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THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR PUMP USERS Number 602 May 2017 Digitalization The quiet revolution and
THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR PUMP USERS Number 602 May 2017 Digitalization The quiet revolution and

THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR PUMP USERS

Number 602 May 2017

Digitalization The quiet revolution and its impact on the industry

Also: • Oil & gas • Dewatering • Energy efficiency
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• Oil & gas
• Dewatering
• Energy efficiency
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There’s an interesting mix of articles from around the world for you in this month’s edition of World Pumps. Our themes are oil & gas and mining & dewatering and our cover story continues last month’s focus on new technology. The feature on digitalization, which starts on page 28, takes a detailed look at some of the major strides being taken by the world’s biggest manufacturers and the game-changing impact that is having on the industry.

Our first application story is on page 18 and is based in the Middle East. We discover how an international service company dealt with the considerable fire damage to two hot oil circulating pumps at a major oil and gas operation field.

We move to France on page 22 and look at how the country’s first marine geothermal power station, the Thassalia project in Marseille, will use the calorific energy of the Mediterranean as a sustainable energy source for both heating and cooling.

Hospitals in the UK are always looking for savings and on page 26 we have the story of one NHS Trust which was faced with the possibility of having to install a completely new condensate recovery unit for its pumps. It turned to a UK centrifugal pump manufacturer who offered an alternative which led to estimated savings of 80% for the Trust.

In March, the World Pumps team attended the Pump Industry Awards and Jamie Mills, a systems engineer at Xylem Water Solutions, was named Engineer of the Year. On page 32, we talk to him about his career, his work within the industry, his thoughts about his own future and the future of the pump industry.

Our final two stories stay with our themes of oil & gas and dewatering. On page 36, we discuss the benefits of screw pumps as a viable alternative to centrifugal pumps for fluid-transfer applications in an oil and gas environment. Finally on page 40, a pump specialist from a portable energy manufacturer considers the five things he feels are most important when choosing a dewatering pump.

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3P XYTREX wear components For fluid handling systems, 3P designs its own compounds under the XYTREX range to improve the longevity and efficiency of pumps in the petrochemical industry.

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Swift action saves fire-damaged circulating pumps 18 After a serious fire caused considerable damage to two hot oil circulating pumps at a major oil and gas operation field in the Middle East, the company contacted an international service company for help.

Energy efficiency

Seawater provides energy for heating and cooling 22 France’s first marine geothermal power station, the Thassalia project in Marseille, will use the calorific energy of the Mediterranean as a sustainable energy source.

HVAC

Plug-and-play option brings NHS cost benefits 26 When East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in the UK faced the possibility of having to install a completely new condensate recovery unit for its pumps, it approached a UK centrifugal pump manufacturer, whose alternative led to estimated savings of more than 80% for the Trust.

28 Software Industry 32 professionals Software Digitalization sparks a quiet revolution 28 The pump industry
28 Software Industry 32 professionals Software Digitalization sparks a quiet revolution 28 The pump industry
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Digitalization sparks a quiet revolution 28 The pump industry mantra has always been about high production values while keeping costs and waste low, but digitalization takes that a step further. Here, we look at the major strides some of the world’s biggest manufacturers are taking and the game-changing impact that is having.

Industry professionals

Engineer of the Year is making the future happen 32 At the recent Pump Industry Awards, Jamie Mills won the Engineer of the Year award, sponsored by World Pumps magazine. Here, Jamie talks about his career within the industry and his work with a major water technology provider.

Dates Dates to to remember remember

•10 –12 May

4th Water India 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, www.waterindia.com

•17 –20 May

Europump Annual Meeting, Bodrum, Turkey,

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Alternatives for fluid-handling operations Here, we discuss the benefits of screw pumps as a viable alternative to centrifugal pumps for fluid-transfer applications in an oil and gas environment.

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Choosing the right dewatering pump

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A pump specialist from a portable energy manufacturer considers the five things he feels are most important when choosing a dewatering pump.

Pump FAQs

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ACE17 - American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Philadelphia, USA, www.awwa.org

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15th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition, Beijing, China, www.goodwill-exh.com.hk/2017CIEPEC

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Franklin Electric expands in groundwater distribution

Franklin Electric Co Inc is acquiring controlling interests in three distributors in the US professional groundwater market – 2M Co Inc of Billings, Montana; Western Hydro Holding Corp of Hayward, California; and Drillers Service Inc (DSI) of Hickory, North Carolina – in a US$89 million deal.

The 2M and Western Hydro trans- actions have already been completed and the DSI acquisition is expected to close before the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Franklin Electric will operate the acquired distributors in a new entity named Headwater Companies LLC.

DeLancey Davis, an executive officer of Franklin Electric, will serve as president of Headwater Companies.

The new Headwater Distribution segment will have consolidated annual sales of approximately US$275 million, a national foot- print of 60 locations and nearly 500 employees.

“The specialized groundwater distribution channel in the US through which we sell our prod- ucts is an important element in the ultimate sale, support and specification to the installing contractors,” said Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s chairman and chief executive officer. “By acquiring Western Hydro, 2M and DSI, including the stand-alone 2M/ DSI joint venture, Franklin Electric is forward integrating into this channel with four strong, customer focused organizations competing in the market, increasing our commitment to the entire channel and the installing contractor base.”

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www.2mco.com www.westernhydro.com www.dsidsi.com Franklin Electric's Headwater business will include 2M ,

Franklin Electric's Headwater business will include 2M , Western Hydro and DSI.

Rovatti installs water supply pumps in Angola

Italy’s Rovatti Pompe has delivered 12 high pressure horizontal multi- stage pumps (S4K150 series) and eight 16” vertical lineshaft pumps (16V series) for Angola’s Fazenda agro-industrial project.

The Fazenda combines the production of cereals and the management of livestock and poultry in a large territorial area.

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KSB France opens service centre in Aix-en-Provence

KSB France has inaugurated a €4 million Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence.

The new KSB facility houses the Rhône Méditerranée regional office and a 1450m² service centre in a purpose-designed building.

The service workshop, which offers repair services for pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands, includes a large storage area with the capacity to hold up to 600 1-ton pallets, a 500m² machining hall equipped with lathes, milling machines, radial drilling machines, mortising machines etc, and a 5-ton lifting bridge.

Parts can be manufactured up to 900mm in diameter and 5000mm in length, and balancing capacities are up to 320 kg, 1300mm in length and 1260mm in diameter.

The 700m² assembly hall has 10 mounting stations equipped with three 500 kg jibs, two plinths, and a 10-ton bridge with 6m tackle. The hall also has a 4m x 4m x 4m deep pit which allows the installation of vertical pumps up to 5m and hydraulic perfor- mance tests with a capacity to hold 64m³ of water.

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tests with a capacity to hold 64m³ of water. www.ksb.com KSB’s new Service Workshop in Aix-en-Provence.

KSB’s new Service Workshop in Aix-en-Provence.

Flowserve divests Gestra to Spirax-Sarco

Flowserve Corp has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to sell Gestra AG and associated businesses to Spirax- Sarco Engineering plc in a €186 million deal.

product portfolio and manufac- turing footprint, focusing on core business objectives that will allow the company to be more compet- itive when key industry markets return.

Gestra, which is headquartered in Bremen, Germany, specializes in the design and production of valves and control systems for steam and fluid process control.

“While Gestra has been a solid business unit for Flowserve, we believe it is highly complemen- tary to a company like Spirax that has the intent to expand the

In 2016, the Gestra business had revenues of approximately €92.5 million and earnings before interest and taxes of €15.2 million.

customer base, invest in the organic business and fully utilize the infrastructure already in place,” said John Lenander, presi- dent, Flowserve Flow Control Division.

Flowserve says that the sale of

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Gestra is part of an ongoing effort

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to better align and optimize its

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PumpMan buys Alyan Pump

PumpMan Holdings LLC has completed the acquisition of Alyan Pump LLC, a Folcroft, Penn- sylvania, USA-based provider of

a national leading specialty pack- aged pump system and service and repair company focused on

specialty packaged pump systems and column and submersible sump and sewage packages.

