Pass Ltd., an independent test equipment expert based in the United Kingdom, warns that many gas fitters and boiler engineers in the UK may be unaware of new mandatory regulations which will come into effect from April 2014 to measure and record the carbon monoxide (CO) level in the flue gas when a condensing boiler is commissioned. Barry Atkins, managing director of Pass, points out that Gas Safe Register issued Technical Bulletin 143 in July 2013, and urges gas fitters and boiler engineers to get up to speed with its process flowchart, which describes how flue integrity can be verified, how CO testing should be carried out, and when advice should be sought. Learn more at www.pass.co.uk.
Pittsburgh-based Heyl & Patterson Inc. hired Len Walnoha as director of engineering to oversee equipment engineering, design and drafting of all manufactured equipment and the technical development of new products. He also will direct field service personnel in the support, installation, inspection and commissioning of equipment.
Also, the company appointed Alfred Midgley IV to vice president. Midgley will be responsible for leading the Bulk Transfer Division and the ongoing implementation of its bulk material-handling products for clients.
Comdel Inc., Gloucester, Mass., a manufacturer of RF and DC power supplies, expanded its Beijing sales and services facility to support the continued company growth. The new facility grew to 400 m2. Managed by James Li, the Beijing warehouse and office allows the company to house greater inventory levels and offer increased support for the onsite training and custom RF solutions Comdel already offers OEM customers in China.
Cincinnati-based CECO Environmental Corp. received several orders recently that totaled $13 million. The new orders spanned a number of sectors, including alternative fuels, oil refineries, automotive, energy, municipalities and metals. They will be shipped to customers in the United States, Mexico and the Middle East.
Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, named its executive committee and board of directors for 2014. The executive committee is Bob Allsop of Nordson as president; John Cole of Parker Ionics as vice president; and John Sudges of Midwest Finishing Systems as secretary/treasurer. The remainder of the board is: Barry Keating, PPG Industries; Chris Merritt, GEMA USA; Chris Reding, DSM Resins; Dean Edwards, Trimite Powder; Paul West, Sun Polymers Inc.; Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons; Steve Kiefer, Akzo Nobel; and Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coatings.
Christian Pfeiffer took over the directorship of Ligna, Hanover, Germany, a trade fair for the wood and forestry industries, succeeding Katariina Rohrbach in that capacity.
GH Induction Atmospheres, Rochester N.Y., hired Maria Gil Garcia as European sales engineer.
In January, Emerson closed the transaction to acquire SPX Corp.’s 44.5 percent minority interest in EGS Electrical Group, giving it 100 percent ownership of the business. Emerson and SPX have jointly held the business since 1997. Results for the business, which had annual revenues in 2013 of more than $500 million, have been consolidated in Emerson's Industrial Automation segment, Rosemont, Ill., and the business unit was renamed Appleton Group to reflect its most recognized brand.
Viega, Wichita, Kan., received a “Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence” award in the 2013 Spirit of Independence Awards from Affiliated Distributors (AD). Viega manufactures press technology systems for industrial piping.
Magnetrol International Inc., Aurora, Ill., a manufacturer of level and flow process control instrumentation, has completed construction of a new production facility production facility in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.