If you’re going to brew beer at home, you’re going to need to transfer large volumes of liquid. That means a good pump is likely to become your new best friend. That’s right; you’ll need a pump and probably a centrifugal pump to homebrew all grain. A good pump can make transferring hot wort and boiling water easy. But what exactly is a centrifugal pump, what makes one good and why do you need one? Well, centrifugal pumps are actually a lot like household fans: Fluids enter through one port of the pump’s chamber, are whizzed around by a rotating impeller then pushed out the exit port at a higher pressure. Read More about Using Centrifugal Pumps for Homebrewing »
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The building services industry has emerged as perhaps the primary driver of not only the economies of several European countries, but of the market for commercial and industrial pumps continent wide. This has been especially true for centrifugal pump manufacturers. You see; the major applications for centrifugal pumps within commercial and industrial buildings tend to involve fire protection systems, pressure boosting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC), drainage and sewage.
But the market’s recovery has been a long and often winding road. The global economic recession hit the building services industry across Europe hard and especially hard in countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain. As a direct result of the 2008-09 collapse, revenue generated from new pump installations across the continent fell by roughly $11.5 million. In 2010 we did see a period of more or less steady building services sector growth primarily fueled by the refurbishment market in Scandinavia and Germany. However, the sustained debt crisis of 2011-12 led to a second slowdown in new building activity as the industry suffered under the weight of the austerity measures imposed by several European governments. Read More about Building Services Industry Crucial to European Pump Market »