Companies can choose to be hands on with their analysis of this data or work with a monitoring partner who will ensure that problems with machines are quickly identified, evaluated, and resolved. Since many facilities may already have an existing process to maintain their machines, this solution allows for the program and resources to be optimized for faster and better results.

2. Increased Productivity

As we’ve established above, when something goes wrong, it leads to a waste of time, money, and resources. There could even be injuries or property and environmental damage that hurts the business. But staff training on using a condition monitoring system for enacting predictive maintenance can lead to a healthy and efficient facility. Educating them on monitoring techniques and how to flag data that could be indicative of a machine failure could resolve an issue before it causes a major shutdown.

3. Stable, Experience Support Staff

Finding top talent in today’s environment is also a major hurdle for manufacturers. Companies that do not have condition monitoring solutions in place tend to be very reactive, spending more money than necessary on diagnostics and solutions while incurring high costs of unplanned downtime. Working with sensors and a reliability partner can ensure uninterrupted support.

4. 24/7 Risk Mitigation

In today’s demanding manufacturing environments, technicians often wear multiple hats and can’t focus their undivided attention on monitoring equipment. For critical equipment and processes, having installed sensors for condition monitoring and a reliability partner at the ready ensures that unplanned events are not the norm. All the data is transferred in real time where it is reviewed by experts. In fact, most companies will find that the lead time for response will be reduced by approximately 50 percent.

There is no one right way to maintain your equipment, but with advancements in technology, it’s clear that predictive maintenance will save facilities time, money and resources. Don’t get stuck waiting for a machine to break. Take control and have a pulse on your machine health with condition monitoring through sensors and a reliability partner. ■

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Energy Efficiency & Factors Affecting Pump Efficiency

Energy efficiency – are attitudes changing?

Wayne considers whether there is at last a change in attitudes towards energy efficiency amongst the general public. And if so, whether this can have a meaningful impact on decreasing energy consumption across the UK industry.

Energy efficiency, in particular, has more often than not been misrepresented as simply a penny-saving exercise involving the change of lightbulbs for modern replacements, and switching lights off when rooms are unoccupied. Boiling the kettle less is another suggestion often heard.

However, with the huge global rise in the cost of energy, and its near-constant headline coverage by the broadcast media, not to mention the financial pain we are all now enduring, perhaps 2023 has the potential to see a real change in attitudes. A change that could positively impact all aspects of energy use.

Greater autonomy in our energy provision is now understood and acknowledged as a way to protect ourselves from market volatility caused by unstable regimes This will not only allow us to make big savings on our domestic bills and to ensure our homes stay warm through the winter months, it will also have a massive impact on the efficiency, and ultimately, the profitability of our commercial and industrial sectors.

The BPMA has been a longstanding supporter of not only the need for improved energy efficiency across the UK’s vast installed base of pumps and pump systems but also the massive opportunity it presents for significant energy use reduction.

The operation of pumps and their associated systems accounts for around 20% of the world’s entire electrical energy consumption, and in some high-use industrial applications, this can be as much as 25-50% of the total electrical energy usage.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of pump systems operating today were not originally designed with energy conservation as a major consideration. It is now well documented that rotodynamic pumps, which account for 80% of the installed base across Europe are between 20-30% oversized. As such, there is huge potential to save massive amounts of energy if these pumps are properly sized, operated and maintained. If pump systems are initially designed with energy use in mind, and the pumps are optimised for efficiency, a saving of up to 50% in electrical energy can be achieved.

Energy Audits

It is also important to carry out regular energy audits to help determine where energy use reduction measures can be employed, and in turn how operating costs can be lowered. The government has estimated that most companies can reduce their energy consumption by 10-20%, and energy audits carried out following ISO 14414 have shown that savings of 30-50% are not unusual. By reviewing utility bills, you can get an indication of the savings to be made and the investment that you should be prepared to put into the auditing process.

Across most industrial sites, some two-thirds of the total energy consumption is used to power electric motors, an integral part of any pump system. The overall cost associated with operating these essential pieces of equipment throughout their entire life span can be broken down as follows; 5% accounts for the initial purchase/installation costs, 10% for ongoing maintenance and a massive 85% for the energy used to run them.

Any reduction in the energy consumed by electric motors is important, and with modern designs, that reduction can be as much as 30%. ■

Factors Affecting Pump Efficiency

The overall efficiency of a centrifugal pump is the product of three individual efficiencies: mechanical, volumetric, and hydraulic:

Mechanical efficiency includes losses in the bearings (long coupled pumps), stuffing box (in the case of packed gland pumps) and mechanical seals.

Volumetric efficiency will include internal losses due to leakage through the wear rings, balancing holes and, in the case of open or semi-open impellers, clearance between the impeller vane and the pump casing.

Hydraulic efficiency includes liquid friction and other losses in the volute and impeller.

Although mechanical and volumetric losses are important components, hydraulic efficiency is the largest factor. There are basically two components that can affect the hydraulic efficiency of the centrifugal pump: the impeller and the volute casing.

The affinity laws tell us quite a bit about the inner workings of an impeller. We know that, for any given impeller, the head it produces varies as the square of a change in speed. Double the speed and the head increases by a factor of four. If you keep speed constant, the same rule holds true for small changes in its diameter.

The flow through an impeller follows a similar rule, but in this case, its change is directly proportional to the speed or diameter change, i.e., if you double the speed or diameter, then the flow doubles. A change in rotational speed or impeller diameter refers to its peripheral speed or the speed (in metres per second) of a point at its periphery.

In essence, it is important to know as much about the pump system as possible and to create a pressure/flow profile for the system, as the energy required to drive the pump is directly related to the flow and pressure required.

Whilst the head produced by an impeller is almost entirely dependent upon its peripheral velocity, the potential flow is influenced by several other factors such as the depth (cross sectional area) of the impeller vanes as well as the shape of the vanes themselves. The diameter of the impeller eye is also an important factor as it determines how easily the liquid enters the impeller and the ease with which liquid can pass through the impeller. ■

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Optimising chemical dosing in a challenging operating climate

Optimising chemical dosing in a challenging operating climate

Rising operating costs and tightening regulations are presenting major challenges for wastewater treatment plant operators, but better optimisation of chemical dosing can drive efficiencies.

Wastewater treatment providers are facing an extremely challenging operating climate in 2023 and beyond as authorities around the world tighten environmental regulations which govern chemical use and wastewater disposal. They are also coming under pressure from the rapid rise in operating prices and customer expectations on sustainability.

Here are six factors to consider in chemical dosing to achieve the best performance in onsite wastewater treatment (WWT).

1. Stay competitive

Chemical and operational savings are critical to staying competitive in a global market and maintaining cost control. When factoring in the pressure to modernise and increase capacity, it can be a complex task to understand where to make the most effective efficiencies.

Energy consumption is in the spotlight as utilities strive to meet sustainability goals and net zero carbon targets, along with managing rising costs. A changing climate and growing pressure from the public for utilities to reduce waste while minimising environmental impact is also driving change and increasing expectations.

Peristaltic pumps provide highly accurate dosing by enabling precise, incremental, adjustments for various quantities of chemicals. By only using what is needed, chemical quantities and costs are reduced.

2. Keep abreast of regulations

As WWT facilities in the municipal and industrial sectors look to upgrade equipment to meet tightening regulatory demands, regulations themselves are also changing. For example, the European Council Directive 91/271/EEC on urban wastewater treatment, which includes the UK, states that by 2040, all water released into the environment, from treatment plants serving 100,000 people or more, must be free of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, antibiotics, manufacturing chemicals and other harmful substances –resulting in the need for increased treatment.

In addition, the UK Government has released a ‘Plan for Water’ in April 2023 to strengthen regulation by developing new proposals to restrict or ban the use of ‘forever chemicals’ (known as PFAS) which end up in water sources. It also proposes bringing forward the 2040 EU deadline for water utilities to reduce chemicals in wastewater treatment.

As the need for greater transparency around sustainability goals and metrics increases, it is incumbent on suppliers like WMFTS to support clients in optimising chemical use and eliminating the risk of spills of pollutants into the environment. Treated effluent must meet high quality standards before being released into the environment as inaccurate dosing and

regulatory breaches can result in large fines and damage to company reputation.

3. Put safety first

The health and safety profile of pumps is an important consideration for plant managers and there are some features to look for to meet high standards of health and safety.

This includes integrated leak detectors which stop automatically and alert operators in the event of a pumphead failure as well as units which are self-contained and, once valves are shut off, a pumphead that can be quickly and easily replaced without tools or spillages for safe maintenance. These features help to minimise the possibility of operators coming into contact with chemicals and prevents chemical spills into the environment. By comparison, other pump types require disassembly for repair and maintenance, risking chemical spillage and exposing staff to potential contact with chemicals.

4. Optimize equipment effectiveness

The right chemical dosing pump offers the opportunity to help operators save on capital expenditure and demonstrate best practice. Long established in the market, a peristaltic pump has a long product life and does not require pulsation dampeners, degassing valves, or back pressure valves. They offer quick maintenance at longer intervals – reducing the impact of process downtime, rapid process recovery, and lowering the overall cost of ownership.

The high accuracy enables the use of more concentrated chemicals and smaller, more efficient, dosing systems, which in turn reduces both energy and transport costs. Furthermore, accurate, linear, and repeatable chemical dosing allow the use of less chemicals, even with varying process conditions.

5. Boost sustainability

Municipal and industrial organisations are increasingly seeking to reduce vulnerability to a challenging operating climate through conservation and reuse of water – with some undertaking onsite assessments of wastewater treatment plant operations at every stage of the process, to ensure they are operating as efficiently as possible. The benefits will be a reduction in water footprint and cost of supply.

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Wastewater treatment plant serving the town of Hessisch-Lichtenau

Submersible motor design considerations and advancements through the years?

Submersible motor design considerations and advancements through the years?


The world’s first submersible motor was developed by Hayward Tyler in 1908 for a marine salvage application. Since its first invention, submersible motors have undergone gradual changes to meet the demand of various industries with international standards setting a precedent on design considerations.

Conventional air-cooled submersible motors appeared on the market as a form of marinised resin encapsulated ‘dry’ motors. Fluid filled, primarily oil-filled, submersible motors are also used as an alternative to the conventional air-cooled machines. However, the biggest draw-back of these designs are they are not tolerant against moisture and seawater ingress. The insulation used in the electrical windings and electrical joints are made of hygroscopic materials i.e. they tend to absorb moisture from the surroundings. This is obviously not desirable for an electrical motors as it could cause a short to ground. To satisfy the requirements of safety critical applications such as firewater pumps and to ensure trouble-free operation when installed in harsh environments, water-glycol submersible motors are the preferred choice for applications in the offshore oil and gas, desalination, renewables, mining, and defence industries.

Winding Insulation

The stator windings of a submersible motor need to be water resistant and operate under constant hydrostatic pressure at the design voltage for at least 20 years. Submersible motor design, initially used PVC insulated windings between the 1960s to 1990s. PVC even though water resistant has a comparatively(?) low dielectric breakdown strength and a lower temperature class rating compared to other waterresistant wires that were available at that time, which limited the lifespan of the windings. With ever increasingly challenging markets, to increase the lifetime of the stator windings, the wire insulation was then upgraded to Sioplas. However, Sioplas being chemically crosslinked, had its own disadvantages associated with storage conditions and splice manufacturing. Sioplas was eventually superseded by polyethylene crosslinked (XLPE) via irradiation in the 1990s. Irradiated XLPE creates an increased uniform and controlled insulation crosslinking, which has resulted in higher dielectric breakdown strength (70kV/mm), higher insulation thermal class rating (maximum 90oC continuous rating) and a significant improvement to the mechanical properties of the wire. Hayward Tyler only uses irradiated XLPE on submersible motors up to 13.8kV, for direct on-line and inverter duty application. Even though irradiated XLPE winding wires are more expensive than PVC and Sioplas, the benefits of using this technology results in longer wire life

and a significant reduction in meantime-between-failure (MTBF). Longer life and reduction in MTBF is especially important in applications when lifting the motor out of the fluid (i.e. off shore) is very expensive and impacts the operability of the system.

Winding Wire

As well as the insulation system, equal emphasis should also be given to the overall winding wire design. The copper conductor of the winding wire are manufactured from high conductivity copper to increase the motor efficiency by reducing stator copper loss. For high voltage applications, it is important to use a semiconducting layer as the conductor screen. This semiconducting layer helps to smooth out surface irregularities and reduce electrical stresses, which is important to eliminate partial discharge activity within the wire. The insulation thickness of the wire varies depending on the operating voltage of the motor and the quality of supply voltage. Motor manufacturers need to ensure that inverter driven submersible motors are provided with adequate insulation thickness to withstand the voltage stresses at the output of the inverter. The winding wire outer sheath is covered by a film of polyamide to protect the winding wire against mechanical damage that can occur throughout the manufacturing process and during operation. These factors are important to prevent the formation of water-treeing within the winding insulation of a submersible motor. Finally, to ensure consistent quality, Hayward Tyler only uses approved cable manufacturers, which have undergone quality audits and stringent product testing in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, IEC/EN 60811, IEC/EN 60034 standards.

To increase the reliability of a submersible motor, an adequate level of cleanliness is maintained, not only during the cable manufacturing process but also during the electrical joint manufacturing. The manufacturing facility is divided into several zones of cleanliness level, and the cleanliness level of the stator winding manufacturing is compliant with ISO Cleanroom standard 9. By adhering to a stringent cleanliness level, foreign object debris, which are known to initiate partial discharge activity within the electrical insulation, can be practically eliminated to ensure a highly reliable product.

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Submersible motor design considerations and advancements through the years?

Submersible motor design considerations... continued from page 31

Electrical Joints

The reliability of the electrical insulation system of a submersible motor lies in the integrity of the electrical joints. Submersible motors are 3 phase induction motors. Each phase can comprise of either a single length of cable or multiple bundles. To connect the individual cable lengths together electrical joints are needed. Additional joints are needed to connect the stator windings to the motor power cables. However, joints are inherently the weakest part of the motor insulation system therefore Hayward Tyler has undertaken extensive development work to maximise the reliability of our joints. Earlier generations of submersible motors used off-theshelf insulating tapes that were hand wrapped for the electrical connections within the stator. The effectiveness of these joints decreased with increasing pressure. Material compatibility between the insulating tapes and various types of water glycol was also an issue. As the demand for submersible motors to be installed in deeper waters grew, so did the need for more effective jointing methods that could withstand the increased pressure and voltage requirements. Initially handtaped XLPE joints were developed by Hayward Tyler in the 1990s that consisted of a homogenous electrical insulation system, offering a complete XLPE-insulated windings and joints. The nature of the XLPE is that upon proper manufacturing treatment the materials bond into one homogenous pieces with no boundary layers separating them. These XLPE handtaped joints, however, had its own disadvantages. Being a manual process, the technique is highly dependent on the skills of the operator especially in maintaining a uniform joint thickness. In 2010s, Hayward Tyler developed a novel moulded joint using a custom designed injection moulding machine. Hayward Tyler had developed a technique to create a solid XLPE-only insulation system that is void-free, water resistant and the ability to operate up to 400 bar up to 13.8kV that can

retained all the benefits of the handtaped joints described above, but the process is automated and simple resulting in a more consistent joint. Having a complete XLPE homogeneity insulation system also ensures compatibility with a wide range of glycols used in various installations around the world. As part of the design and manufacturing process of cable and joint assemblies, Hayward Tyler employs the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and physical product testing. The design of the cable-joint assemblies is verified using FEA to simulate the operating conditions. The cable-joint assemblies then undergo a series of qualification testing to the Subsea Electrical Power Stadardisation standard EPS SP-1001. Testing to other standards can also be carried out where required by customers or local requirements.. Examples of tests include high voltage tests insulation tests, partial discharge tests, pressure and temperature cycling tests, mechanical tests, and material tests. All of the tests are completed in the Hayward Tyler factory in Luton, UK. The results of the FEA and tests allows improvement to the design and qualify the product for use in the market. Thermal analysis is also performed on the whole motors to ensure the stator windings will operate within the thermal insulation class.

Condition Monitoring

As Hayward Tyler continues to strive for product improvements, a condition-based monitoring system was developed with the aim to help our customers plan for maintenance work, to reduce their production downtime with the aim of driving down the equipment cost of ownership. Hayward Tyler’s condition monitoring system is intended to be used where the equipment is located in a remote or inaccessible area and in hazardous or extreme environments where sensors cannot be fitted to the equipment. ■

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These factors are important considerations especially where onsite management of water impacts directly on local communities and consumers are increasingly proactive around environmental concerns. By adopting best-practices for wastewater treatment and identifying opportunities for water efficiencies at every stage of the process, sustainable practices can be implemented.

6. Make tangible efficiency gains

As an example of effective chemical dosing optimisation, the installation of a peristaltic dosing pump at the wastewater treatment plant serving the town of Hessisch-Lichtenau, Germany, has demonstrated that the deployment of accurate and reliable chemical dosing technologies has allowed the plant to meet strict environmental discharge limits efficiently. As a result of the pump installation, reliable ferric chloride sulphate dosing to treat wastewater has achieved a 97.5% reduction in phosphorus load over the first year since installation.

While the challenge of meeting regulatory standards, reducing capital expenditure, and striving for sustainability is complex, accurate chemical dosing can help wastewater treatment plants to continually drive efficiencies. The potential overall savings available by choosing the right dosing pump, and investing now to save later, should not be underestimated and will help utilities run operations with greater precision, efficiency, and cost control. ■

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Swimming pool energy upgrades must include pumps on ‘shopping list’

Swimming pool energy upgrades must include pumps on ‘shopping list’

With £63m of funding made available by the government to help swimming pools stay open, upgrading old and inefficient pumps must be on the agenda to ensure these facilities are as energy efficient as they can be for the foreseeable future.

The Spring Budget may have left many divided once again, but one thing is for sure, the new £63m funding made available by the Chancellor to help pools stay afloat is a welcome one.

Available for one year only, the fund will be managed by Sport England. As Tim Hollingsworth, the chief executive of the sporting body put it, the support is “significant” as he recognises that swimming pools “play a vital role in our communities and are enormously important in helping people to be physically active” (The Guardian).

The main aim of the fund is to help council-run swimming pools with decarbonisation and long-term energy efficiency, with £40m of the total devoted to investment. The remaining £23m is going to be available as grants to help with alleviating immediate costs and help under-pressure swimming pools to survive.

With that said, it’s imperative that this £40m is spent wisely. There is a long list of options available to pool owners to achieve long-term energy efficiency. Arguably though, pump upgrades should be at top of that, as these products can be the source of unnecessarily high energy expenditure, especially in these energy intensive buildings.

The retrofit opportunity

Many public swimming pools in the UK are now decades old, and some may have even been constructed before the 20th Century, such as Warrender Baths in Edinburgh which opened in 1887.

Given the age of these buildings, most will be highly inefficient by today’s new build standards. Worryingly, if these buildings are still running on pumps that are considered ‘old’ technology, i.e., pumps with AC motors that work at fixed speeds and in silo to other building services, then they could be wasting lots of energy, day after day. Not only this, but they don’t offer any insights to help swimming pool owners help drive energy efficiency going forward.

One of the biggest changes in pumps is the advent of ‘smart’ technology, and this has been made possible with the breakthrough of electronically commutated (EC) motor technology. To demonstrate this, switching from a circulator pump with an AC motor to one with an EC motor can provide an immediate 30% reduction in energy use. Many of these newer pumps also have variable speed drives on board too, meaning there is no need to install these components separately in what could be quite small spaces and plant rooms.

Going even further, it’s important to seek out pumps that have undergone a complete overhaul, rather than just surface-level equipping of more EC motors. Many old pumps will be inefficient in terms of their hydraulic design, and although most manufacturers may already be fitting more efficient motors, they may still be using existing hydraulic components. Even though this does bring some greater efficiency to the pump, the levels of performance are incomparable to a pump that has undergone a redesign of its hydraulics.

So, when EC motor technology, smart controls and an optimised hydraulic design come together, pumps can become much ‘smarter’ and efficient in operation. The result is that pumps can work at lower speeds while still performing their necessary function, meaning energy savings can be increased by as much as 60%.

Offering intelligence for better energy strategies

Pumps should no longer be seen simply as a vehicle of moving water around a building. Along with immediate energy savings through smarter, automated operation, pumps can also be used to help define an ongoing energy usage strategy.

Performance data, alerts, warnings and notifications can all ensure systems are well maintained and operating to their highest efficiency at all times. In swimming pools, where so much energy is used on secondary hot water systems and heating the facilities, this is invaluable. Data such as heat flow, cooling flow, volume flow is all available from modern pumps, all to help optimise a building’s energy needs.

This data may have previously been hidden with static (or sometimes now known as ‘dumb’) products and equipment. The combination of this data with other smart systems can provide insight into usage patterns. The result is betterregulated indoor climate control that keeps power consumption to a minimum. ■

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How to Select a Drum Pump

How to Select a Drum Pump

Transporting liquids is an essential part of the manufacturing process for many businesses. Unlike solids, bulk liquids cannot simply be stacked and moved. Transferring liquid isn’t just a case of pouring from one vessel to another. Many factors play a part, such as time taken, the health and safety of workers, the size of storage containers and the application characteristics. That’s where a drum pump comes in. A drum pump is a portable pump used for transferring liquids from drums, barrels, IBC’s and tanks. They are also known as a barrel, stick or lance pumps. Drum pumps are also used for emptying sumps, filling smaller containers and filling mixing vessels. If you are considering this efficient solution, you may be wondering how to select a drum pump.

Using the wrong materials can cause the pump to fail. A mechanical seal extends pump life when abrasive media is being transferred. However, seal-less pumps have a long service-life with clean liquids and will tolerate periods of dry running.

• Delivery pressure and flow – Some applications require higher flow rates to empty larger IBCs or tanks, whereas others may need higher delivery pressure in order to transfer the liquid vertically higher, through additional pipework or for transferring more viscous fluids. Consult pump performance curves and use a pipe loss calculator to work out pipeline pressure drop.

• Density and viscosity – Fluid density and viscosity will influence pump type and motor power. Axial or semi-axial impellers are selected for liquids of different density. Progressive cavity pumps should be considered for high viscosity materials.

• Temperature – Temperature limits depend on pump construction and length. Hastelloy C is limited to 120 C, stainless steel and aluminium is 100 C, PVDF is 80 C and polypropylene is only 50 C. O-ring materials should also be considered.

• Power supply and motor approvals – Sites will have different motor preferences, for example, air driven vs electric. The location of the application is important. For example, an IP55 explosion-proof motor is required if the pump is used in a zoned area with concentrations of flammable vapours. If no power supply is available, a battery-powered motor may be a useful option.

Why should you select a drum pump?

To protect employees and the environment, liquids should be handled in a safe manner with the appropriate dispensing equipment. Too often, avoidable workplace accidents result from the mishandling of liquids. In addition, many businesses waste product by using the incorrect equipment. Drum pumps provide an efficient, safe and easy way to transfer fluids.

To ensure you have the right solution, there are many factors that should be considered. No two applications are the same and thus each may require a bespoke pump configuration. Below we will investigate how to select a drum pump, including key aspects you should consider before making your purchase. Selecting the incorrect pump will result in workflow disruption and unnecessary extra cost.

How to select a drum pump

Firstly, consider how and where the pump will be used and the application specifics. For example:

• Liquid characteristics – Drum pumps are manufactured in a range of key materials, such as PVDF, stainless steel, aluminium and polypropylene. Knowing the chemical will allow you to select suitable pump body and o-ring materials and approvals – especially important if the fluid is flammable or corrosive. Consult a resistance chart to check material compatibility.


How to Select a Drum Pump

• Size of container- Depending on the container depth, different length drum pumps can be provided. Standard drums need 1000 mm pumps, IBCs usually 1200mm. Will you be switching between locations or containers? Will the drum be open or closed (also known as tight-head)? This allows you to choose the correct clamping device or compression gland to secure the pump in the vessel. Also ensure the pump will fit into the opening of the container by checking its diameter.

Pump selection

Next, identify which pump family suits the application best. Consider whether an impeller or progressive cavity design is most suitable. Impeller pumps are typically specified for low viscosity applications (<1000 mPas). Progressive cavity pumps for higher viscosity applications. Consider how often the pump will be used and for how long. What approvals are needed, eg. EN1935 or FDA CFR 21 for food products, or Ex-certification if flammable vapours are present?

Moving onto the motor

Now select an appropriate motor. What voltage is required? Do you need an air-driven or electric-powered motor? Electric motors are commonly 110v or 230v single-phase designs, however brush-less, three-phase and battery motors are available. Motors commonly have an IP rating of either 24 or 55.

Do you require the motor to be fully enclosed? Completely enclosed motors (also known as internally-cooled) help protect the media from carbon dust and are unaffected by corrosive

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fumes. Is variable speed control required, to adjust flow rate? What about duty cycle? S1 rated motors are suitable for continuous running and will not cut-out after a short period. Again, consider whether Ex-certification is required.

Compressed air motors are also available. Air motors are Excertified, therefore suitable for use in hazardous locations. However, they require a supply of dry, lubricated air, plus they tend to be noisier and less efficient overall than electric motors.

Additional accessories

Accessories are also important when selecting a drum pump. Do you require hose? Conductive hose and fittings are required when pumping flammable liquids. Perhaps a flow meter or batch controller is necessary for pumping accurate volumes? Would a fume gland or strainer be beneficial in your application? How about a hand nozzle to control dispensing?

Additional thoughts on selecting the right drum pump

There are many other factors to consider when choosing the right barrel pump. Those listed in this article are just a few examples. Specialist support engineers can be of great help. Their expertise and experience will guide you to the best pump for your individual task – particularly useful when handling dangerous or difficult high viscosity liquids. ■

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Project Tender Service

As a Trade Association, BPMA receive via their website both pump enquiries and project tenders from the UK and abroad which we are then able to pass on to our members.

