The world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence is now available in Canada.
Xylem, a leading global water technology company has developed a new smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system under the Flygt brand that senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators.
“Flygt Concertor represents a step-change in sustainable wastewater management solutions, with unparalleled pumping efficiency and reliability as well as a lower overall cost of ownership,” said Tomas Brannemo, president of Xylem’s Transport business. “It significantly advances the wastewater pumping sector by simplifying the entire pumping process from selection, installation, commissioning and monitoring with the added bonus of a smaller footprint. Flygt Concertor is a real problem-solver, developed in close collaboration with our customers around the world.”
Field tests conducted around the world validated significant improvements with Flygt Concertor, including:
- Clog-free pumping operation and clean wet wells saving up to 80 per cent in station cleaning costs
- Energy savings of up to 70 per cent compared to a conventional pumping system
- Reduced inventory by up to 80 per cent due to flexible performance
- Compact design, reducing cabinet size by up to 50 per cent
Flygt Concertor is suitable for use with wastewater pumps in the range of up to 7.3 kilowatts (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. It represents a significant change in how pumping systems will be selected and managed in order to accommodate different flow rates.
Concertor features a built-in sump and pipe-cleaning features. 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.
“Since installing Concertor we have had absolutely no clogging and the sump remains clean,” said Ian Jolly, Systems Specialist for Water, Heathrow Airport Water Services Department. “As well as peace of mind, the cost savings are approximately 87.5 percent of the annual costs in cleaning and servicing.”
“We are determined to push the limits of technology to create the highest quality, most reliable and sustainable wastewater pumping systems on the market. Flygt Concertor is the realization of that ambition,” said Peter Lewington, director wastewater pumping. “It is our customers’ needs that drive us, and at the end of the day, their peace of mind is the true measure of our success.”
The Flygt Concertor solution will be on display at the Salon des TEQ in Quebec City March 13 &14 at booth 205 and 207.