WaterBriefs: Hydraulic Institute installs new board of directors at annual meeting
Also in this report: SNWA opens water quality, R&D lab; LAN experts to speak at Texas Water Conference; Hanwha Chemical unit awards Foster Wheeler steam generator contract; Labtronics wins triple gold in Scientific Computing survey; Water biocides use jumps 40 percent in value in decade; Union fights for Clean Water Act Reauthorization; WaterPure signs Genco to distribute atmospheric water generators; Editors at PittCon give top honors to Waters' Synapt mass spectrometry system...
In other news below:
-- SNWA opens new water quality, R&D laboratory
-- LAN professionals to speak at Texas Water 2007 Conference
-- Hanwha International awards CFB steam generator contract to Foster Wheeler
-- Labtronics wins triple gold in Scientific Computing reader survey
-- Global consumption of biocides in water treatment jumps 40 percent in value in decade
-- Union fights for Clean Water Act Reauthorization, against slow demise of Davis-Bacon Act
-- WaterPure signs Genco to distribute atmospheric water generators
-- Editors at PittCon give top honors to Waters' Synapt mass spectrometry system
• Hydraulic Institute installs new board of directors at annual meeting -- PARSIPPANY, NJ, March 8, 2007 -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced today its 2007 - 2008 Board of Directors and Officers during a general session of its 90th Annual Meeting held recently in San Antonio, TX.
The new officers are: Tom E. Ferguson, President of Flowserve Pump Division, Irving, TX, as Board Chairman; John Miersma, Executive Vice President of Iwaki America Inc., Holliston, MA, as President; David G. McKinstry, Vice President of IMO Pump, Monroe, NC, as Vice President, Technical Affairs; and William E. Waltz, President of Pentair Water Pump Division, Delavan, WI, as Vice President, Member Services.
Additional members of the board include:
* Terry Rouse, President, WILO-EMU USA, Thomasville, GA
* Larry Wimmer, President, Grundfos Pumps, Olathe, KS
* David C. Brockway, President, Intelliquip, Dublin, OH
* Dennis C. Ziegler, President, GIW Industries, Inc., Grovetown, GA
* Daniel G. Shaw, President, McFarland Pump Company, LLC, Houston, TX
* Robert R. Wasson, President, John Crane, Inc., Morton Grove, IL
* David C. Orlowski, Chief Executive Officer, Inpro/Seal Company, Rock Island, IL
* Gretchen McClain, President, ITT - Residential & Commercial Water, Morton Grove, IL
Past president Albert F. Huber, Patterson Pump, Toccoa, GA, will continue to serve on the Board. Robert K. Asdal, Executive Director of the Hydraulic Institute serves as Secretary/Treasurer and David S.
Versfelt, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, New York City, serves as legal counsel.
The HI Board recently approved a new Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Europump, a federation of 18 national pump associations in Europe - renewing an agreement signed in 1996 and approved a new agreement with the Fluid Sealing Association, focused on a new HI Mechanical Seal Guideline and associated training courses.
The 90-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Information on the Hydraulic Institute, its services, standards, publications and meetings, can be found on the HI websites at www.Pumps.org and www.PumpLearning.org, and the new energy-savings and life cycle cost focused site, www.PumpSystemsMatter.org. Requests may also be faxed to (973) 267-9055 or mailed to: Hydraulic Institute, 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Prospective members of the Hydraulic Institute can now download copies of the membership brochure and application information from www.Pumps.org.
Among other recent headlines:
• SNWA opens new water quality, R&D laboratory -- LAS VEGAS, March 8, 2007 -- The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) took a major step in becoming a leader in water quality research and testing with the grand opening of its new Water Quality Laboratory and Applied Research & Development Center. Located at the SNWA's River Mountains Water Treatment Facility (RMWTF) in Henderson, Nev., the 50,000-square-foot lab provides space for SNWA staff to process and analyze water quality samples, perform research on emerging water quality issues, and pilot test new treatment processes and technologies. Speaking at the grand opening ceremony, Paula MacIlwaine, deputy executive director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), said the facility also will support the SNWA's groundbreaking research into emerging water quality issues including the presence of endocrine disruptors and other pharmaceuticals in the nation's municipal water supplies...
• LAN professionals to speak at Texas Water 2007 Conference -- Largest regional water conference in the country will assemble industry experts -- HOUSTON, March 8, 2007 -- Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) is pleased to announce that its Water Resources Manager, Floyd L. Marsh, will speak at the Texas Water 2007 Conference to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, April 10-13. Marsh recently organized and chaired the Water Resources Committee for the Arizona Water and Pollution Control Association, the Texas American Water Works Association equivalent in Arizona. His presentation titled, "Recharge Master Planning, Well Design and Installation for City of Surprise, Arizona," will address the issues and challenges of master planning recharge of reclaimed water reuse in a municipal service area and the design of site-specific recharge wells. It also will focus on operational features, filtration requirements of reclaimed water to maximize well life and productivity, and filter selection parameters. Also speaking at the conference will be LAN engineer, Melissa C. Henderson, P.E. Henderson's presentation titled, "What's the Water Demand and Where Does it Go?" will discuss the methodology and tools used to develop and project water demand requirements of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority located on the western city limits of Houston...