These enquiries are sent by email circular to all members headed up ‘Pump Enquiry’ or ‘Project Tender Opportunity’ with the request that the contact details provided are used to get in touch direct with the enquirer if they are able to assist.

It is appreciated that not all enquiries will be relevant to you, but always take a moment to read the details – don’t miss an opportunity!

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Now single-phase motors must comply with efficiency requirements

Now single-phase motors must comply with efficiency requirements

A new dawn for single-phase motors is coming. Whilst three phase motors have been required to meet increasingly greater levels of efficiency, single-phase motors have escaped similar demands. That will change on July 1st, 2023.

From July 1st this year, most single-phase motors will be required to meet or exceed efficiency levels of IE2, to comply with EU EcoDesign regulation EU2019/1781. This new efficiency will be demanded for single-phase motors with rated outputs from 0.12kW upwards.

Variable speed drives intended for use with single-phase motors will also be required to meet new efficiency standards compatible with the new motor requirements.

The new Regulation establishes ‘EcoDesign’ requirements for the placing on the market or the putting into service of singlephase electric motors and variable speed drives, including where they are integrated in other products.

Achieving the new levels of efficiency required to meet IE2 will come at a cost, due to the need for much more active material, low-loss steel laminations and copper. The consequence of these factors could lead to possible changes to either frame size or performance, or maybe even both.

Producing dual voltage (230/115v) motors might not be possible whilst dual frequency motors (50/60Hz) will present their own issues. Also, 60Hz motors will be challenging and more costly to produce because of the winding losses incurred at higher running speeds.

As a market leader in single-phase technology with over 60 years’ experience in design and manufacture, Lafert Electric Motors are amongst the best people to contact for guidance. This is especially the case because many motor manufacturers have decided that the new legislation is far too complex and demanding and, consequently, have dropped single phase motors from their own ranges. In contrast, Lafert Electric Motors have even expanded the powers that can be offered as the required design changes have been made. Furthermore, due to the company’s flexible designs, it can offer many

variations of customised shafts and flanges along with very specific electrical designs.

Due to current production lead times across all industries, however, it is vitally important that any OEM or customer using single phase motors should ensure they either meet compliance or will have assured continuation of supply from their current supplier after the summer of 2023. The concern is that many machine builders are still in the dark regarding this important mandatory legislation and this might have significant impact upon their production planning.

There are some single-phase motors to which these new efficiency requirements will not apply. Typically, such motors are designed to operate under specific conditions or configured to perform a particular function. Exempt motors might be employed in difficult environments and/or used for applications that actually make it impossible for the new efficiencies to be implemented. For guidance regarding these exceptions, and the new regulatory requirements, it advisable to consult with one of the company’s Motor Specialists. ■

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The BPMA can help you achieve the desired result

BPMA Job Seeker Service

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BPMA has launched a new service for talented individuals seeking a career in the pump industry. Our members have interesting positions to fulfil within their company structures.

Simply forward your CV to and we will do the rest.

A profile and details of the career you are looking for will be posted on our website free of charge for a maximum of three months. No personal details will appear, only a reference number. We will also include your profile on our weekly News-link bulletin which is circulated to key personnel at member companies.


The Hazards of Blocked Pipes in Slurry Pumping

The transport of solids in the form of slurry in pipelines using centrifugal slurry pumps is a common practice. Slurry is defined as any mixture of solid particles and a fluid (normally water) and under certain operating conditions it is possible for the flow through the pipeline to reduce to low or zero flow rates. In the worst scenarios, this can cause particles to block the slurry intake and discharge.

• Inadvertent closing of both the intake and discharge valves on the pump.

To minimise that risk, it is necessary to review all the hazards associated with application, system, pipeline, system controls and type of pump construction. Weir Minerals has been working with end users to assist with risk minimisation devices.

A range of Warman® metal lined slurry pumps has been fitted with a pressure relief failure ring mounted at the back of the shaft seal chamber. The pressure acting over the large area of the seal chamber causes a high force on the shear lugs on the failure ring.

The ring is designed to fail in shear at a pressure of approximately 1.2 times higher than the pumps maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP), ensuring the failure occurs at a safe pressure and allows fluid, steam and slurry to escape out the back of the pump.

The escaping fluid and steam is contained within the pump by guarding and discharged downwards to the ground between the pump casing and the base.

As advances are made, pressure relief devices will assist to reduce the potential risks of pump explosion. These devices are simple and applicable to a wide range of applications. Further development is being undertaken to make these devices applicable to rubber-lined pumps. ■

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If the slurry pump continues to operate in this condition, the energy input to the water inside the pump causes the water to heat up and generate steam. The pressure build-up from the steam can lead to a potentially dangerous situation and may result in the pump exploding.

The majority of slurry pumping applications occur in the mining and dredging industries. Slurry properties and particle sizes vary greatly from low to high concentration and from silt to gravel sizing.

The slurry is typically mixed before entering the centrifugal slurry pump, but as it travels along the pipeline, the velocity gradient in the pipe and/or the slope of the pipeline can change causing density gradients within the pipeline. As the solids start to settle, the particles become stationary on the bottom of the pipeline causing stationary dunes or even plugs to form. The plugs in the pipeline can partially or totally block the pipeline causing the flow to decrease to very low flow rates and, in the worst case, to drop to zero. In this case, the pipeline can become totally plugged with solids.

It’s possible to design a slurry system in which the conditions that plugs may form in a slurry pipeline are minimized, but the risk of blockage cannot be entirely eliminated. There are generally different causes of blockage, such as:

• Operation of the pipeline at subcritical velocity

• High solids concentration above the system design

• Large debris

• Pipeline starting and stopping

• Pipe liner collapse

• Reducing pump speed below the level that causes particles to settle out in the pipeline

Prevents ice from forming in heat pump systems, avoiding potential damage to the heat pump and to the pipes

The Hazards of Blocked Pipes
in Slurry Pumping
Warman® AH® 8/6 pump with intake and discharge branches blocked
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Pump Performance Curve & System Curve

What is the system curve? This plots the head in terms of the static head (that does not change) in addition to the pressure loss through the system that will increase as the flow rate increases. This is a key element of the system curve as friction loss through pipework, elbows, valves, etc.

Performance Curve

Here is a simplified pump performance curve

Showing (as usual) head on the vertical axis and flow on the horizontal axis.

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System Curve

And now a System curve. The system line will start at the Static Head point at zero flow and gradually rise as friction head increases with flow. The static head is the actual height the liquid needs to be lifted, as the flow increase there will be more friction loss through the pipework and fittings so that the overall head rises.

Combined Curve

Finally, if we combine the two curves we can see the intersecting point between the curves which will be the operating point. If the two curves do not intersect then the pump is not suitable for your application.

Pump manufacturers, contractors, distributors, seal, bearing, motor, castings suppliers etc involved in the UK market for pumps and pumping equipment can all participate as members of the trade body for the UK pump industry (BPMA). Keep abreast of technical standards and EU directives affecting the industry, participate in industry events and marketing initiatives, access free membership services. Invest in business support for your company by taking advantage of introductory offers for membership of the BPMA.

For more information go to the BPMA website and download the latest BPMA membership benefits brochure or contact:

British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited (BPMA) National Metal Forming Centre 47 Birmingham Road West Bromwich West Midlands B70 6PY

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A Point to Note

All centrifugal pumps will have a best efficiency point (BEP) that is usually marked on the performance curve, it is important to select a pump that is as close to the BEP as possible, usually within 20% below and 10% above. Running a pump close to the BEP will ensure a longer and trouble free life as well as lower operating costs. A pump can have its impeller trimmed to bring it closer to the BEP if required. ■

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Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs in Pumping Stations

Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs in Pumping Stations

In 2021 the UK Environment Agency (EA) pledged to reach net zero by 2030. The document states that the 360 pumping stations the EA operates across the UK produces 17,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, which they aim to reduce by 45%.

To achieve this, the EA has set out plans to upgrade all pumps to operate on greener fuel options and to generate and utilise renewable energy. If successful, the EA will reduce their pumping station carbon emissions by 7650 tonnes a year. This is a great step towards tackling the environmental effects of pumping stations, but large-scale pump upgrades and converting to new fuel options is not always feasible for operators of domestic, private, commercial and industrial stations.

So how can you get involved?

An economical way of reducing your pumping station’s environmental impact is to implement efficient controls and monitoring processes. This will not only streamline your energy usage, but also extend the life of your pumping station and benefit your bottom line.


The most common forms of pumping station control are wet well level and pump speed control systems.

For level control float switches are the most versatile and budget friendly solution. They are installed in pumping station wet wells to monitor fluid levels and come in two designs –digital floats detect when liquid reaches a pre-set point in the well, whereas analogue floats provide real-time readings of wet well levels.

Pump speed can be controlled by Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) – VSDs control the speed of a pump’s electric motor by adjusting the frequency and voltage of the electrical input that is provided.

Pump efficiency: In applications with variable flow rates, such as sewage management, pumping stations require multiple pumps to ensure that enough water can be transferred from the wet well in the case of a surge. Continuously running multiple pumps in anticipation of a spike in demand wastes energy and money, as low wet well levels will not require all pumps to be operating.

Digital float switches can save energy by switching pumps on and off to reflect the level of fluid in a wet well – only powering the pumps that are needed to reliably prevent an overflow. This is the most economical way of reducing pumping station carbon emissions and simultaneously cuts energy expenditure.

For complete pump efficiency, analogue float switches can be paired with Variable Speed Drives (VSDs).

When paired with an analogue float switch VSDs can control pump speed to match current wet well levels, using a more precise amount of energy in comparison to digital float switches that turn pumps on and off to manage discharge rates. This method of cutting energy usage is initially more expensive to install, but will save more money overtime as energy is used more accurately.

Increased life, reduced maintenance: Float switches will protect pumps from dry running by switching them off when wet well levels are low. If pumps continue to operate with little to no liquid available motors can overheat and cavitation can occur, causing damage to impellers. Switching pumps off when fluid levels are low reduces equipment wear and potential damage to your system.

Similarly, VSDs can respond to changes in system variables such as motor temperature, water supply levels, and overall

system pressure. By responding to these changing factors VSDs reduce the risk of overheated motors, dry-running pumps and pipe leaks, ultimately minimising wear and tear on pumping components.

Both of these methods will increase the lifespan of your pumping station, cutting its overall carbon emissions and running costs as the frequency of maintenance and repairs is reduced.


An effective monitoring system can reduce the overall carbon emissions of a pumping station through data logging. Storing operational data allows you to form an image of a pumping station’s regular operating parameters. With this, changes in incoming data – which may signal an oncoming failure or breakdown – can be identified and dealt with proactively.

Early intervention in response to changes in monitoring data can solve an issue before it develops into a full breakdown, reducing the number of callouts and parts needed to repair the pumping station, saving on carbon emissions related to travel and manufacturing.

Proactive maintenance also protects the environment, dealing with issues before they lead to a breakdown ensures no leaking pipes or overflowing wet wells can pollute the surrounding wildlife.


These smaller-scale changes may not live up to the carbon cutting expectations of the EA’s plan to reach net zero by 2030, but they will extend equipment life and streamline pump power consumption, ultimately lowering the overall carbon emissions and costs of operating and maintaining a pumping station for the benefit of the environment. ■

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Greene Tweed Composite Pump Solutions

For more than 150 years, Greene Tweed’s customers have relied on the company’s materials expertise and collaborative approach to the design and manufacture of elastomeric, thermoplastic, and thermoplastic composite solutions, which deliver proven performance in extreme and demanding operating environments.

A global company with facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, Greene Tweed serves customers throughout a diverse range of markets, including energy, aerospace, defence, industrial, life sciences, and semiconductor.

WR® materials family

Greene Tweed’s WR® (Wear Resistant) line offers excellent wear and friction properties, along with superior non-galling and non-seizing performance. The WR® material portfolio enables extended MTBR and improved reliability. Offering extended dry-run performance and exceptional chemical resistance, our WR® materials can often reduce running clearances by more than 50 percent. A reduced clearance means better system efficiency and increased shaft stability through vibration reduction.

AR® materials family

Many traditional wear parts in pumps require frequent replacement due to the abrasive environments in which they operate. Expensive component repair and replacement is required in such cases. Greene Tweed has engineered a pair of Abrasion-Resistant (AR®) composite material offerings that help increase your intervals between overhauls and improve pump reliability.

Greene Tweed’s pump components are engineered from our high-performance thermoplastic composite materials for centrifugal pumps and magnetic drive pumps. End-users throughout the world specify our products for their refineries, petrochemical plants, and power generation plants.

Customers who upgrade to composite wear parts from metal wear parts in their pumps experience reliability improvements and report:

• Improved MTBR and routine maintenance tasks

• Minimized chance of catastrophic damage

• Reduced vibration

• Improved reliability and efficiency of older equipment

• Reduced total cost of ownership for the equipment

Composite Benefits

Increased efficiency – The reduced clearance of the composite material versus the metallic hardware improves pump performance and efficiency.

Dry-run protection – The non-galling and non-seizing properties of composites help avoid catastrophic pump failures caused by dry-run startup or excessive vibration. End-users throughout the world specify our products for their refineries, petrochemical plants, and power generation plants.

Greene Tweed’s line of high-performance thermoplastics composites offers wear and abrasion resistance in a variety of materials, temperature ranges, and operating pressures to meet different applications. ■

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PFAS restriction and sealing devices

On 07.02.23 ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) issued the PFAS Restriction Proposal. The ECHA committees will begin their scientific evaluation of the proposal and the six-month public consultation started on 22.03.23. How will this proposal effect the sealing industry, end users and producers of PFAS?

Sealing Devices are engineered products specifically designed to prevent gases or liquids escaping to atmosphere. They are used in processes which deliver water and electricity to your home, all forms of transport from bicycles to planes, in engines, washing machines, taps, throughout chemical plants, oil refineries, power stations to food processing plants. They utilise a range of fluoropolymers which are stable at high temperatures and are largely inert to aggressive chemicals. There is no alternative to the fluoropolymers used in Sealing Devices which can cater for such environments or work as effectively to prevent the release of process fluids or gases to the environment. To ban them would grind society to a halt, planes would not fly, water would not reach your home, gas and electricity supplies would stop and cars would fail. A proposed generic ban for all PFAS products as proposed by the EU and Federal bodies in the U.S. is necessary to prevent the bio accumulation of them throughout the world but for the Sealing Devices specifically it would have a wide-ranging negative impact on society and increase the level of emissions to atmosphere that the industry has fought to reduce over the last 70 years.

Here is the reason why

The use of fluoropolymer (fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers) in the Sealing Industry

Sealing Devices retain media (powders, gas and liquids) inside hardware (process or storage equipment). Media within nonmoving equipment are secured by “Static Seals” such as gaskets, whereas pistons and rotating equipment such as bearings and gearbox use “Dynamic Seals”. Hazardous, toxic, flammable, corrosive and reactive chemicals are media found in different industries all of which require high performance seals to be used efficiently and safely. Seals are used in aggressive environments where they can be exposed to conditions, such as, wear, abrasion, radiation, and extremes of temperature.

Different types of materials; metals, Inorganics such as ceramics and graphite, and polymers (plastics and cross-linked elastomers) are used in industrial seals. In each case the seal material is selected based on the specific application requirements.

Seal materials must:

1. Withstand the environmental conditions of the application, including, media, temperature, pressure, speed, and abrasion

2. Not damage other equipment (hardware) in which the seal is housed

3. Be compliant with the counter surface to maximize sealing efficiency

Prevention of damage to hardware such as flanges, pipes, valves, and containers necessitates that contact seals are comprised of softer materials than the hardware into which they provide the seal. This prevents physical damage to hardware such as scoring or wear. For this reason, graphite, plastics, and elastomers are favored. Demanding applications, such as the prevention of fugitive emissions in the petrochemical industry or with toxic media and with high system pressures, require sealing materials with sufficient mechanical strength to withstand the system pressure and that have extremely low permeability to the media.

Fluoropolymers (fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers) have unique importance for demanding industrial sealing due to their mechanical properties (strength and comparative softness) combined with chemical stability, thermal stability, low permeation, and low surface energy.

Polymers (plastics and elastomers) are manufactured from monomers which react together to from the repeating unit of the polymer. Fluoropolymers are manufactured from low molecular weight PFAS monomers and in some cases using PFAS process agents. It is an important consideration that a class ban on low molecular weight PFAS is in effect also a ban on fluoropolymers (Fluoroplastics & Fluoroelastomers).

The use of low molecular weight PFAS raw materials is limited to the manufacturing locations of the fluoropolymer and fluoroelastomer. It is therefore recommended that PFAS monomers in the polymer supply chain are exempted from any PFAS ban and that different controls are considered which enable their safe and continued use.

Use of fluoroplastics

Fluoroplastics (i.e., PTFE, PFA, …) are the only plastics that combine both the broadest chemical resistance with the highest operating temperature with an acceptable compliance to counter surface and therefore are used when other alternative plastics cannot offer the require chemical & thermal resistance combination for industrial applications. Many references are available in the public domain that highlight this:

PFAS restriction and sealing devices 44
Classes of Substances at 20° C, Chemical Compatibility Chart – LDPE, HDPE, PP, Teflon Resistance (

Use of fluoroelastomers

The well accepted ASTM D2000 chart below represents the elastomer families available on the market and rates them against heat and oil resistance. The green shaded area represents materials with the best chemical resistance and best thermal stability, all of which are fluorinated.

Above 200°C only fluoroelastomers come into consideration for elastomeric sealing applications and at lower temperature, the drive for using fluoroelastomer is mostly linked to the broad chemical resistance.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is a broad “Class” of materials under scrutiny for health and environmental concerns. Governments and regions are seeking to regulate the use of PFAS, which could lead to restriction in their use, stringent control measures, or a ban of this entre class of materials. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) in the EU are seeking to restrict the use of PFAS and the placing on the market of products containing PFAS in the EU as far as possible.

1 Maximum temps at which vulcanizates can be aged for 70 hours with changes to textile strength ≤± 30%, elongation ≤ 150% and hardness ≤± 15 points

fluoropolymers (fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers) uniquely offer chemical inertness vs aggressive media with thermal stability.

Many applications are enabled in our everyday life thanks to the use of fluoropolymers:

Controversially REACH scope for proposed PFAS regulation includes both small molecules and polymers. The inclusion of small molecules in the scope for PFAS is understandable; small molecules are subject to REACH registration, they each have a unique defined chemical structure, known physical properties, and their health and environmental impact can be assessed. Small molecular weight PFAS include surfactants, plasticisers, and chemical reagents used in the manufacture of other chemicals including monomers for PFAS polymers.

By comparison, when REACH was developed, requesting registration for polymers was deemed too difficult, because of the complexity of the polymer market, in terms of the size and variability of polymers on the market. For a polymer to be of Low Concern certain criteria had to be met, including;

• High number average molecular weight of the polymer

• Negligible presence of low molecular weight materials including oligomer and residual monomer content

• Resistance of the polymer to degradation

• No functional groups in the polymer that are known to be harmful

Polymeric PFAS, also called fluoropolymers, used in the sealing industry include fluoroplastics such as PTFE which are components of gaskets and compression packings, and crosslinked fluoroelastomers (rubbers) with application as O-rings and custom geometry seals.

Fluoropolymer seals which fall within scope of PFAS are irreplaceable in certain industries and a blanket ban or regulation of these polymeric PFAS will have a profound negative impact on society (health, welfare, and standard of living). Larger molecular weight materials, such as polymers and cross-linked rubbers are non-bioavailable. PFAS polymers are considered to be Polymers of low Concern (PLC). They are critical to global development and pose no concern to public safety, yet the current REACH definition of PFAS groups these polymers together with low molecular weight PFAS of known concern such as PFOA and PFOS.


Linked to the high strength of the Carbon-Fluorine (C-F) bond,

• Reduction of engine emissions both for planes (Increased efficiency allowed by higher operating temperature) and cars (higher thermal resistance allowing engine downsizing)

• Production of more powerful and more energy efficient computer processors which are now part of our everyday life (Smartphone, Datacenters, Artificial Intelligence)

• Reduction in fugitive emissions linked to lower permeation from valves and flanges in industry

• Reduced worker exposure linked to longer seal lifetime in the application. Every seal changed is a potential exposure for workers to the sealed media

• Sealing of drug production vessels to allow to production of the latest disease treatment thanks to their very low to no extractable materials

Banning the use of fluoropolymers components and the use of low molecular weight PFAS intermediates at the fluoroplastic manufacturing locations would step the science of sealing backward to the 1950s timeframe.

The ESA has commissioned a specific socio-economic analysis for the sealing industry which will be forwarded to ECHA to provide evidence that PFAS fluoropolymer (Fluoroplastic & Fluoroelastomer) materials should be exempted from the proposed regulation. A more detailed position paper, including case histories, regarding PFAS can be found on the ESA website. ■

Reference Documents:

ESA Fugitive Emissions Reduction Document,

ESA PFAS Position Paper, rch-2022.pdf

BDI PFAS Position Paper,

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What are the regulations when fitting a macerator or lifting station?

What are the regulations when fitting a macerator or lifting station?

This article discusses building regulations when installing a macerator, pump or lifting station for any project requiring waste discharge.

Whilst macerators and lifting stations may not represent the glamorous side of the plumbing sector, they are nonetheless, some of the most useful products out there, transforming unused spaces throughout the UK.

Where conventional drainage isn’t an option, Saniflo’s extensive range enables the addition of extra facilities to buildings without disruptive and costly construction work. With solutions for black water, grey water and rain water, the options are endless:

• Changing offices into residential apartments

• Adding a washroom to a listed building

• Transforming basements (gym, swimming pool, sauna, bathroom)

• Adding a bar into a retail unit

• Underground nightclubs

• Hospital extensions

Building Regulations approval is a statutory requirement set by the Government in order to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with regulations and associated legislation. Projects that require approval include:

• Erection of a new building

• Extension or alteration of an existing building

• Loft conversions

• Plumbing, drainage and ventilation windows, and fuel burning appliances of any type.

• Many types of electrical works on buildings.

Building Regulations are designed to protect the health and safety of building users and for projects that require a macerator, pump and/or lifting station it is mandatory to adhere to Part G and Part H. While plumbers, contractors and installers should be fully aware of the regulations, it is incumbent on the customer to ensure compliance.

Part G and Part H Building Regulations

Part G covers sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency. And, when adding facilities and discharging to a drain, part 4.24 is the key regulation to understand;

A WC fitted with a macerator and pump may be connected to a small bore drainage system discharging to a discharge stack if:

• There is also access to a WC discharging directly to a gravity system

• The pump meets the requirements of BS EN 12050-1:2001

Part 5.10 stipulates that a sanitary appliance used for personal washing fitted with a macerator and pump may be connected to a small bore drainage system discharged to a discharge stack if:

• There is also access to washing facilities discharging directly to a gravity system

• The macerator and pump meets the requirements of BS EN 12050-2:2001

Part H covers drainage & waste disposal and the important stipulations for pumps:

2.36 Where gravity drainage is impractical, a pumping solution will be needed

2.37 This should conform to BS EN 12050 in basements and BS EN 12056-4 for pumps located inside buildings

2.38 Lifting station/pump installations for outside buildings should refer to BS EN 752 – 6 for guidance on design

2.39 where foul water is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain a 24hr inflow to allow for disruption in service. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per head per day for domestic use. For other types of building the capacity of the receiving chamber should be based on the calculated daily demand of the water intake for the building. Where only a proportion of the foul sewage is to be pumped, then the capacity should be pro-rata. In all pumped systems the controls should be arranged to optimise operation.

Saniflo has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD programme which is designed to discuss and offer technical training on macerators and lifting stations for commercial and domestic buildings, including regulations. Appointments can be booked via ■

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Pressure surge – Cause, Consequence and Mitigation

We have all experienced problems with pipe surge but what causes it and how do we take action to minimise the effects.

The effects of surge are destructive and can result in destruction of pumps, valves and associated pipework. But what sort of pressure do the surges reach? For that we need to look at the causes and for the purposes of this discussion lets look at one of the commonest causes.

Modern process plants use a combination of ball and butterfly valves operated in the main by pneumatic actuators. It is the time of actuation that is critical, there is a constant that needs to be calculated and that is 2L/C where L is the length of the line in metres and C is the speed of sound in the liquid. Perceived wisdom is that the minimum closing time must be greater than twice this figure. But what is the closing time defined as? If we look at ball and butterfly valves the flow does not start to be restricted until the valve is approximately 75 to 80% closed. Therefore the actual shut off time is very short and so the valve closure time must be extended to ensure the line constant is exceeded.

If we now look at the pressure that can be generated under surge conditions the Joucowsky equations can be used and a simplified version is as follows.



ΔP is the surge pressure in metres

ΔV is the change in velocity in m/s

C is the speed of sound in the liquid in m/s

G is the acceleration due to gravity in m/s2- 9.81 m/s2. Using typical values of 2m/s for the liquid velocity and 1400 m/s for the speed of sound in water a typical surge pressure of 285m is achieved but to this must be added the line pack which is the head due to friction, static head and any residual pressure required for e.g. nozzles.

As can be seen this leads to very high pressures being imposed on pumps, pipes and fittings. The wave front is very steep and propagates at the speed of sound in the liquid so beats relief valves and other protection devices and can put safety devices such as bursting discs at risk of premature failure. As an example the surges that can be generated by automatic washing machines is around 700 psi as the solenoid valves close.

What steps can be taken to reduce the impact? Use slow closing valves, consider surge vessels are installed, and slow start VSDs on the motors.

Similar pressures are generated on both start up and shut off of pumps and in some instances, flywheels have to be fitted to the shafts to provide additional momentum during the rundown phase.

With the increasing use of VSDs for constant pressure systems care needs to be taken to provide signal processing to ensure that the surge spike does not prematurely trip the drive and shut it down. A delay of 500ms to a second is normally adequate to prevent this.