Founded in 1955, Alyan serves customers in the municipal, commercial, industrial and resi- dential markets in the Philadel- phia area and across the mid-Atlantic region. The company will continue to operate under the Alyan brand.

the industrial, commercial and municipal water segments.”

PumpMan Holdings, a Soundcore Capital Partners LLC portfolio company, was formed in 2016 following the acquisition of Baldwin Park, California-based PumpMan Inc. With roots dating to 1976, PumpMan provides onsite pump system maintenance, repairs and other field services to munic- ipal, commercial, industrial and

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Don Devine, president and CEO of PumpMan Holdings, said: “Alyan is

residential customers.

an important next step in building

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Alyan Pump is now part of PumpMan.

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Atlas Copco to acquire Brazil's Itubombas

Atlas Copco is buying Itubombas Locação Comércio Importação e Exportação Ltda, a pump rental company based in Itu in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Itubombas rents diesel and electric driven centrifugal pumps to customers in the oil and gas, construction and mining sectors. The company employs about 40 people and had reve- nues of around BRL18 million in

2016.

“The Itubombas brand is well known in the Brazilian market for its high quality and technical expertise,” said Andrew Walker, president of the Atlas Copco Construction Tech- nique business area. “This acquisi- tion will strengthen our rental product offering to customers in this crucial market.”

product offering to customers in this crucial market.” An Itubombas pump. The acquisition is expected to

An Itubombas pump.

The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of

2017.

Itubombas will become part of the Specialty Rental division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Tech- nique business area. Construction Technique provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, generators and lighting towers as well as pumps.

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www.itubombas.com.br

Xylem completes emergency sewer bypass in 6 days

Xylem Inc has designed and built

a major emergency sewer bypass

in Memphis, Tennessee, USA in just six days.

Unprecedented rainfall during spring 2016 eroded the soil supporting a 96-inch sanitary sewer

main that carried wastewater to one

of the city’s central treatment plants.

Under a City of Memphis Emer- gency Response Plan, Xylem designed and developed a turnkey bypass solution to maintain sewer services, minimize the environ-

mental impact and ensure regula-

tory compliance, while the main line was repaired. The bypass system needed to handle 160 million gallons per day (MGD) of peak flow and traverse 2400 linear feet from the suction point to the discharge location.

Fourteen Godwin diesel-driven Dri-Prime CD400M pumps, two Godwin hydraulically driven CD300M pumps and nearly 30 000 linear feet of HDPE pipe were commissioned as part of the turnkey bypass, successfully

pumping 60 million–160 million gallons per day of raw sewage.

The Memphis project included the construction of a 2400-foot-long,

40-foot-wide road through swamp land, so the site could be accessed.

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swamp land, so the site could be accessed. www.xylem.com Fourteen Godwin CD400M diesel-driven Dri-Prime pumps were

Fourteen Godwin CD400M diesel-driven Dri-Prime pumps were put in place in the suction pit.

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Energy-efficient vacuum solutions at ComVac 2017

Manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors, Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems, showcased its energy-efficient vacuum solutions at ComVac 2017 at the end of April at Hannover Messe in Germany.

Energy efficiency was the compa- ny’s main focus of attention, following the development of a range of vacuum solutions which will enable its customers in all industrial sectors to save energy and operating costs. Busch not only provided an insight into its comprehensive product portfolio for all industries, but it also announced its latest vacuum solutions.

Busch also designs central vacuum systems to suit the particular requirements of indi- vidual customers. This sort of centralization of vacuum supply

means that fewer vacuum pumps are required and so, in combina- tion with demand-based control, creates significant energy savings. In addition, this kind of central- ized vacuum system can be housed in a separate room, so that vacuum pumps no longer need to be installed in production areas, which means that noise and heat emissions are eliminated from workplaces.

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are eliminated from workplaces. www.buschvacuum.com A centralized vacuum supply can help achieve energy savings.

A centralized vacuum supply can help achieve energy savings.

New technology for landfill applications

QED Environmental Systems, Inc., manufac- turer of environmental products and a subsidiary of Graco Inc., has launched its new Autopump Ultra 4.5 pump for landfills.

Featuring technology that helps wear, cleaning and maintenance, the Autopump Ultra 4.5 has three times the clearance of the previous model between the float and discharge tube, as well as increased clearance between the float and outer casing. This cost- saving improvement allows for more high solids and precipitate to be pumped without the pump stalling, extending usage between

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cleaning and maintenance breaks.

Other design elements of the Autopump Ultra 4.5 include the non-stick finish on the float and a polished discharge tube, which helps to slow the buildup that can cause pumps to stall or fail. All metal parts are made from 316 stainless steel, which has superior corro- sion resistance and can better withstand attacks from harsh landfill leachate than 303 or 304 stainless steel.

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QED’s Autopump Ultra 4.5.

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AEMT awards programme call for nominations

The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has introduced a new awards programme for 2017 which high- lights expertise within the industry.

The call for nominations is now open and the winners will be presented with their awards at the inaugural AEMT gala awards dinner on 29 November 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry, UK.

The awards will, for the first time, acknowledge the skill, effort and dedication of the people and businesses serving this large and international

sector of industry.

sorship provided by leading industry names and extensive promotional support afforded by the two publications dedicated to this sector, Plant & Works Engi- neering and Drives & Controls, industry-wide recognition will be given to those businesses, large

With spon-

and small, that are excelling in their endeavours.

The AEMT gala awards dinner will

bring together the entire electrical and mechanical trades sector in celebration of business and

professional excellence.

are now being sought for any

company, product, application or individual involved in the supply, installation, service, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery technology such as electric motors, drives, pumps, fans, gear- boxes, generators, transformers, switchgear and ancillary equip-

ment.

entries is 5.00pm on 18 August 2017. Anyone wishing to make a nomination should visit the AEMT Awards website

Entries

The closing date for all

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website Entries The closing date for all www.aemtawards.com. The AEMT has introduced a new awards programme

The AEMT has introduced a new awards programme for 2017.

Corporate movie tells of vision and ambition

Global pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has recently released a corporate movie, which tells the story of the company’s begin- nings through to the present day with its focus on people, planet and sustainability.

Poul Due Jenson, the company’s founder, tells the story of how his vision and ambition guided Grundfos to where it is today in a film called simply, A Pump. It focuses on technological innovation and the company's mission to interact sustainably with the world around it.

Kim Nøhr Skibsted, group vice president, Communication, Public Affairs and Engagement, said that it was important for the company

to create an authentic story so that the viewer can understand its world and way of doing business.

Grundfos has also updated its movie called A Day, a film without commentary, which highlights the difference the company’s products and ingenuity make to its customers.

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and ingenuity make to its customers. www.grundfos.com The Grundfos corporate movie tells the story of the

The Grundfos corporate movie tells the story of the company’s vision and ambition.

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Local customer service for France and Switzerland

German pump manufacturer, HALM, has announced that French and Swiss customers will have access to local customer service.

Until now, HALM, a member of the AUMA Group, has carried out customer service centrally from Germany but the company has now confirmed that this service will be taken over by experienced industrial and commercial agents in France and Switzerland.

With new efficiency-enhanced pumps, HALM wants to add more

With new effi ciency-enhanced pumps, HALM wants to add more HALM’s HEP Optimo Basic circula- tion

HALM’s HEP Optimo Basic circula- tion pump.

choice to the limited selection possibilities that HVAC wholesalers and plumbers currently have in these two markets.

HALM's core products are high efficiency heating/solar and drinking water circulation pumps, as well as potted pumps for use in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. The range of circulators goes from smaller pumps with threaded connection and max. pressure head 4 m/max. flow rate 2.7 m³/h up to flange pumps with 12 m and 45 m 3 /h.

