WaterBriefs: ITT hits million milestone with Goulds 3196 pump

Also in this report: Siemens to upgrade Polish WWTP; Emerson's Coriolis flowmeters safety certified; NFEI gains discharge permit; First responders shown solar treatment options; Columbia Metals, BioteQ collaborate on Mexico project; B&V Singapore desal plant wins global award; PennWell nabs sustainable energy, technology magazines; Ciba names water treatment VP; Abresist appoints Midwest sales engineer; Baker buys Buck Engineering; Senate Democrats delve into Halliburton unsafe water charge...

Apr 10th, 2006

In other news below:
-- Siemens to upgrade wastewater automation systems in Bialystok, Poland
-- Emerson's Micro Motion SIS Coriolis flowmeters safety certified
-- NFEI receives temporary surface water discharge permit for Slater Dome wells
-- First responders shown solar treatment systems at National Hurricane Conference
-- Columbia Metals Corp., BioteQ sign development agreement for Mexico project
-- Black & Veatch-designed Singapore desal plant wins global water distinction
-- PennWell acquires London-based sustainable energy, technology magazines
-- Ciba Specialty Chemicals names NAFTA region VP for water treatment
-- Abresist Corp. names Midwest sales engineer
-- New LA ad campaign insists consumers don't need extremes to save water, money
-- Baker completes acquisition of Buck Engineering
-- PaDEP announces expansion of abandoned mine cleanup program
-- Senate Democrats to examine if Halliburton gave unsafe water to Iraq troops


ITT hits million milestone with Goulds 3196 pump
SENECA FALLS, NY, April 10, 2006 -- Today, Goulds Pumps, a subsidiary of ITT, announced the shipment of the one millionth ANSI Process Pump—proving that the 3196 pump model continues to be the industry standard after 45 years.

Introduced in 1961 as the original Goulds 3196 ANSI Standard Dimension Process Pump, this pump model evolved quickly into the top selling pump of its kind worldwide. It continues to be recognized as a workhorse in chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, primary metals, food and beverage and general-industry processes. As proven by shear numbers and numerous brand choice studies, the Goulds 3196 is the most popular pump in the world.

Today, Goulds ships thousands of 3196 pumps each month from its manufacturing facilities in Seneca Falls, NY; Axminster, United Kingdom; Choongbuk, Korea; Hidalgo, Mexico and Shanghai, PRC.

• Model 3196: The original ANSI pump is available in 29 different sizes with a wide range of ANSI PLUS™ features for handling difficult applications. The X-Series power ends provide standard features for improved bearing and mechanical seal life.
• Model HT 3196: ANSI High Temperature Process Pump. Centerline mounted in a heavy duty fabricated steel casing support, this pump is designed for high temperature applications in the chemical industry. The Model HT 3196 minimizes shaft misalignment and piping strain associated with elevated temperatures up to 700°F.
• Model LF 3196: Low Flow ANSI Process. Designed for low-flow chemical processes, this pump features a concentric (circular volute) casing and open radial vane impeller to eliminate hydraulic and mechanical problems at low flows.
• Model CV 3196: Non-Clog ANSI Process. Able to handle bulky, fibrous or shear-sensitive liquids, this model features the Goulds concentric volute casing with recessed impeller design. It provides non-clog pumping with minimal solids degradation. In addition, the CV 3196 has the capacity to handle liquids containing 10 to 20 percent air or gas.
• Model 3796: Self-Priming ANSI Process. This model provides self-priming services for chemical process industries. Its one-piece casing eliminates the need for separate priming chamber, air separator, valves or bypass lines.
• Model 3996: In-Line ANSI Process. Designed for in-line chemical processing, this model features TaperBore™ PLUS and BigBore™ seal chambers with precision fits for accurate alignment. With its fully open impeller, back pull-out design and sturdy construction, the 3996 is designed for corrosives, abrasives and high temperatures.

"Since 1961, the 3196 series has been the flagship pump not only of our company but also of the entire industry," said Patrick Prayne, Product Manager - ANSI Pumps. "With so many installations around the globe, we're confident in calling this model the most popular process pump in the world."

