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How to get the best out of your pumps

It’s the question that underpins everything pump users and specifiers do when monitoring and operating pumps: how do you ensure you’re getting optimal performance every time? PIA is hosting a technical seminar on 27 April in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, that will explore what steps need to be taken in pump design, testing, and performance monitoring […]

Innovative solution to sewage pump station upgrade

The asset owner at the Mount Piper Power Station, Mr Rainer Scheurer, was looking for a solution to the maintenance issues associated with his submersible sewage pump stations on the site. The problems were many and varied, including lifting chains breaking, pumps becoming stuck on their guide rails, as well as general reliability issues. Even […]

Winning the battle against wipes

Australian utilities fight battles against sewer clogs and the potential overflows that may result. The rise in the use of personal wipe products and their improper disposal has worsened the problem. Operators and technicians often crawl into confined spaces or hoist pumps out of wet wells to wrestle with rag monsters. KSB Australia is well […]

As energy prices continue to rise, motor efficiencies will remain a hot topic

by Spiro Fkiaras – Product Manager LV Motors at WEG Australia Reducing the speed of a pump to deliver required levels of flow or pressure can result in significant energy savings. Whilst this statement is generally true and readily accepted by industry, those scrutinising return on investment and payback periods have often found them to […]

Getting technical at PIA’s Sydney meeting

Pump Industry Australia started off a busy 2017 with a technical meeting at Hydro Innovations on 21 February. The meeting was a great opportunity for PIA members and guests to network with colleagues who operate in the Sydney pump market, and the event was well-received by those who attended. Presentations were made by Keith Sanders, […]

Solving sludge pump choking problems

Lismore City Council was having chronic problems with their digester pump choking at their South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant, until an innovative new solids management system was introduced at the plant. According to plant employees Matt Potter and Brad Hampson, the pump would choke on a daily basis during its job of turning over the […]

Shaping the industry’s future

Last November, the PIA council and members met for the association’s 13th annual general meeting and dinner. Attendees discussed the extensive training and liaison activities undertaken by the PIA in 2016, and discussed potential pump opportunities in China. The PIA was happy to report the continuing success of its Installation and Commissioning training course, which […]

Update your pump skills and network with Sydney’s pump market

PIA is hosting two events in February; a technical meeting for members and guests on 21 February and an installation and commissioning training course on 22 February. The technical meeting will provide an opportunity to network with the Sydney pump market, and the training course, normally held in Melbourne is coming to NSW for the […]

Thinking positive: the characteristics of positive displacement pumps

The PIA’s Australian Pump Technical Handbook is a cornerstone text for the Australian pump industry and, in our opinion, a must have for anyone who deals with pumps on a regular basis. In this ongoing series, we feature abridged chapters from the classic book to showcase the various areas covered and to reacquaint readers with the technical aspects […]

PIA Industry Innovation Award

In 2016 the PIA launched the Industry Innovation Award, which recognises and encourages new products and techniques the Australian industry will need to foster in the coming years to remain a powerhouse in the global pump industry. In developing the Industry Innovation Award, the PIA noted that the future prosperity of the Australian pump industry […]


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