There are also some intelligent problem solutions in the HALM product range. The “translation” control called "Babelbox BB2" is designed for use in heating systems in which an on-site controller pulses a standard pump via the power line.

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AODD line expanded to include welded flanges

US-based manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, Graco Inc., has expanded its Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps to include stainless steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges.

The flanges are available in vertical and forward-facing orien- tations and feature a rotatable design that simplifies connection to process piping.

Graco’s line of Husky AODD pumps range from ¼ in to 3 in connec-

tions and produce flow rates up to

300 gallons per minute.

able in a wide variety of pump body materials and wetted elasto- mers, Husky AODD pumps are engineered to be compatible with challenging fluid characteristics,

such as low and high tempera-

Configur-

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tures, high levels of abrasives, and caustic and corrosive materials.

To simplify pump material selection, Graco has a complete suite of product selectors now available on

its website that assist in configuring

Husky AODD pumps.

in the selectors are common repair kits and available accessories, access to technical specifications and the ability to download configured product documentation.

Also included

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product documentation. Also included www.graco.com. Graco’s SST family of AODD pumps. WORLD PUMPS May2017

Graco’s SST family of AODD pumps.

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Launch of flanged single- stage pump range

Italian manufacturer of centrifugal electric pumps, the Caprari Group, has announced the release of its MEC AG series of flanged single- stage pumps.

With more than 70 years of expe- rience behind them, many of them specialising in supplying solutions for the agricultural industry, the Caprari Group has launched the MEC AG series, used in pivot systems, anti-frost systems and fixed-nozzle systems.

Among the international projects that Caprari has been involved in is one for the Somali government, where the company has supplied its E series submersible units with motors.

In recent years, the market for diesel motors used on motor pumps has evolved considerably

and they are now lighter and designed for "rough" operation, which has had a major impact on coupled pumps because all the shocks are directly transferred.

Caprari has adopted new design solutions for the maximum relia- bility and durability of the MEC-MG series and the result was the MEC-MG HT - HI TORQUE range that optimizes resistance to mechanical stress.

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optimizes resistance to mechanical stress. www.caprari.com Agricultural workers using the Caprari pumps. Submersible

Agricultural workers using the Caprari pumps.

Submersible borehole series meets regulations

Frankenthal-based KSB Aktienge- sellschaft has recently launched a new type series of stainless steel submersible borehole pumps, the UPAchrom 100 series.

The series is designed for water supply and irrigation applications as well as for use in small systems for drawdown of groundwater levels. It covers discharge heads of up to 550 m and flow rates of up to 21,500 litres per hour. The efficien- cies of the hydraulic systems satisfy the demanding requirements of the applicable ErP regulations; all MEI values are above 0.40.

Certified for drinking water to French (ACS) and US (NSF) stand- ards, the pump can safely be used for drinking water applications and all pump components are made of stainless steel. The pump sets are capable of handling water with a solids content of 50 g per cubic

metre. An integrated, hydraulically optimized check valve prevents the discharge line from emptying when the pump set is stopped. This reduces any damage that could be caused by reverse rotation of the pump.

The pumps are driven by water-filled canned motors with a rating of up to 7.5 kW or by rewindable submersible motors with ratings of up to 18.5 kW for very high heads. All pump sets are completely maintenance-free with self- adjusting thrust bearings and pressure balancing diaphragms.

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The new UPAchrom 100 submersible borehole pump. (KSB Aktiengesells- chaft, Frankenthal, Germany)

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Hygienic products with food industry focus

German manufacturer of pumps and systems for fluid metering, Lewa GmbH, took the opportunity to showcase its hygienic pump heads and valves at Hannover Messe in April.

Lewa’s focus on hygienic pump heads and valves for the food industry included the Lewa Ecodos hygienic programme for low-pres- sure applications of < 20 bar, the Pomac double screw spindle pump and the Lewa Ecosmart diaphragm metering pump for highly complex food processing procedures in low-pressure appli- cations. The company also demon- strated the Lewa Ecoflow pumping process live at a pulsation-cavita- tion demonstration stand. The double screw spindle pump from Pomac has high levels of pressure stability and is especially suitable for products with entrained solids.

It can be used up to 16 bar in temperatures of 135°C and can be operated at very high speeds of up to 3,600 U/min. This series is particularly suitable for sensitive and shear-sensitive products as the screws do not touch.

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products as the screws do not touch. www.lewa.com The Ecosmart diaphragm metering pump from Lewa GmbH.

The Ecosmart diaphragm metering pump from Lewa GmbH.

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WES Annual Conference 2017 gives career support

The Women’s Engineering Socie- ty’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place on 12 May at Univer- sity College London’s Roberts Building.

This year's conference is all about enriching careers through connec- tion and planning and will explore ways for women engineers to take charge of their careers and plan for the future. Delegates will have the chance to network with others from across the engi- neering sector and connect with WES members local to them and be inspired by guest speakers from the engineering and tech- nical sectors.

There will be sessions for all career levels, from early career to senior leadership and sessions include information about profes- sional registration and chartership,

returnships and flexible working in an engineering environment.

There will also be information and discussion about supporting early- stage engineers, enhancing career profiles and lifelong learning within the engineering profession.

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learning within the engineering profession. www.wes.org.uk The Women’s Engineering Society’s Annual Conference

The Women’s Engineering Society’s Annual Conference 2017 will have something for all women engineers whatever their career level.

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Mechanical pump can restore healthy heart

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have discovered that using a battery-operated mechan- ical pump to help push blood around the body can restore healthy heart function to some patients.

The study, recently published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, examined the effect of mechanical heart pumps, known as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). The devices are normally used to support patients with severe heart failure while they wait for a heart transplant.

However, this study shows that nearly 40% of severe heart failure patients went on to make a full recovery.

Dr Djordje Jakovljevic, Senior Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Ageing and Heart Failure within the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University and lead author on the paper, said: “We talk about these devices as a bridge-

to-transplant, something which can keep a patient alive until a heart is available for transplanta- tion. However, we know that sometimes patients recover to such an extent that they no longer need a heart transplant.”

The authors report that 38% of people who recover enough to allow the device to be removed demonstrated a heart function which was equivalent to that of a healthy individual of the same age.

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that of a healthy individual of the same age. www.ncl.ac.uk Researchers at the University of Newcastle

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have found that mechan- ical heart pumps can restore healthy heart function in some patients. (Image Jose Luis Carrascosa/ Shutterstock)

Enhanced monitoring from electronic motor protector

Franklin Control Systems has recently launched the SubMonitor Connect platform which provides enhanced capabilities of real date and time-stamped system moni- toring to improve troubleshooting while protecting three-phase motor and pump systems.

The electronic motor protector offers a 32-character backlit NEMA 4X wash-down rated screen mounted on the front of the panel that allows for safe

mounted on the front of the panel that allows for safe Franklin’s new SubMonitor Connect platform

Franklin’s new SubMonitor Connect platform protects three-phase motor and pump systems.

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viewing conditions even when the motor is running.

It protects the motor and pump systems against damage due to a variety of adverse conditions, such as low flow wells, clogging, bound pumps, and poor or unreliable power. A new application-based basic setup enables contractors to get up and running quickly while ensuring their motor is still protected, utilizing the FE Connect mobile technology app which allows contractors to easily monitor systems status live, complete basic or advanced setup, and view or send fault history via Bluetooth connectivity.

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Evolved AODD designs spark overseas interest

UK pump manufacturer, Flotronic Pumps Limited, has recently seen its overseas export market increase to 40% of total sales in 2016.

The company is known for its pioneering air-operated, double- diaphragm ONE-NUT pump design, created by its founder in 1981 and still used today. The design has evolved substantially from the original and is integral to an extensive range of models and deployment in a huge variety of critical process applications. Flotronic Pumps can provide constant liquid feeds and pump thin or viscous liquids.