ITT Industries Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. With headquarters in White Plains, NY, the company generated $7.4 billion in 2005 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges. For more information, see www.itt.com, www.gouldspumps.com or www.goulds.com

Among other recent headlines:

Siemens signs contract to upgrade wastewater automation systems in Bialystok, Poland -- ESSEN, Germany, April, 10, 2006 -- The Industrial Solutions & Services Group of Siemens Sp.z.o.o. (Poland) has signed a contract with Instal Bialystok S.A., general contractor for modernization of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Bialystok, Poland (population 311,000). Co-financed by the European Union, the EUR1.03 million [US$1.25 million] project entails installation of automation equipment for the process control system at the plant, including new biogas recovery/reuse and sludge drying technology. The work is necessary for treating an increased amount of waste and to meet quality requirements of European Union Directive No. 91/271/EEC. Currently WWTP inflow reaches 70,000 m3 per day. The complex, end-to-end project includes system design, installation in the facility, startup and staff training. All work on the control system is planned to be performed without any plant downtime, i.e. allowing the wastewater treatment process to continue undisturbed. Other Polish projects include WWTPs in Kolno and Bielsk Podlaski have been finalized, and the Group is currently in charge of modernization for municipal WWTPs in Lodz and Przemysl, along with a WTP for Torun...

Emerson's Micro Motion SIS Coriolis flowmeters safety certified -- World's first to meet IEC 61508 standards -- BOULDER, CO, April 10, 2006 -- The smart Safety Instrumented System (SIS) from Emerson Process Management, an extension of PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, is now further enhanced with TUV certification of its Micro Motion® SIS Coriolis meters. This certification allows users to boost plant availability by using the flow and density measurement technology in systems up to SIL-3 loops, per IEC 61508. The IEC certification reduces costs by eliminating costly documentation and analysis efforts associated with the alternative prior-use methodology of certification. Plant designers can now take advantage of the established reliability and intelligence embedded in these certified products to simplify new SIS designs and compliance management. The meters integrate into a comprehensive Emerson solution for SIS that includes the DeltaV™ SIS system with smart logic solvers, final elements such as Fisher® FIELDVUE® SIS digital valve controllers, and Rosemount® SIS pressure and temperature transmitters...

NFEI receives temporary surface water discharge permit for Slater Dome wells
DENVER, CO, April 10, 2006 -- Independent energy company New Frontier Energy Inc. (NFEI) today announced a temporary surface water discharge permit was obtained from the state of Colorado for its wells at the Slater Dome Prospect. Paul G. Laird, New Frontier's president and CEO, commented, "We are excited about this discharge permit as it allows us to aggressively pump water from all of our wells at the Slater Dome Prospect. We anticipate that the increased rate of water production will increase our gas production rate and decrease our operating costs. This discharge facility will provide an environmentally safe method of disposing of produced water and will also benefit the ranching community of the Little Snake River Valley. We anticipate receiving a permanent discharge permit within the next 90 days"...

First responders shown solar treatment systems at National Hurricane Conference -- -- WorldWater & Power Corp., First Southwest unit join at National Hurricane Conference to provide emergency responders with new MobileMaxPure solar electric water treatment technology -- PENNINGTON, NJ, April 10, 2006-- WorldWater & Power Corp., developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, will attend the National Hurricane Conference being held in Orlando, FL, this week. Joining it is Carlyle Financial Services Inc., an affiliate of First Southwest Co., which is providing financial programs for the acquisition of solar powered water supply and electrical power to municipal, county, state, federal and other emergency response organizations. WorldWater & Power will be demonstrating and selling its new MobileMaxPure™ solar powered emergency relief unit at the April 10-14 event. This portable solar unit, already providing emergency water supply to Waveland, MS, after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, will pump and purify 30,000 gallons/day of drinking water, deliver emergency electric power and provide worldwide satellite voice and data communication...

Columbia Metals Corp., BioteQ sign development agreement for Mexico project -- VANCOUVER, Canada, April 10, 2006 -- BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Columbia Metals Corp. Ltd. for development of a water treatment plant at their La Jojoba Gold Property located in the state of Sonora, Mexico. The water treatment plant is a new application of BioteQ's sulphide technologies where BioteQ will provide a plant to Columbia for the regeneration of free and copper-complexed cyanide from barren solutions, which can then be recycled for gold extraction. In addition, the technology converts copper cyanide complexes to copper sulphide which is then recovered as an incremental revenue source. The commercial agreement provides for the joint development of the process during the engineering stages, followed by a build-own-operate commercial structure whereby BioteQ will own the treatment plant in return for metals recovered and fees charged for cyanide regeneration...

