Pumps & Motors

  • New member sign-ups for the British Pump Manufacturers Association

    By Debbie Eales on March 17, 2017
    The BPMA has signed up several new members, which it attributes to its ongoing commitment to represent the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment. Among the joiners is Sheffield-based KTR UK Limited, whose Marketing Manager, Rod Sarich, said: “We’re delighted to be joining BPMA, which will give us the opportunity to showcase our […]
  • Triark Pumps shortlisted for two industry awards

    By Debbie Eales on February 15, 2017
    Triark Pumps, an independent UK supplier of air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, has been shortlisted in both the ‘Distributor of the Year’ and the ‘Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects’ categories of this year’s Pump Industry Awards. Managing Director, David Rozée (pictured) said: “Recognition by the PIA Judging Panel for our pump distribution credentials, for the second year running, […]
  • BPMA maintains pressure for market surveillance delivery

    By Debbie Eales on February 6, 2017
    Illegal pump imports – particularly from Asia – that do not meet the strict demands of the EU Energy Related Products Directive, are still entering the UK, according to the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association. The Association continues to press the National Measurement Regulatory Office (NMRO) – which is the UK Market Surveillance Authority – to take immediate action and remove […]
  • Dutypoint pumps power new Thames Water pipeline

    By Debbie Eales on January 30, 2017
    A large, bespoke pump system designed and built by UK manufacturer, Dutypoint, is being used as part of Thames Water’s £25 million project to stop extracting water from the River Og and significantly reduce abstraction from the River Kennet. Since the early 1990s homes and businesses in Swindon and the Kennet Valley have been supplied with water from a borehole […]
  • BPMA launches EU Directives advisory service

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    Do you know whether the documentation supporting the placement of your products onto the UK and European market is legally compliant? Not being legally compliant in these matters can lead to large fines for the company. But worse still, if a non-compliant product leads to an injury or death, it can result in prosecution or even imprisonment for company executives. […]
  • HPA announces support for new RHI scheme reforms

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) broadly welcomes the December 14th release of the Government’s intended reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Spring 2017. Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, said: “Considering there was a genuine risk to the continuance of the RHI scheme due to Brexit, Government changes and the state of the economy, this has to […]
  • Heat Pump Association outlines key points in new climate change report

    By Debbie Eales on December 9, 2016
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is greatly encouraged that the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’ – repeatedly emphasises the leading role that heat pumps can play among a range of low carbon measures and wishes to highlight some of the key points. The report focuses on the need to significantly […]
  • £862k boost for livestock auctioneer in renewables overhaul

    By Debbie Eales on October 31, 2016
    Northumberland auction house, Hexham and Northern Marts, is set to make a 236% return on investment – reaping an estimated £862,000 in energy savings and commercial RHI payments over the next 20 years – after installing solar PV panels and a NIBE ground source heat pump system. The auctioneer, which specialises in livestock, wanted to replace its old gas-fired heating […]
  • Free F-gas seminar for property owners and engineers

    By Debbie Eales on June 2, 2016
    AirSource is hosting a free seminar discussing the new EU regulations surrounding the move to lower GWP refrigerants. The seminar is aimed at engineers and commercial property owners. Taking place at Spinningfields, Manchester, on Monday, 20th June, the seminar will focus on the changes to the law and what they mean for industry professionals that own, build or install air […]
  • Per Jonasson re-elected President of AREA

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    Per Jonasson was re-elected President of AREA (the European organisation of air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps contractors) for two years at the AREA General Assembly spring meeting in Dublin. Twenty-one of the 23 members attended the meeting, hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland. Per Jonasson was unanimously given another two-year mandate and Coen van de Sande (NVKL, the Netherlands) […]