• Hanwha International awards CFB steam generator contract to Foster Wheeler -- Foster Wheeler Global Power Group unit wins deal for three circulating fluidized-bed steam generators by subsidiary of Hanwha Chemical Corp. -- HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 8, 2007 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced today that a subsidiary within its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract from the Hanwha International Corporation for the design and supply of three circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generators for a chemical facility located in the Yeosu area of Southern Korea. Hanwha International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanwha Chemical Corporation, which is a leading petrochemical manufacturer and supplier in Asia. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract and the undisclosed contract value will be included in Foster Wheeler's first-quarter 2007 bookings. The three 100 MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generators are designed to fire bituminous coal. To burn this fuel as cleanly as possible, limestone bed material will be used to capture the fuel's sulfur within the CFB boilers. The CFB boilers will also be equipped with Foster Wheeler's advanced selective non-catalytic NOx reduction technology to minimize NOx emissions from the plant. Construction of the CFB boilers is expected to begin in the summer of 2007, with commercial operation of the plant scheduled for the end of 2009...
• Labtronics Inc. wins triple gold -- GUELPH, ON, Canada, March 8, 2007 -- It's an honor to be selected for even one Scientific Computing Product of the Year award; however, this year Labtronics has been selected for three awards. Robert Pavlis, President of Labtronics commented, "this is a major achievement for Labtronics and a great way to celebrate our 20th year in business. We strive to bring new innovative products to market, and it is a real pleasure to have the readers of Scientific Computing acknowledge our success." Among its honors:
-- Nexxis qELN was selected as the 'Data Management 2006 Product of the Year'. Nexxis qELN is the first web-based ELN designed specifically for the QC/QA lab.
-- LimsLink CDS was selected as the 'Chromatography 2006 Product of the Year'. As the leader for interfacing CDS to LIMS, LimsLink CDS makes use of 'Embedded Technology' to allow the analyst to connect to LIMS right from within their CDS.
-- Collect was selected as the 'Data Acquisition 2006 Product of the Year'. The new version of Collect provides powerful control options that allow it to interface any RS232/TCP instrument to any Windows program. Its library of close to 500 instruments makes it easy to set up new data collection methods...
• Global consumption of biocides in water treatment jumps 40 percent in value in decade -- It was $226 million at active manufacture level in 2006 -- DUBLIN, Ireland, March 7, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Biocides in Water Treatment Global Report - 2007" to its offering. This report provides in depth information on the market for biocide products within water treatment. The report develops forecasts for biocides from 2004 through 2009. It discusses the efforts of biocide manufacturers and formulators in launching new biocide formulations to meet changing market requirements, for example, build up of resistance, lower costs, regulations. It also provides an overview for biocides for each of the major geographical regions. It provides value and volume data for different biocides. In addition, the report provides a summary of each of the biocides being used to control microbes within consumer and industrial applications. Industry influences on the biocides market are also discussed. The scope of the study is worldwide. The biocides industry had a difficult year as margins are being squeezed by increasing raw material and energy costs. In addition, the biocides industry has to contend with increasing regulatory pressures and generic competition from China and India. The global consumption of biocides in water treatment was $226 million at active manufacture level in 2006, 40% growth on 1996. This performance reflects not only end industry growth but regulatory and technological changes. The market for biocides in water treatment will continue to grow due to substitution of gas chlorination and the replacement of traditional biocides by more expensive environmentally friendly biocides...
• Laborers fighting for Clean Water Act Reauthorization, against piecemeal repeal of Davis-Bacon Act protections -- WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2007 -- The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) is working vigorously for reauthorization of the Clean Water Act, expected to face a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. The union, with a half-million members predominantly in the construction industry, is also working to ensure that the billions in funding to preserve the nation's waterways is not used as a piecemeal repeal of family-supporting Davis-Bacon provisions. Davis-Bacon provisions require a wage and benefit floor based on a community's prevailing wages and help prevent contractors for federally-financed projects from undercutting local wage standards. While Davis-Bacon wage rates are almost always less than rates paid to union workers, they do prevent federal projects from driving down local standards. Some industry groups which want to see lower wages and fewer benefits for workers have long attempted to dismantle Davis-Bacon piece-by-piece by arguing the technicalities of funding sources. With the Clean Water Act, some groups are again arguing that because reauthorization will include funding from State Revolving Funds, the act should not apply...
• WaterPure signs Genco to distribute atmospheric water generators -- DOYLESTOWN, PA, March 6, 2007 -- WaterPure International Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Genco Power Solutions, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL to distribute the WaterPure line of Atmospheric Water Generators. The WaterPure Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) condenses water directly from the surrounding air treating it through a chemical free six-stage filtration and purification system. Every day, depending on the AWG model, ambient temperature and relative humidity, each AWG produces from five to ten gallons of chilled or heated tasteful, healthy, drinking water that exceeds all governmental water purity standards. Perfectly complementing the Genco Power Solution's automatic standby generators during turbulent weather seasons, the AWG is approximately the same size as a typical water cooler, and does not require the inverted five gallon bottle since it produces its own water from air. AWGs are not only used in emergency situations but produce high quality drinking water for homes and offices all year round.
• It's Gold for Waters at Pittcon 2007 -- Editors' Award for Waters Synapt High Definition Mass Spectrometry System as Pittcon's Best New Product -- MILFORD, MA, March 5, 2007 -- For the second time in three years, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) has won the prestigious 2007 Pittcon Editors Gold Award for the best new product at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon). In 2004, the Waters® ACQUITY UPLC® System took home the gold and this year it was the Waters Synapt™ High Definition MS™ (HDMS™) System that won the top prize at the 58th annual conference held Feb. 25-March 2 in Chicago. The instrument made its debut in front of more than 20,000 analytical scientists and corporate executives attending Pittcon, the largest annual exposition on lab science...
Also see: "Waters Corp. announces series of webinars available now: Events hosted by Waters Corporate Compliance Manager Victoria V. Lander"