Sadly that is not the end of the story, When a surge is initiated and travels down a pipe run it will be reflected from ends and tee’s etc so now there are 2 wavefronts travelling in opposite directions along said pipe and then addition of the wavefronts leads to reinforcement and pressure reduction where the wavefronts coincide. It is uncanny listening to wavefront

collisions in a system creating loud “bangs” in totally unexpected places.

When dealing with rigid plastic pipework the effect of surges is or can be even more destructive, the pipe can deform from a circular to a kidney shape and back again. Very rapidly leading to fatigue failure along the length of the pipe and in the case of solvent welded or fusion welded pipe, cracks will propagate through those fittings.

To present some examples the following may jog a few memories;-

• Vertical multistage pumps on boiler feed where the modulating valve closes too rapidly fail due to the seal carrier plate literally blowing out of the casting or the outer barrell becoming barrel shaped.

• End suction pumps blowing casing gaskets out of the gap.

• Mechanical seals having the rubber bellows extruded through the seat to shaft annulus.

• Peristaltic pumps blowing the tubes at the discharge side or breaking the rotor arm.

• Hygienic pumps with the clamp bands straightened out. The list is long and exhaustive.Experience has shown that it is good practice to consider the possibility of surges being present and design the possibility out at the project outset. ■

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Guide to Pump Types

The numbered titles of the many pump types available from BPMA member companies correspond to the appropriate section Pump Types (pages 52-53).

Les désignations numérotées des nombreaux types de pompes disponsibles auprés des compagnies membres de la BPMA y correspondent à la section appropriée Types de Pompes (pages 52-53).

Rotodynamic Single Stage – Horizontal - General Duty

1 Close Coupled

Pompe Monoblock


Bomba Monobloc

2 End Suction Back Pullout

A Rotor Démontable Côté Commande

Mit Zur Antriebsseide Ausbarem Laüfer

Con El Rotor

Desmontable Por El Lado De Accionamineto

3 Double Entry

Double Flux


Flujo Doble

Die numerierten Titel der vielen, von BPMA-Mitgliedsfirmen erhältichen Pumpentypen entsprechen dem jewelligen Abschnitt in der Hersteller der Pumpenbaureinen Seite bis 52-53).

Los títulos numerados de los muchos tipos de bomba que ofrecen las compañías miambro de la BPMA corresponde a la sección apropiada de la Guia de los Tipos de BombasCompreadores (paginas 52-53).

6 Mixed Flow Pompe Hélicocentrifuge


Bomba Helicocentrifuga

7 Axial Flow

Pompe Hélice


Bomba de Hélice

- Special Purpose

8 Chemical Pump

Pompe Chimie Chemiepumpe

Bomba Quimica

4 Glandless-Submerged Motor

Electro Pompe À Stator Chemisé


Electrobomba Con Estator Encamisado

5 Glandless-Magnetic Drive

Electro Pompe À

Bobinage Noyè


Electrobomba Con Bobinado Inundado

9 Process Process Prozesspumpe Proceso

11 Sludge Pump

Pompe á Boues


Bomba Para Agua


12 Abrasive Handling

Pompe Résistant á L’Abrasion


Bomba Resistente a La Abrasión

13 Vortex Pump

Pompe à Vortex


Bomba de Torbellino

14 Regenerative

Pompe à Accélération



Bomba Periferica

10 Solids-Handling

Pompe á Corps Solides Feststoffpumpe

Bomba Para Cuerpos Solidos

15 Side Channel

Pompe á Canal Latéral


Bomba de Canal Lateral


16 Self-Priming Pump

Pompe Autoamorcante Selbstansaugende


Guide to Pump Types

22 Glandless Submerged Motor

Electro Pompe á Stator Chemisé


Electrobomba Con Estator


17 Hygienic Pump

Pour Produits Alimentaires


Para Productos Alimenticios

18 Swimming Pool

Pompe de Circulation Pour Piscine



Bomba de Circulacion

Para Piscina

19 Shower Pump

Pompe de Douche Duschpumpe


Rotodynamic Single Stage – Vertical - General Duty

20 In-Line Close-Coupled

Pompe Monobloc en Ligne

Blockpumpe – Inline Ausführung

Bomba Monobloc en Linea

21 In-Line Pump

Pompe in Line Inlinepumpe

Bomba en Linea

28 Hot Water Circulator

Pompe de Circulation Unwälzpumpe

Bomba Decirculacion

23 Axial Flow

Pompe Hélice Axialkreiselpumpe

Bomba de Hélice

29 Borehole Shaft-Driven

Pompe de Forage à Ligne D’arbre


Bomba Centrifuga

Para Pozo Profundo

24 Mixed Flow

Pompe Hélicocentrifuge


Bomba Hecocentrifuga

30 Reactor

Pompe De Reactuer Nuclèaire


Bomba Para Reacto Atomico

25 Mixed Flow-Volute

Pompe a Volute Beton Pumpe mit Betonspirale Bomba con Volut de Hormigon

26 Concrete Volute Pump

Pompe Helicocentrifuge á Volute



Bomba Helicocentrifug de Volute

- Special Purpose

27 Process, Double Entry Pump

Pompe Process á Double Entree


Pumpe in Prozess

Bomba de Proceso de dos Entradas

31 Sump Pump

De Vidange de Fosses Grubenentleerungspumpe

Para Achique de Fosas

32 Barrel Emptying

Vide Fúts


Para Vaciado de Barriles

33 Solids Handling Pump

Pompe a Liquide Charge Feststoffpumpe

Bomba Para Liquios Cargados


34 Sludge Pump

Pompe A Boues


Bomba Para Agua Fangosa

Guide to Pump Types

40 Aquarium Pump

Pompe D’Aquarium


Bomba de Acuario

46 Sump Pump

Pompe de Puits


Bomba Sumergida

- Submersible Motor

35 Borehole

Groupe Immergé de Forage


Bomba Sumergible

Para Pozo Perforado

36 Cellar Pump

Vide Cave


Bomba de Achique

37 Sewage

Groupe Submersible


Bomba Sumergible

Para Aguas Cargedas

41 Fountain Pump

Pompe de Fontainerie


Bomba Fuente

47 Caisson

Multicellulaire à Cuve de Charge



Multicelular con Cuba de Carga

42 Bilge

Pompe Avec Pot Damorcage


Bomba De Sentina

48 Borehole Shaft Driven

Pompe de Forage à Ligne D’Arbe


Bomba Centrifuga Para Pozo Profundo

- Rotodynamic Multi-Stage

43 Radially Split

Multicellulaire á Simple Flux Mehrstufige Einströmige

Multicelular de Flugo simple

Positive Displacement - Rotary

49 Flexible Vane

Pompe á Palettes Flexibles Flügelzellenpumpe mit Elastischem Verdränger

Bombas de Paletas Flexibles

38 Contractor Submersible de Chantier


Bomba Sumergible de Obre

39 Solids Handling

Submersible á Corps Solides


Bomba Sumergible

Para Cuerpos Solidos

44 Axially Split

Multicellulaire á Joint Longitudinal


Längsgeteilte Pumpe

Multicelular Con Junta Longitudinal

45 Barrel Insert

Multicellulaire á Double Enveloppe



De Doble Envoltura

50 Internal Gear

Pompe á Engrenages


Bomba de Engranajes

51 External Gear

Pompe á Engrenages


Bomba de Engranajes


52 Sliding Vane

Pompe á Palette Retinue


Bomba de Paletas Reteni das

53 Lobe

Pompe à Lobes


Bomba Lobular

Guide to Pump Types

58 Peristaltic

Pompe Peristaltique


Bomba de Paletas Flexibles

59 Rotary Diaphragm Pump

Pompe Volumetrique Rotative á Diaphragme

Rotierende Membranpumpe

Bomba De Diafraoma Rotativa

- Reciprocating

54 Orbital Lobe

Pompe á Rotor Excentrique


Bomba Con el Rotor Excentrico

55 Screw

Pompe á Vis


Bomba de Tornillo

56 Helical Rotor

Pompe á Vis Excentrée


Bomba de Tornillo


57 Archimedian Screw Vis D’Archimède


Tornillo de Arquimedes

60 Diaphragm Single/Double Acting

Pompe á Membrane á Single et á Double Effet Einfach Und Zweifachwirkende Mebranpumpe

Bomba de Membrana de Effecto Simple y Double

61 Diaphragm Oil Free

Pompe á Membrane Exempt d’Huile

Membranpumpe Ölfrei

Bomba de Membrana Exento de Aceite

62 Piston

Pompe á Pistons


Bomba de Pistones

63 Plunger/Ram

Pompe á Pistons Plongeurs


Bomba de Pistón Plongeur

- Miscellaneous

64 Jet

Ejecteur á Liquide


Eyector por Liquido

65 Proportion & Dosing

Pompe Doseuse


Bomba Dosificadora

66 Liquid Ring

Pompe á Anneau Liquid


Bomba de Anillo Liquido

67 Hand Pump

Pompe á Main Handpumpe

Bomba De Mano

68 Macerator

Pompe Dilaceratrice


Bomba de Desmenuzamiento


Pump Types

52 Albany Engineering Co Limited Apex Pumps Armstrong Fluid Technology AVT PUMP AxFlow Limited Calpeda Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd CELEROS FTClydeUnion Pumps Combined Pumps Ltd Crest Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited EBARA Pumps Europe SPAUnited Kingdom ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd KSB Limited March May Ltd MDM Pumps Ltd Megator Ltd NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd Roto Pumps Ltd RuhrPumpen Salamander Pumps SFA Saniflo UK Ltd SPP Pumps Stuart Turner Limited Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd TORISHIMA T-T Pumps Limited Tuthill UK Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Weir Minerals Europe Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Rotodynamic Single Stage - Horizontal (General Duty) 1 Close Coupled ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 2 Back Pull-Out ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 3 Double Entry ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 4 Glandless Submerged Motor ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 5 Glandless Magnetic Drive ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 6 Mixed Flow ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 7 Axial Flow ● ● ● ● ● ● Rotodynamic Single Stage - Horizontal (Special Purpose) 8 Chemical ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 9 Process ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 10 Solids Handling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 11 Sludge ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 12 Abrasive Handling ● ● ● ● ● ● 13 Vortex ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 14 Regenerative ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 15 Side Channel ● ● ● ● ● 16 Self-Priming ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 17 Hygienic ● ● ● ● ● 18 Swimming Pool ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 19 Shower ● ● ● ● Rotodynamic Single Stage -Vertical (General Duty) 20 In-Line Close-Coupled ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 21 In-Line Long-Coupled ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 22 Glandless ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 23 Axial Flow ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 24 Mixed Flow ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 25 Mixed Flow-Volute ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 26 Concrete Volute ● ● Rotodynamic Single Stage -Vertical (Special Purpose) 27 Process, Double Entry ● ● ● ● 28 Hot Water Circulator ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 29 Borehole Shaft Driven ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 30 Reactor ● ● 31 Sump ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 32 Barrel Emptying ● ● ● ● ● ● 33 Solids Handling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 34 Sludge ● ● ● ● ●

Pump Types

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53 Rotodynamic Single Stage (Submersible Motor) 35 Borehole ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 36 Cellar ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 37 Sewage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 38 Contractor ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 39 Solids Handling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 40 Aquarium ● ● ● ● ● ● 41 Fountain ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 42 Bilge ● ● ● ● Rotodynamic Multi-Stage 43 Radially Split ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 44 Axially Split ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 45 Barrel Insert ● ● ● ● ● ● 46 Sump ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 47 Caisson ● ● ● ● ● ● 48 Borehole Shaft Driven ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Positive Displacement Rotary 49 Flexible Vane ● ● 50 Internal Gear ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 51 External Gear ● ● ● ● ● ● 52 Sliding Vane ● ● ● ● 53 Lobe ● ● ● ● ● ● 54 Orbital Lobe ● ● 55 Screw ● ● ● 56 Helical Rotor ● ● ● ● ● ● 57 Archimedian Screw ● ● ● 58 Peristaltic ● ● ● ● ● ● 59 Rotary Diaphragm ● ● Positive Displacement Reciprocating 60 Diaphragm Single/Double Acting ● ● ● ● 61 Diaphragm Oil Free ● ● ● ● 62 Piston ● ● ● ● 63 Plunger/Ram ● ● ● ● Miscellaneous 64 Jet ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 65 Proportioning & Dosing ● ● ● ● ● 66 Liquid Ring ● ● ● ● ● 67 Hand Pump ● ● 68 Macerator ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Pump Applications

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Crane KSB Limited Lafert Electric Motors Ltd LFH Fluid Control Limited March May Ltd MDM Pumps Ltd NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd RuhrPumpen Salamander Pumps SFA Saniflo UK Ltd SPP Pumps Stuart Turner Limited Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd TORISHIMA T-T Pumps Limited Tuthill UK Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Weir Minerals Europe Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd 1 Animal fats ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 2 Ash handling ● ● ● ● ● ● 3 Ballast ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 4 Beer dispensing ● ● ● ● ● ● 5 Beverage dispensing ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 6 Bilge ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 7 Biotech Foods ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 8 Boiler Circulating ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 9 Boiler Circulation ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 10 Boiler Feed ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 11 Boiler Feed - Industrial ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 12 Boiler feed, etc ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 13 Booster ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 14 Booster priming ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 15 Borehole ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 16 Brewery stuff ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 17 Caravan services ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 18 Carbonated drinks ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 19 Cargo oils ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 20 Cargo stripping ● ● ● ● ● ● 21 Cellar drainage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 22 Cement slurry ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 23 Chemical abrasives ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 24 Chiller circuit ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 25 Cleaning ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 26 Coal washing ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 27 Concentrate ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 28 Concrete handling ● ● ● ● ● 29 Condensate extraction ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 30 Contaminated effluents ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 31 Cooking oils ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 32 Cooling water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 33 Cryogenics (liquid gases) ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 34 Dairy products ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Albany Engineering Co Limited Apex Pumps Armstrong Fluid Technology AVT PUMP AxFlow Limited Barnwell Services Ltd Calpeda Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd CELEROS FTClydeUnion Pumps Combined Pumps Ltd Crest Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited EBARA Pumps Europe SPAUnited Kingdom ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd Fluid Performance Solutions Limited Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro
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Pump Applications

Albany Engineering Co Limited Apex Pumps Armstrong Fluid Technology AVT PUMP AxFlow Limited Barnwell Services Ltd Calpeda Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd CELEROS FTClydeUnion Pumps Combined Pumps Ltd Crest Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited EBARA Pumps Europe SPAUnited Kingdom ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd Fluid Performance Solutions Limited Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd John Crane KSB Limited Lafert Electric Motors Ltd LFH Fluid Control Limited March May Ltd MDM Pumps Ltd NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd RuhrPumpen Salamander Pumps SFA Saniflo UK Ltd SPP Pumps Stuart Turner Limited Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd TORISHIMA T-T Pumps Limited Tuthill UK Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Weir Minerals Europe Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd
55 35 Demineralised water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 36 Descaling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 37 Distribution - mains ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 38 Distribution package sets ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 39 Domestic ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 40 Drainage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 41 Dredging ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 42 Dry and floating docks ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 43 Effluent ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 44 Filtration ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 45 Fire ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 46 Fire monitors ● ● ● ● ● ● 47 Fire pump (certificated) - elect motor ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 48 Fire pump (certificated) - ic engine ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 49 Fire sets fixed ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 50 Fire sets portable ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 51 Fish pumping ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 52 Fish tanks ● ● ● ● 53 Floculation ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 54 Flue gas reaction ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 55 Flue gas wash ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 56 Flume/water play ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 57 Fuel injection - heavy ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 58 Fuel injection - light ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 59 Fuel oil ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 60 Garden fountains ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 61 Garden irrigation ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 62 General naval ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 63 General foodstuffs and drinks ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 64 General process ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 65 Glazes ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 66 Glue ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 67 Gravel, sand ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 68 Grease ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Pump Applications

Albany Engineering Co Limited Apex Pumps Armstrong Fluid Technology AVT PUMP AxFlow Limited Barnwell Services Ltd Calpeda Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd CELEROS FTClydeUnion Pumps Combined Pumps Ltd Crest Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited EBARA Pumps Europe SPAUnited Kingdom ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd Fluid Performance Solutions Limited Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd John Crane KSB Limited Lafert Electric Motors Ltd LFH Fluid Control Limited March May Ltd MDM Pumps Ltd NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd RuhrPumpen Salamander Pumps SFA Saniflo UK Ltd SPP Pumps Stuart Turner Limited Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd TORISHIMA T-T Pumps Limited Tuthill UK Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Weir Minerals Europe Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd
56 69 Grease, lubricating oil ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 70 Heating circulation ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 71 Heavy fuel oils ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 72 Heavy oil transfer/distribution ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 73 Hot water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 74 Hydraulic system ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 75 Hydro pneumatic booster ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 76 Hydro-pneumatic booster ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 77 Irrigation - Intake ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 78 Irrigation - Spray ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 79 Laboratory ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 80 Land drainage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 81 light fuel oils/petroleum ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 82 Light oil transfer/distribution ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 83 Liquid metals ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 84 Lubricating oil ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 85 Lubrication ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 86 Machine tool lubrication - suds ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 87 Meat products ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 88 Mine draining and dewatering ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 89 Mine tailings ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 90 Molasses ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 91 Mud ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 92 Oil burner - heavy ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 93 Oil burner - light ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 94 Oil extraction ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 95 Oil injection ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 96 Oil pipeline ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 97 Oil transfer ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 98 Paints and resins ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 99 Paper stock ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 100 Pastes ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 101 Petrol, light oils, solvents ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 102 Pharmaceuticals ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Pump Applications

Albany Engineering Co Limited Apex Pumps Armstrong Fluid Technology AVT PUMP AxFlow Limited Barnwell Services Ltd Calpeda Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd CELEROS FTClydeUnion Pumps Combined Pumps Ltd Crest Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited EBARA Pumps Europe SPAUnited Kingdom ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd Fluid Performance Solutions Limited Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd John Crane KSB Limited Lafert Electric Motors Ltd LFH Fluid Control Limited March May Ltd MDM Pumps Ltd NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd RuhrPumpen Salamander Pumps SFA Saniflo UK Ltd SPP Pumps Stuart Turner Limited Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd TORISHIMA T-T Pumps Limited Tuthill UK Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Weir Minerals Europe Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd
103 Potable water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 104 Pressure booster systems ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 105 Printer's inks ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 106 Pulp ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 107 Radio-active liquid ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 108 Rainwater ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 109 Raw sewage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 110 Raw water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 111 Regenerator lift ● ● ● 112 Resins ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 113 Reverse Osmosis ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 114 Sampling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 115 Sampling - liquid ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 116 Sampling - gas ● ● ● ● 117 Sauces ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 118 Sea water cargo oil ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 119 Sea-water lift ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 120 Sewage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 121 Shower booster ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 122 Site dewatering ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 123 Sludge ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 124 Slurries ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 125 Snow cannon ● ● ● ● ● 126 Solvents ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 127 Soups ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 128 Storm water ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 129 Storm water/flood control ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 130 Surface/land drainage ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 131 Swimming pool ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 132 Tannery fleshings ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 133 Tar and liquors ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 134 Treatment ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 135 Whisky, other spirits ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 136 Yachts/boats - bilge ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 137 Yachts/boats - services ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 57

Mechanical Seals and Couplings


Several forms of pusher seals are available using a single spring or multispring configuration to suit a wide range of industries. Available in a wide range of materials for pumps compressors and mixers. Balanced and unbalanced options available to meet National and International standards.


Rubber bellows seal are commonly used in aqueous and general chemical duties. PTFE externally mounted versions are available for highly corrosive services. Edge welded and formed metal bellows are available in a variety of corrosion resistant materials to suit medium and high temperature applications.


Designed to protect bearings by eliminating lubricant leakage and excluding contaminants from entering into the bearing. A wide range of designs are available including standard flanged, non-flanged, multiport and split plummer block design.


In many installations it is impractical or inconvenient to dismantle equipment for the replacement of worn seal parts. Split seals allow for easy installation and maintenance of the mechanical seal. Split seals are ideally suited for sealing water, oil, petroleum products etc. In applications where small leakage of the pumped product can be tolerated.


Used as a backup to the primary seal, standby seals provide additional protection to contain V.O.C. in compliance with national and international standards. Several forms are available including non-contacting and contacting dry run seals. Usually no liquid barrier or buffer system is required.


Single and dual seal arrangements available for a wide variety of applications including pumps, steam turbines, fans and compressors. Gas seals operate on the principle of grooved faced technology operating with a constant supply of regulated filtered gas.


All seal types can be assembled into cartridges in addition there are standard designs, the purpose of which is to make installation and maintenance simpler.

Flexible Couplings


Type MHSS – reduced mass space coupling with non-sparking guard bush for safety, reliability and unlimited life. Type TSKS ‘waisted link membrane’ type spacer coupling with overload drive protection. For use on all types of rotating equipment drives

59 Gland Packing Elastomer PTFE Elastomer PTFE Metal –Low Temperature Metal –Med/High Temperature Dry-Running Standby Seal Split Seals Gas Seals Gas Seals –Buffer Systems Special Design Seals Bearing Isolator Seal AESSEAL Plc ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▼ Albany Engineering Co Limited ● ● Barnwell Services Ltd ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd ● ● ■ ■ Houghton International Electrical ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Services Ltd ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ John Crane ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▼ KSB Limited ● ● ● ● ● ● ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ M Seals UK Ltd ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Salamander Pumps ● Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd ● ● ■ ■ ● Single Seal ■ Single Seal Available also in cartridge form ▲ Single Flushed Lantern ring ● Multiple Seal ■ Multiple Seal also in cartridge form ▼ Multiple Flushed Lantern ring Mechanical Seals Packing Pusher Seal Bellows Seal Other General Industrial High Performance Ring Form, Stainless Spoke Form, Stainless Coupling Coupling Steel Membrane Steel Membrane ABB Ltd ◆ ◆ Albany Engineering Co Limited ◆ DAB Pumps Limited ◆ Hayward Tyler ◆ Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ John Crane ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ KTR UK Ltd ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Martin Sprocket & Gear UK Ltd ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ SPP Pumps ◆ Couplings
Mechanical Seals and Couplings

Motor Type/Construction

60 Aluminium Cast Iron Drip-Proof Flame Proof Stator- Steel Steel Energy- Vertical Rotor Units Efficient Hollow Shaft 63 to 200 90 to 355 160 to 355 90 to 315 225 to 355 255 to 355 284 to 504*** 71 to 180 200 to 355 1 Brook Crompton Aerator specification ◆ 2 Houghton International Aerator specification ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 3 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Aerator specification ◆ 4 Salamander Pumps Aerator specification ◆ 5 ABB Ltd Drive end bearing location ◆ ◆ ◆ 6 Brook Crompton Drive end bearing location ◆ ◆ ◆ 7 Hayward Tyler Drive end bearing location ◆ ◆ 8 Houghton International Drive end bearing location ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 9 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Drive end bearing location ◆ 10 ABB Ltd Dust Ignition Proof ◆ ◆ ◆ 11 Brook Crompton Dust Ignition Proof ◆ ◆ 12 Houghton International Dust Ignition Proof ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 13 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Dust Ignition Proof ◆ 14 March May Ltd Dust Ignition Proof ◆ ◆ ◆ 15 WEG (UK) Ltd Dust Ignition Proof ◆ ◆ 16 ABB Ltd EEx e ◆ 17 Brook Crompton EEx e ◆ ◆ 18 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd EEx e ◆ ◆ 19 Houghton International EEx e ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 20 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd EEx e ◆ 21 March May Ltd EEx e ◆ ◆ ◆ 22 WEG (UK) Ltd EEx e ◆ ◆ 23 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd EEx e ◆ 24 ABB Ltd Ex N ◆ ◆ 25 Brook Crompton Ex N ◆ ◆ 26 Houghton International Ex N ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 27 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Ex N ◆ 28 March May Ltd Ex N ◆ ◆ ◆ 29 WEG (UK) Ltd Ex N ◆ ◆ 30 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Ex N ◆ 31 ABB Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ 32 Brook Crompton Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ 33 DAB Pumps Limited Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ 34 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ 35 Houghton International Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 36 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ 37 March May Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ 38 Salamander Pumps Flange Mountings ◆ 39 WEG (UK) Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ ◆ ◆ 40 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Flange Mountings ◆ 41 ABB Ltd Forced ventilation ◆ ◆ ◆ 42 Brook Crompton Forced ventilation ◆ ◆ 43 Houghton International Forced ventilation ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 44 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Forced ventilation ◆ 45 WEG (UK) Ltd Forced ventilation ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 46 ABB Ltd High thrust bearings ◆ ◆ ◆ 47 Brook Crompton High thrust bearings ◆ ◆ ◆ 48 Houghton International High thrust bearings ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 49 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd High thrust bearings ◆ 50 March May Ltd High thrust bearings ◆ 51 ABB Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ ◆ 52 Brook Crompton IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ ◆ 53 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ 54 Houghton International IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 55 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ 56 March May Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ 57 WEG (UK) Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 58 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd IEC, BS, DIN, NF, CSA, NEMA, EEMAC standards ◆ 59 ABB Ltd Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ ◆ 60 Brook Crompton Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 61 DAB Pumps Limited Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ ◆ 62 Hayward Tyler Inverter Friendly ◆ Frame Size W range *

DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon,

Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping

DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon,

Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping

DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon,

Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping

Type/Construction 61 Aluminium Cast Iron Drip-Proof Flame Proof Stator- Steel Steel Energy- Vertical Rotor Units Efficient Hollow Shaft 63 to 200 90 to 355 160 to 355 90 to 315 225 to 355 255 to 355 284 to 504*** 71 to 180 200 to 355 63 Houghton International Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 64 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Inverter Friendly ◆ 65 March May Ltd Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ 66 WEG (UK) Ltd Inverter Friendly ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 67 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Inverter Friendly ◆ 68 ABB Ltd Marine standards Lloyds, DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon, ◆ ◆ ◆ Kaili,
of Shipping
Marine standards Lloyds,
◆ ◆ ◆ Kaili,
71 Houghton International Marine standards Lloyds,
◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Kaili,
Kyokai, Korean Register
70 Hayward Tyler
standards Lloyds,
DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon, ◆ Kaili, Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping 73 March May Ltd Marine standards Lloyds, DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon, ◆ ◆ Kaili, Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping 74 WEG (UK) Ltd Marine standards Lloyds, DNV, ABS, BV, Nippon, ◆ ◆ ◆ Kaili, Kyokai, Korean Register of Shipping 75 ABB Ltd Monsoon Tropical Treatment ◆ ◆ ◆ 76 Brook Crompton Monsoon Tropical Treatment ◆ ◆ ◆ 77 Houghton International Monsoon Tropical Treatment ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 78 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Monsoon Tropical Treatment ◆ 79 WEG (UK) Ltd Monsoon Tropical Treatment ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 80 Brook Crompton Multi Mount** ◆ ◆ 81 Houghton International Multi Mount** ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 82 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Multi Mount** ◆ 83 WEG (UK) Ltd Multi Mount** ◆ 84 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Multi Mount** ◆ 85 ABB Ltd NEMA ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 86 Brook Crompton NEMA ◆ ◆ ◆ 87 Hayward Tyler NEMA ◆ 88 Houghton International NEMA ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 89 March May Ltd NEMA ◆ ◆ ◆ 90 WEG (UK) Ltd NEMA ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 91 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd NEMA ◆ 92 ABB Ltd Special seals Labyrinth, Impro etc ◆ ◆ ◆ 93 Brook Crompton Special seals Labyrinth, Impro etc ◆ ◆ ◆ 94 Houghton International Special seals Labyrinth, Impro etc ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 95 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Special seals Labyrinth, Impro etc ◆ 96 ABB Ltd Special vibration limits ◆ ◆ ◆ 97 Brook Crompton Special vibration limits ◆ ◆ ◆ 98 Houghton International Special vibration limits ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 99 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Special vibration limits ◆ 100 March May Ltd Special vibration limits ◆ 101 WEG (UK) Ltd Special vibration limits ◆ 102 ABB Ltd Tacho/Encoders ◆ ◆ ◆ 103 Brook Crompton Tacho/Encoders ◆ ◆ 104 Houghton International Tacho/Encoders ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 105 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Tacho/Encoders ◆ 106 WEG (UK) Ltd Tacho/Encoders ◆ 107 ABB Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ 108 Brook Crompton Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ 109 DAB Pumps Limited Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ 110 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ 111 Houghton International Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 112 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ 113 March May Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ 114 WEG (UK) Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 115 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Totally Enclosed Enclosures, IP55, 56, 67 ◆ * High efficiency, low noise standard range of motors. ** Terminal box can be positioned top, right or left hand side of box by means of repositioning bolt on mounting feet. *** NEMA frame sizes. Frame Size W range *
72 Lafert Electric Motors Ltd
standards Lloyds,

Total Pump Management, Services and Hydro Turbines

62 Services Product Certification & Pump Software Online Media & Publications Consultancy Pump Labels Safety Compliance Events 1 Campion Pumps ■ 2 DAB Pumps Limited ■ 3 Eurofins E&E CML Limited ■ ■ 4 Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd ■ 5 Fluid & Energy Solutions Consultancy Ltd ■ 6 Fluid Performance Solutions Limited ■ 7 Grundfos Pumps Ltd ■ ■ 8 Hayward Tyler ■ ■ ■ 9 Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd ■ 10 International Data Entry & Access Ltd ■ 11 Kiwa Watertec ■ 12 KSB Limited ■ 13 March May Ltd ■ ■ 14 NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd ■ 15 RuhrPumpen Industrial Europa Ltd ■ 16 Rustek ■ 17 Torishima Europe Ltd ■ 18 Touchwave Media Limited ■ 19 WEG (UK) Ltd ■ 20 World Pumps ■ Total Pump Management Pump specification Complete overhaul Laser alignment and On site maintenance Turnkey projects Spare parts Fault diagnosis 24 hour call-out and supply and repair condition monitoring and shutdowns rationalization 365 days per year 1 Albany Engineering Co Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 2 Armstrong Fluid Technology ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 3 AVT PUMP ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 4 AxFlow Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 5 Calpeda ■ ■ ■ 6 CELEROS FT - ClydeUnion Pumps ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 7 Combined Pumps Ltd ■ 8 DAB Pumps Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 9 ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ■ 10 Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 11 Fluid Performance Solutions Limited ■ ■ ■ 12 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 13 Grundfos Pumps Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 14 Hayward Tyler ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 15 Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 16 John Crane ■ 17 KSB Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 18 LFH Fluid Control Limited ■ ■ 19 March May Ltd ■ ■ ■ 20 MDM Pumps Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ 21 RuhrPumpen ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 22 Salamander Pumps ■ 23 SFA Saniflo UK Ltd ■ ■ ■ 24 TORISHIMA ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 25 T-T Pumps Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 26 Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions ■ ■ ■ 27 Wilo (UK) Ltd ■ 28 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Horizontal Vertical up to 50 50 –250 250 –500 500 –2000 Above 2000 Ultra Low Low Medium High 0 –100 100 –500 500 –1,000 Above 1,000 Francis vane Pelton Kaplan Propellor Induction Synchronous Power recovery Config Size Guide Head Output Range Type Type (kW) (M) (kW) Generator 1 Albany Engineering Co Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 2 Celeros Flow Technology – ClydeUnion Pumps ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 3 Houghton International ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 4 KSB Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Hydro Turbines
Vacuum Pumps, Mixers, Sealing & Wear Components and Cast & Machined Components 63 32 –50 60 –150 150 –1000 1000+ Less than 1 1 –30 30 –200 200 –900 0 –50 50 –300 300 –3,000 3,000 –10,000 Over 10,000 Iron Carbon Steel Stainless Steel Copper Alloys Special Alloys Plastic / Rubber Ceramic Mobile Oil Free Packaged Sets Close-Coupled Air Ejectors Roots Type Diaphragm Reciprocating Rotary Diaphragm Discharge Suction Flow Rate Materials Other Features Diameter Pressure (m3h) (mm) (mbarabs) Top Entry Side Entry Bottom Entry In-Line (Static) In-Line (Dynamic) Variable Drive (Speed) Propellor Turbine Paddle Impeller Anchor Gate Helical Screw Contra-rotating Jet Hydrafoil (Low Energy) Ribbon High Shear Low Shear Homogenising Hygienic Liquid Gas Dispersion Blending Solid Suspension High Viscosity Pastes Dispersion Mixer Type Blade Type or Stirrer Type of Application ■ Horizontal ▲ Vertical ■ Horizontal only ▲ Vertical only Vacuum Pumps Mixers 1 Albany Engineering Co Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2 AxFlow Limited ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 3 Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 4 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 5 KSB Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 6 NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 7 T-T Pumps Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 8 Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ Investment castings Precision castings Special alloys 1 Albany Engineering Co Limited ■ ■ 2 Apex Fluid Engineering Ltd ■ ■ ■ 3 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd ■ 4 Hayward Tyler ■ ■ ■ 5 Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd ■ ■ ■ 6 RuhrPumpen Industrial Europa Ltd ■ ■ ■ Cast & Machined Components 1 ABB Ltd ■ 2 Albany Engineering Co Limited ■ 3 Barnwell Services Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 4 Combined Pumps Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 5 Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 6 Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 7 Greene, Tweed & Co Limited ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 8 Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 9 M Seals UK Ltd ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 10 Morgan Advanced Materials ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 11 Salamander Pumps ■ ■ Anti explosive decompression elastomers ATEX approved composites Bushings/bearings Diaphragms Dynamic wear rings EPDM elastomers FDA & USP certified elastomers FDA certified composites FEPM elastomers FFKM Perfluoroelastomers FKM elastomers ‘O’ Rings Static wear rings Thrust pads WRAS approved composites Sealing & Wear Components 1 AVT PUMP ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2 Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 3 Houghton International Electrical Services ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲

The following is the list of BPMA members (as of May 2023). The profiles of many of these companies will be found on the next 19 pages.



Albany Engineering Co Limited

Alfa Laval Eastbourne Limited

Altecnic Ltd – CALEFFI Group

Apex Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Atlas Copco Power Technique


AxFlow Limited

Barnwell Services Ltd

BPS Pumps Ltd

Brafe Engineering Ltd

British Autogard Ltd (Regal Rexnord)

Brook Crompton


Campion Pumps

Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CEMB Hofmann UK Ltd

CHC Group

Chemquip Limited

Combined Pumps Ltd

Crest Pumps Ltd

DAB Pumps Limited



Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd

EBARA Pumps Europe S.P.A – United Kingdom


ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd

Exalto Bearings Ltd


Flowtech Water Solutions Ltd

Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd

G.M.Treble Ltd

GMT Electrical Services Ltd

Greene, Tweed & Co Limited

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Hayward Tyler

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

HOSS Engineering

Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd

Impact Pumps Ltd

ITT Industries UK

John Crane

KGN Pillinger

KSB Limited

KTR U.K. Ltd

Lafert Electric Motors Ltd

LFH Fluid Control Limited

Lincoln Crankshaft & Machine Ltd

M Seals Uk Ltd

Maher Ltd

March May Ltd

Martin Sprocket & Gear UK Ltd

MDM Pumps Ltd

Megator Ltd

Metro Mechanical Services

Michael Smith Engineers Ltd

MJB Engineering Precision Ltd

Morgan Advanced Materials

NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd

Polypump Ltd

PressBoost Ltd

Pumps (UK) Ltd

Pumps and Gearboxes Ltd

Pumps and Motors UK Ltd


Ram Pumps Ltd

Rapid Solutions (International) Ltd

Rauschert Ltd

Reflex Winkelmann GMBH

Roto Pumps Ltd


Salamander Pumps

Seal& Pump Engineering (UK) Ltd

Secure Meters (UK) Ltd

Selwood Pump Company Ltd

SFA Saniflo UK Ltd

Siemens DF PD

SPP Pumps

SPX Flow Europe Ltd

Stuart Turner Limited

Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd

Super Drain Ltd

TEC Electric Motors Ltd

The Pump Company Ltd

Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd


T-T Pumps Limited

Tuthill UK

Unibloc Hygienic Technologies UK Ltd

Viking Pump Hygienic Ltd

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

WEG (UK) Ltd

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

Wilo (U.K.) Ltd

Xylem Water Solutions

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Associate members

AEMT (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades)

Conexiom Europe Ltd

Eurofins E&E CML Limited

Flow Magazine

Fluid & Energy Solutions Consultancy Ltd

Fluid Performance Solutions Limited

HHIC (Heating & Hotwater Industry Council)

International Data Entry& Access Ltd

Kiwa Watertec

Polymeric Material Failure Consultants Ltd

Rustek Solutions in IT Ltd

Touchwave Media Ltd

World Pumps

Company Profiles 64

ABB Limited

Motors and Generators

Daresbury Park



Cheshire WA4 4BT

Telephone: 01925 741111

Fax: 01925 741212


Web site:

No of Employees: 40

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001

Standards: All production units are certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard as well as the OHSAS 18001 Standard for Occupational Health & Safety. All products conform to the applicable European Directives appropriate to the product.

ABB provides motors and drives for all processes and applications of water management: including water intake and treatment, transportation & distribution and wastewater collection and treatment. ABB’s motors and drives are improving the quality of water management every step of the process.

• Motors are available in low and medium voltages, ranging from 0.06kw to over 60mw with a choice of aluminium and cast-iron frames or severe duty (1 to 400hp) and explosion proof (1/4 to 300hp) enclosures for hazardous environments.

• ABB Drives range from 0.37kw to 500kw and feature built in control functions including soft pipe filling, pump auto change, redundancy, pump protection, flow calculation, multi pump control, pump priority, sleep boost, level control and pump cleaning.

• ABB industrial drives are also available, ranging from 0.55 kw to 5600 kw eliminating the need for an external PLC to save energy and reduce downtime.

• ABB Synchronous Reluctance (SynRM) Motor and Drive Package, Requiring no specialist skills to maintain and containing no rare earth metals, the SynRM consumes 50% less energy than the more commonly used IE2 induction motor.

• ABB Ability Smart Sensor for pumps uses data analytics to monitor pump temperature, vibration and bearing conditions to prevent clogging in water applications, while wirelessly relaying information to a secure server, via a smartphone.

• ABB are certified to ISO 14001 for environmental management.

Albany Engineering Co Limited

Church Road


Gloucestershire GL15 5EQ

Telephone: 01594 842275

Fax: 01594 842574


Web site:

No of Employees: 58

Turnover: £1m – £5m

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2015

Standards: VdS 2344:2014-07

Albany Pumps makes standard, customised and special positive displacement pumps from 5L/min to 500 M3/hr. We manufacture external gear pumps, twin screw pumps and rotary lobe pumps. We supply large OEMs and direct to users, last year exporting to more than 40 countries. Notable is the new range of twin screw pumps manufactured by Albany and developed from the well respected Stothert & Pitt range, which sold around the world. Albany supply spares and exact replacements for Stothert and Pitt pumps using all their original records, dating back to the 1930s. Albany also support pumps from five other brands which the company has taken over.

A wide range of markets are supplied, including:

Lubrication: pumps are supplied for lubrication in large machines, notably turbines and compressors. We manufacture customised pumps for OEM customers who install product across the world.

Bitumen: Albany supply heated gear and screw pumps for every stage of the bitumen process. Albany have developed a simple leak free cartridge seal which eliminates leaks from pumps.

Foam Concentrate: we manufacture pumps for Fire Fighting Foam duties for a world wide market. We have the German VdS approval for a range of foam pumps. For the ultimate in safety, we can supply Pelton Wheel driven pumps.

Armed Forces: Albany has supplied Gear, Screw, Centrifugal and Lobe Pumps to the Army, Royal Navy and the Air Force as well as other forces across the world.

Food: Albany Pumps are used for Molasses, chocolate and other food products.

AESSEAL Plc Mill Close

Rotherham S60 1BZ

Telephone: 01709 369 966


Web site:

No of Employees: 1900+

Turnover: £65m+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/TS 29001, ISO 37001, ISO 45001 & ISO 50001

AESSEAL® is one of the world’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals, bearing protectors, seal support systems and gland packing which maximize rotating equipment up-time Covering all industrial sectors, AESSEAL® operates from 235 locations in 104 countries including 9 manufacturing and 44 repair locations and has more than 300 customer service representatives who visit industrial plants every day.

AESSEAL® aim to exceed all customer expectations in delivery, quality, reliability and service. Mechanical Seals from AESSEAL® are used in a wide range of pumps and rotating equipment worldwide to prevent liquids and gases from escaping into the environment.

AES Engineering Ltd went beyond Net Zero in 2021, with its global business activities delivering CO2e savings equivalent to the environmental impact of more than 18 million trees, according to figures verified by the leading standards organisation BSI. Over 7% of annual sales revenue has been reinvested in R&D over several decades, resulting in some of the most advanced sealing technology available today including Modular design to ensure the best on-time delivery performance in the industry. Customers save billions of litres of water each year, significantly reducing costs and water waste. As part of a seal management program, AESSEAL® provide a no-work, no-pay warranty and a guaranteed 48-hour shipment of standard products.

Altecnic Ltd – CALEFFI Group

Mustang Drive


Staffs ST16 1GW

Telephone: 01785 218200

Fax: 01785 218201


Web site:

No of Employees: 99 (GB & ROI)

Turnover: £40m Worldwide

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 118001:2007 OHSAS, 19001 ISO 45001:2018

Established near Stafford in 1987, Altecnic is the UK’s leading supplier and manufacturer of hydronic solutions for both commercial and domestic markets.

As part of the Caleffi Group, our Italy based manufacturing partner and parent company, our products satisfy the needs of a wide range of industry sectors such as trade merchants, original equipment manufacturers, engineers and specifiers, while complying with all UK and European industry legislation and standards.

Within Altecnic we house a wealth of industry-leading expertise and new product development, supported by dedicated technical and customer service teams. While our image has changed to reflect the dynamism of the company, our beliefs and values remain the same: to offer market-leading quality products to the plumbing and heating industry throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Throughout our operations, we continually strive as an environmentally responsible business, Investors in People accredited and proud holders of ISO9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certification, as well as being recently awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Company Profiles 65

Apex Pumps

Unit 4 Morley Road

Staple Hill

Bristol BS16 4QT

Telephone: 0117 907 7555


Web site:

No of Employees: 25

Turnover: £4M

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001

Apex Pumps design and manufacture a wide range of centrifugal pumps, manufactured in the UK for industry, building services, aquaculture, petrochemical plant and many other demanding applications. Utilising our onsite Replicast® foundry Apex Pumps can offer a wide range of materials including, cast steels, bronze, stainless steels, Duplex, Nickel alloys and Titanium. Pumps can be engineered by our in house design team to your exact requirements.

Apex Pumps are operating both within the UK and around the world on installations where efficiency and reliability are of prime importance, and we have earned an enviable reputation for the quality and endurance of our products.

Our experienced sales team take special care to ensure that the right pump is chosen for the specific application. We would be pleased to receive details of your pump requirements.

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Wolverton Street


Greater Manchester M11 2ET

Telephone: 08444 145 145

Fax: 08444 145 146


Web site:

No of Employees: 100

Turnover: £15m+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, BS EN 1090, FM, UL, Achilles, WRAS

Armstrong Fluid Technology are a leading global player in HVAC. We design and manufacture innovative fluid flow equipment and high efficiency energy solutions for a broad range and scale of HVAC applications.

Our expertise lies in the integration of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, variable speed, and demand-based controls. Integrating mechanical equipment and digital controls in a way that no other company can match, Armstrong solutions deliver optimum lifetime building performance combined with the lowest first cost and lowest life cost.

With over 1200 employees worldwide, operating eight manufacturing facilities on three continents, Armstrong Fluid Technology is known around the world as a leader and innovator in the design, engineering and manufacturing of intelligent HVAC fluid-flow equipment and high efficiency energy solutions for a broad range and scale of applications (including but not limited to district energy, data centres, fire systems, gas transmissions, high-rise and mixed commercial buildings, hospitals, hotels, retail and education facilities).

The foundation of our core competencies is Demand-based control, Digitalization, Fluid Flow, and Heat Transfer where we are uniquely positioned to combine high-quality hardware, controls intelligence, and related services into fully integrated building energy solutions. These solutions offer optimum lifetime building performance through maximum design-, build- and operating flexibility, lowest project and operating risks, and lowest installed and life cost.

Armstrong remains committed to pushing the envelope further to deliver even higher-efficiency, innovative products that can provide the flexibility and adaptability to meet the future needs of our cities.


Unit 2 Easter Court

Europa Boulevard


Cheshire WA5 7ZB

Telephone: 0844 561 0551

Fax: 0844 561 0552


Web site:

No of Employees: 50+

Turnover: £6m+

Quality Assurance: Yes

Standards: ISO 9001

AVTPUMP is one of the UK’s largest independent pump and service businesses, partnering with advanced and niche OEMs to offer reliability solutions for a wide range of industry sectors. Having established itself as a market leader in the total asset management concept since 1997, AVTPUMP is able to offer a complete range of pump services from repair and upgrade through to supply and technical support.

A network of ISO accredited reliability centres is strategically placed to offer 24/7 support, specialising in the difficult to resolve applications utilising the team’s combined knowledge and practical experience. Working with sister companies, AVTPUMP can offer the complete reliability package from purchase through to long term monitoring, RCA and service.

Top tier COMAH experience offers specialist support through from human factors assessment to recording the right information and technical traceability of every repair.

As an independent pump distributor, AVTPUMP will assess your requirements and offer the right, reliability focused solution and is even able to offer alternative technology, such as sealless or eccentric disc.

The AVTPUMP Vacuum team offer on site and workshop based servicing and support with partners including Edwards and Pfieffer, regularly audited by its partners to ensure the highest standards of repair and service no matter the industry.

AxFlow Limited

820 Yeovil Road

Slough Trading Estate


Telephone: 01753 255600

Fax: 01753 255610


Web site:

No of Employees: 100

Turnover: £15m+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001: 2000

Standards: NICEIC, Achilles – UVDB, Achilles – FPAL, Achilles – Chemicals & Allied Trades, Avetta, Safecontractor, SSIP

Part of Axel Johnson AB with sales of over 7 billion euro and 20,000 employees worldwide, the AxFlow Group is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of technical pumps with offices and service locations in 26 European countries, New Zealand and Australia.

In the UK AxFlow has a history going back 65 years. Over these years AxFlow GB has established itself as a leading pump supplier and boasts one of the largest ranges of process pumps in the UK. The company’s pump portfolio includes both positive displacement pumps such as circumferential piston, AODD, metering, peristaltic, gear, oscillating disc and lobe; as well as centrifugal pumps which embraces DIN, ISO, double suction, magnetically driven and hygienic models. Having become the exclusive distributor of APV products, AxFlow now offers heat exchangers, homogenisers and hygienic valves.

AxFlow GB also provides a range of pump services from its 5 locations spread across the UK. These services include installation, monitoring along with comprehensive pump and seal repair capabilities.

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Barnwell Services Ltd

Reginald Road


West Midlands B67 5AS

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 429 8011

Fax: + 44 (0) 121 434 3016


Web site:

Quality Assurance: ISO9001: 2008 stockist

M Barnwell Services is the UK’s largest independent stockist and distributor of fluid sealing products with manufacturing capabilities, offering a total sealing solution. With over 40 years’ experience we have always exceeded our customers’ expectations through consistent delivery of quality, service and value. We aim to always work in partnership with our customers to provide expert industry knowledge, technical expertise and reduce their long-term costs. Applying our unique product knowledge to specific customer needs, we always offer the right sealing solution for any industry.

Some of our popular products and services include:

• Fluid Sealing Products – Any type, brand, no quantity too small. Including Oil Seals / Rotary Shaft

• Seals, Mechanical Seals, Shaft Repair Kits, O-Rings and Gaskets

• High Performance Elastomers – High / Low Temp range, Explosive Decompression Resistant

• Approved Compounds – WRC / WRAS, USP Class VI, 3A, FDA, DVGW, KTW NSF61

• Aftermarket Repair Kits – Tailor made to your requirements

• Sealmaker – Same day response / 24 hour production of seals

• Clean Room Service – Class 10,000: American Standard AFS209E, Class 7 ISO14644-1

• Kitting & Bagging – Includes Image Branding Facility

• Barnwell Selection Box – Range & Ancillary Products

We believe in maintaining outstanding standards across our entire business. As an ISO 9001 and 14001 certified company, you can rest assured that our entire focus is on delivering a quality service from start to finish while being environmentally responsible wherever possible.

If you would like more information on M Barnwell Services Ltd visit the company’s website or contact the team on 0121 429 8011 or email


6-8 Wedgewood Road Ind. Estate


Oxfordshire OX26 4UL

Telephone: 01869 241 441

Fax: 01869 240 681


Web site:

No of Employees: 30

Turnover: £1 – 10m

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001

Standards: ISO 14001

Calpeda, a global manufacturer renowned for its diverse range of pumps and pump systems, holds a prominent position in the industrial and commercial building services sectors in the UK. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpeda SPA, an Italian manufacturer, Calpeda UK adheres to a manufacturing ethos centred around quality and sustainability. Every pump undergoes hydrostatic testing before dispatch to ensure compliance with the meticulous quality standards established by the manufacturing team. Since its inception in 1959, Calpeda has gained a strong global presence primarily due to its commitment to quality and a relentless pursuit of innovative solutions that enhance efficiency and reduce the lifetime cost of ownership. This dedication to excellence is the driving force behind the company's success. Calpeda UK places a strong emphasis on providing exceptional market-leading response times, technical support, and delivery times. To achieve this, the company strategically operates multiple facilities across the UK and Ireland. Manufacturing and distribution centres are in Bicester and Dublin, respectively. Additionally, a Customer Service Centre in Pontefract houses a team of experts proficient in commercial and technical aspects. Moreover, a nationwide team of engineers is available for on-site services, including servicing and commissioning, supporting the extensive distributor network throughout the country.

The UK Headquarters in Bicester not only houses a vast stockholding of pump and booster sets but also boasts a proactive production team. This team possesses the expertise and flexibility required to manufacture customized booster sets and tank systems tailored to meet individual application design requirements.

Brook Crompton

St Thomas’ Road


West Yorkshire HD1 3LJ

Telephone: +44 (0) 1484 557200

Fax: +44 (0) 1484 557201


Web site:

No of Employees: 38

Turnover: £15m+

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2000

Brook Crompton currently supply motors to the pump industry, and have done for over 100 years. The comprehensive range of motors L.V, M.V and H.V are especially suited to a diverse range of applications...

• Food industry pumps (subject to hosing down)

• Slurry pumps with suspended solids (e.g. china clay)

• Crude Oil Distribution (a severe duty at high pressures)

• Boiler feeds

• Chemical process pumps

• Pumps storage energy systems

• Mine pumps to prevent flooding

• Circulating cooling water condensers in power stations

• Sewerage, storm water pumps (often vertical)

• Bore hole submersible pumps.

The motor business has evolved alongside the pumps industry, and custom solutions have become industry specifications or requirements. Typical of these are EEMUA, Shell, ICI, & Lloyds. All Brook Crompton motors are manufactured in ISO9001 assured factories.

The comprehensive range includes single, three phase; safe area, hazardous area; totally enclosed and explosion proof enclosures; cast iron or aluminium construction, and special bespoke motors, e.g. stator rotor units. Brook Crompton motors comply with the latest harmonised standards (IEC 60034-30) with IE2 and IE3 motors available from stock. Brook Crompton, a Wolong Group Company has worldwide manufacturing facilities and sales offices.

Brook Crompton supply WIMES specification motors for the water industry, which are available in IE3 and IE4 efficiency levels.