SecureWave attains Gold Certified Partner status from Microsoft -- Further distinguishes itself by earning Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions, with additional competencies in data management solutions and networking infrastructure solutions -- DURHAM, NC, April 10, 2006 -- SecureWave today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in ISV/Software Solutions, Data Management Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. As a Gold Certified partner, SecureWave has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven its ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SecureWave protects more than 1.5 million endpoints at more than 1,000 organizations worldwide from the threat of malicious, unauthorized or unknown executables and devices...

Black & Veatch-designed desalination plant wins global water distinction -- KANSAS CITY , MO, April 7, 2006 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today the company recently won a distinction in the Desalination Plant of the Year category at the 2006 Global Water Awards for the Singapore-Tuas Seawater Desalination Project. The new 36-mgd seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant is the largest of its kind in Asia and one of the largest in the world, accommodating 10% of Singapore's national water demand...

PennWell acquires London-based sustainable energy, technology magazines -- TULSA, OK, April 7, 2006 -- PennWell Corp., a diversified global media and information company that includes WaterWorld, Industrial WaterWorld and Water & Wastewater International among its publications, announced today that it has acquired the sustainable energy and technology magazine group consisting of Renewable Energy World, Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production and Waste Management World from James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd. based in London. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed...

Ciba Specialty Chemicals names NAFTA region VP for water treatment -- SUFFOLK, VA, April 7, 2006 -- Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp. has announced the appointment of Gary Barber as NAFTA region vice president - water treatment, within the company's Water & Paper Treatment business segment. In this position, Barber will assume responsibility for the strategic and tactical business operations and performance of the company's Agriculture, Extractive & Process Technologies, Performance Intermediates, and Water & Wastewater Services market centers in the NAFTA region. Barber joined Ciba in 1997 with the purchase of Allied Colloids Ltd. by Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He has held various sales management positions within Ciba's Paper Chemicals and Water Treatment business units. In 2003, Barber was named Director of Sales of the NAFTA Region's Water Treatment business unit based in Suffolk, Virginia. This new appointment became effective April 1...

Abresist Corp. names new sales engineer -- URBANA, IN, April 7, 2006 -- Chad Calvert, of Prairie Village, KS, has been named as the new Abresist Corp. sales engineer for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and western Iowa. Calvert has a bachelor's degree in communications from Purdue University and 10 years of sales experience in the Midwest. Prior experience includes representing a pneumatic components manufacturer and working with distributors selling a variety of technical products, including processing instrumentation equipment. In business since 1977, Abresist makes and installs a range of mineral and ceramic based abrasion-resistant protective linings including ABRESIST® fused-cast basalt and ALRESIST® alumina ceramic for material handling equipment for the utility, mining, iron and steel, mineral processing, chemical, pulp and paper, and food processing industries...

New LA ad campaign insists consumers don't need extremes to save water, money -- Comical "Don't/Do' TV, radio campaign promotes availability of consumer rebates -- LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2006 -- How far would you go to save water? What about sipping from a neighbor's sprinkler or washing dishes while bathing? A humorous $1.5 million advertising campaign being unveiled on TV and radio April 10 by the Metropolitan Water District and the Family of Southern California Water Agencies maintains consumers don't have to go to those extremes to save water and money. The intensive two-month campaign suggests different ways to conserve water by contrasting the ridiculously absurd with the sublimely simple in advertisements that promote the availability of consumer rebates for water-saving fixtures and appliances. The advertisements juxtapose measures like drinking from a fish tank against more practical water-wise methods such as cashing in on rebates for "smart" sprinkler controllers, dual-flush toilets and high-efficiency clothes washers. The messages, which also appear in magazines, call on consumers to access rebate information by logging onto the "bewaterwise.com" website...

Baker completes acquisition of Buck Engineering -- PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2006 -- Michael Baker Corp. has completed the acquisition of Buck Engineering P.C., of Cary, NC. Buck Engineering was founded in 2000, and the company currently employs about 60 professional, technical and administrative personnel in four principal locations -- Cary, Charlotte and Asheville, NC, and Atlanta. Its revenues in 2005 were roughly $13 million. The acquisition of Buck will strengthen and greatly expand Baker's presence in North Carolina, and enable the company to leverage a high-value stream and wetlands restoration service that is of growing importance to many of its customers across the United States...

