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Downstream company announcements: 4 November 2014

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Dresser Rand

Dresser Rand is to showcase its Guascor® biogas engines to visitors attending the Pollutec Trade Fair.

Specifically developed to work with natural gas, biogas from landfill, sewage and anaerobic digestion processes, or gases from biomass gasifications processes, the SFGLD HGM engine series can be equipped with mechanical or electronic carburetion control and is adaptable to any type of low heat value (LHV) gas.


Merichem Company has announced that effective 31 October 2014, Patrick J. Hearney, former President & CEO, resigned from all positions with the company. Kendra Lee, Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, will assume the role of CEO.

Lee commented: “Merichem is made up of talented employees and I believe the depth of experience of our existing management team will ensure that Merichem Company will continue to grow and prosper”.


Pentair has launched a new website under its Biffi brand, part of its Actuation & Controls solutions. Designed to provide a useful resource to plant engineers, the website helps actuator selection through comprehensive product and services pages and a user friendly interface.

Paolo Baroni, global marketing manager for Pentair Actuation & Controls, commented: “In designing the new website, we listened to customers to better understand their technical support needs, which enabled us to develop a site that will help guide users and aid product selection. This, combined with supporting data and an enhanced user experience, will help our customers access the information they need more quickly”.


Transtank TPY has announced that it has been acquired by Western Global. Western Global is an international manufacturer and supplier of tanks and equipment for industrial liquid handling.

Rob Critchley, CEO of Western Global, commented: “We are excited about the acquisition of Transtank and the continued growth we know it will provide. The combination of our product portfolios and technical expertise will further strengthen the quality service and efficiency driven, innovative products we supply”.

Adapted from press releases by Emma McAleavey.

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