Industry News

Greenville, S.C., Building Replaces Long-Lasting Pumps

In downtown Greenville, S.C., at the 26-story Landmark building, a pair of Aurora 430 split case pumps have been working without a hitch since 1965. Designed to serve as boiler-feed water pumps, the two Aurora 430s have been working beyond their original design to pump domestic water up 26 stories to multiple tenants. Given that the two pumps provided more than adequate pressure and never failed (or even required breaking them apart for as much as a seal replacement), they were recently replaced with two new replacement Aurora 430 series pumps. 

Aurora Pump Launches IntelliBoost System

Pentair has announced its next-generation Aurora IntelliBoost constant-pressure variable-speed booster system, featuring new elements to efficiently manage complex water systems in commercial, industrial and municipal buildings. The innovative IntelliBoost is specifically tailored to freshwater applications and offers the state-of-the-art Pentair Variable Frequency Drive for each pump. In addition, a programmable logic controller (PLC) with a proportional integral derivative (PID) loop can stage up to four pumps, based on the pressure and flow needs of the building.

Pentair Unites Products Under Single Brand Umbrella

Pentair has unveiled a new branding initiative in which current brands will become product lines under the Pentair umbrella. Focusing on a united, universal brand enables Pentair to increase marketing and promotional support for customers, as well as solidify its commitment to providing on-time delivery of high-quality, competitively priced product solutions.

Pentair and Tyco’s Flow Control Business to Combine

Pentair Inc. and Tyco International Ltd. have announced a definitive agreement to combine Tyco’s flow control business (Tyco Flow) with Pentair in a tax-free, all-stock merger. The transaction values Tyco Flow at approximately $4.9 billion, including assumed net debt and minority interest. Upon completion of the transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, Tyco shareholders will own approximately 52.5% of the combined company, and Pentair shareholders will own approximately 47.5%.