Campion Pumps

Main Street


Thurles Co. Tipperary Ireland

Telephone: +353 56 883 4288


Web site:

No of Employees: 60

Turnover: £10m

Quality Assurance: CE Certified Standards: SafeContractor Approved, ISO45001, ISO14001, ISO9001

With over 35 years’ experience in the pump industry, Campion Pumps are leading providers of water and wastewater pumping solutions. We design, supply, install and commission a full range of pumping and treatment solutions to commercial, industrial, agricultural and domestic customers. Our wide range of products and services offered means we are a total solution provider to our clients. As a lead distributor in Ireland for major industry brands, we provide full, end to end, bespoke solutions to our customers. Our water monitoring service Campion Connect, is available to customers on a SAAS model.

Campion’s internet-based control and monitoring system Campion Connect, enables users to fully monitor and control their water system. Utilising embedded IoT, WiFi, GSM and GPRS technologies, Campion Connect monitors real-time pump activity and issues alerts when events are detected. The system allows users to pre-empt system failures and trend system outputs and data. Through our user interface and gateway components we can make any pump system a “smart system”. The differentiator being the technology behind the system we developed in house makes it independent of specific manufacturers and can interface with a wide range of devices and brand. Allowing us to retrofit systems to bring them online. Our online monitoring platform is supported by Camion Connect App. Our app allows users to record and submit detailed reports instantly. Working with customers’ existing water system, the Campion Connect App reduces paperwork while providing real time information. Routine and mandatory tasks are completed on time with automatic reminders and recorded on secure Azure cloud servers.

Campion Pumps is a dynamic and responsive business, working with our customers to provide complete water system solutions.

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Company Profiles

Caprari Pumps (UK) Ltd

Caprari House, Bakewell Road

Orton Southgate, Peterborough

Cambridgeshire PE2 6XU

Telephone: 01733 371605

Fax: 01733 371607


Web site:

No of Employees: 21

Turnover: £1m-£8m

Quality Assurance: ISO9001:2015

Caprari manufactures a comprehensive range of centrifugal, vortex and electric submersible pumps for Clean Water and Wastewater applications. Caprari have over 70 years’ experience in development and manufacture of pumps, supplying to over 60 countries worldwide. Caprari culture is based on customer service through, advanced technologies, design innovation and continued investment in production excellence.

Caprari, are one of the largest independent pump manufacturers in the world, we provide expertise in installation, maintenance and refurbishment. Caprari pumps are suitable for use in a wide range of applications such as water treatment, water supply, sewerage, boiler feed, land reclamation, irrigation, landscaping, sports turf, industry and marine. Caprari product range includes;

• Submersible borehole • Submersible sewage

• Vertical shaft driven

• Horizontal multistage

• Horizontal mixers

• Horizontal single stage

• Vertical multistage

Caprari Site Services team are specialist in the provision of Adoptable Pumping Stations and Package Pumping Stations complete with shredder, torque flow or single channel impeller, sewage pumps. Package stations are available in a variety of sizes ranging from single pump applications for households to large dual pump stations for sewage and stormwater from restaurants, shops, housing estates.

Caprari are quality assured to ISO9001:2015 and have an Environmental Management System compliant with ISO14001:2015

Technical advice on selection of pumps for specific applications available from Caprari. Spare parts and maintenance contracts are also available.

CEMB Hofmann UK Ltd

Unit 1, Longwood Road

Trafford Park Industrial Estate

M17 1PZ

Telephone: 0161 872 3122


Web site:

No of Employees: 10

Turnover: £400k

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001-2015.

The most comprehensive UK balancing service: Based in Manchester, we are the UK’s sales and service centre for CEMB S.p.A. and Hofmann Maschinen – und Anlagenbau GmbH. All services are delivered by our UK based team.

Horizontal balancing machines: Supplied with either belt or cardan drives or a combination of both. Options include bed extensions, roller carriages, B or C class guarding plus assisted balancing software including drilling, milling, FFT and Whip Sensor.

Suitable for measuring static and dynamic unbalance for balancing rotors up to 60,000 kg including armatures, fans, pump impellers and rollers.

Vertical balancing machines: For balancing a variety of sizes and types of rotor in one-plane configuration for the measurement of static unbalance, or in two planes for the measurement of dynamic unbalance.

Automatic and manual balancing machines – supplied to your requirements. All fitted with the latest touch screen technology, Windows operating system plus operator assisted correction programs.

Contract balancing: Our UK service centre is equipped with a large range of both horizontal and vertical machines capable of precision balancing both rigid and flexible rotors. We offer a flexible service covering high volumes, one-offs, 24hr breakdown service and prototypes.

Portable equipment: Portable vibrometers, balancers and condition monitoring equipment – all compact and rugged with large, colour display. We also offer a range of condition monitoring systems plus vibration transmitters.

Technical support & services: Where issues can’t be resolved over the phone one of our specialist engineers will arrange for a technician to be on site within 24 hrs.

Spare Parts: We are the only UK supplier of genuine CEMB and Hofmann spare parts.

Service and calibration: Our technicians follow the manufacturers’ service plan so you can expect a detailed onsite service including inspection, maintenance, detailed service reports and certification.

Machine installations: We will allocate an engineer to install and commission your machine on an agreed date.

CELEROS Flow Technology – ClydeUnion Pumps

149 Newlands Road


Glasgow G44 4EX

Telephone: 0141 637 7141


Web site:

No of Employees: 266

Turnover: £44m+

Quality Assurance: EN ISO 50001:2011, EN ISO 14001:2015, EN ISO 9001:2015

Standards: HAF 604, ASME N, NS & NPT Certification; Achilles JQS Certification; Achilles UVDB; First Point Assessment

Celeros Flow Technology’s ClydeUnion Pumps brand is known worldwide for supplying reliable and robust engineered pumping solutions stemming from over 140 years of industry expertise.

As a leading pump company, we cover every aspect of the product cycle – from initial design and advice on process improvements, through manufacture and installation, to maintenance, refurbishment, upgrading, and decommissioning.

Our experience spans several complex industries including oil and gas, nuclear and conventional power generation, energy transition, desalination, and other key markets relevant to our product portfolio. We also play an instrumental role in securing the vital energy and water resources that a sustainable society will rely on in the future.

Our product range comprises a full range of single and multistage pumps, reciprocating and specialised pumps.

The ClydeUnion Pumps product range compliments Celeros Flow Technolgy’s portfolio of brands which includes, Copes Vulcan, Dollinger, GD Engineering, and Plenty.

Combined Pumps Ltd

Combined House

Howe Moss Terrace

Kirkhill Industrial Estate


Aberdeen AB21 0GR

Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 724 177


Web site:

No of Employees: 16

Turnover: £500k

Standards: ISO9001:2015

Combined pumps have been in the pump business for more than 20 years, specialising in chemical injection, pressure testing and fluid transfer. We can offer a complete pumping solution, depending on the requirements and needs of our clients.

Combined Pumps offer unique pumping solutions through our range of specially designed and manufactured pump systems.

We design, engineer and manufacture all our own pump systems on site at our Aberdeen facility and hold ISO 9001 accreditation illustrating our commitment to quality and certification. In addition to offering pump systems for sale or for rent we can also offer support through training, technical support, spares and maintenance.


Crest Pumps Ltd

7 Queensway New Milton

Hampshire BH25 5NN

Telephone: 01425 627700


Web site:

No of Employees: 15

Turnover: £1m plus

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, ISO 14001

Pump failure can create the wrong kind of pressure with an unplanned disruption adding to your busy workload. As a British manufacturer, we understand how the financial and reputational cost of a plant shutdown is unthinkable, and as engineers you can trust Crest Pumps for reliable corrosion and chemical resistant pumps built to run like clockwork.

Crest Pumps are a British manufacturer of chemical resistant centrifugal pumps including magnetic drive or mechanically sealed in thermo-plastic or metallic and have specialised in this field since 1973. We can build you the ideal pump to match your application and tailor it to your requirements, offering you the best solution for reliability and longevity.

With Crest Pumps you’ll receive lifetime support from a family-run business who truly care!

DAB Pumps Limited

Unit 6

Gilberd Court

Newcomen Way

Severalls Park

Colchester CO4 9WN

Telephone: 0333 777 5010


Web site:

No of Employees: 26

Turnover: £10m+

Founded in Veneto in 1975, DAB PUMPS has been operating in the motor-driven water pumps industry for over 40 years and is recognised in Italy and globally as one of the leading companies in this sector. With eight production plants and numerous local branches in Europe and around the world, DAB PUMPS has a multinational outlook whilst maintaining strong ties to the values of a local market.

DAB PUMPS offer customers a complete line of products that meet even the most specific and demanding requirements, whilst ensuring the highest degree of reliability.

We operate and distribute into six key market segments: residential building services, commercial building services, water supply services, swimming pool, OEM and industrial & waste water utilities. Here in the UK, we are located in Colchester, Essex where we manage all business activities for the UK and Irish markets.


8-10 Balloo Avenue


Co. Down BT19 7QT

Northern Ireland

Telephone: +44 28 91 818347


Web site:

No of Employees: 60

Turnover: £15m

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2015 ISO 14001:2015

DPS specialises in the supply of water and wastewater products into a wide variety of industries. As well as holding framework agreements with various water companies, DPS works closely with municipal contractors on various projects.

DPS also delivers for their industrial customers in the data centre space, food & beverage, dairy and pharmaceuticals, as well as for their agricultural and building services clients.

Established in 1983, DPS has grown from a small family business into a multi-faceted company offering an extensive range of products and services. From on-site energy audits and asset surveys, to system design, energy optimisation, installation and commissioning and a comprehensive range of aftersales services.

DPS offer off-site modular systems which can be skid-mounted or containerised, as well as specialist contracting and a full suite of tailored engineered solutions.

DPS put a high value on building strong relationships with supply chain partners and this has led them to them being appointed distribution partners for various pump manufacturers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including:

• Crest Pumps

• Seepex

• Pedrollo


• Fristam


• Landia

• Ebara

• Wangen

• Caprari

Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd

Unit 3, Sovereign Business Park

Jubilee Industrial Estate


Northumberland NE63 8UG

Telephone: 01670 840529


Web site:

No of Employees: 27

Quality Assurance: ISO9001

Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd is a leading global Supplier of sealing products. We provide a wide range of O -Rings including FEP Encapsulated O -Rings, Spring O -Rings and O -Ring Cord. Other sealing products we offer include Back-up Rings, Bonded Seals, X-Rings, V-Rings, Oil Seals and Bespoke Rubber Mouldings. Eastern Seals supply countless industries around the world from Automotive and Aerospace to Oil and Gas. We offer the seal industry’s widest range of products with unrivalled services and capabilities to meet your requirements.

We supply NORSOK M-710 approved materials, as well as other Approved / Certified products. These include compounds for use with drinking water or food applications, e.g. WRAS and FDA. approved to the latest Aerospace / Military specifications. Eastern Seals also offers a wide range of Perfluoroelastomers suitable for extreme environments.

We recognise that our customers are the most important part of our company. It is our belief that customers not only want top quality products, competitive prices and excellent service, but also a supplier who is easy to deal with. We can source O-rings in any material, any Colour, any Shore Hardness, and any Size.

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EBARA Pumps Europe S.p A. – UK

Unit A, Park 34 Collett Way


Oxfordshire OX11 7WB

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1895 439027

Fax: +44 (0)1235 815770


Web site:

No of Employees: 20

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, as part of world-wide corporate policy.

Standards: DIN 24255, WRC approvals.

EBARA offers a wide range of solutions thanks to the extensive experience in the business of electric pumps, developed for more than 100 years, and to the great knowledge of the performance and specifications of stainless steel, a material that perfectly fits various industrial applications.

Added to this, the company is able to adapt its solutions to different needs, creating a wide range of “tailored” products and ensuring to customers not only a product, but most of all a pumping system and an efficient and reliable service.

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

15 Riverside Avenue West Lawford


Essex CO11 1UN

Telephone: 01206 391291

Fax: 01206 391239


Web site:

No of Employees: 10

Turnover: £1.5M

ESPA Pumps UK are one of the leading pump manufacturers. We service the domestic, commercial and residential sectors.

ESPA Pumps UK operates from our 10,000 sq. ft. premises based in Manningtree, Essex. We offer a comprehensive range of efficient and reliable pumps suitable for Industrial, irrigation, rainwater harvesting, swimming pool, hydro massage, spa & wellness and many other sectors.

We are at the forefront in the development and manufacturing of cold water booster sets. WRAS approved components are incorporated for use in the Building Services sector. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of pressurisation units and firefighting equipment.

Service and commitment to the customer is paramount to ESPA. Our technically trained internal and external sales team handle enquiries and offer technical advice in an efficient and knowledgeable manner. We are a solutions based company with the knowledge and product range to assist the customer in achieving maximum pumping efficiency at competitive prices. Our aim is to build beneficial long term customer relationships.

ESPA has an ongoing policy of product development based on market demands. We manufacture efficient, well-engineered and innovative products to meet the high standards required by the customer.

ESPA Pumps (UK) ltd is a subsidiary of the Spanish ESPA Group and has been serving the UK market since 1989. ESPA operate on a worldwide basis with manufacturing bases located in Banyoles (Spain), Chile, France and China. ESPA subsidiaries can be found in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India and Russia.

Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd

Wexford Place

Lucks Lane

Paddock Wood

Kent TN12 6PA

Telephone: 01892 832144


Web site:

No of Employees: 14

At Euroflo Fluid Handling, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional pumping solutions. As the leading provider of electric submersible pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, as well as diesel end-suction pumps, we offer top-quality pumping equipment for sale, hire, and repair. We also take pride in specialising in tailored pumping solutions, catering to an array of applications. Our exceptional pumps are well-suited for any water, sewage, or dredging application, with the brands we supply including Grindex, Dragflow and Euroflo own-brands.

Our versatile pump range caters to a broad spectrum of requirements, from lighter applications such as dewatering and slurry transport, to more demanding ones such as sewage or dense sludge removal. Our pumps can even handle highly corrosive mixtures with low pH levels, making them the ideal choice for all your pumping needs.

As the UK distributor of Grindex, we also offer a wide range of Grindex pumps that feature unique SMART technology and patented air valves. This advanced technology optimises energy consumption and extends the life of the pump’s mechanical seal, resulting in long-lasting pumps and contributes to your net Zero goals. Did you know that one Magnum L pump can empty an Olympic sized swimming pool in 2 hours, consuming only 54 kilowatt-hours at £0.34p per hour? That’s only £36.72!

Our standard pumps can submerge up to 20 meters in depth, with our dredging ranges boasting submergence levels of 100 meters and beyond, thanks to our state-of-the-art technology. Our pumps also generate extremely low levels of emissions, ensuring minimal environmental impact and moving you closer to your net zero objectives while delivering maximum results.

Whether you need a standard drainage pump or a customised pumping solution, Euroflo can deliver the very best. Trust us to help you achieve your goals. Get in touch with us today and discover how we can exceed your expectations.

Check out our website:

Flux Pumps International (UK) Ltd

11 Enterprise Park

Black Moor Road


Dorset BH31 6YS

Telephone: 01202 823304


Web site:

No of Employees: 6

Turnover: £1m

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2015

The FLUX name has been synonymous with pump technology for more than 70 years. From our invention of the world’s first electric drum pump in 1950, the world’s first brush-less battery motor for drum pumps in 2014 and now our award nominated Viscopower pump in 2023, our innovation and expertise has seen FLUX develop into a leading manufacturer of drum, barrel and IBC pumps. Liquid transfer, emptying, mixing, filling, dispensing and metering. Our customers’ requirements are incredibly diverse. FLUX is recognised globally as a byword for quality, safety and reliability. We offer cost-effective solutions for almost every drum, barrel, tank or IBC transfer application.

FLUX pumps and motors are manufactured to the highest standards at our dedicated facility near Stuttgart in Germany. Our products are repairable and serviceable, with all parts available to buy as spares. FLUX will provide you with the lowest cost of ownership over the lifetime of the product, with potential savings of thousands of pounds. Never throw away a FLUX!

Our range includes pumps for handling viscous, aggressive or corrosive liquids, plus specialised products approved for use in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and medical sectors. Handling flammable liquids? No problem, we manufacture ATEX (Ex) approved equipment for use in explosion hazard areas. FLUX also offers a comprehensive range of mixers, flow meters, batch controllers, filling systems, dispense nozzles, hoses and fittings. We design and engineer customised solutions. We will assemble, test, commission and train your operators. From a project perspective, “more than just pumps”, means accompanying our customers from the first telephone call right through to class-leading after sales service.

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G.M.Treble Ltd

New Street Parkfields

Wolverhampton WV4 6AN

Telephone: 01902 333 111


Web site:

No of Employees: 70

Turnover: £30m Global

Quality Assurance: ISO 90001

Established in 1966 Trebles is the largest independent pump distributor with manufacturing and service capability in the UK.

During Trebles over 50-year history, a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated over a wide reaching product base. Trebles knowledge isn’t just limited to a handful of pump types or brands – it stretches in excess of 50 suppliers, with team members specialising across all fluid circulation product types, from domestic to commercial and industrial pumping and pressuriation equipment.

Trebles holds in excess of £3m stock holding within the UK – primarily held at its national distribution centre and head office location in Wolverhampton. Along with its national distribution centre and head office, Trebles also has multiple static locations – Including 2 flagship sites in Derby and Uxbridge, which also hold stock for same day delivery to the localised area.

The national support doesn’t just end with bricks and mortar locations though. Trebles arguably has one of the largest sales and account management teams ‘out on the road’, all with excellent product knowledge.

Not content with just supplying key strategic suppliers’ products such as Grundfos, Wilo and Lowara, Trebles also has its own range of in-house designed and manufactured product. Some of Trebles most wellknown innovations include the EcoBoost and Ecoboost+ booster sets, along with the Trebles Pressbox. Along with sales and bespoke manufacture, Trebles also offers emergency breakdown, commissioning, preventative/planned maintenance and repairs through it’s service department. With a team of engineers plus a network of external support, Trebles service team covers the entire UK.

If you are looking for help with any pumping requirement, please contact our main support desk on the contact details above and the team will be more than happy to assist.

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Grovebury Road

Leighton Buzzard

Beds LU7 4TL

Telephone: 01525 850000


Web site:

No of Employees: 265

Turnover: £230m

Quality Assurance: YES

Standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001

Grundfos Pumps Ltd are a UK leader in the supply of pumps and pump systems for domestic, commercial building services and process industry applications, as well as being a major supplier to the water supply and treatment industries and provider of off site build and packaged fire sets.

We are part of the Grundfos Group that employs 20,000+ people in sales and production roles, right across the globe. Founded in Denmark in 1945, the Group now has an annual turnover of £3bn+ and produces 17 million pumps per annum.

As only the second sales company to be set up outside of Denmark, we have been in the UK since 1964, and moved to our current premises in Leighton Buzzard in 1972. We employ 265+ staff who are engaged in supporting the sales, service and marketing effort and who geographically cover the UK and Northern Ireland. Our business head office is in Leighton Buzzard with regional sales offices located in Warrington and Birmingham.

We work very closely with our sister company, Grundfos Manufacturing who are based in Sunderland.

Greene, Tweed & Co Limited

Ruddington Fields


Nottingham NG11 6JS

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 9315 777

Fax: +44 (0) 115 9315 888


Web site:

No of Employees: 145


Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2008 / EN 9100:2009

Greene, Tweed is a world-class leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance materials and custom-engineered components. Our material expertise provides our customers the most innovative solutions to solve their performance challenges. With our worldwide network of engineering, design and manufacturing resources, Greene, Tweed delivers local expertise on a global scale.

Greene, Tweed’s innovative sealing and composite solutions provide our customers with a competitive advantage. We collaborate with industry leaders to understand the technical challenges of the petroleum refining, chemical processing, power generation, including nuclear power, and pulp and paper markets. Always striving to identify new market needs, we have developed a broad portfolio of high-performance elastomers, advanced engineering thermoplastics, and wear- and abrasion-resistant composites. Our latest examples include:

WR® and AR® Thermoplastic Composites: A durable alternative to traditional materials like bronze, cutlass rubber, and carbon graphite for wear rings, bushings, and bearings. WR® 650, our latest portfolio addition combines almost universal chemical compatibility with extended dry-running properties.

Xycomp® Thermoplastic Composite Containment Shell: Eliminates eddy-current loss in sealless magnetic drive pumps and maintains sealing integrity at higher pressures and temperatures than past non-metallic shells could attain.

Chemraz® Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) seals: The ultimate elastomer combining the broadest chemical resistance with resistance to extreme temperatures, up to 325°C (617°F).

Our newest FFKM, Chemraz 541, is engineered for the mechanical seal and pump market, and boasts exceptional chemical resistance.

Our U.K. facility in Ruddington, Nottingham was established in 1984. This full-service facility includes on-site engineering and manufacturing capabilities, such as isostatic molding, compression and composite molding techniques, and in-house test laboratories. Recently expanded, the facility is now double its original size with increased capabilities. The growth of our Nottingham location signifies an increase in services for our global customer base, from manufacturing and on-site engineering to customer service capabilities.

Hayward Tyler

1 Kimpton Road

Luton LU1 3LD

Telephone: +44 (0)1582 731144


Web site:

No of Employees: 135

Turnover: £20m UK and circa £75m Globally

Quality assurance: ISO9001, ISO 3834-2:2021, PED 2014/68/EU Modules H & H1, Cyber Essentials, ISO45001 (in 2023), ISO 14001 (in 2024)

Supplier to O&G, Nuclear, Hydrogen, MoD, Petrochemical, Power and Renewable energy industries. Centre of Excellence for Motor Manufacture.

Hayward Tyler design, manufacture, and service performance-critical electric motors and pumps to meet the most demanding of applications for the global energy and chemical industries, as both an OEM supplier and trusted service partner. We have facilities in the UK, USA, China and India as well as a network of global service partners.

Our focus on precision and lean manufacturing make us the preferred supplier of pumps and motors for offshore platforms, power plants and industrial operations, and particularly in key applications that involve high pressure, high temperature and difficult to handle fluids.

We are proud of our reputation for supplying products with proven reliability and long-term durability and high MTBM. Our pumps and fluid-filled motors perform in a variety of challenging applications in industrial environments.

All our pumps and motors are designed to give our customers a competitive advantage with the lowest lifetime cost of ownership, and we continue to invest in innovation to ensure they remain the best available.

Products supplied and serviced:

• Submersible pumps

• Subsea motors

• Nuclear reactor water coolant pumps

• Mixers

• Submersible motors

• Canned motor pumps

• Boiler circulation pumps

• Steam turbines

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Company Profiles

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

Marshall Road

Hampden Park Ind. Estate


East Sussex BN22 9AN

Telephone: +44 (0)1323 452000


Web site:

No of Employees: 100+

Turnover: £20m+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps are the pioneers of zero leakage, magnetic drive pumps, having been the first to develop the concept and supplied their first pump in 1947.

Sealless magnetic drive pumps are suited to a wide variety of applications, from standard pumps for use in many industrial processes, particularly those in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical sectors through to specialist, engineered pumps for use in the petrochemical, oil and gas industries, including sealless pumps that comply with API 685 and the appropriate elements of API 610.

HMD Kontro supplies sealless magnetic drive pumps to ASME B73.3, ISO 2858 and 15783, and API 685 industry standards, with enhanced design options including the ZeroLoss non-metallic containment shell for improved efficiency and Secondary Control or Containment for added safety and environmental protection.

HMD Kontro pumps accommodate flow rates of up to 686 m3/h and differential heads in excess of 240 m, are suited to low and high temperature pumping applications from -100 degC to +350 degC, and system pressures from vacuum to 185 bar.

Tens of thousands of HMD Kontro pumps are installed worldwide in many hostile environments. Specific benefits include low maintenance costs with no seals to replace or seal support systems to maintain, total product containment providing increased safety for plant personnel and better environmental protection, and durability with many HMD Kontro pumps still operating after multiple decades of use.

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps are a division of Sundyne.

ITT Industries UK

Unit 4

Faraday Office Park

Rankine Road


Hampshire RG24 8QB

Telephone: 07840 849861


Web site:

No of Employees: 48

Turnover: £2.8m

ITT Industries UK are a wholly owned subsidiary ITT Inc and part of ITT’s Industrial Process business , one of the largest suppliers of pumping equipment and aftermarket services in the world. The headquarters of the Company are located in Stamford, Connecticut , USA and have factories worldwide. The UK office is responsible for the service and support of pumps and systems for orders received through direct Sales or through Distributors.

Industrial Process produces engineered pumps and systems for applications primarily for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Oil Industries, but also targeted towards the Pulp and Paper, Mining, Water, Power, and General Industries. These will include end suction, double suction, submersible, vertical, lined and unlined slurry, non-metallic pumps and PTFE lined, magnetic drive, multi-phase and API pumps, with full manufacture and testing capabilities.

ITT Industrial Process include in their portfolio, Goulds Pumps, Rheinhutte, Bornemann, i-Alert, PumpSmart, ProCast and Plant Performance Services. Pump materials include Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel, Duplex Stainless steel, CD4, Alloy 20, Hastelloy, Monel, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, and Zirconium.

The ITT facilities in Basingstoke has a team of engineers providing Sales Support, Order Processing and Contracts Handling. After sales support is available through our facilities in Normanton. The Normanton facility holds extensive inventory to support both ANSI and ISO products. A team of experienced and dedicated Sales and Customer Service personnel ensure that maximum customer support and response in maintained. We have a Sales office in Basingstoke with engineers dedicated to Contractor support.

