Pumps & Motors

  • 2018 Pump Industry Awards – call for nominations

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    The BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) has launched its 2018 Pump Industry Awards, aiming to champion excellence in this important sector. Nominations are now invited for the eight awards categories: Technical Innovation, Products (Sponsored by Process Industry Informer) Technical Innovation, Projects (Sponsored by Wilo) Environmental Contribution of the Year (Sponsored by SPP Pumps) Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsored by Siemens) […]
  • HPA welcomes revised RHI regulations

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has responded to the long-awaited government reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), first announced on 16th December 2016. While the unexpected laying of part of the RHI Reform package may have caught many by surprise (in that it arrived a little earlier than expected), Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, has welcomed it, saying: […]
  • Aspen Pumps Limited acquires JAVAC UK

    By Debbie Eales on June 16, 2017
    Aspen Pumps Limited, the global leader in condensate pumps, has acquired JAVAC UK, one of the UK’s leading air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) tool specialists. Founded in 1973 by the Davies family, JAVAC UK has grown from a niche supplier of refrigeration and vacuum equipment to a leading force within the UK ACR industry. Adrian Thompson, CEO of Aspen Pumps […]
  • New FETA working group and guide offers vital insight into the use of A2L refrigerants

    By Debbie Eales on May 15, 2017
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has established an A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications’. Introduced in 2015, the F-Gas regulation requires the introduction of refrigerants with significantly lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and will ban new equipment […]
  • 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 […]