Xylem's Next-Generation Intelligent Pump Station Controller Can Reduce Energy Consumption By Up To 35 Percent
Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced the addition of a next-generation, intelligent pump station controller to its portfolio of advanced monitoring and control technologies. Designed specifically for pump station applications, Xylem’s Flygt MultiSmart enables operators to maximise the efficiency of their facility, saving both time and money; the controller can reduce the energy consumption of a pump station by up to 35 percent*. Xylem’s Flygt MultiSmart will be on display at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) 2013 (Xylem booth #1443, hall X) in Chicago, Illinois from October 7th – 9th.
“Xylem is focused on enabling our customers to get the most out of their water and wastewater systems thanks to smart monitoring and control technology. Flygt MultiSmart enables our customers to take control of their pump stations,” said Patrik Stolpe, monitoring and control manager for Xylem. “The controller’s advanced capabilities ensure that a pump station is run as efficiently as possible, saving valuable time as well as operational costs. Essentially, Flygt MultiSmart simplifies operations, making the operator’s job a lot easier by significantly reducing the complexity of controlling a pump station.”
“For example, a built-in ‘pump reversal’ feature prevents clogging while the controller can also clean out the well by removing floatables on a regular basis. An alarm feature prompts the operator to carry out necessary maintenance to prevent problems occurring in the system. This avoids the nuisance and expense of call outs. In addition, by monitoring and calculating power usage in real time this intelligent controller enables operators to maximize the energy efficiency of their pump station. Understanding the amount of energy used by each individual pump enables the operator to leverage the most efficient pump, which reduces the power consumed by the station as a whole and in turn lowers energy costs,” continued Stolpe.
Xylem’s Flygt MultiSmart can control up to six pumps. The controller’s default settings can be easily adapted to suit the requirements of individual pump stations while a remote control feature reduces the frequency of site visits. The controller’s intuitive interface is designed to be user friendly and a setup wizard guides simple, step-by-step installation.
*Based on field tests carried out at a pump station in London, UK.
Flygt, a Xylem brand, is synonymous with engineering excellence, reliability and closeness to customers. Flygt is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of dry and submersible pumps, mixers and related intelligent controls systems. Under the Flygt banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize their use. Product development and manufacturing of Flygt products is based in Sweden. For more information, visit www.flygt.com.
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.
SOURCE: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand