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Graham Corp. was awarded five orders totaling $10 million in July, the Batavia-based manufacturer said Tuesday.

Graham, which makes vacuum and heat transfer equipment that is used in refineries, chemical plants and other industrial projects, says the projects are expected to ship at different times over the next nine to 15 months.

Two of the orders were for new ejector systems in the Middle East, one for an oil refinery and the other for a new petrochemical plant, Graham said.

A South American refiner ordered replacement ejector system components for a system that Graham supplied in the late 1990s, and there were two U.S. orders for replacement equipment: one for a nuclear power utility and the other for an edible oils facility.

“We believe that our order pattern confirms an improvement in our markets for large new and replacement equipment projects, as well as short cycle projects,” said James R. Lines, Graham’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “While we are encouraged with this progress, we continue to expect our order rate will vary from quarter to quarter in these early stages of recovery.”

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