Flotronic’s success in overseas markets is thanks partly to a particularly high overseas growth in pump sales into the pharmaceu- tical, food & beverage, chemical manufacture and cosmetics markets, with the ‘Minichem’', the

3-A accredited ‘H’ series sanitary applications pump and the EHEDG accredited ‘E’ Series pump gener- ating particular interest.

Fifty per cent of Flotronic’s exports go to Europe, but pumps are being sold in increasing numbers across the world including the US and Canada (25%) and the Far East (8%) - with the remaining 17% distributed to the Middle East, India, South America, South Africa and Australasia.

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South Africa and Australasia. www.flotronicpumps.co.uk Flotronic’s Slimline pump. HI develops Pump Energy Index

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HI develops Pump Energy Index calculator tools

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has developed two different PEI Calcu- lator tools to help pump manufac- turers understand complex US Department of Energy test proce- dure and calculate PEI.

Working alongside member companies, Engineered Software Inc. and Intelliquip LLC, the tools help manufacturers comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard which was released in January 2016 and help them prepare to meet the 2020 compli- ance and labelling requirements.

Designed to be used in-house and integrated into OEM testing programs, Engineered Software Inc.’s macro enabled, excel-based tool is exclusively available to HI members. The online tool, devel- oped by Intelliquip LLC, calculates

PEI and presents it in a way that can also be uploaded into the HI Energy Rating Program.

Both tools will help manufacturers determine their pumps’ PEI according to DOE Regulations. Each tool walks the user through the calculation process according to the pump type and the requisite section of the DOE test procedure. The PEI calculators will integrate with the HI Energy Rating Program scheduled for public release in mid-2017. www.Pumps.org

scheduled for public release in mid-2017. www.Pumps.org HI is committed to developing standards, technical resources

HI is committed to developing standards, technical resources and programs that benefit the pump manufacturing industry and pump system owner-operators.

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Expansion of submersible dewatering family

Atlas Copco Portable Energy has added to its family of medium and large submersible dewatering pumps with the launch of the WEDA+ plug-and-play range.

The new range has undergone a complete design overhaul, resulting in new pumps that offer up to 20% overall reduction in power consumption compared to previous models; combined with greater efficiency, simplified main- tenance and increased capacity.

The WEDA+ range comprises five models: the WEDA 50, with normal and high head variants, and the WEDA 60+, available in normal head, high head and super high head configuration. Delivering enhanced performance and extreme portability, the top- of-the-range Super High Head WEDA 60+ is 15% smaller and

20% lighter than other pumps in its class. The latest pumps offer flow rate capabilities of 1020 to

2425 l/min (61 to 146 m 3 /h) and

a maximum head of up to 69 m.

Atlas Copco has introduced rota- tion control and phase failure protection across all WEDA+ models to prevent the risk of the impeller rotating in the wrong direction; which stops the pump

in the event of phase failure.

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the pump in the event of phase failure. www.atlascopco.co.uk The latest pumps off er flow rate

The latest pumps offer flow rate capabilities of 1020 to 2425 l/min (61 to146 m 3 h).

Drain pump handles high temperature applications

US waste and drainage pumping systems’ manufacturer, Saniflo, has introduced the 1-horsepower Sanicom 1 simplex drain pump for heavy-duty commercial applications.

The drain pump connects directly to high efficiency washing machines and dishwashers, and can withstand water temperatures up to 194°F, making it suitable for tough wastewater pumping instal- lations. It is designed to pump dirty water away from demanding commercial applications, such as in restaurant kitchens.

The Sanicom 1’s ability to handle high temperatures makes it a solu- tion for commercial kitchen applica- tions where dishwashers must operate at exceptionally high temperatures to meet health and sanitation standards.

Other applications that can benefit from the Sanicom 1 are high effi- ciency washing machines used in commercial applications, which can connect directly into the pump, rather than indirectly through a laundry tray, eliminating the extra

cost and installation of a utility sink.

In addition, the unit is specially

designed to withstand liquids with highly acidic properties, such as wastewater from processing applications.

properties, such as wastewater from processing applications. www.saniflo.com The Sanicom 1 can handle tempera- tures up

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The Sanicom 1 can handle tempera- tures up to 194°F, making it suitable for demanding commercial applica- tions, such as restaurant dishwashers.

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Next generation of rotary screw air compressors

Ingersoll Rand has introduced new models to its line of R-Series oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors, which, the company claims, will provide a more energy-efficient solution for customers with high capacity air requirements.

The RS200 to RS250 models are available with the new, single- stage airend, or the two-stage airend that increases airflow by up to 16%. The new fixed-speed models are 10% more efficient than previous products and the company says the variable speed option is up to 35% more effi- cient compared to the industry average.

Ingersoll Rand has added these models to the Next Generation R-Series portfolio allowing customers who run 24/7 and rely

on large amounts of compressed air to have equipment that is as reliable as their demand. The RS200 to RS250kW models are the third introduction to the Next Generation R-Series line of compressors, following the Next Generation R-Series 30 to 37kW fixed-speed and variable speed drive introductions in 2015 and

2016.

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The Ingersoll Rand RS250. The new fixed-speed models are 10% more efficient than previous products.

New branding launch for UK manufacturer

UK-based manufacturing company, Advanced Couplings, has launched its new branding and logo.

Advanced Couplings, a manufac- turer of stainless steel, clamp union type, tube connections, has unveiled a new identity, symbol- ised by a logo which has been designed to represent both the history and the transformation the company has undergone since it was founded nearly 30 years ago.

Advanced Couplings' products are designed to be used in the phar- maceutical, food & beverage,

chemical and processing indus- tries. Its products are sold world- wide via a network of experienced agents.

The company also produces tube/ pipe connection systems for most standards used in the industry world-wide covering BS, DIN, ISO, SMS and provides a range of sizes used internationally which are outside these standards, plus a range of ancilliary items such as blanks, pipe hangers, hose tails and threaded adaptors.

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tails and threaded adaptors. www.advanced-couplings.co.uk Advanced Couplings, manufacturer of stainless steel

Advanced Couplings, manufacturer of stainless steel tube/pipe connections used in pharmaceutical, chemical and fluid handling, has unveiled its new branding and logo.

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New submersible water pumps for power products

The power equipment division of the US Yamaha Motor Corp. has announced an all-new line of submersible water pumps to their power products line.

The SP20E line was designed for multipurpose use with utility in both commercial and residential projects and features the SP20E, SP20ET and SP20ESM dewatering electric submersible pumps. These new submersible pumps offer a greater variety of options to customers and can be used in commercial construction projects from excavations to will cast- ings, as well as in residential use from the draining of flooded basements to swimming pools.

4,740 gallons per hour (GPH) through a two-inch outlet for quick and easy dewatering.

The SP20E and SP20ET models are built with a durable cast iron design to handle heavy usage and tough applications, while the SP20ESM offers a more compact design, incorporating an impeller and casing manufactured from a blended rubber compound providing maximum wear resist- ance, up to three times over cast iron and the unique design allows for either vertical or hori- zontal discharge applications.

for either vertical or hori- zontal discharge applications. www.yamaha- motor.com The SP20E pumps are lightweight and

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The SP20E pumps are lightweight and range from 24 to 33 pounds They are capable of pumping up to 79 gallons per minute (GPM) or

The SP20E series features the SP20E, SP20ET and SP20ESM.

Grundfos collaboration with Quadrant CMS

Producer of heavy-duty industrial pumps, Grundfos has partnered with Quadrant Creative Moulding & Systems (Quadrant CMS) in the development and production of components for the new SCALA2 domestic water booster pump.

Grundfos industrial pumps are made almost entirely out of cast and machined metal. For the SCALA2, it needed a partner who could help it in designing compo- nents that could be produced in high volumes using plastics injec- tion moulding. Quadrant CMS is a manufacturer of injection- moulded systems-critical polymer applications and sub-assemblies.