Houghton International Electrical Services Ltd

Ronnie Mitten Works

Shields Road

Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2YL

Tel: +44 (0)191 234 3000



Employees: 130

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015

Standards: ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001

With over 35 years’ multi-industry experience in electro mechanical engineering, Houghton International are a leading provider of a wide range of services for pumps, motors, generators and all electrical rotating equipment:

• Repair, maintenance and life extension

• Efficiency and reliability improvements

• Dynamic load testing and diagnostics

• 24 hour callout service and on-site support

• Condition monitoring and electrical and mechanical testing

• Upgrade and refurbishment

• Reverse engineering and CAD design

• Supply of new pumps and spares

• All brands – independent of OEM

With a wide range of electro mechanical engineering services, we offer a full, multi-discipline service covering the whole pump and motor set and specialise in fault finding, diagnosis and root cause analysis to improve performance and eliminate issues. We use our knowledge and experience to ensure that pump systems are fit for purpose, modifying the design and upgrading the components accordingly to improve efficiency, save energy and extend the mean time between failure (MTBF).

Pump Testing and Diagnosis: After pump repair or servicing we fully test each pump, including temperature and vibration. A full performance test curve is also provided to confirm optimum performance and provide engineers with a datum to work from when installing the pump. On-site performance analysis can also be undertaken to test the performance of the pump in operation. All testing is carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 9906-2000; API 610 or customers’ specified standards.

Mechanical Repair: We have machining and repair facilities to cover all the mechanical aspects of a pump repair and reverse engineering capabilities for obsolete and long lead parts. Parts can be radiographed, NDT tested, and PMI tested to ensure quality and maximise the life of the pump.

Fitting Facilities: Our workshops boasts a wide range of fitting facilities, including bench tools for all pumps, torque equipment, a full range of calibrated measuring equipment and a range of presses to enable the removal of impellers, couplings and bearings. We have lifting capabilities up to 40 tonne, 5m x 6m access and a 13m (42ft) working height to handle most pumps.

Balancing: With balancing facilities up to 10 tonnes for impeller and rotor balancing, all impellers are balanced prior to assembly. We strive to balance to as close to G1 as possible, without compromising the impeller, to ensure smoother operation and prolong bearing life.

Other Services: We also offer protective and performance coatings as required, to improve pump efficiency and prolong the life of the equipment. Where parts are obsolete or original spares are unavailable, on long lead-times or no longer fit for purpose we can reverse engineer all parts for improved performance. We can also design and specify systems from scratch and have full 3D CAD capabilities in-house to support these projects.

John Crane

31 Nash Road

Trafford Park

Manchester M17 1SS

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 872 2484


Web site:

No of Employees: 6,500+ Global figure

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), ISO 45001:2018 (OHSAS)

Standards: API, DIN, ISO, ANSI, ASME, Aerospace, MOD

John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries.

The company designs and manufactures a variety of products, including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, filtration systems and digital diagnostics technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries.

Global reported revenue for the fiscal year 2022 was $1.2 billion USD. John Crane is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, communications and engineered components.


KGN Pillinger

Unit 12

Wells Place


Surrey RH1 3AS

Telephone: 0208 681 0097


Web site:

No of Employees: 48

KGN Pillinger operate from our purpose-built state of the art facility in Merstham, near Redhill Surrey. Our work ethic and attention to detail is at the core of the company and with a progressive investment policy KGN continues to lead the field in design, manufacture and service of bespoke water and sewage pumping equipment.

We can be categorised into four parts...

1. Pumps and associated equipment distributor selling such brands as; Xylem Lowara & Flygt, Grundfos, Wilo, KSB, Ebara, Calpeda, Caprari, Pedrollo, Franklin, Sulzer…to name a few.

2. Stainless and aluminium fabrication factory boasting various machining centres including; four laser cutters the largest of which can cut through 30mm of sheet, 240 tonne press, T drill, industrial rollers as well as various surface finishing machines. We keep in stock various thicknesses of sheet and diameters of tube for most applications. This means we are regularly called upon to supply, base plates, manifolds and other metallic components to other OEMs.

3. OEM system packagers for clean and dirty water from pressurisation sets and CAT5 booster sets, up to kiosks, underground packages and 40ft containerised plant rooms. Whilst we offer standard packages on quick deliveries, we also offer bespoke designed and engineered solutions through our experienced design department with 2D and 3D drawings available. We test our assembled packages in our large test rig to ensure consistent quality.

4. All that we do is backed up by our service division with dedicated clean and dirty water vans for site visits.

KGN Pillinger serves various markets, notably building services, councils, NHS and municipal. That said our experience and capabilities opens us up to many other opportunities.

In a World of challenging supply chains and inconsistent quality, KGN Pillinger stands out as a dependable partner to our customers.

KTR U.K. Ltd

Unit 7

Robert House

Acorn Business Park

Woodseats Close

Sheffield S8 0TB

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 258 7757

Fax: +44 (0) 114 258 7740


Web site:

No of Employees: 1150 (UK & Global)

Turnover: £500k

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, ISO 14001

Standards: DIN, ISO, API, ATEX, AGMA

KTR is a global coupling manufacturer with over 50 years experience providing power transmission products for a wide range of industries including oil & gas, mobile pump sets, water & waste water, to name a few.

KTR manufactures a range of flexible standard and high-speed couplings for pump and compressor applications – including API and ATEX – while also producing a standard range of OAC oil/air blast coolers, and bespoke combination coolers capable of simultaneously cooling oil, air, water, or fuel within one unit.

With a philosophy based around innovation and customer cooperation, KTR offers a global sales and service network supported by over 20 subsidiary country locations, numerous international sales partners and manufacturing sites in Germany, India, Brazil, China and the United States. For further information visit

KSB Limited

2 Cotton Way


Leicestershire LE11 5TF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1509 231 872

Fax: +44 (0) 1509 215 228


Web site:

No of Employees: 100+

Turnover: £26m+

Quality Assurance: BS ISO 9001:2008, BS ISO 14001:2015

Standards: BS ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018

The KSB Group is one of the leading producers of pumps, valves and related service offerings with more than 15,000 employees worldwide. With activities in many different industries, including water, wastewater, energy, oil and gas, building services, process and food and beverage, KSB currently has 34 manufacturing sites globally. Incorporated in the UK on 8th March 1923, KSB Limited celebrates 100 years of quality, reliability and expertise in fluid handling this year. Specialised sales staff take care of customer’s needs whilst full aftersales support is offered, including repair, maintenance, installation, onsite testing and commissioning. KSB strives to continually improve the product range offered and invests 2% of current turnover (over €2 billion) back into research and development. Long established relationships with many customers bear testament to the brands reputation for quality and reliability, making KSB a trusted partner with a long history of supplying equipment throughout the world.

Lafert Electric Motors Ltd

Unit 17, Orion Park

Orion Way


Cheshire CW1 6NG

Telephone: 01270 270022

Fax: 01270 270023


Web site:

No of Employees: 8

Quality Assurance: ISO9001


Engineered specifically for your pumping applications, Lafert’s motors can help ensure ideal solutions. These can combine optimum mechanical/electrical configurations, increased performance, reduced weight/size plus compatibility with IE4/IE5 efficiency requirements to give your designs built-in futureproofing.

Lafert manufactures over 4000 motors a day with more than 95% are customised or special in some way. You can therefore be confident of our ability to satisfy your application needs.

Special shafts, flanges, mountings and electrical windings are amongst our ‘standard’ offerings for our motor ranges. This includes our single and three phase IE1, IE2 and IE3 painted aluminium motors, brake motors and our HPS/HPI permanent magnet IE4 and IE5 compatible motors.

Lafert’s HP motors, in addition to offering long-term efficiency compliance, provide significant motor size and weight reduction benefits – up to 50% over standard similarly rated units – and deliver between 3 to 4 times the power output of existing similar frame size motors. These are also available as compact, fullyintegrated motor/drive units, and combined packages of motors with pre-optimised inverters known as Combismart, Combiflow and Combiplus. Combiflow is specifically aimed at the pump industry.

Ideal for food processing, pharmaceutical and other hygiene-sensitive applications are the company’s ‘Marlin’ stainless steel motors. These are IP69K/66 hose-down tolerant motors and have smooth bodies with no crevices to act as catchment areas for residual product or any other contamination material. Marlin motors are also available as IE3 and IE4 units in sizes up to 22kW.

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Company Profiles

LFH Fluid Control Limited

Unit 1 Castle Street

Castlepark Industrial Estate


Aberdeenshire AB41 9RF

Telephone: 01358 726310

Fax: 01358 725237


Web site:

Turnover: £1m – £5m

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 & 45001

Standards: Type Approval: Bureau Veritas (BV Mode 1), China Classification Society (CCS)

Since the acquisition of Pegson Pumps in 2010 LFH have been the go-to partner for our specialised inhouse Design Capabilities and Manufacture of Marine Engine Cooling Pumps, we offer full in-house Pump Design, Production, Spares, and Refurbishment Services.

Our Pumps are used for various applications including, large marine propulsion engines, locomotive, power generation and nuclear industries located across the world.

Our product range also includes our specialised NORSOK Compliant Zone 1 Electric Driven Centrifugal Pump Unit. ATEX & DNV 2.7-1 Certified Fluid Transfer Pumping Packages, ready to rent for applications where reliable fluid transfer is required.

Our latest acquisition, SABRE Plant & Marine Ltd complement our service specialising in the sourcing and supply of diesel engine parts and filtration products. For over two decades we have supplied various industries which include agricultural, construction, marine, quarry and offshore sectors.

We hold a range of globally recognised dealerships which include Perkins, Perkins Marine and Fleetguard Filtration. We can also supply parts for various diesel engine manufacturers including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Deutz, Dorman, Hatz, John Deere, Kohler, Kubota and Yanmar.

M Seals UK Ltd

10-11 Charterhouse Square

London EC1M 6EE

Telephone: 0116 275 4720

Fax: 0116 275 4721


Web site:

No of Employees: 60 Global

Turnover: £8m

M Seals UK is a specialist manufacturer of engineered sealing solutions. We can specify, design and manufacture a wide range of products including high-performance O-Rings, Spring Energised Seals, Guide Rings, Rotary Shaft Seals, Wiper Seals, Rod Seals, Piston Seals, Back-up Rings, PTFE Seals, Gaskets and other high-performance seal parts.

M Seals UK operate across three UK sites;

• Sheffield – Multi-Shift 24/7 seal manufacturing facility with over £1m of semi-finished raw material inventory. Our skilled seal engineers can design and manufacture over 253 different seal profiles in Elastomer, Polyurethane, PTFE, Thermoplastic and Fluoropolymer materials with an industry-leading manufacturing lead-time of 3-5 days, same day can be facilitated preventing major downtime of production.

• Leicester – Technical Distribution Centre, a 3,000sq/mtr facility with ca £1.5m of seal inventory available for same-day and next-day delivery (UK wide).

• Newcastle – Technical Inspection Centre, an AS9120:2016 Inspection centre offering 100% Inspection services for tolerance critical applications across Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical

Our UK engineering teams have extensive industry experience and our engineering services include; material testing and specification, CAD design, finite element analysis with full onsite application support available to our customers.

March May Ltd

Howard Road

Eaton Socon

St Neots

Cambridgshire PE19 8NZ

Telephone: 01480 214 444

Fax: 01480 405 336


Web site:

No of Employees: 15-20

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001

Established for over 45 years, March May Ltd is a UK based pump manufacturer and distributor of high performance, magnetic drive seal-less pumps. We are proud to be a UK based company that both designs and manufactures it’s own magnetic drive seal-less pumps. Manufactured under an ISO 9001 quality management system, our products are globally recognised for their quality and reliability.

We also act as distribution partners for some of the world’s leading pump manufactrurers. We are the UK distributor for March Manufacturing and have over 10 years’ experience with Gruppo Aturia’s Rotos range, we are the UK distribution partner for Pan World pumps and also represent brands including Savino Barbera & Fluid-o-Tech, as well as having access to Williamson peristaltic pumps.

We supply our products into almost every industry and have a product for almost every application. Many of the pumps that we have to offer can be supplied with full ATEX approval. We pride ourselves on our ability to design and manufacture products alongside our OEM customers, or to modify existing products to suit specific applications. We aim to offer the very best customer experience every time and we hold huge component stocks in order to ensure we can offer fast lead times.

Over the years March May has invested significantly in research & development. With extensive 3D Solidworks and CAD/CAM Technology, a fully equipped workshop and highly skilled technicians – we are able to react quickly to meet our customers’ requirements. We frequently work alongside new and existing OEM customers in order to design or modify our products to suit individual applications.

More information ABOUT US can be found on our website.

Martin Sprocket & Gear UK Ltd

Unit 5 Spartan Close

Royal Leamington Spa

Warwickshire CV34 6RR

Telephone: 01926 962161


Web site:

No of Employees: 10

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001

Martin Sprocket & Gear is a leading manufacturer of power transmission components, material handling products, heavy-duty conveyor pulleys and industrial hand tools.

Martin’s newest venture in the United Kingdom services existing and new customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The facility complements the company’s global footprint, with established facilities in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and China.

With over 70 years serving the industrial sector, the family owned, privately held company has cultivated a strong brand synonymous with quality and service. Martin prides itself on large inventories, quick deliveries and providing value-added solutions across product lines and industries.

The power transmission portfolio includes sprockets, gears, grooved pulleys, bushings, synchronous pulleys and couplings. Each product range has extensive offerings to meet industry and application specifications (CEN, DIN, ISO), such as the coupling portfolio which includes but is not limited to: HRC, Jaw, Chain, Gear, Quadra-Flex®, Martin-Flex®, Go-Flex® and Blue-Flex® Grid Couplings.

Martin is the preferred manufacturer by companies in a wide variety of industries throughout the world, including oil and gas, petrochemical, food & beverage, chemical processing and more.


MDM Pumps Ltd

Spring Lane


Worcestershire WR14 1BP

Telephone: 01684 892 678

Fax: 01684 892 841


Web site:

No of Employees: 20

Turnover: up to £1m

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001

Standards: ATEX, FDA, ASME: BPE, EHEDG, 3-A

MDM Pumps Ltd manufactures hygienic centrifugal pumps for the brewing, soft drinks, dairy, food and pharmaceutical industries. The close coupled pumps are manufactured from stainless steel and are used for handling product and CIP liquid. They are available in flooded suction, air separator (AS) and liquid ring self-priming versions. The pumps can be electropolished internally and are available with freestanding stainless steel cowls.

• ‘H’ Hygienic range: which are high quality stainless steel centrifugal pumps manufactured from solid bar. The latest models are highly efficient pumps – up to 33% more efficient than previous models.

• ‘CR’ Liquid ring self-priming pump range: competitively priced pumps specifically designed to handle a wide range of liquids including liquids with air bubbles and foam. The pumps are capable of self-priming even if the suction pipe is empty.

• ‘CH’ range: these have been independently assessed to the EHEDG (European Hygienic Equipment Design Group) in-place cleanability protocol.

• ‘AS’ range: specially developed for emptying product from road tankers, or for scavenging of vessels and pipelines in a CIP (Cleaning in Place) system. This centrifugal pump has been designed to handle a mixture of air and liquid.

• Two-way: these models can pump in either direction and have been designed for use as fermentation vessel sample pumps in the brewing industry.

• MDM Pumps Ltd also manufactures: hygienic stainless steel pipeline strainers and hygienic stainless steel air venting valves.

MDM Pumps Ltd is a private company founded in 1922 and is registered to ISO 9001.

MJB Engineering Precision Ltd

Unit 2

Malbern Industrial Estate

Greg Street


Stockport SK5 7BU

Telephone: 0161 476 5811


Web site:

No of Employees: 8

Turnover: 500k

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015

First Established in 1987 as MJB Engineering Services, we are a family run subcontract engineering company offering machining services for manufacturers in the Pump, Food Processing, Packaging & Aerospace Industry. With over 30 years’ experience, we pride ourselves in producing quality products at competitive prices to meet customer requirements. Our ability to work to tight tolerances and produce precision machined parts efficiently has led to good long-standing business relationships.

In 2013 our progress and growth continued into expansion and we began a new era as MJB Engineering Precision Ltd. Since then Turnover and profits have increased allowing us to continually invest in 2 & 3 Axis CNC Machinery and ensure our customers’ requirements are fulfilled on a consistent basis. In 2019 we were pleased to announce achieving our goal of obtaining ISO 9001:2015 Certification to certify our quality standards.

Megator Ltd

Hendon Street



Tyne & Wear SR1 2NQ

Telephone: 0191 567 5488

Fax: 0191 567 8512


Web site:

No of Employees: 14

Turnover: £900k

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2015

Megator was founded in 1946 by F.W.McCombie in order to develop and market his own invention, the sliding shoe positive displacement pump. The company quickly became well established at home (UK) and through a network of agents, exporting too many countries overseas.

Megator today has built a global reputation for manufacturing innovative and unique positive displacement pumps and pollution control solutions for some of the harshest environments. The performance, quality and reliability of our products in General Industry, Marine, Mining and Pollution Control applications continually exceeds our customer’s expectations.

Our pumps and systems are used in thousands of demanding locations, including on merchant fleets and in navies such the U.S. Navy and the British Royal Navy.

Pumps 2000 Europe was established in 2016 to market the Pumps 2000 AODD (air operated double diaphragm pump) throughout Western Europe. This pump with its low maintenance, low running costs and high reliability has made it a market leader worldwide for diaphragm pumps.

From the very beginning Megator’s design and manufacturing was driven by a quality system and in 1994 Megator had their quality systems recognised by Bureau Vertitas. This led to Megator achieving certification in both BSEN ISO 9002 and ANSI/ASQC Q9002. Megator have maintained this high level of quality and now hold ISO 9001:2015 certification.

In 2019 as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability and the environment, Megator Limited proudly achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification.

Morgan Advanced Materials

Head Office Quadrant

55-57 High Street



United Kingdom SL4 1LP

Telephone: +44 (0)1753 837000


Web site:

Turnover: £750K

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001, EN9100

The Seals and Bearings business of Morgan Advanced Materials applies its extensive material portfolio to our customers’ component designs for use in the most challenging of environments.

We apply the most extensive global material portfolio of carbon, graphite, alumina, silicon carbide, zirconia and MgO materials to engineer lightweight components in friction and wear applications. These materials sidestep the downfalls of using lubricants in extreme temperatures, corrosive or hygienesensitive environments and where access is restricted. The components often help to extend the operating life of our customers’ equipment and make it more energy-efficient.

Our customers use our products in specialist applications across the aerospace, automotive, food and beverage processing, medical, water, industrial and petrochemical sectors. We leverage our decades of experience and deep history with the market to collaboratively engineer reliable solutions and address customers’ individual requirements.

Our product range includes:

• Seal Faces

• Sliding Valve Plates

• Tiles and Plates

• Sliding Bearings

• Crushable Tubes and Blocks

• Nozzles

• Shafts

• Vanes and rotors

• Bobbins and Shields

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NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

Greengate Middleton

Manchester M24 1SA

Telephone: 0161 339 9000

Fax: 0161 343 7340


Web site:

No of Employees: 400+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9000:2015

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) provides pumping and mixing solutions in various industrial markets. We have been manufacturing pumping and mixing equipment and systems since the early 1900s. With decades of application experience, equipment and solutions, we’re ready to work with you to understand your unique challenges and provide Moyno™ and Mono™ pumps, screens and grinders, and Chemineer™, Kenics™, Greerco™ and Prochem™ mixing equipment to improve your productivity, efficiency, quality and performance.

Pumps, Screens and Grinders

Our Moyno and Mono pumps provide global leadership in the design and development of progressing cavity pump technology. Our pumps are ideal fluids handling solutions for a wide range of applications including slurries, viscous, shear sensitive, two or tri phase mixtures, and have significant suction lift capabilities. We also offer Moyno and Mono grinders and screens designed for industries requiring solids reduction or waste conditioning.

Mixing Technologies

Our Chemineer agitators, Kenics static mixers and heat exchangers, Greerco high shear mixers and Prochem belt-driven side entry mixers bring superior mixing solutions to your industrial processes. Our fluid mixing knowledge, supported by the best application software, proprietary mixer designs and stateof-the-art laboratory allows us to be the preferred supplier of fluid mixing equipment.

Services and Aftermarket

Service expertise drives predictable uptime that is critical to your operation. In every situation, you can rely on us to provide quick and effective support throughout the entire life of your project. From consulting and field services to spare parts and training.

For more information, contact:

PressBoost Ltd

32-34 Bailey Street


Manchester M25 1HQ

Telephone: 0161 798 5872


Web site:

No of Employees: 13

Turnover: £350k

Established in 2007, PressBoost Ltd is an expanding family run business based in Prestwich, Manchester. We operate nationwide and have multiple mobile engineers operating across the country. We aim to provide a quality-focused service in a price-driven environment, where despite this, excellence can still be valued and achieved. We pride ourselves on delivering the PressBoost Promise: Competitive Pricing, Expertise, Quality, Reliability and Comprehensive Client Support.

We provide service, repair, and installation to all makes and types of Pressurisation Units, Booster Units, Pressure Vessels and RPZ Valves. We work within the strict confines of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, Statutory Instrument No 128 and all other relevant legislation to our field; now and in the future.

Our dedicated team of engineers have collectively acquired expansive and in-depth experience in our highly specialised field. With over 80 years experience between them, all of our engineers are competent under the PSSR Regulations working on low-temperature right through to high-temperature Heating Systems. In addition, we have extensive expertise in Boosted Cold Water Systems. Our engineers are on road 24/7 – 365 days a year for our clients, providing excellent response to service/callout requests. In addition, our service vehicles carry a comprehensive set of spares which enables us to achieve a high proportion of 1st time fix visits for our clients.

We work closely with customers to size, design and specify equipment that is best suited to their system needs. Furthermore, whether working on new systems or retrofitting existing systems, we always look to provide sustainability and innovation. This can be achieved through the use of Variable Speed Booster Sets on Cold Water Systems, or Dynamic Pressurisation with Vacuum Degassing on Heating Systems; to provide energy efficient and space saving solutions wherever appropriate.

Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd

Unit 1, IDA Ardmore Business & Technology Park

Marlinstown, Mullingar

Co Westmeath

Ireland N91 R762

Telephone: +353 44 9347078


Web site:

No of Employees: 52

Turnover: €28m

Quality Assurance: ISO9001:2015

Standards: FM, UL, NFPA, LPCB, CNBOP, EN12845, OKF, PAVUS

Patterson Pump Ireland Limited provides a range of pumping solutions for all water-based applications from clean freshwater through seawater to sewage installations.

Our manufacturing facility based in Mullingar, Ireland includes full sales, technical and after-market support which is supplemented by a network of sales and service personnel across Europe.

Patterson Pump Ireland Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Patterson Pump Company USA and our facility in Europe was established over ten years ago specifically to service European requirements with a complete awareness to local European directives, regulations and standards.

We are a fully ISO9001 accredited company and in addition maintain current certifications from FM Approvals, UL Laboratories, Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), Pavus, CNBOP and the Hungarian Fire Authorities.

Whilst our primary market sector is pumping solutions for the fire protection industry, we also serve other water industry sectors including water/waste water treatment, booster stations, etc..

Our pump ranges include end suction, horizontal split case, vertical in-line, vertical turbine, axial/mixed flow pump designs which can be provided with a wide range of electric motor and diesel engine drivers.

In addition, our specialist engineering facilities enable us to offer complete pre-packaged pumping solutions, either in open pre-packaged configuration for installing into an existing building or fully enclosed solutions using a pre-fabricated building design that is unique to Patterson Pump.

For the fire protection industry, we design, manufacture, test and provide after-market care for firewater pump packages designed to a variety of international and European standards including NFPA No 20, FM/UL, EN12845, LPCB, Pavus and CNBOP.

Our installations can be found in every area across Europe and we pride ourselves on a reputation of providing a reliable, first-class quality product at a competitive price within a respectable delivery period. Our numerous ‘blue-chip’ clients provide us with repeat business because of this business approach.

Full details of specifications, pricing and availability for any of these new products can be obtained by contacting Patterson Pump Ireland Limited’s sales team direct.

Pumps and Motors UK Ltd

52 Hertford Road

Units 1-4, Abbey Grange Works

Barking Essex IG11 8BL

Telephone: 0208 507 2288


Web site:

Turnover: £300K

Quality Assurance: ISO9001

Who Are We? With over 40 years of experience within the industry, we have developed into industry leaders within our sectors. Since 1979, Pumps & Motors have been enjoying successful working relationships with their customers and meet these demands head on with solutions in all areas of building service management.

What We Do? We specialize in service and maintenance contracts including all major repairs to your HVAC plant, including pressurization units, booster sets, circulation pumps, air conditioning systems, inverters and gas boilers. We also have specialist control engineers and a fully equipped sewage team trained in confined spaces ready to serve your requirements.

Turney Turbine Pumps Turney Pumps began in 1922 and in 2008 P&M were delighted to take on the pump range, in which we now manufacture. Turney Pumps are carefully manufactured, which leads to long life, low noise levels & efficient pumping. They are robust and reliable, it is not uncommon for our pumps to still operational 40+ years. Records are kept of every pump. Spares are available for almost every pump that we have ever manufactured. A close-coupled and inverter driven range is now available, providing a more efficient and modern replacement.

What Makes Us Different?

• Over 30 mobile engineers.

• 24-hour emergency breakdown

• We have a fully equipped and stocked workshop giving us the ability to weld, lathe and fully operational milling workshop.

• Able to cater for all types of machining repairs which enables us to repair and restore to new most pump and motor applications, this is beneficial as we can repair most obsolete pumps instead of carrying out costly system pipe work alterations to accommodate new equivalent pumps.

• Premier distributors and stockists for leading manufacturers.

• Free no obligation quotation.



Unit 7, Beverley Trading Estate

Garth Road


Surrey SM4 4LU

Telephone: 020 8337 7249


Web site:

No of Employees: 47

PumpServ, formerly known as London Pumps, was established in 1999. A keen focus on customer service has seen the company grow year on year to become a leading independent pump distributor. With depots and engineers across the UK, we are a truly National pumping solution provider.

