Press Archive 2013

  1. Long-Time GIW Employee Takes Home the Prestigious 2013

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    SME_Award_pic With more than 50 years in the phosphate industry, GIW's Reab Berry is recognized for his mining and slurry pump expertise.

    GROVETOWN, Ga. leader in the design and manufacture of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps, is proud to announce that long-time GIW mechanical engineer and industry expert, Reab Berry, was awarded the 2013 SME Hero of the Industry award at the 28th Annual Phosphate Conference, The Florida Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) presents this award at the Annual Phosphate Conference held each year in Lakeland, Fla. The officers of the SME-Florida Section review a list of exceptional nominees submitted by their members. Nominees are individuals who have made a significant impact on the mining industry through technical advances, education, and strong character. Berry was the unanimous choice for the 2013 Hero of the Industry. "The Hero of the Industry award is such an honor because the selection process is based on peer recommendations," Berry says. "And to top that off, the award was presented to me by my long-time friend George McQuien."(November 12, 2013) — GIW Industries, theMining for a Growing World.

    Recognizing a lifetime of service
    This award is a way for the SME-Florida Section to recognize individuals who are committed to the phosphate industry and actively involved in the SME. "This is all special to me because the phosphate industry is very special to me," Berry says. "My first full-time job with GIW after graduation from Georgia Tech in June of 1966 was in Bartow, Fla., where I worked for Harvey Hardy, the VP of Florida Operations. I have been involved in the phosphate industry my entire career." Along with working at GIW for over 50 years, Berry has been actively involved in SME activities, supporting the mining industry with a membership spanning more than 40 years. During his membership, Berry has attended many monthly meetings and presented and co-authored several papers at the Florida Section's technical sessions.

    Pioneers in the phosphate industry
    As an active part of the phosphate industry, GIW is always in attendance at the Annual Phosphate Conference. This is the only conference in the world that focuses on phosphate mining and chemical processing, and this year there were more than 670 attendees representing a wide range of expertise in the industry. The Hero of the Industry recognition isn't just an honor for Berry, it's a source of pride for GIW as well. "The award is very special for GIW because GIW got its start in the phosphate industry," Berry says. "We have been furnishing pumps to the phosphate industry since 1914 ... that is a long time." Berry is a great addition to the long list of GIW employees who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. Berry is the second GIW employee to receive the Hero of the Industry award. Roy Duvall, GIW Florida Service Center Technical Manager, won the award in 1999. "I was so proud for Roy when he received the award," Berry recalls. "I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever receive this award. It was a total surprise — and certainly an honor."

    About GIW Industries
    GIW Industries began as a small foundry and machine shop in Augusta, Ga., in 1891. In 1914, GIW began building slurry pumps. Today, the company comprises two manufacturing facilities, one in Grovetown, Ga., and the other in Thomson, Ga. These foundries and machine shops are used for manufacturing and assembling pumps and for casting a variety of abrasion-resistant alloys and urethane elastomers. As a subsidiary of KSB AG of Germany, a global pump and valve manufacturer, GIW has the infrastructure to supply pumps worldwide. KSB has presence in 100 countries with sales organizations, offices, and 30 manufacturing sites.

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  2. GIW Minerals Slurry Pumps Make the Cut for Chinese Harbor

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    DWD_China_pic GIW Industries provides specialty pumps for a new project in Lianyungang.

    GROVETOWN, Ga. (March 21, 2013) — GIW Industries, the leader in the design, manufacture, and application of heavy duty, centrifugal slurry pumps, announced the application of its hard-wearing double-wall pumps in Lianyungang, China. This project marks GIW's first collaboration with the Lianyungang Harbor Bureau, which has launched a new dredging vessel to perform much-needed maintenance and new work in the Lianyungang Harbor.

    Ready for anything
    Cutter suction dredges (CSDs) must deal with excessive amounts of rock and hardened soil. When the Lianyungang Harbor Bureau, which operates and oversees regular maintenance of the harbor, began the process of building a new CSD, it needed pumps that could endure the area's extremely harsh conditions. Not only must CSDs cut through rock and hardened silt, but they must also pump the slurry to the shore, which can be as far as six kilometers away.

    In this case, the new CSD is being used for maintenance purposes and also to cut a passage for a new bridge being built in the harbor. The vessel is equipped with a large, submerged mechanical cutter located in front of a GIW supplied 30x33 MHD 72 submersible pump. This pump delivers cut material to the first inboard pump, a 30x34 DWD 84; from there, material is delivered to shore via a floating, adjustable pipeline. Depending on the length of the pipeline, a second DWD 84 pump located on the dredge may be used as a booster. These two pumps, pressure rated at 30 bar each, can pump slurry over a distance of six kilometers when operated in series.

    The Lianyungang Harbor Bureau chose GIW's DWD 84 pumps for their excellent wear life, lower fuel costs due to their high hydraulic efficiency, and robust mechanical construction. The main wear parts of these pumps are made of proprietary GIW materials that provide a high degree of wear resistance. The impellers are made of GIW's Gasite WD29G toughness, enabling the pumps to handle large rocks and hard soil.

    The pumps' double-wall design meets Chinese dredge industry safety requirements. The design also provides an extra measure of protection against flooding hazards in case of catastrophic failure and extends the shell wear life. The Gasite 28G and six to eight months, respectively. The 29G can withstand abrasion and impact by the large rocks dislodged by the cutter.

    Each 70-ton (154,000 lb.) pump has a 30-bar (435 psi) maximum allowable working pressure rating, a 45-bar (653 psi) hydro test pressure, and a flow rate of 13,000 m3/h (57,200 gpm).