Grundfos wanted to introduce a compact water booster pump for households where mains water pressure is low and or variable. Most of the critical internal parts in this new development needed

to be made in plastics instead of metal. Injection molding enabled Grundfos to create more complex parts than is possible with metal casting, and so allow it to design a pump that was more compact. www.grundfos.com

it to design a pump that was more compact. www.grundfos.com The development and production of components

The development and production of components for the SCALA2 domestic water booster pump is the result of a collaboration between Grundfos and Quadrant CMS.

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3P XYTREX wear components

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nnovation and 50 years' experience in most manufacturing processes allows 3P to find solutions for industrial customers with complex needs. For fluid handling systems, 3P designs its own compounds under the XYTREX range to improve the longevity and efficiency of pumps in the petrochemical industry.

From idea to design and produc- tion, 3P develops and manufactures critical solutions in high perfor- mance plastics and composites, such as PTFE and PEEK.

Considering that energy consump- tion accounts for at least 45% of the life cycle cost of a centrifugal pump., 3P believes that the use of its ther- moplastic composite XYTREX range can improve pump efficiencies especially when compared to the use of metal components in key areas.

The XYTREX range offers users:

• excellent wear and friction characteristics

• a high level of chemical and corrosion resistance

• abrasion resistance to handle services with solids

• improved mechanical properties at elevated temperatures

• similar coefficient of thermal

expansion to impeller and case components

• up to 80% weight saving compared to metal components with a similar design

• listed in API 610, 11th edition as approved materials

• enhanced reliability and performance over metal components

• Highly-developed anti-galling properties.

Benefits XYTREX allows the possibility for a pump to withstand a longer

run-dry or perhaps off-design conditions, whereas metal compo-

nents are prone to seizure. This can be the case in high-pressure multi-

stage pumps where wear rings can gall and break, resulting in major

damage to the impellers, shaft, and even pump casings. This is especially true during

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start-up and in applications where pump suction pressure is close to

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pump with all metal components. The time saved can be weeks on any given pump. Faster and less

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The second benefit of XYTREX materials is their ability to work properly with reduced clearances compared to the API standard recommendation for metal parts. Reduced clearances create a higher pressure liquid film than would be possible with API clearances, across the surface of the wear components. The rotating element rides on this higher pressure liquid film that yields a hydrostatic bearing effect, which then stabilizes

yields a hydrostatic bearing effect, which then stabilizes XYTREX bushing encased in stainless steel. XYTREX range

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XYTREX range of wear products for pump applications.

the rotor (Lomakin effect). Internal recirculation is reduced, which, in turn, translates into energy savings. For a typical multi-stage horizontal pump, a 2-7% efficiency improve- ment can be achieved by reducing the clearance with XYTREX mate- rials and this can help end users to identify favourable returns on investment.

The future for composite materials Each material within the XYTREX range can work for specific applica- tions, operating as static and/or dynamic components. 3P recom- mends appropriate materials for particular applications when the customer provides precise operational data.

XYTREX products have been in use for more than 25 years. OEMs are seeing the benefits of being able to offer a product that will have greater reliability, less maintenance, increased MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), higher efficiency, lower operating costs and greater energy savings in kilowatts used to power the plant rotating equipment.

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Oil & gas

Swift action saves fire-damaged circulating pumps

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fter a serious fire caused considerable damage to two hot oil circulating pumps at a major oil and gas operation field in the Middle East, the companyneeded get them back into operation as swiftlyas possible. It contacted an international service companyto assess the damage and redesign and rebuild the fire-damaged pumps.

Figure 1.

Two fire-

damaged

pumps

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the Hydro

Middle East

Service

Centre.

The company chose Hydro Middle East, specialists in pump rebuilding, particu- larly in the oil and gas industry and other industrial markets. Hydro’s engi- neers first evaluate the causes of any pump damage or failure and then provide expert engineering analysis and a responsive field service.

Analysis & recommendations

In the case of the fire-damaged pumps, once the fire was under control, Hydro immediately sent a field engineer to the site to conduct a root cause analysis and make recom- mendations to ensure that the equip- ment would be restored within the

to ensure that the equip- ment would be restored within the www.worldpumps.com very fast turnaround that

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very fast turnaround that the company required.

The engineers discovered that the fire had been so severe it had completely burned out all of the oil in the bearing housing. In addition, the baseplate was also warped because of the excessive heat. A turnaround of between two and three weeks for redesign and rebuild was proposed, subject to mechanical seal availability and the two hot oil circulating pumps, along with the baseplate and the motors were shipped to Hydro Middle East’s facility in Dubai, U.A.E.

Damage assessment

The hot oil heat transfer fluid system contains a hot oil circulator pump that pushes the heat transfer fluid though an insulated piping system to a heater and on to the processing equipment. There is an expansion tank on the system to allow for the expansion of the hot oil as it heats up. This also helps with contraction when the hot oil is cooled down. The pump keeps

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Figure 2. Completed pump unit model after design modifications to incorporate Hydro back pull out.
Figure 2. Completed pump unit
model after design modifications to
incorporate Hydro back pull out.

transfer fluid through the system when the heat is on.

A complete inspection of the damaged pump and further root cause analysis revealed the possible cause of the fire could have been from the misalignment of the pump shaft to the motor shaft, which had apparently caused exces- sive vibration.

the heat transfer fluid flowing because if it stops, there can be major prob- lems with the system. It is important to keep the pump pushing the heat

When the axial movement increased and oscillated the shaft, the labyrinth seal broke. However, the pump did not shut down. This caused the containment of the mechanical seal to fail. The leaking seal fuelled the

of the mechanical seal to fail. The leaking seal fuelled the Figure 3. Pump back pull

Figure 3. Pump back pull out being installed onto the pump casing.

3. Pump back pull out being installed onto the pump casing. Figure 4. Pump with the

Figure 4. Pump with the newly installed back pull out mounted on the new base plate with the motor.

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heat, creating excessive friction and starting the fire.

The solution

Once they knew what had happened, Hydro Middle East’s engineering department came up with a plan to redesign the pumps. The redesign included a newly upgraded shaft design and an upgraded power end,

both of which needed to be manufac- tured within the already tight time

frame.

also needed a complete redesign and rebuild. The new designs were quickly and carefully drawn and approved.

The badly deformed baseplate

The biggest challenge for Hydro Middle East was to complete the rede- sign and rebuild of the entire base- plate, pump power end and shaft within two weeks for the first pump. This timeline also included full assembly, paint, and dispatch back to the site. Hydro Middle East worked closely with Hydro Houston to complete the work on the bearing housing. All other parts were manufac- tured at Hydro’s manufacturing centre in Dubai.

3D co-ordinate measuring technology

The parts were measured and scanned using 3D co-ordinate measuring equip- ment, which is a device that measures the physical geometrical characteristics of an object. The machine is some- times manually controlled by an oper- ator and sometimes computer controlled. Three-dimensional measure- ments are defined by a probe attached to the third moving axis of this machine. Probes can be mechanical, optical, laser, white light, or other types.

Using this 3D co-ordinate measuring technology, manufacturing drawings were made overnight for the pump parts. The sturdier, upgraded baseplate was designed using Hydro’s solid modeling program, which combines mathematical and computer modeling of three-dimensional solids to produce computer-aided designs. The drawings were transferred to production with 48 hours.

Hydro’s CNC machines produced all the pump parts, while the baseplate was

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Figure 5. Pump installed on-site for commissioning.

manufactured in Hydro Middle East’s in-house welding and fabrication unit, which has the capability to perform tig, mig, plasma, stick, sub-arc and submerged metal arc welding. The in-house furnace was used for the stress- relieving part of the operation. These

technical innovations contributed to the high-quality emergency turnaround, along with Hydro’s 24/7 workshop capa- bilities. Hydro kept the customer informed of all progress on a daily basis, which allowed the customer to prepare for the timing of the pump installation.

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When everything was ready, the Hydro field engineer was onsite to install and commission the newly redesigned and the rebuilt hot oil circulating pumps. The customer was very happy with Hydro Middle East’s work and praised the high quality work and exceptional craftsmanship, especially as Hydro is not an original equipment manufacturer.

Hydro Middle East has successfully completed the upgrade in pump design along with improvements to the cooling fan design, a larger bearing housing, better sealing of the housing, a more sturdy shaft design, and an enhanced

baseplate design.

and running once more within an unprecedented fast turnaround.

The pumps were up

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Author

Thomas Arakal, managing director, Hydro Middle East. tarakal@hydroinc.com

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Energy efficiency

Seawater provides energy for heating and cooling

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rance’s first marine geothermal power station, the Thassalia project in Marseille, will use the calorific energy of the Mediterranean as a sustainable energy source. A French international pump manufacturer worked with project owner, ENGIE, from the start.

The Thassalia Marine geothermal project was inaugurated in October 2016. It has cost €35 million, is the first of its type in Europe and will eventually provide a sustainable energy source for 500,000m² of buildings in the Eco-Cité Euromédi- terranée, the largest urban renewal operation in southern Europe.

The owner of the project is the French ENGIE Group, an international energy supplier, operating in electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group focuses its business on access to sustainable energy and the rational use of resources. KSB France worked alongside them and supplied pumps, valves and the engi- neering resources for the project, via its services agency based in Aix-en-Provence.

Thermal energy of the sea

Developing new sustainable, ecologically acceptable technologies for the heating and cooling of both domestic and commercial premises has been chal- lenging the resources of many energy companies around the world. Harnessing the potential of the sun, sea tides and currents, the wind and heat trapped deep beneath the earth’s surface have all proved to be successful technologies to

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varying degrees. Now we can add the thermal energy of the sea.

The sea provides enormous potential as an energy source for the section of the world’s population that lives within 100 km of a coastline. This has not gone unnoticed by the ENGIE Group, which has developed energy from tides and currents around the world. Now, with the construction of the Thassalia Marine geothermal project in Marseille harbour, it has turned its attention to using the

calorific energy of the Mediterranean Sea for space heating and cooling.

Eco-Cité Euroméditerranée occupies 480 hectares in the heart of the Marseille, between the commercial port, the Old Port and the TGV railway station and offers housing, shops, hotels, restaurants, commercial prem- ises, public services and cultural facilities.

prem- ises, public services and cultural facilities. KSB France supplied pumps, valves and engineering resources

KSB France supplied pumps, valves and engineering resources for the Thassalia project.

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The Thassalia plant

The development of the Thassalia plant is central to the Eco-Cité Euroméditer- ranée being given High Quality Environ- ment (HQE) certification. As a referral project for renewable energy due to the recovery of about 70% of the marine thermics/frigories, Thassalia has an extremely high energy efficiency coeffi- cient compared to an equivalent project equipped with stand-alone heating air conditioning. The result is a 70% reduc- tion in greenhouse gas emissions for the eco-city, plus a 40% reduction in electricity consumption and 65% reduc- tion in water consumption.

Work on the Thassalia plant by the ENGIE Group commenced in 2010 and brought together the expertise of its subsidiaries, Cofely Services and CLIMES- PACE. The basic premise of the project concerns the creation of a hot and cold water network along the Euroméditer- ranée perimeter. It is pioneering in several ways. Firstly, Thassalia is a thermo-refrigeration plant so it delivers both heating and cooling, when often the networks in France are separate. Secondly, energy is drawn from seawater, and lastly, it is the first Euro- pean project to circulate heating and cooling throughout the whole of an eco-city of this magnitude.

How it works

Central to whole operation of the plant and distribution network are pumps, which is where the know-how and products of KSB were essential. KSB France worked closely with ENGIE throughout the project.

The thermal plant is supplied with seawater pumped from a depth of 7 m by six corrosion-resistant Norstur KSB CPKN pumps, each equipped with a 160 kW variable speed motor, for a total flow of 1000 lt/s. The problem of corrosion by warm seawater is peculiar to this project, with the pumped water reaching up to 25°C in summer and its permitted discharge temperature being 30°C. The parts of the pump in contact with the fluid were therefore made of special Noridur duplex steel (KSB design, Uranus equivalent B6). Noridur is used for highly corrosive and slightly loaded products, such as warm seawater but also for concentrated acids and flue gases in desulfurization processes.

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Figure.1. Seawater circuit, priority pump: KSB Mega CPK 250-400. (Courtesy of ENGIE Group)

pump: KSB Mega CPK 250-400. (Courtesy of ENGIE Group) Figure 2. Hot water circuit, priority pump:

Figure 2. Hot water circuit, priority pump: KSB MCPK 150-500. (Courtesy of ENGIE Group)

For the same reasons, the discs of AMRI Isoria butterfly valves which perform the isolation or regulation functions of seawater intake are protected with a Halar corrosion coating. These valves - from DN 50 to 700 - provide both manual and pneumatic actuator opera- tion. The seawater, which ranges in temperature from about 14°C in winter to 22°C in summer, supplies heat exchangers connected to thermo-refrig- eration pumps (TFP), bringing calories to heat when the water is cold and frig- ories to refresh when it is hot. The TFPs and refrigeration units can then produce heat or cold as required. It should be noted that supplementary gas boilers complete the installation in

order to guarantee continuity of service in all circumstances.

The energy is then transported to the Euroméditerranée buildings for heating or air-conditioning, via a hot water network (60°C) and a chilled water network (5°C). The length of the 3 km network demanded powerful pumping solutions with strong HMT on both hot and chilled circuits.

These two circuits are each equipped with four KSB Mega-CPK pumps (eight in total) each displaying a nominal HMT of 110 mCE or 120 mCE depending on the motors, their power ratings ranging from 160 kW to 355 kW. This "secondary

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Figure 3. Ice circuit, priority pump: KSB Mega CPK 200-500. (Courtesy of ENGIE Group)

network" requirement was a determining factor in the choice of pumping solu- tions. Indeed, the requirements of the specifications were very high, not only in terms of height, but also in efficiency and speed. As a result, the Mega CPK retained yields up to 84% at speeds of 1500 rpm and 1750 rpm.

An alternative to this arrangement would have been to consider a lighter solution in terms of pump sizes, making them easier to install and less expensive. However in this case, there was no pump sufficiently powerful to provide the required HMT alone, so it would have been necessary to resort to pumps in series. Such a mode of operation would have been more risky in terms of reliability for the operator, so this option was finally discarded.

In addition to these pumping duties, the auxiliary circuits are equipped with Etanorm pumps operating at 650 m³/h for 30 mCE and with a power of 75 kW and Etaline pumps for the heat exchangers and recycling duties. Further- more, 150 AMRI Boax B valves, with manual or pneumatic control ranging from DN 100 to DN 600 were also installed.

Benefits

Significant collateral benefits must also be attributed to marine thermal energy. On the environmental front, the central- ized production of cold favours a reduc- tion of the heat island effect in the city, a factor that would have been created by a multiplication of individual units.

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Moreover, in a refrigeration network, the terrace surfaces are cleared due to the removal of cooling towers on the top of the buildings. Their removal also limits noise pollution and drastically reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, legionella being just one example.

On a financial level, the price of the energy produced is about 10% lower for centralized cold production compared to a solution using individual units. In addi- tion, centralization is less sensitive to increases (if any) in electricity and gas tariffs.

Pumping energy efficiency

Pumps are components of systems that consume large quantities of electricity and therefore have great savings’ poten- tial. To illustrate the high stakes: the annual consumption of industrial pumps in the EU is 300 TeraWatt hours (= 300,000 GigaWatt hours). By way of comparison, France's total electricity consumption in 2015 was 461 TeraWatt hours. It is therefore understandable that the EU has set ambitious targets for products through the Energy-related Products (ERP) Directive.

KSB's response, which can go far beyond these objectives, is called Fluid Future. This global device functions on many levels. With regard to the drive, the motor of the pumping unit can save about 10%. By working on optimizing the hydraulic efficiency of the pumps, savings can reach 20%. By analyzing and optimizing the entire circuit, the poten- tial can rise by as much as 60%.

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The search for the energy saving in a fluid transport circuit concerns both new and existing installations. For the latter, the results can be spectacular. Indeed, not only are the technical solutions in place subject to improvement, but for the needs of the installation often evolve over time (new process, modification of the network, etc.).

The Fluid Future device consists of four phases:

1. Analysis of the hydraulic system in place and determination of the load profile.

2. Selection of the adapted solution (hydraulic, drive, automation) resulting from the collected data.

3. Control of the installation and/or commis- sioning by KSB Service specialists.

4. Equipping the installation with tech- nologies that will contribute to the energy efficiency of the installation. Examples would be the SuPremE reluctance motor (IE5), the PumpDrive 2 speed controller, and the Pump- Meter intelligent pressure sensor.

Summary

The current and future residents and workers of Euroméditerranée Eco-cité will reap the benefits of a heating and air- conditioning network that is energy effi- cient and environmentally friendly, created by a thermal plant with an installed power 19 megawatts hot and 19 megawatts cold capability.

For KSB France, the problems which they had to overcome meant providing pumps and valves that would have to resist higher than normal levels of corro- sion. In addition, other key factors that had to be addressed included providing pumps with high yields for limiting power consumption, contributing to the award of the HQE certification, and mini- mizing the acoustic power of pumps to avoid neighbourhood noise nuisance. Finally, KSB France will provide a rapid response for maintenance and repair throughout the life of the plant.

Author

Bryan Orchard

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Plug-and-play option brings NHS cost benefits

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hen East Kent Hospitals UniversityNHS Foundation Trust in the UK faced the possibilityof having to install a completelynew condensate recoveryunit for its pumps, it approached a UK centrifugal pump manufacturer, who came up with an alternative that led to estimated savings of more than 80% for the Trust.

Cost savings are always uppermost in

the minds of those running NHS Trusts

in the UK and, like most of the 2,000

NHS hospitals in the country, a conden- sate recovery unit (CRU) is an integral part of the hospital’s heating system.

CRUs reduce energy costs

A CRU is a proven way to reduce energy

costs in process plants and building services. The CRU collects hot conden- sate from the steam system and returns

it back to the boiler plant to be used as boiler feed. Regular maintenance of these systems ensures many years of trouble free service. However, after a

couple of decades the design life of the pumps will be coming to an end, at which time the operator is faced with

a decision. Ideally a like-for-like replace- ment pump from the original OEM would be available but given that the original pump supplier may not still be

in business then the decision may not

be that simple. The operator could be faced with an expensive wholesale change of the CRU system.

That’s exactly what happened in the case of East Kent Hospitals University

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NHS Foundation Trust. The CRU had been installed some 20 years ago and,

like many other CRU systems of this age, used Girdlestone pumps, a company which is no longer in busi- ness. When the hospital’s maintenance team made enquiries to replace the pumps which were coming to the end

of their lives, they were informed that there was no OEM replacement pump available.

Wholesale replacement

In many such cases the operator is told that the only solution is wholesale replacement of the CRU system; the

solution is wholesale replacement of the CRU system; the Plug-and-play CRU pumps offer savings to the

Plug-and-play CRU pumps offer savings to the NHS (Image: Marbury / Shutterstock.com)

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WORLD PUMPS May2017 Application A Condensate Recovery Unit (CRU) typical of many used across the NHS.

A Condensate Recovery Unit (CRU) typical of many used across the NHS.

the company undertook a site survey to understand the problems that the Trust had experienced and quickly concluded that the original Girdlestone pump could be replaced by one of its own new ones and crucially that this new pump would also meet the NPSH and be able to perform the duties required of the original system. This would enable the CRU system to work reliably for another few decades.

Significant savings

The cost benefits of using Amarinth’s plug-and-play pumps are significant. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foun- dation Trust estimated savings of over 80% by installing the Amarinth pumps compared to the cost of replacing the CRU system, along with reduced down- time and minimal disruption.

vessels, pumps and pipework. This always results in extended downtime for the new installation to take place, pipework has to be modified and a significant cost is incurred by replacing what in many cases are serviceable items.

In this case the company that the Trust approached suggested an alternative pump to replace the Girdlestone units rather than a complete system replace- ment and so, following some pipework modification, this was installed. However, problems quickly became apparent. CRU systems work with a low Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) and, as this wasn’t taken into account when the pump was selected, it led to pump cavitation, a failed seal and subsequent catastrophic failure of the pump.

Viable alternative

Faced with the possibility of having to purchase a totally new CRU system, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Founda- tion Trust contacted Amarinth, a centrif- ugal pump manufacturer that has long experience of designing efficient CRUs for process plants and building services around the world and is recognised as a provider of spares, replacements and fully interchangeable pumps for former Girdlestone pumps.

When Girdlestone pumps ceased trading over a decade ago, Amarinth took the opportunity to provide high-quality spares to prolong the life of these critical

pumps which were used for many different applications. Drawing on its expertise in designing CRUs, Amarinth was also aware that in most cases, although the CRU pumps may need replacing, the vessel and associated pipework and systems are sound. So Amarinth designed new plug-and-play CRU pumps which incorporated the latest technologies for optimum relia- bility and efficiency. This meant it was possible to replace the old Girdlestone units without any modification being required to pipework or baseplates.

Once East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust contacted Amarinth,

Amarinth has stepped in to deliver a cost saving lifeline to NHS Trusts across the country as well as to many other organisations. With over 2,000 NHS hospitals in the UK, the potential saving for the NHS as a whole from the Amarinth plug-and-play CRU pumps is enormous. In addition to their increased reliability and efficiency, the upgraded pumps reduce downtime and maintenance costs and there will be a readily available supply of off-the- shelf spare and replacement parts for many years to come.

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Installation of the new pumps on an existing CRU.

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Digitalization sparks a quiet revolution

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he pump industry mantra has always been about high production values while keeping costs and waste low, but digitalization takes that a step further. Here, we look at the major strides some of the world’s biggest manufacturers are taking and the game-changing impact that is having.

What does digitalization mean? It is all about the use of data. How it is monitored, stored and processed across the whole industry from the creation of the pump to its installation and lifecycle of operation. Its impact is potentially profound but pump manufacturers are still coming to terms with the implications.

Dr Sönke Brodersen, chairman of the VDMA Pumps + Systems Association, said: “Digitalization is something manufacturers and customers are looking for and we see tremendous possibilities. We are a very conservative and traditional industry but there will be a change in our markets, how data is used and processed to the advantage of clients.”

In this new digital era, there are potentially huge advantages but like any revolution there are major risks which have to be assessed and validated as much as possible.

Dr Brodersen added: “There is also a lot of cost, not only between technicians, which is very important, but on a different level, where we have to deal with data security, data ownership,

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technological solutions and the level of the business model.

“We are in the phase where everybody’s looking to shape the future. There is no clear strategy but every company is working on possible solutions knowing there is no one solution for one pump and one compressor in that one item.”

Digital world

The collection of data is a relatively familiar concept for individual manu- facturers. But in the digital world it can be shared relatively easily. This presents a problem in terms of competition but it can also mean more information is available and so better products can be created without every manufacturer having to re-invent the wheel.

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Dr Brodersen added: “The first wave of digitalization focused on business to consumer. Now we are looking at a business to business environment where many companies are open and willing to share data.

“Operators are collecting huge amounts

of data from their processes but there is

a hesitation to share it with suppliers so we also have to think about the common benefits that can stimulate companies to be more open and transparent.”

Data management is a major challenge.

It can range from financial and

production statistics to sales figures and social networks, all of which can be stored in the cloud. It is something that Wilo has embraced and is using to its advantage.