Our head office in Surrey is home to our sales, manufacturing and service operations. With a fully equipped machine shop, well stocked stores and a team of highly skilled engineers we deliver first class service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An in-house training centre ensures we keep both our own team and customers up to date with the latest technology in pumps.

We specialise in the supply, manufacture, installation, repair and maintenance of booster sets, pressurisation units, HVAC and commercial pumps and all associated equipment.

Our specialist Waste Water Division, operating from our depot in Hampshire, deals with sewage and waste water pumps, pumping stations, macerators, grease traps, stormwater attenuation and rainwater harvesting applications.

For further information please contact our offices at 020 8337 7249 or

Reflex Winkelmann GMBH

3000 Aviator Way

Manchester Business Park

Manchester M22 5TG

Telephone: 0161 266 1043


Web site:

No of Employees: 7

Quality Assurance: ISO9001

The Company

Reflex Winkelmann GmbH with its headquarters in Ahlen, Westphalia is part of the “Winkelmann Building + Industry” division of the Winkelmann Group, which employs more than 4,500 people worldwide – 1,500 of which work at Reflex. Norbert Hülsmann and Volker Mauel are the managing directors of Reflex Winkelmann GmbH. The company is a leading brand manufacturer and solutions provider of high-quality systems for the smooth operation of water-carrying systems in supply technology and modern HVACR. With the integration of Sinusverteiler, it was possible to integrate additional competence in 2014, providing a meaningful addition to the product portfolio.

Solution-oriented mission statement

Reflex’s range focuses on solutions that emphasise the synergies of Reflex’s product divisions. “Thinking solutions” intensifies the brand profile and emphasises the entire approach, which goes beyond products and underpins competence in the systematic design of systems. Complete interlocked solutions are offered and combined into efficiencies by accompanying services which offer outstanding benefit dimensions in the competitive environment. In terms of innovative strength, the corporate division under the strong umbrella of the Winkelmann Group benefits from the dynamic automotive business, among others.

The Reflex range of services

Reflex stands for a wide range of services, including both innovative products for heating, cooling and hot water supply and many services.

The Reflex product range includes

• Membrane expansion vessels

• Water make-up systems & water treatment

• Hot water storage tanks & heat exchangers

The Reflex services are

• Consultation

• Certified on-site customer service and technical hotline

• Pressure-maintaining stations

• Degassing systems & separation technology

• Highly-individual manifold technology

• Tender preparation

• Technical seminars and training

• Planning support from the project planning, to supervision of the project, commissioning and maintenance

Roto Pumps Ltd

Unit 1, Elizabeth Park Grey Street

Denton Manchester M34 3RU

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 477 5511

Fax: +44 (0) 161 337 0988


Web site:

No of Employees: 7

Standards: ISO9001

Roto Pumps with its rich legacy of 50+ years in fluid engineering solutions is globally trusted for its highly efficient customized pumping solutions. Since its Inception, Research & Innovation are the core strengths of Roto Pumps which is deep-rooted in our DNA. Our main motto is to constantly innovate and improve our product portfolio to serve our customers.

With its state of the art manufacturing unit based at Greater Noida, India & Ultra-modern R&D Centre based at Noida, India, Roto Pumps is successfully exporting positive displacement pumps to 10,000+ customers across 50+ countries. Successfully Handling 5000+ Fluids across 25+ Industries: Biogas, Paper, Sugar, Wastewater, Oil & Gas, Paint, Chemical, Defence & Marine, Mining & Explosives, Food & Pharmaceuticals.

Product Range: Progressive Cavity Pumps, Twin Screw Pumps, Gear Pumps, AODD Pumps & Retrofit Spare Parts. Roto Pumps Ltd., UK: With a vision to provide PD Pumping solutions to various industries, Roto Pumps Ltd. established a branch in Manchester, United Kingdom in 2004 with assembly and warehouse facility. It was set up to cater to the growing markets of UK, Europe & Scandinavian regions. Roto Pumps UK (RPUK) has successfully supplied 20,000+ Positive Displacement Pumps, including Pump Packages and Retrofit spare parts. It is emerging as a tough competitor for European Pump Manufacturers. Over the years, RPUK has demonstrated its expertise in application engineering, i.e. understanding of complex pumping requirements, handling critical media and optimizing pump life cycle cost.

At RPUK, we keep optimum level of complete pump sets in stock, which differentiates us from other manufacturers. We have rich experience of supplying complete pump assembly inclusive of Motor, Gear Box, Base Plate, Coupling, Guard and Special Seals in case of urgent requirements. RPUK team has established an extensive network of well-known distributors and channel partners across the entire European region.

RPUK has a focused approach towards solving the pumping challenges in Biogas industry. We have successfully launched and delivered the below range of Progressive Cavity Pumps:

• Biomix pump range equipped with Large Stone Catcher, Large Hopper, in-built Feed Flange & Inspection Window

• Roto-KWIK pump range equipped with Two Inspection Windows for quick and simple maintenance of pump without dismantling suction & delivery connections (successfully received patent for Roto- Kwik pump)

• Horizontal Biomass pump range equipped with Six Large Portable Inspection Windows and Special Sealing arrangement encapsulated in oil bath

• Vertical Biomass pump range equipped with Strong Cutter arrangement

RuhrPumpen Industrial Europa Ltd

22 Commerce Way

Lancing Business Park

West Sussex BN15 8TA

Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 956426


Web site:

Quality Assurance: ISO9001 Certified, FM approved for the Fire Protection Packages

RuhrPumpen is a Global family-owned group. Passionately aiming to be the supplier of choice, the solutions-led business offers pumping equipment across the process, chemical, industrial, construction, power, and oil & gas markets.

Protecting families with fire protection packages, facilitating health within pharmaceutical production, and providing clean drinking water, are just a few reasons which make RuhrPumpen the ideal life choice for pumping equipment.

RuhrPumpen aims to help the reduction of our Planet’s carbon footprint and waste plastics. Ecologically biased engineers use lean and clean processes to design & manufacture solutions from parts that have a long lifetime and can eventually be recycled.

Bespoke systems coupled with off-the-shelf pumping equipment provide users and specifiers with optimum cost-performance reliability. Pre-configured modular systems offer fast lead times in which to meet demanding project timescales.

German-based engineering and centuries of combined experience underpin the ability of RuhrPumpen to provide highly efficient pumping solutions in which to stand the rigours of time.

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Salamander Pumps

Unit 2c, Colima Avenue

Enterprise Park West


Tyne & Wear SR5 3XE

Telephone: + 44 (0) 191 516 2002


Web site:

No of Employees: 70

Turnover: £12m+

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001; ISO 14001

Salamander Pumps is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of water boosting solutions. Innovation is used throughout the company to deliver high quality products and outstanding customer service at every step of the journey.

Using feedback from our customers and using some cutting-edge technologies, we have endeavoured to make our products some of the quietest, most compact and reliable products on the market. For gravity fed properties we have the CT Xtra, CT Bathroom, CT Force and Right Pump ranges. Positive head or universal models are available, and featuring twin or single ended variants.

Our inline mains booster pumps, HomeBoost and CombiBoost are an ideal solution to properties that have a poor mains flow, delivering 12 and 10 litres per minute respectively.

When just one outlet suffers with poor water flow, TapBoost offers a solution. This compact, inline pump utilises a wet can motor to boost the flow to between 7 and 11 L/min, depending on the incoming flow. The AccuBoost range of accumulators offers a solution where higher flow rates are required. Pumped variants feature a robust, brass pump to deliver a constant 12L/min, this is then supplemented by the water flow from the tank.

TankBoost is a new product to Salamander Pumps’ range. Designed to meet the needs of large properties, where multiple outlets are running simultaneously. TankBoost combines a cold water storage tank and an integral pump, with the high-quality stainless-steel pump submerged within the tank. Designed in four tank sizes, TankBoost will deliver flow rates up to 80L/min and pressures up to 3.0 Bar.

SFA Saniflo UK Ltd.

Unit 1, Watford Interchange

Colonial Way


Hertfordshire WD24 4WP

Telephone: 020 8842 0033


Web site:

No of Employees: 38

Turnover: £20m

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001

In 1958 SFA group invented the macerator; an ingenious product that has revolutionised interior design throughout the world, by enabling extra facilities to be installed when gravity drainage isn’t feasible. Our technological advances mean we have strived to improve our offer both to homes and commercial properties as well as manufacturing industries. SFA is established in over 27 countries on 5 continents, not only providing products but also trained professionals to help install and maintain our products worldwide.

Our UK company, Saniflo Ltd, has been operating since 1979 and the Saniflo name is a brand leader in the domestic macerator and pumps market.

Our growth in the sector was boosted in 2019 by the acquisition of Zehnder Pumpen, who were already a global player in the lifting stations market. Our product ranges include both free-standing and underground lifting stations, single and three phase solutions, one or two motor options as well as submersible pumps and macerators for all types of grey, black and rainwater waste.

So whether it is extra facilities in a loft, a basement, an outdoor office, or a commercial space or whether you have a manufacturing operation that requires the removal of water or waste, there is usually a Saniflo or Zehnder product that can do the job!

Now SFA group has an even stronger market position and even more pumps and lifting stations in our range to bring you the product that is right for your project.

SPP Pumps

1420 Lakeview

Arlington Business Park



Berkshire RG7 4SA

Telephone: 0118 932 3123


Web site:

No of Employees: 240

Turnover: £55m

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001 & OHSAS 18001 Certified



SPP Pumps is a world leading designer and manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and systems. For more than 140 years, the company’s robust, trusted engineering has provided critical performance across diverse industry applications including oil and gas, water, power generation, construction, mining and fire protection. With approx. 70% trade global, outside the UK, local sales, production, test and services sites within USA, India, France, Italy, South Africa, Singapore, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Dubai and Egypt. Our quality is proven through our customers’ invariably demanding pumping applications – typically operating in hostile, arduous or extreme temperature environments, where quality is vital. Our facility in Coleford, England, has set the highest standards attainable in the industry for quality and reliability.

SPP uses the most advanced computer testing in the world and designs, simulates, evaluates, refines and manufactures all products and packaged systems here in the UK. Lean Manufacturing principles mean the company is entirely focused on continuous improvement to support a right-first-time philosophy.

The skills of SPP Pumps engineers have secured the company numerous accolades, including prestigious Pump Industry Awards (PIA) for “Engineer of the Year” and Energy Industry Council (EIC) “Rising Star” finalists. Our customers can rely on a dedicated Engineering services expertise with a 50-strong engineering team, commonly regarded as the best in the industry with application experience across multiple industry sectors. This Field Service team is pivotal in providing on-site rapid response for emergency repairs and planned contractual maintenance. 4 strategically located service centres across the UK, offering specialist services including computerised fluid dynamics analysis, surge analysis and natural frequency analysis to investigate, optimise and balance customer systems for optimum performance and reliability.

Stuart Turner Limited

The Market Place


Oxfordshire RG9 2AD

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1491 572 655

Fax: + 44 (0) 1491 573 704


Web site:

No of Employees: 250+

Turnover: £60m+

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Invest in quality with Stuart Turner

With a market leading reputation in the design and manufacture of high quality water boosting products and heating systems solutions, you can be confident you are investing in a name you can trust to deliver quality, reliability and design innovation.

Powering water for every application, Stuart Turner offers a comprehensive range of solutions, from residential shower pumps and water pressure boosting systems to bespoke packaged pump systems and hot water and heating solutions to meet the demands of the largest commercial buildings.

Each product is fully tested before leaving the factory and is supported by WRAS approved products, IS09001:2015 quality assurance and extensive warranty periods. Operations are supported by TechAssist, Stuart Turner’s dedicated customer service team who are on hand to offer advice on product selection, application guidance and installation assistance.

Stuart Turner also offers a dedicated specification service, with a team of experts on hand to assist with site surveys, product information and work in partnership with you, whether you are at the start of a new project or replacing and commissioning water boosting systems.



Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd

Clonard Road


Ireland Y35 YE24

Telephone: +353 53 91 63200

Fax: +353 53 91 42 355


Web site:

No of Employees: 270

Turnover: £6m UK & Ireland

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 45001:2018, ATEX, CSA & FM Accredited

Flow Equipment Division

The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders, screens and filters developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

Our market focus is on:

• The collection, transport and treatment of wastewater and raw water.

• The production, transport, and processing of crude oil and its derivates

• Fossil-fired, nuclear, and renewable power generation

• Specific general industries, e.g., pulp and paper, fertilizers, and other markets

At Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland Ltd the main focus is the development, manufacture and sales of submersible pumps, mixers, grinders and aerators for wastewater collection, transport and treatment.

Established in 1973 and with a workforce of 270, the factory produces over 100,000 units per year for supply to a global market.

This year 2023 marks 50 years of successful business at the Wexford factory supplying high quality products to a global market.

Dublin Office

B3 Riverview Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12, Ireland D12 DY90

Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd

Lagonda Road

Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate

Billingham TS23 4JA

Telephone: 01642 379500

Fax: 01642 379501


Web site:

No of Employees: 24

Turnover: £6m

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015

Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd was founded in 1919 and is currently headed by Tony Keville the grandson of cofounder Mr A Tomlinson, ably supported by a loyal local team.

A multi-award-winning company also joint-founding member of the Pump Distributors Association, Tomlinson Hall is an approved global distributor of leading pump brands Depa & Elro manufactured by Crane ChemPharma & Energy, ITT Goulds Pumps, Richter Chemie Technik and Grundfos. The business exports worldwide to over 80 countries.

The company offers pump selection and supply ensuring end users have the correct solution for each application. Additionally, Tomlinson Hall offers site visits, servicing and repairs. It also manufactures its own innovative liquid ring vacuum pump, Liquivac, a durable and reliable pump designed to perform a range of operations across a varying array of industries. The pump’s cast iron or 316 stainless steel pump body, combined with a stainless-steel rotating element, makes Liquivac extremely robust in operation. Tomlinson Hall has two workshops at its 1.5-acre site and all repair and maintenance work is carried out by the company’s fully qualified personnel. With in-house welding and machining capabilities, the business also boasts a wide range of machinery, including a CNC lathe, centre lathe, milling machine, radial arm drills and saws.

Tomlinson Hall has also been named as a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion for the fifth consecutive year.

Torishima Europe Ltd

30 Colliery Road

Clyde Gateway Business Park London Road


Scotland G32 8SL

Telephone: 01236 443951

Fax: 01236 702875


Web site:

No of Employees: 70 (UK) – 2,500 (Global)

Turnover: £11m+ (UK) – £400M (Global)

Quality Assurance: ISO9001 (Quality Management System), ISO14001 (Environment Management System)

Torishima is a pump manufacturer founded in 1919 in Osaka Japan who supply centrifugal pumps for a broad range of industries and applications and are now recognized as one of the most reliable market leaders with extensive experience and know-how in pumping technology.

With a highly skilled engineering team who understand your process requirements, Torishima can provide products and services suited to your needs.

The Torishima brand is built on quality, reliability, flexibility and customer satisfaction.

Torishima’s major markets are:

• Desalination

• Power Industry

• Water & Wastewater

• Irrigation & Drainage

• General Industry

• Renewable Energy

• Oil & Gas

T-T Pumps Limited

Onneley Works, Newcastle Road, Woore, Cheshire CW3 9RU

Telephone: +44 (0)1630 647200

Fax: +44 (0)1630 642100


Web site:

No of Employees: 130+

Turnover: £18.5m+

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Standards: BBA Approval on most standard Package Pumping Stations, WRAS Approval on certain ranges of clean water pumps and valves

Who are T-T?

T-T Pumps is a Cheshire-based designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer – covering pumps, controls, valves, environmental/agricultural equipment and pumping stations. All products are complemented by support services to take clients from the initial selection process to commissioning and after-sales services.

About us

All T-T products are backed by over 64 years of experience in innovating reliable pumping and drainage solutions across a range of industries. T-T focuses on quality design and applicationspecific selection to achieve ideal outcomes for clients, with equipment longevity and lowmaintenance needs providing efficiency and reduced running costs.

Our Divisions

T-T is divided into six divisions which coordinate to supply comprehensive solutions from a single source.

• T-T Pumps – manufactures and distributes a wide range of specialised products, with over

1000 pump models.

• T-T Pumping Stations – provides complete Pumping Station schemes for small domestic projects to large industrial applications.

• T-T Controls & Automation – bespoke electrical project specialists, suppliers of a range of versatile control products and systems.

• T-T Agricultural & Environmental – works in tandem with current environmental and climate issues (combined with T-T’s pumping/drainage expertise) to devise contemporary effluent treatment and anti-pollution products.

• T-T Service – undertakes after-sales maintenance services to keep equipment running efficiently and cost-effectively.

• T-T Flow – provides precision-engineered waterworks valves and related fabrication, pipework, gear boxes and more.

T-T prides itself on delivering quality products –sourcing accreditations and approvals from several industry-leading, SSIP member bodies to verify that T-T’s manufacturing is always of a high standard.

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Tuthill UK

Birkdale Close

Manners Industrial Estate


Derbyshire DE7 8YA

Telephone: 01159 325 226

Fax: 01159 324 816


Web site:

No of Employees: 30

Turnover: £1m – £6.5m

Quality Assurance: BS EN ISO 9001-2015 Q05536

Standards: Caterpillar/Perkins and Rockwell Intl approvals.

Tuthill UK Ltd. manufacturers a wide range of Gear Pumps for lubrication, oil burning and petrochem/process industries.

Heavy Duty Circumferential Piston Pumps are manufactured for aggressive process applications where viscosities, pressures and temperatures are usually above standard Rotary Lobe Pump performance. Leak Free Magnetic Drive products are available in Cast Iron, 316 Stainless Steel, PPS (plastic) materials and Hastelloy “C”.

Tuthill remains one of the few pump manufacturers to offer a customised design service to OEM clients. Tuthill also supplies Oval Gear Meters. Maximum Pump Flowrate = 120 m3/hr and Maximum Meter Flowrate = 60m3/hr.

Tuthill UK Ltd. is wholly owned by Tuthill Corporation USA.

WEG (UK) Ltd

Broad Ground Road, Lakeside, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8YP

Telephone: +44 (0) 1527 513800

Fax: +44 (0) 1527 513810


Web site:

No of Employees: 54

Quality Assurance: ISO9001

Standards: ISO14001, ISO50001, ISO TS16949, BSI OHSAS18001


An industrial innovator, WEG supplies the widest range of energy efficient motors for the pump industry. Its energy saving motor-inverter packages and turnkey automation systems control some of the most prestigious pumping projects in the world: desalination plants, hydroelectric facilities, irrigation systems; water and waste treatment plants, cavity pumping applications, oil extraction and major testing facilities to name but a few. WEG supplies low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage motors – including ATEX compliant hazardous area motors, a range of geared motors up to 18000Nm and the new WMagnet IE5 Drive system, this motor-drive system achieves the highest efficiency rating in the market, exceeding the anticipated requirements of the impending IE5 Ultra Premium Efficiency classification across its output range.

WEG offer the W22 WIMES motor designed to meet the specific requirements of the Water Industry and is available as either IE3 or IE4 efficiency rated.

The operation of these energy saving motors is further improved by WEG’s inverter drives, which can save up to 50% in running costs in some pumping applications.

The Pump Genius process control software enables engineers to optimise their pumping systems so that they can run more efficiently. The software is designed to reduce pumping system operation and maintenance costs whilst increasing process accuracy and protection. Used in conjunction with WEG’s CFW11 inverter drive, Pump Genius can be applied to any system that requires constant flow or pressure and can manage up to six pumps in a coordinated system.

WEG’s innovative new Motor Scan device offers remote predictive maintenance, a small sensor can be fitted to the fins of a motor to measure vibration and heat dissipation sending readings to a smart phone or tablet device.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4RU

Telephone: 01326 370 370


Web site: Quality Assurance: ISO9001 ISO14001

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions is the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries. WMFTS offer a range of pumps centred around value for money; low cost of ownership; reliability; ease of maintenance; and support.

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

Halifax Road


Lancashire OL14 5RT

Telephone: +44 1706 298 476


Web site:

No of Employees: 679

Turnover: £80m Worldwide

Quality Assurance: ISO 9001:2015

Standards: ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001

Weir Minerals is a specialist in delivering and supporting comminution, slurry and mine dewatering equipment solutions. Our focus is within the global mining, aggregates and mineral processing sector, and general industry.

We are committed to deliver the benefits of value engineering and innovation to our customers, extending the lifespan and enhancing the performance of customer critical processes and equipment in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

Weir Minerals’ product portfolio centres on critical processes in its customers’ operations. The core product line of the company is its range of slurry pumps, Warman®, which provide slurry transportation solutions with exceptional resistance to abrasion and corrosion. Mine dewatering pumps, hydrocyclones, valves, screens, crushers, HPGR and wear resistant linings complement the range of slurry pumps by offering solutions to optimise comminution, slurry transportation and mill circuit processes.

Weir Minerals has a heritage of manufacturing innovation, engineering excellence and cutting edge process technology, and is constantly evolving so that we can provide optimised products and services to our customers.

The development of Weir Minerals’ service and support network recognises that the company’s commitment does not end with the supply of equipment. In delivering on and off site services Weir Minerals is able to optimise the performance of its customers’ plant and reduce total ownership costs. Services range from on request service through to service partnerships, offering an innovative approach to equipment servicing that marks a step change from costly reactive to preventative plant maintenance.

Company Profiles

Wilo (U.K.) Ltd

Second Avenue

Centrum 100


Staffordshire DE14 2WJ

Telephone: 01283 523000


Web site:

No of Employees: 100+

Turnover: £30m+

Standards: ISO 9001, ISO 9906 (Grade 1, 2 & 3), ISO 14001, ACS Hygiene accredited, ISO 14064 CEMARS, EcoVadis – Platinum rating, UVDB Achilles, BS 6920-1:2014 material approvals (applies to certain products), Constructionline, CHAS Safe Contractor

The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industry. Wilo currently employs more than 8,200 people around the globe.

With innovative solutions, smart products and individual services, we make water move using intelligent, efficient and eco-friendly techniques. We are digital pioneers in the industry with our products and solutions, processes and business models.

For further information, please contact us:

Wilo UK Ltd, Second Avenue, Centrum 100, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2WJ. Tel 01283 523 000. Email Website:

Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @WiloUK

Associate Members

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Private Road No.1



Nottinghamshire NG4 2AN

Telephone: +44 (0)115 940 0111


Web site:

No of Employees: 17,000 globally

Turnover: $5.5 billion worldwide

Quality Assurance: Quality – BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Environmental – BS EN ISO 14001:2015. Health & Safety – ISO 45001:2007, CEMARS. Accredited by: Safecontractor Achilles UVDB Achilles Verify CHAS Exor Link-Up Constructionline

Standards: ISO 9906, DIN 24960, EN733, H&S 45001, NICEC, Approved Contractor British Safety Council members

We’re a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and reused in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyse, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, longstanding relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information on how Xylem can help you, go to

Eurofins E&E CML Limited

Newport Business Park New Port Road

Ellesmere Port CH65 4LZ

Telephone: 0151 559 1160


Web site:

No of Employees: 37

Quality Assurance: Accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025, ISO 17065 and ISO 17021

Eurofins E&E CML Limited (CML) was established as Certification Management Limited in June 2013. Offering a complete range of compliance services, we are a UK Approved Body (No 2503) for “Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres” Regulations 2016 (SI 2016:1107 (as amended).

CML B.V. a subsidiary of Eurofins E&E CML Limited, is an EU Notified Body (No 2776) for European Union Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX). It is supported by its RvA Accreditation (No C640) to ISO/IEC 17065. Our full scope of ATEX notification can be found on the EU Nando Website.

We are supported by our UKAS accreditation (No 8175) to ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17021-1 and ISO/IEC 17065 and our full scope of accreditation allows us to conduct all Notified Body activities under this legislation. We are also an IECEx Certification Body (ExCB) and Test Laboratory (ExTL) with the full scope of standards, leading the world in annual numbers of issued IECEx certificates.

In addition to providing ATEX and IECEx certification, we can also issue UKEX, Japanese and MET North American approvals, and facilitate other regional requirements such as INMETRO for Brazil.

In 2017 CML became the world’s first Registered Type-examination Agency outside of Japan for Ex equipment for use within Japan. Providing a bridge to Japan CML can help you through the requirements and explain the differences.

With a team of expert assessment and test engineers we provide a responsive, competent, credible and innovative approach to product approvals that leads the way in the provision of Ex compliance and related services.

CML also provides UKAS accredited services (Ingress protection, environmental testing, functional safety certification for hardware and software and quality management system certification).

CML also became the world’s first certification body to issue IECEx certification for Ex s ‘Special Protection’. The Ex s, standard IEC 60079-33, is the IECEx certification basis for products used in explosive atmospheres where those products do not fall completely within the requirements of the existing protection standards.

Company Profiles 81

Fluid & Energy Solutions Consultancy Ltd

35 Westcliffe House

Baxter Road, London N1 3HS

Telephone: 0207 101 3911


Web site:

No of Employees: 1-10

Turnover: £1m

Quality Assurance: ISO 14414:2019


Our consultants offer a broad range of expertise and experience in the design, selection and troubleshooting of pumps, cumulating more than 50 years experience in industry.

We have experience in the Water & Wastewater, Oil & Gas, LNG, Power Generation, Consumer Products and Renewables sectors.

