Xylem launches the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence

Flygt Concertor™: El primer Sistema de Bombeo para agua residual del mundo con Inteligencia Integrada.

Xylem has developed another breakthrough technology that advances the wastewater sector with a smart, sustainable solution: the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.

This new smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system from Xylem’s Flygt brand senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapting its performance in real time and providing feedback to pumping station operators.

Fields tests conducted around the world validated significant improvements with Flygt Concertor, including:

  • Energy savings of up to 70 percent compared to conventional pumping system
  • Reduced inventory by up to 80 percent due to flexible performance
  • Clog-free pumping operation and clean wet wells saving up to 80 percent in vacuum cleaning costs
  • Compact design, reducing cabinet size by up to 50 percent

Flygt Concertor is suitable for use with wastewater pumps in the range of 2.2 to 7.3 kW and has a system design that combines IE4 motor efficiency, N-hydraulics, integrated power electronics and intelligent controls. All these features are designed to work in harmony with each other, which results in optimal pumping performance at the lowest cost of ownership.

Flygt Concertor’s flexible performance represents a significant change in how pumping systems will be selected and managed in order to accommodate different flow rates. In contrast to the fixed performance curves of conventional pumps, Flygt Concertor offers a wide performance field from which to choose the right operating point. This makes selection extremely simple, facilitates performance fine-tuning and, as a consequence, significantly reduces inventory.

Furthermore, Concertor features a built-in sump and pipe-cleaning features – a first for a wastewater pumping system.  Extensive trials show that these features, together with a second generation of Flygt’s patented Adaptive N-technology and an integrated pump-cleaning function, minimize vacuum cleaning costs. When tested at a pumping station in Heathrow Airport, the combined performance of these functionalities successfully eliminated regular clogging issues and kept the sump clean.

Flygt Concertor provides customers with the technology needed to increase the sustainability of their wastewater management operations.  Frost & Sullivan’s report European Smart Pumps Market for the Water and Wastewater Industry* notes that an ongoing focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership of pumps is likely to increase demand for intelligent pumping solutions. In addition, aging infrastructure, increased global urbanisation and rising energy costs make sustainable wastewater pumping systems an urgent priority.

 

Source: Xylem