News | September 30, 2014

Xylem Wins Innovative Technology Award From Water Environment Federation

Award granted for Flygt Experior pump equipped with N-technology and Adaptive impeller

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has won a 2014 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) for the company’s revolutionary wastewater pumping solution, Flygt Experior. Flygt Experior’s clog-resistant design has been successfully field tested and proven to reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent, with clog removal maintenance virtually eliminated. The award will be presented to Xylem at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the largest conference of its kind in North America. WEFTEC takes place in the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 27 - October 1, 2014.

Flygt Experior pumps incorporate state-of-the-art N-technology hydraulics, premium efficiency motors and intelligent controls in a package that is simple to install and easy to operate. These three complementary functions distinguish the fully integrated Flygt Experior system from traditional pump systems.

The muscle of the Flygt Experior is the premium efficiency motor coupled with ‘Adaptive N-hydraulics’ which further improves the results of the energy-saving, clog-free N-impeller. N-technology is suited for speed regulation as self-cleaning functionality is facilitated independently of rotational speed. Flygt SmartRun controls are pre-programmed with algorithms specifically designed for wastewater systems. The resulting pump performance delivers the ultimate in reliability, efficiency, and simplicity.

The self-cleaning Adaptive N-impeller was recognized by the WEF as the single greatest technology innovation during 2011. The Adaptive N-impeller moves axially upwards to allow easy passage of trash flow; the impeller then immediately returns to its normal operating position in close proximity to the volute insert ring eliminating clogging even under the most challenging conditions.

The Experior pumping solution now takes the wastewater industry one giant step further. "Extensive field trials in North America and Europe have proven that Flygt Experior only eliminates major clogging problems but also deliver extended service intervals while significantly reducing energy costs," said Lisa Riles, North America Marketing & Business Development Manager, Transport at Xylem Americas.

In Jefferson Parish, LA for instance, four problematic lift stations were retrofitted with one Experior pump each, which completely eliminated clogging problems after startup. Not one instance of pump failure or clogging has occurred. The Experior pumps are coping easily with huge amounts of trash like plastics, rags, baby wipes and straws.

"We are extremely pleased," said Linda Daly, PE, Parish Director of Department of Sewerage. "Despite heavy rains and I&I, we’ve not had any call outs for pump failures at the four locations that were retrofitted with Flygt Experior systems.”

About Flygt
Flygt, a Xylem brand, is synonymous with engineering excellence, reliability and customer service. 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

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) 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 strongfocus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2013 annual revenues of $3.8B and 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 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

About Edelman
Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with offices in 60 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year” and “2011 Large UK Consultancy of the Year;“ European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “2011 Global Agency of the Year,” “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment). For more information, visit

Source: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand