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BPMA News Enquiry Form Oct-Nov 2013 For more information about any item in this issue enter the relevant enquiry letters in the boxes below, then add the requested personal and company details and fax back to 01428 751199. Mr/Mrs etc:........ Initials:..... Surname:.................................. Job Title:............................................................................ Company:.......................................................................... Address.............................................................................. .......................................................................................... ................................County:................Postcode:.............. Tel:.......................................Fax:........................................ Email:................................................................................. Main Business Activity:....................................................... Estimated No. of Employees at this address:...................... For further information relating to the BPMA please contact British Pump Manufacturers Association, National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY, UK Tel: 0121 601 6350 Fax: 0121 601 6373 E-mail: enquiry@bpma.org.uk or visit our website: www.bpma.org.uk The BPMA takes no responsibility for the statements, claims or opinions expressed in this Newsletter BPMA wishes to thank all members who supported this issue of BPMA News KSB’s valves used in the salvage of the Costa Concordia Over three hundred ISORIA pneumatically actuated butterfly valves have been supplied by the KSB Group for use in the salvaging of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which capsized off Giglio Island on 13 January 2012. The role of the 328 valves is to fill and vent tanks located in the sponsons (giant steel boxes), the first 15 of which were welded to the port-side hull to act as ballasting bodies when righting the wreck. At a later stage, these sponsons, together with another 15 to be installed on the star-board side of the cruise ship, will be flooded and used to stabilise the wreck. Prior to being used in the recovery, the ISORIA pneumatically actuated butterfly valves were subjected to special pressure tests at the Italian KSB plant in Concorezzo. There, KSB Italia’s technicians simulated an ambient pressure corresponding to a water depth of 40 metres. The valves’ actuators are designed to ensure that a pre-set fail-safe position is adopted in the event of insufficient compressed air supply. If the actuators cannot be controlled due to a power supply failure, it is also possible for divers to operate them manually. As soon as the 50-metre crack in the ship’s side has been sealed, the sponsons will be filled with air to get KSB ISORIA butterfly valve at the floor of one of the sponsons that were attached to the ship’s port-side hull and flooded. (© KSB Italia S.p.A.) the vessel up and floating again. For more information contact KSB contact: Christoph P. Pauly, Press Officer, KSB Aktiengesellschaft. Tel.: +49 6233 86 - 3702 Fax: +49 6233 86 - 3456 E-mail: christoph.pauly@ksb.com Web: www.ksb.com View of the Costa Concordia with the sponsons attached to her portside hull. (© KSB Italia S.p.A.) Need to save energy? Then talk to Grundfos With increasing pressure on both the public and private sectors to attain cost savings - there has never been as much focus on delivering sustainable energy savings. As a global pump manufacturer at Grundfos we know that although pumps may be hidden away in plant rooms, they are big energy consumers as they currently account for 10% of global electricity. The good news is that we also know that most pumps are incorrectly sized for their current application which means that changing pumps for more energy efficient models can be a quick win for you. So speak to a company that can deliver a wide range of high efficiency pumps and advanced motor technology that can reduce the average pump’s energy consumption by up to 60% - a company like Grundfos Pumps. As the largest pump manufacturer in the world Grundfos are experts in calculating the current efficient levels of your pumps and can then deliver a bespoke range of solutions that will benefit any organisation. We even offer our customers a Pump eXchange scheme that ensures your business will get the full re-cycling value of any pumps you chose to replace. So regardless of the application or business model, talk to us about how we can help to support your business and deliver real, tangible energy savings... year after year, after year... For more information contact Grundfos Pumps Ltd, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire. Tel: 01525 850000 E-mail: grundfosuk@grundfos.com Web: www.grundfos.co.uk BPMA MEMBERSHIP 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 BPMA. Visit the BPMA website www.bpma.org.uk and download our latest BPMA membership brochure.


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