    A team effort
    This was the Lianyungang Harbor Bureau's first collaboration with GIW. The Bureau typically contracts such work to dredge contractors, explains Jonathan Samuel, GIW Region Manager for Global Dredge, Asia and Europe. Delivery required a coordinated effort between GIW, GIW group company KSB China's personnel, a manufacturing partner in China, and the Lianyungang Harbor Bureau.

    "The LSA pump parts were designed and engineered in Grovetown, Ga.," says Samuel. "All the high chrome wear parts (the inner shells, the liners, the impellers) and the mechanical end bearing assembly and pedestal were manufactured at our U.S. factory and exported to China.

    "We also sent GIW engineers to China to make sure the outer casings were built correctly and to supervise the assembly and testing of the pumps," he says. "The cooling system and sand/water separators were also built in China."

    After being assembled and tested, the pumps were then disassembled, sent to the shipyard, rebuilt, and installed into the vessel. The new ship's deck was closed after all the equipment was mounted in place.

    "The project required quite a bit of engineering, supply chain, and logistics work," says Samuel. "In everything from quality to engineering to language to standards to design criteria, our dedicated project managers, engineers, and the team in China were vital to the project's success."

    Commissioned in December 2012, the vessel has been up and running for six months. After more than 1,000 hours of running the pumps, the client is quite satisfied with the performance of the dredge and the pumps. A successful project of this size and scope is a testament to the expertise and value that GIW provides, crossing international barriers to ensure a customer's success.

    About GIW Industries
    GIW Industries began as a small foundry and machine shop in Augusta, Ga., in 1891. In 1914, GIW began building slurry pumps. Today, the company comprises two manufacturing facilities, one in Grovetown, Ga., and the other in Thomson, Ga. These foundries and machine shops are used for manufacturing and assembling pumps and for casting a variety of abrasion-resistant alloys and urethane elastomers. As a subsidiary of KSB AG of Germany, a global pump and valve manufacturer, GIW has the infrastructure to supply pumps worldwide. KSB has presence in 100 countries with sales organizations, offices, and 30 manufacturing sites.

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  3. KSB Delivers Performance and Reliability for Coal Fired, Solar, and Nuclear Power Plants

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    KSB's LUV pump is the power industry's best-performing glandless boiler recirculation pump.

    KSB, the world’s most experienced supplier of super-critical high-pressure pumps for the power industry. Power producers recognize the LUV as the gold standard in high-pressure, high-temperature pumps. More than 1,700 LUV pumps have been installed in power plants since the pump's introduction in 1955.

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  4. Standard Alloys Improves Hydraulic Performance

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    KSB, the world’s most experienced supplier of pumps and mixers, has helped customers save money and improve pump efficiency through its subsidiary Standard Alloys. Many plants in industries such as petrochemicals depend on literally hundreds of pumps to maintain operation. For these plants, improving pumps' mean time between repair (MTBR) can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. But many of these plants make the same mistake: They complete repairs by rebuilding pumps back to their originally supplied condition, which only leads to repeated failures.

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  5. Employee Reaches 50-Year Tenure

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    Reab_Berry_pic Long-term retention means great customer service: Innovative pumping solutions
    are possible because of the depth of experience of GIW's expert employees.

    GROVETOWN, Ga. (March 21, 2013) — GIW Industries, the leader in the design, manufacture, and application of heavy duty, centrifugal slurry pumps, is excited to announce a new record in employment longevity: As of January, Reab Berry, Mechanical Engineer and renowned slurry pump expert, has been with GIW for 50 years.

    "How do you get to 50 years? It's very simple. You just take it one day at a time," says Berry.

    Customers benefit from long-term experience
    Berry has been with GIW since he was 19 years old, when he started in a co-op program with the company as a student at Georgia Tech. During his time at GIW, his career has been defined by learning and sharing his experiences with fellow employees, engineers, and customers.

    "It's rewarding to be able to pass along to somebody something you know is going to make a difference in their career," says Berry. "I just enjoy doing that."

    Berry's knowledge comes from years of real-world practice with slurry pumps and understanding the values of GIW and its customers. When it comes to finding reliable solutions for clients, Berry knows that nothing beats hands-on experience: "You can do all the calculations in the world, but the proof is in the actual operations. Let's run a test and prove it before we build it."

    The value this level of expertise brings GIW customers is immense. And Berry acknowledges that much of his know-how stems from interaction with clients. "I learn something every single day. I've never felt like I ever stopped learning," he says. "I've learned a lot from customers — how our equipment is used, problems they've experienced, and how we've helped them with those problems."

    Experts abound at GIW
    Berry isn't the only long-term employee whose experience lends itself to GIW's industry-leading knowledge. GIW currently has 46 members in its 30 Year Club.

    This depth of experience means GIW's up-and-coming workforce will continue to be taught by the best and brightest in the industry. Customers can continue to look forward to a future filled with the most innovative and cutting-edge slurry pump technology available — and the best service.

    As for Berry, he's still going strong at GIW. "I've enjoyed it, and I'm still enjoying it. It's really fun working here. We've got a good group of folks." And after 50 years, Berry notes that one thing hasn't changed: "They really treat the employees like people."

    About GIW Industries
    GIW Industries began as a small foundry and machine shop in Augusta, Ga., in 1891. In 1914, GIW began building slurry pumps. Today, the company comprises two manufacturing facilities, one in Grovetown, Ga., and the other in Thomson, Ga. These foundries and machine shops are used for manufacturing and assembling pumps and for casting a variety of abrasion-resistant alloys and urethane elastomers. As a subsidiary of KSB AG of Germany, a global pump and valve manufacturer, GIW has the infrastructure to supply pumps worldwide. KSB has presence in 100 countries with sales organizations, offices, and 30 manufacturing sites.

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  6. GIW Minerals Slurry Pumps Debut in Mexico

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    Two new exclusive contracts mark the manufacturer's first direct sales across the border.

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