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It was five years ago today…

by Chris Bland, Publisher and Editor, Pump Industry It was sometime before 2012 when I first had the idea of a pump magazine. I’d worked on various titles serving industries like water, oil & gas, energy and infrastructure, and one of the most common themes I kept coming across was pumps. Whatever the industry, people […]

Creating opportunities in a challenging market

by Keith Sanders, PIA Councillor and Life Member While members of the Australian pump industry are continuing to operate in a challenging environment, the PIA is actively involved in sourcing new opportunities for the industry – and training members of the industry so that they are in the best position to take advantage of opportunities […]

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 […]


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