Powell River mill invests $5.5M to upgrade water treatment, cut odor -- POWELL RIVER, BC, April 7, 2006 -- This summer, Catalyst Paper will invest $5.5 million to upgrade the wastewater treatment system at its Powell River paper mill -- an upgrade expected to reduce mill odors significantly. The mill has worked for several years to reduce the odour produced by its primary clarifier, which is almost as big as a football field and was built to serve a much larger facility. The wastewater treatment system uses a primary clarifier to separate liquids and solids and a secondary treatment system to remove biodegradable solids. Bacteria in the primary clarifier create a "rotten egg" smell as they digest the effluent. Reducing the odour will mean converting one of the mill's smaller, secondary clarifiers to replace the primary clarifier. Detailed engineering has begun and the project will be complete in October...
Also see other Canada News Wire headlines:
-- "WRc, Pressure Pipe Inspection Co. among winners of Global Traders Awards, honoring central Ontario's top exporters"
-- "Roseau Epurateur ecological wastewater treatment system certified by BNQ following extensive testing"

PaDEP announces expansion of abandoned mine cleanup program -- CASS TOWNSHIP, PA, April 7, 2006 -- A multi-county initiative set up to address the long-standing problem of large, illegal dump sites in the anthracite coal region is expanding into Schuylkill County. Clean Up Our Anthracite Lands and Streams (COALS) is a partnership among the coal industry, environmental groups and local, county and state governments. The initiative was developed in Columbia and Northumberland counties after a December 2004 tour of illegal dumpsites on county and coal company properties. Using a multi-faceted approach, which includes recycling, education, enforcement and innovation, DEP has developed a coalition of committed partners to direct and fund the COALS program. The initiative currently has more than $250,000 for cleanup and disposal activities on abandoned mine land areas. Funding is administered by PA Cleanways, a statewide environmental organization that focuses on dumping and littering education and cleanups...
Also see:
-- "Pennsylvania American Water accepting applications for environmental grant program"
-- "PaDEP orders Cranberry Township mobile home park owner to shut down sewage plant"

Senate Democratic Policy Committee to examine if Halliburton failed to provide clean water to troops in Iraq -- WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2006 -- The Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) was to conduct a second oversight hearing on Halliburton's failure to deliver clean water to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq on April 7, in Room 138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. At the hearing, Chairman Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said he intends to release, for the first time, an internal Halliburton report documenting that the company knew -- despite its subsequent denials -- that it was failing to test and treat water that U.S. troops in Iraq used to bathe, shower, shave, and brush their teeth. Dorgan said that he will also release, for the first time, a report by a U.S. Army doctor that confirms that Halliburton provided troops with contaminated water -- even after the DPC highlighted the problem in a January 2006 hearing. In the most recent incident, Halliburton employees allowed the troops to shower and bathe in concentrated waste water pumped from the Tigris River that tested positive for both E. coli and coliform bacteria. Witnesses at the hearing will include one of the world's leading water quality experts, who will testify about the risks to the troops who were exposed to the water, and Iraq War veterans, who will describe their efforts to obtain information about the contaminated water. A former Army captain will describe health problems that he suffered after exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Ar Ramadi in Iraq...
Also see these other USNewswire headlines:
-- "Coalition endorses new Great Lakes cleanup bill: 'An Essential Step in Long-term Effort to Restore Lakes'"
-- "EPA head addresses infrastructure with water leaders"
-- "AWWA report helps utilities following disasters"
-- "Water leaders celebrate AWWA 125th anniversary, meet with Congress"

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: USGS reports Mid-Atlantic groundwater levels declining" -- Also in this report (April 7, 2006): B&V-designed Minn. water treatment plant wins global award; Cannon-Itron partnership takes AMR beyond reading meters; KTA-Tator staff pull down key coatings industry honors; Calif. DWR chief testifies to Congress on anti-flooding efforts; Pennichuck brings water to Exeter and Bow, N.H.; Biocide manufacturers develop new formulations to meet changing market demands; Doe Run Peru celebrates water treatment plant; Water Innovate's N-Tox technology wins Shell Springboard award; Hydraulic Institute honors ITT Flygt's Stefan Abelin, Flowserve's Fred Buse; Pittcon 2006 releases final registration statistics; Tyco Flow Control hosts sales meeting, presents awards to top performers; Preventing ion exchange resin fouling by oily wastes...

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