Our Experts have assisted in:

• New Product Development Projects

• Refurbishment of Ageing Assets

• Operations & Systems Troubleshooting

Our Services include:


• Pump Design & Optimisation

• Pump Selection & Bid Engineering

• Witness Testing (FAT/SAT) – ISO 9906/HI/API 610


• CFD Analysis

• Erosion & Corrosion Modelling

• Process Modelling


• Recurring Pump Failures

• Vibration & Noise

• Efficiency Optimisation & Carbon Footprint Reduction

International Data Entry & Access Ltd

Room 8

Top Floor

79-89 Lots Road

London SW10 0RN

Telephone: 020 7731 7151


Web site:

IDEA was originally formed to offer to trade associations a service of collecting and publishing their member information thus promoting themselves and the services they offer. This was done in a variety of formats:

• Printed directories

• Web sites

• E-Newsletters

• Electronic catalogues on CD Rom

Our aim was always to produce well designed publications which are effective, accurate and excellent value for money. Today, almost all of our work is in printed directories.

Over the years, we have worked for organisations as diverse as:

• British Footwear Association

• British Materials Handling Federation

• British Pump Manufacturers Association

• Construction Equipment Association

• Manufacturing Technologies Association

• National Access & Scaffolding Confederation

• Stone Federation Great Britain

Because of IDEA’s concentration on trade association communication, it is able to offer an effective service which is designed to fulfill the specific requirements of trade associations. IDEA will do everything from the initial conception, obtaining information from member companies, collating it and ensuring that it is presented in the terminology that is common usage within industry. These services are designed to complement those of a trade association; associations may pick what they require to be done and do themselves that which fits within their own organisation. Publications can be financed in a number of different ways and IDEA has considerable experience in such schemes.

Above all, IDEA publications are intended to be effective and user friendly, they can be multilingual and are designed with the requirements of the user in mind, not from the basis of using the latest tricks and gimmicks.

Fluid Performance Solutions Ltd

26 Elizabeth Avenue


Stirlingshire FK3 9DE

Telephone: 07983 744718


Web site:

No of Employees: 2

Fluid Performance Solutions Limited (FPS) delivers Standard Pump Energy Auditing and Performance

Optimization into the Water and Waste Water Industry throughout the UK.

FPS conducts Energy Auditing to ISO 14414, an industry standard for independently auditing pumping stations specifically introduced to comply with legislation.

Establishing pumping efficiencies and understanding the pipe system gives the best opportunities to optimise the pumping stations and helps to develop recommendations for high maintenance and energy usage stations where costs are significant.

Understanding energy usage is sometimes very difficult but with the right equipment and data analysis, energy consumption can be quantified and used to monitor pumping performance. Identifying failures before pumps trip and become damaged beyond repair is critical to reducing unplanned maintenance costs.

FPS delivers a cost-effective solution to enhance pumping station performance and reduce life cycle costs.

Kiwa Watertec

Unit 26a, Rassau Industrial Estate


Ebbw Vale NP23 5SD

Telephone: 01495 308185


Web site:

No of Employees: 19

Turnover: £2m

Kiwa is among the leading global Testing Inspection and Certification (TIC) organisations. With our certification, inspection, testing, training and technology services, we create trust in our customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.

Kiwa Watertec provides a complete testing and certification service for sanitary, plumbing products & components.

This includes sanitary tapware, toilets, valves, pipe & fittings, water heaters, showers & catering equipment. Kiwa test and certify products for compliance against UK Water Regulations, UK Building Regulations, European water labelling and many BS/EN standards.

Key services

• Kiwa UK Water Regulation 4 (KUKreg4)

• Consultancy/Product Evaluation

• WRAS approvals

• TMV Type 2 and 3 (EN1111, EN1287, NHS Specification D08)

• G3 Building Regulations – Unvented water heating


• Electrical Safety

• CE Marking

Company Profiles

Rustek 2 St. Mary’s Close


Herts AL3 7DD

Telephone: 01582 792709


Web site: No of Employees: 14

Efficient and cost effective EAC certification for industrial and process pumps.

At Rustek we provide specialist EAC certification services to the oil and gas, energy and industrial sectors. Rustek was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000 and now has headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland as well as offices in St Petersburg, Russia and London, UK. The company was founded to provide an independent and customer focused alternative to the complicated and often bureaucratic process of certification in the EAEU countries.

We offer a comprehensive range of certification services energy sector companies who export goods into Russia and other EAEU states, enabling them to demonstrate their compliance to the applicable standards. Through our sales offices in the UK our certification services reach hundreds of customers worldwide each year.

Energy process pumps are often complex and projects require tight schedules and budgets. By focusing on these industries, our team is able to provide clients with in-depth knowledge of Technical Regulations and certification requirements. Our mission is to provide efficient, cost-effective certification services for our clients and exceptional customer service. If you have a contract for delivery into the EAEU, or are bidding or negotiating such a contract, please contact us for a free no-obligation technical consultation and quotation. If you are the contractor of a large project, we can offer comprehensive consultancy and certification services for the duration of your contract.

Contact us today on the details below to arrange a free consultation regarding certification of your pump equipment.

Solutions in IT Ltd No. 1, The Chambers

Bowden Business Village

Harborough Road

Market Harborough

Leicestershire LE16 7SA

Telephone: 0845 009 4588

Fax: 0845 009 4599


Web site:

No of Employees: 14

Solutions in I.T. are the software authors of EMiR, the Electro-Mechanical Information Resource, a business solution specifically designed for pump companies. First written in 1994, EMiR has developed over the last quarter of a century to become an innovative, market-leading business solution. If you manufacture, assemble, install & commission, repair and supply product warranty on pump systems, then EMiR is the business solution for you.

You’ll be joining other BPMA members like Hayley 247, Houghton International, MDM Pumps, Pumps & Motors Limited, Torishima and over 2,000 users around the world that rely on EMiR to control every aspect of their businesses.

EMiR is an all-in-one solution made up of 18 Modules & Extensions to satisfy the needs of a diverse pump industry. As a user you’ll benefit from features that have evolved from shared customer experience. Every aspect of job and works order management is taken care of, purchasing and stock control, sales quoting and order processing, labour and asset scheduling, time & attendance recording, workshop tablet computers, engineer smartphone apps, financial accounts and reporting with full HMRC connectivity and what’s more, you are directly in control of the direction of EMiR as your business changes.

EMiR customers have found with increased home working and required connectivity that EMiR’s smartphone apps and cloud capabilities have enabled companies to remain in touch.

EMiR’s unique DECiR process offers new customers a clear and documented approach to the installation of the system. This ensures that all of your companies needs and challenges are discussed and actioned. Details of this can be found at

Remember, BPMA members are eligible for our Trade Associations Discount, giving you 25% off the purchase price!

Touchwave Media Ltd

7 Clarks Yard



East Sussex TN5 7NG

Telephone: 07785 290034


Web site:

No of Employees: 6

Turnover: >£1m

Touchwave Media is a specialist PR, Publishing and Events business, serving the industrial b2b arena with a range of marketing support services and associated ‘live’ events including awards dinners, conferences, seminars and product launches.

Working closely with trade associations across a number of engineering disciplines, we help to promote business and professional excellence, and encourage effective sales channel communication through market leading events such as:-

• Pump Industry Awards

• Europump General Meeting

• Motion Control Industry Awards

• AEMT Awards

• Motor Driven Systems

• FETA Luncheon

• CSA Awards

Engagement with sector specific awards programmes, and the associated alignment to business and professional excellence, delivers exceptional levels of brand awareness and customer loyalty. Talk to us about how you can get involved in any of these events.

Additionally, our press and public relations activities ensure that our client’s endeavours are accurately communicated both internally amongst their respective membership or customer base, and externally throughout the wider business environment. We also produce and publish trade & technical journals, such as flow, the BPMA’s dedicated quarterly publication for users and operators of liquid pumps.

Should you need an event producing, or wish to participate in one of our existing events, or you would like some help with your own promotional activities, please call Andrew Castle on 07785 290034.

World Pumps MA Business

Hawley Mill

Hawley Road

Sutton at Hone

Dartford DA2 7TJ

Telephone: 01322 221144


Web site:

For over 60 years, World Pumps has been the world’s leading pump magazine, keeping the pump industry and its customers informed about all the technical and commercial developments in their industry. World Pumps is read by over 20,000 pump users globally, all of whom have specifically requested the magazine and meet our strict circulation criteria. Industry sectors we target include: oil & gas, water & wastewater, energy efficiency, corrosive handling, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food & drink, HVAC, construction and de-watering.

All these are featured in our editorial which highlights problems unique to each sector and the technology and approach that has brought about a solution. Each month, World Pumps brings a range of solutions, developments and perspectives on technology, adding to our readers’ knowledge base. Our website is constantly updated with news of the industry, applications and features. World Pumps welcomes news and articles from its readers to ensure that it is an accurate reflection of the pump industry today.

Company Profiles 83

2000 Series

AccuBoost Active Driver


Acuaria AES15






Alma Pumps





Ama Drainer

Ama Porter

Ama Porter ICS

Amajet Amarex KRT

Amarex N


Apex Pumps










Baric pumps


BFP - Boiler Feed Water Pump




Boax B





Brison Pumps






Calio Pro


Cat Piston Pumps




Circulating Pumps Limited (CPL)

CK Pump Station









CP System





CT Bathroom

CT Force

CT Xtra











NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

Salamander Pumps

DAB Pumps Limited

Pumps (UK) Ltd

Pumps Ltd Salamander Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd AESSEAL Plc

Albany Engineering Co Limited


Salamander Pumps

Salamander Pumps

Salamander Pumps

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps






Espa UK



Etaline L

EtaLine Pro






Evosta / Evotron / Evoplus

EZ Strip












Fluid Performance Solutions Limited















GSM Motors


Hayward Tyler



Hexacompact HMD Kontro

HMD Seal/less

HMD Sealless

Holden & Brooke

Home Booster




Hya Solo

Hyamat Hya-Rain Hydro GTI Hydro Multi-E HYDROLIFT HYDROSTREAM


CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps


Isoglide Isoria




DAB Pumps

DEWATERING Digital Dosing


& Flow Technologies UK Ltd

Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd

DAB Pumps Limited

Albany Engineering Co Limited Hayward Tyler

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

Tuthill UK

AxFlow Limited

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Salamander Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

KSB Limited

KSB Limited

KSB Limited

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

SPP Pumps

SPP Pumps

AESSEAL Plc Calpeda Calpeda

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

John Crane SPP Pumps

AxFlow Limited

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

KSB Limited

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

John Crane

T-T Pumps Limited

T-T Pumps Limited

KSB Limited



AxFlow Limited

DAB Pumps Limited


Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

T-T Pumps Limited

Weir Minerals Europe Limited

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Trade Names
Danais Datahawk DB62C Delta Delta Basic Delta Booster Sets
ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd AESSEAL Plc AESSEAL Plc Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions T-T Pumps Limited Albany Engineering Co Limited T-T Pumps Limited DAB Pumps Limited AxFlow Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited Apex Pumps Stuart Turner Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd T-T Pumps Limited CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps SPP Pumps Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Brook Crompton Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Albany Engineering Co Limited Armstrong Fluid Technology Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd KSB Limited Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions AxFlow Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited AxFlow Limited KTR UK Ltd Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions DAB Pumps Limited Albany Engineering Co Limited AxFlow Limited AxFlow Limited Grundfos Pumps Ltd KSB Limited KSB Limited AESSEAL Plc RuhrPumpen Weir
Minerals Europe
Plc Greene, Tweed & Co Limited
(UK) Ltd KSB Limited
AxFlow Limited
AESSEAL Plc DAB Pumps Limited KSB Limited Hayward Tyler
FT – ClydeUnion Pumps ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd KSB Limited KSB Limited SPP Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd AESSEAL Plc Grundfos Pumps Ltd T-T Pumps Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Drainaway Draincor Drainex Duocompact Duoglide Duopress
Easy Pumps EasyClean Easymat ECO - ISOCHEM
E-Idos Electromat EMU EMUPORT
KSB Guard KTR LabTecta LAWRENCE Leader Pumps Leopold LEWIS LIBERATOR LINATEX LiqTec LoadSure Lowara Grundfos Pumps Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd DAB Pumps Limited DAB Pumps Limited AESSEAL Plc Calpeda AxFlow Limited T-T Pumps Limited Calpeda Calpeda Wilo (UK) Ltd Wilo (UK) Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Weir Minerals Europe Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd SPP Pumps Salamander Pumps DAB Pumps Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd AxFlow Limited AESSEAL Plc ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd KSB Limited Weir Minerals Europe Limited Fluid Performance Solutions Limited Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd SPP Pumps Brook Crompton Greene, Tweed & Co Limited KTR UK Ltd Weir Minerals Europe Limited Weir Minerals Europe Limited Tuthill UK Grundfos Pumps Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd T-T Pumps Limited Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd NOV Process

M Range







March May Ltd


MasoSine Mather and Platt



Max-E Boost


MCI (Iron)

Mega CPK



MGI (Iron)

MGS (316 Stainless Steel)




Mixmaster Range




Mono Pumps







Multi Multi Eco

Multi VE Multi VS






























Grundfos Pumps Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

KSB Limited

NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps Wilo (UK) Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

KSB Limited

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Wilo (UK) Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

T-T Pumps Limited

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd

Armstrong Fluid Technology

AxFlow Limited

AxFlow Limited

KSB Limited

KSB Limited

Grundfos Pumps Ltd



Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd


CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Salamander Pumps


KSB Limited

KSB Limited

KSB Limited

KSB Limited

NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd



KSB Limited


Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

John Crane


Wilo (UK) Ltd

T-T Pumps Limited

SFA Saniflo UK Ltd

Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

T-T Pumps Limited

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps

Grundfos Pumps Ltd




John Crane

Grundfos Pumps Ltd

Grundfos Pumps Ltd


Silen S2




Smedegaard EcoFlexx

Smedegaard EV

Smedegaard Exeflexx Booster Set

Smedegaard HIL

Smedegaard Magneta

Smedegaard Midiflexx

Smedegaard Omega

Smedegaard Pumps


Specialist Nuclear Products Speedrive

Trade Names
Pump Drive Pump Meter
Pump Plan
Pump Support Systems
Pure Technologies
RED JACKET Right Pumps
Rio Rio Eco
ROTEX RPH RuhrPumpen Rule S Pumps SAFEMATIC SAI Salmson SAMSON Saniflo Sanitaire SATURN SBWM SCALA2 SCMS SCUSI SEALTEC SEEBACH FILTRATION SEG Selcoperm Selectric Sensus SERIES 1000 SERIES 4000 Sewatec SHOWERMATE Silen I Silen Plus Silen S NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd M Seals Uk Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd KSB Limited AESSEAL Plc Stuart Turner Limited March May Ltd Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Wilo (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd AxFlow Limited Tuthill UK KSB Limited T-T Pumps Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd John Crane Tuthill UK Tuthill UK KSB Limited Stuart Turner Limited KSB Limited AESSEAL Plc Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Tuthill UK AxFlow Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Stuart Turner Limited AxFlow Limited KSB Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd KSB Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Weir Minerals Europe
RADEX RDS Reciprocating
Riotec Riotherm
Water Solutions UK Ltd Tuthill UK Tuthill UK KSB Limited Stuart Turner Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd
Pumps Ltd Xylem
SMSS Solar
Subtank Sumo
Tecnopres Tecnoself Tekbox
TEXTTEL THRUSTREAM Tiper TP, TPE Tricompact TRIO T-T CONTROLS T-T Flow T-T PUMPS Ulectriglide Uniglide Unilift UNISTREAM Unlilft UPS3 USI VapourView Varley VCM VENUS V-FLOW Vigicor Vigila Vigilex Viginox Visenti Vitacast Vitachrom Vitalobe Vitaprime Vitastage VS1 VS6 VSM VULCO W Wacs Electronics Wallpress WARMAN WARWICK Waste Tec WasteMate WasteMate Plus WaterMate Watson-Marlow Pumps Watson-Marlow Tubing WAUKESHA WAUKESHA CHERRY-BURRELL WDM Barnes Wedeco WEMCO WERNERT WILDEN WILO Wiper Worthington Simpson WP WR WSP WTW XYCOMP XYFLUOR YSI Zehnder ZeroLoss ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd AxFlow Limited AVT PUMP KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited AESSEAL Plc Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd AESSEAL Plc Albany Engineering Co Limited Stuart Turner Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Hayward Tyler HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd KSB Limited CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps AESSEAL Plc KSB Limited Weir Minerals Europe Limited Brook Crompton DAB Pumps Limited Salamander Pumps Tuthill UK ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd DAB Pumps Limited T-T Pumps Limited SPP Pumps ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Weir Minerals Europe Limited T-T Pumps Limited T-T Pumps Limited T-T Pumps Limited CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd SPP Pumps Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd AESSEAL Plc HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps Hayward Tyler CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps T-T Pumps Limited T-T Pumps Limited ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited KSB Limited CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps Brook Crompton Weir Minerals Europe Limited Brook Crompton DAB Pumps Limited KSB Limited Weir Minerals Europe Limited Albany Engineering Co Limited NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Grundfos Pumps Ltd Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions AxFlow Limited AxFlow Limited RuhrPumpen Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd AxFlow Limited AxFlow Limited AxFlow Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd RuhrPumpen Brook Crompton Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Wilo (UK) Ltd Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Greene, Tweed & Co Limited Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd SFA Saniflo UK Ltd HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps
Sundyne Super Selectric SuPremE Swallowglide
Tesla Motors
















Mixmaster Range










Albany Engineering Co Limited








Apex Pumps

Apex Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Baric pumps

Holden & Brooke



Pump Support Systems


AxFlow Limited























Brook Crompton




Calpeda Easymat


Electromat Idromat IMAT

CELEROS FT – ClydeUnion Pumps


CP System








DAB Pumps Limited

Active Driver

Alma Pumps

Brison Pumps

DAB Pumps


Easy Pumps

Evosta / Evotron / Evoplus

GSM Motors

Leader Pumps

Tallas Pumps

Tesla Motors

Wacs Electronics

ESPA Pumps (UK) Ltd













Espa UK




Multi VE

Multi VS









Silen I

Silen Plus

Silen S

Silen S2














Euroflo Fluid Handling Ltd


Fluid Performance Solutions Limited

Fluid Performance Solutions Limited

Greene, Tweed & Co Limited











Grundfos Pumps Ltd











Digital Dosing









Home Booster

Hydro GTI

Hydro Multi-E






Max-E Boost








Pump Plan


S Pumps







Solar Star



Super Selectric







WasteMate Plus


Trade Names 86
SBWM Specialist Nuclear
Swallowglide Ulectriglide Uniglide VCM VS1 VS6
Power (Various)

Hayward Tyler


Hayward Tyler



HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps

HMD Kontro

HMD Seal/less

HMD Sealless




John Crane





KSB Limited

Ama Drainer

Ama Porter

Ama Porter ICS


Amarex KRT

Amarex N


BFP – Boiler Feed Water Pump

Boax B



Calio Pro

CK Pump Station


Delta Basic

Delta Booster Sets



Etaline L

EtaLine Pro



Hya Solo




KSB Guard


Mega CPK




Multi Eco

Multitec Omega

Pump Drive

Pump Meter


Rio Eco





Smedegaard EcoFlexx

Smedegaard EV

Smedegaard Exeflexx Booster Set

Smedegaard HIL

Smedegaard Magneta

Smedegaard Midiflexx

Smedegaard Omega

Smedegaard Pumps


Swing Amajet












M Seals Uk Ltd


March May Ltd

March May Ltd

NOV Process & Flow Technologies UK Ltd

2000 Series

EZ Strip



M Range


Mono Pumps




Robbins & Myers


Waste Tec


Cat Piston Pumps



WDM Barnes

Worthington Simpson

Salamander Pumps



CT Bathroom

CT Force

CT Xtra



Right Pumps TapBoost

SFA Saniflo UK Ltd



SPP Pumps










Stuart Turner Limited







T-T Pumps Limited
















T-T Flow




Tuthill UK



MCI (Iron)

MGI (Iron)

MGS (316 Stainless Steel)





Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions










Watson-Marlow Pumps

Watson-Marlow Tubing

Weir Minerals Europe Limited















Wilo (UK) Ltd

Circulating Pumps Limited (CPL)




Mather and Platt






Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd












Pure Technologies








Trade Names 87

This is a selection from the BPMA Training Guide. The full guide can be requested from or viewed digitally by scanning this QR code:



At BPMA we take pride in offering Technical Pump courses that cater to all levels of expertise. Our courses are designed by industry experts and delivered by trainers who possess a deep understanding of the subject matter. They are also qualified to answer any questions that arise during the training sessions, ensuring that students receive a comprehensive learning experience.

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible learning opportunities. All of our courses carry accreditation for Continuous Personal Development (CPD), which guarantees that our training programs are of the highest quality.

We understand that a skilled workforce is key to success in any industry, which is why we have developed an extensive training program that we supports everyone from apprentices and administration staff to experienced engineers. Our courses are designed to upskill your workforce and foster a culture of continuous improvement, allowing your staff to grow with you and meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry.

• Engaging programmes suitable for all levels and roles

• Cost-effective training that maximizes your training budget

• Modules that focus on learning that can be immediately applied in the workplace

• In-house tailored training specific to your needs and delivered at your site

• Accredited by the UK independent continuing professional development scheme


We also offer bespoke training and consultancy options that can be delivered on-site, whether you have 5 staff or 50. Our experienced trainers can work with you to identify objectives, plan sessions and create course material that is tailored to your products, processes and your delegates' level of expertise.

Choose BPMA for pump training that supports your staff and your business.

Check our website for the latest prices, dates and availability.



Our beginner courses provide a solid foundation in pumping technology, with a focus on the pump basics and technical aspects and are ideal for anyone new to the world of pumps

• Introduction to Pumping Technology (E-Learning): This online course is the perfect starting point for anyone new to the industry. It covers the basics of pump technology and sets the foundation for further learning.

• Pump Fundamentals (Classroom or online): This one-day course builds on the knowledge gained from the introduction course and on correct terminology usage and the more technical aspects of pump technology. An essential course delivered regularly at our offices in the West Midlands, live online and can be delivered as a closed course, or onsite at your premises.

Our intermediate courses are stand-alone one-day courses, perfect for those who have completed the Pump Fundamentals course and are looking to take their knowledge to the next level. We recommend that students choose from the courses below that best supplement their job role or function.

• Pump Selection: This covers the process of selecting the right pump for a specific application, taking into consideration factors such as flow rate, head, and efficiency.

• Pump Testing: Covers the testing and performance analysis of pumps, including the use of test rigs and instruments.

• Pump Systems: Looks at the design and operation of pumping systems, including the use of multiple pumps, control systems, and instrumentation.

• Introduction to Hydraulic Design Principles of Centrifugal Pumps: This is a specialised course covering the hydraulic design principles of centrifugal pumps, including the use of performance curves and system curves and is usually delivered as an on-site course


• Pump Repair & Maintenance: This popular two-day course covers the repair and maintenance of pumps, including disassembly, inspection, and the importance of planned maintenance, and is only available as a face-face course

• VSD: This new course covers the use of variable speed drives (VSDs) for controlling the speed of pumps, including the benefits and limitations of VSDs. Delivered as a basic one-day introduction course and a further oneday course concentrating on more advanced aspects.


Our advanced courses are for individuals who want to be the best in the industry and gain recognition within their organisation.

• The Essentials of Pumping Technology (ELearning): This 90-hour intensive learning course covers all aspects of pumping technology, from pump basics to advanced topics such as system design and optimisation.

• The Certified Pump Systems Auditor Course (CPSA): A four-day residential course designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct a full pumping system audit to identify energy savings for their company and their customers



By completing the Certified Pump Systems Auditor (CPSA) course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to conduct a full pumping system audit. This will enable you to evaluate not only your systems, but also those of others, and identify opportunities for significant energy savings and cost efficiencies.

The CPSA course is designed to equip individuals with a comprehensive understanding of pump system performance and efficiency and covers a wide range of topics, including pump system design, installation, operation, and maintenance. By mastering these essential skills, you will be able to evaluate the whole system and make adjustments where necessary to achieve optimal performance, reduce energy consumption, and save money.

With CPSA certification, you will have the expertise to help your organization achieve its sustainability goals and remain competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.

Pumps are the largest consumer of global motive power and pumping system improvements can have a reduction of up to 40% in energy costs.

Developed by the BPMA, an established and highly regarded body within the industry and referenced in the UK Government Energy Strategy documents.


The CPSA Programme

Attend a Residential 3-day Pumping System requirements and analysis training course and pass an examination

Attend a 1-day training course covering the ISO 14414 Standard for Energy Assessments of pump systems and Pump System Optimisation


Engineers who are trained following the CPSA requirements will receive the following certification:

• A certificate from the BPMA affirming that the engineer has completed a course on the ISO 14414 standard for an energy assessment of a pumping system

• A certificate from the BPMA stating that the engineer has completed a Pump System Optimisation course.


Engineers who achieve CPSA status will:

• Receive a BPMA Certificate and CPSA photo registration card which identifies that the cardholder is approved to carry out Pump System Audits

• Have your photo and details placed on the CPSA website promoting the initiative, CPSA companies and CPSA-qualified auditors


The CPSA Initiative is open to any competent engineer.

To successfully achieve full accreditation and the benefits that amass, candidates must:

• Attend a 4-day course and pass a comprehensive examination

• Prove certain levels of experience in the industry

• Show personal development through the completion of recognised education/training programmes

• Demonstrate active involvement in the industry.

CPSA course fees cover the cost of the course, evaluation of the student's experience and accredited status and visibility on the CPSA.


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Company Profiles

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Company Profiles

pages 70-73

Total Pump Management, Services and Hydro Turbines

pages 66-69

Mechanical Seals and Couplings

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Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs in Pumping Stations

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The BPMA can help you achieve the desired result

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Project Tender Service

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How to Select a Drum Pump

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How to Select a Drum Pump

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Submersible motor design considerations and advancements through the years?

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Optimising chemical dosing in a challenging operating climate

page 32

Energy Efficiency & Factors Affecting Pump Efficiency

page 31

Four Advantages of Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Partners Four Advantages of Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Partners

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New Products and Innovations

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The World Market

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A full-suite solution for diagnostics and monitoring

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Solutions for INDUSTRY

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Make the easy switch

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Pump sector recognises excellence once more

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