Sales manager Gero Böhmer said: “The cloud contains this big data, transforms

it into smart data and is already a reality

in our 4.0 factory in our headquarters in Dortmund. This will decrease our production lead time and increase quality, cost efficiency, and capital reduction.”

Different processes have been applied to customer relationship, supply chain and product life cycle management. In product development, digital prototypes were produced before the products became a reality.

Communication is another key to digitalization. Through the cloud, products can be connected worldwide and many building installations managed easily from one remote location. Similarly with individual products, a pump can be connected to Wilo when it is sold. It will include an intelligent detection monitor and will lead the customer to any issue and show them the required service times.

Mr Böhmer added: “We might even send a service technician out before the customer requests it. Collecting such valuable information helps ensure continuous quality improvement worldwide and identifies issues with a product at an early stage. Most of this is already included in our new systems and pumps and a team of more than 100 developers are working in this area.

“We have four main pillars for product digitalization. Products need to be smart, easy to use, customized and have a high level of connectivity. We make complex

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Through the cloud, products can be connected and many building installations managed easily

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technologies user friendly, simple to use, energy-efficient, and high performance.”

Completely integrated

At Siemens, digital management has become completely integrated into its

key oil and gas and water markets with the goal being to maximize performance, efficiency, lifespan and safety through remote monitoring, pre-emptive maintenance and simulated training.

Its Oil and Gas Manager project planning tool can provide all this predictive data which allows companies to assess how a product will perform in the field. Data can also be used to offer assessments of how a product will perform in a particular situation, reducing risk and expense while other areas such as health and safety, energy efficiency and even CO 2 emissions can also be predicted for its entire lifespan.

Siemens’ Smart Water Management program addresses particular challenges in the water industry including the detection of costly leaks, the costs of

energy-intensive pumping stations and the damaging effects of waste water during periods of heavy rainfall.

Studies estimate that up to 40% of water typically lost to leaks and theft could be reclaimed using intelligent analytical solutions and that power costs caused by these leaks could be cut by up to 30%.

The company’s SIWA technology monitors a plant and indicates leaks. It optimizes the efficiency of pumps, aerators and compressors and controls waste water flows by analysing data and reacting to the results. This results in resulting in lower cost and higher energy efficiency.

Different scenarios of a network infrastructure can be programmed to simulate different operating modes and conditions while acting as a training module for operators.

For example, at the Elbaue Ostharz plant in Germany, a simulation was run to supply 90 million m 3 of water over 600 km. The SIWA Optim solution optimized pump schedules to improve efficiency

solution optimized pump schedules to improve effi ciency A Siemens- designed and manufactured water pump impeller

A Siemens-

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and reduce energy consumption cutting operating costs by more than $370,000.

Similarly at the Erftverband sewage plant in Kaarst, Germany, significant cuts in energy consumption were achieved using

a custom process automation solution

based on the Siemens Simatic PCS 7. A total of three Simatic embedded controllers running the Simatic WinAC RTX PLC software are responsible for controlling the plant ensuring optimum efficiency.

Siemens is also developing 3D printing as part of its digital services portfolio. The company recently developed the first successful commercial installation and, critically, safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.

The replacement part produced for the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia is

a metallic, 108 mm diameter impeller for

a fire protection pump that is in constant rotating operation. The water pump provides pressure for the fire protection system at the plant.

The original impeller had been in operation since the plant was commissioned in 1981 and its original manufacturer is no longer in business but that was overcome by using the 3D printing technology to produce a perfect copy. As a result, older plants can continue operating and extend their life expectancy providing major savings.

Further evidence of the importance of a digital strategy can be seen at global business GE which now describes itself as “the world’s leading digital

industrial company.” Recently GE’s Water

& Process Technologies announced a

collaboration with American Water to provide “a digital alliance that will enable

the water industry to harness the power of data and analytics to improve national water infrastructure.”

Analyzing data

To do this, Water & Process Technologies will use its InSight cloud-based Asset Performance Management platform which connects industrial equipment, analyzing data and so helping cut environmental impacts and operating costs associated with water production, treatment, transportation and delivery.

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The original, obsolete water impeller, Siemens' 3D printed prototype and the resulting 3D-printed replacement installed and operating in Krško NPP in Slovenia.

Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO,

Water & Process Technologies, said:

“We are developing software, advanced predictive analytics and diagnostic tools that will give operators the real-time data they need to better manage their critical water infrastructure assets 24 hours a day.”

Water & Process Technologies is also working with water analytics and technology providers, WaterSmart Software and Smart Earth Technologies (SET) to improve the overall operation of water utilities.

“Using data, remote control and analytics, we are working to transform the way water utilities operate, helping them run more efficiently while also

improving the service and value they provide to consumers,” said Ralph Exton, chief marketing officer, GE’s Water & Process Technologies.

Such alliances make it clear that unlike traditional manufacturing where a product is developed and manufactured to meet as many applications as possible at considerable cost in terms of time and money, using digital technology means bespoke solutions can be applied to specific situations if necessary.

By continually building data, greater efficiencies can be applied across the board with experience gained from every new project through ongoing development of applications.

new project through ongoing development of applications. GE Power has signed a multi-year service agreement with

GE Power has signed a multi-year service agreement with Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. for a new combined-cycle power plant in north-eastern Brazil.

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KSB’s Sonolyzer app for smartphones and tablets that can determine the efficiency of fixed speed pumps in just 20 seconds.

In the case of GE, joint applications being developed include digital consumer communication and engagement tools that deliver billing information, leak identification, remote valve control, resolution notifications and insights into water usage.

This information will make it easier for consumers to understand their water consumption habits, save money and protect their property from costly water damage.

Similarly, GE Power recently signed a multi-year service agreement with Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. for a new combined-cycle power plant in north-eastern Brazil. The agreement includes operations, maintenance, repairs and digital solutions as well as the OpShield cybersecurity system.

Digital solutions including Asset Performance Management and Operations Optimization, which run on the Predix platform while OpShield is a specialized internet-connected sharing firewall that helps protect critical infrastructure by monitoring and blocking malicious activity directed at plant assets.

Industry 4.0

Pump manufacturer KSB describes digitalization as the fourth industrial revolution or “Industry 4.0.” It says: “This combines real-world production and digital processes to create cyber-physical systems. In the Industry 4.0 vision, these encompass

the entire system and all processes – also referred to as a smart factory.”

The aim is to adapt production quickly and efficiently in response to changing conditions and new orders. Products and services include the Sonolyzer app for smartphones and tablets that can determine the efficiency of fixed-speed pumps in just 20 seconds.

It does this by recording the noise emitted by the fan of the electric motor and matching it to performance data

entered by the user.

performance data entered by the user with the hydraulic systems database developed by the manufacturer, the app can determine whether the pump is operating at part load and lets the user know if any energy could be saved by optimizing the hydraulic system or the drive.

By correlating the

All data can be uploaded to the cloud which is then used for continual product development.

Similarly the PumpMeter pump monitoring unit continually analyses performance, providing data directly connected to the process control system. This can then be used to make adjustments to ensure maximum efficiency.

Each physical pump produced by KSB has what it refers to as a “digital twin” based in the cloud. This allows information on the condition, operation and history of the physical pump to be called up at

any time. It registers every change in the real product and serves as a central source of information.

The data is stored in the cloud and can be accessed on a tablet or smartphone using the QR code on the pump set. As a result, a service engineer not only has direct access to technical data but also the entire pump history, maintenance measures and test reports with photos.

The potential for digitalization is seemingly limitless. It allows for the collection of vast amounts of data to be applied to even an individual pump or to create bespoke solutions for specific areas of operation. The future will no doubt provide further breakthroughs in service and efficiency as the quiet revolution continues.

Contacts

Steve Davis, Digital Business Transformation Leader, GE Water & Process Technologies +1 215 681 7732

Steven.Davis1@ge.com

Dr. Sönke Brodersen, Chairman, VDMA Pumps + Systems Association, +49 623 386 3311 soenke.brodersen@ksb.com

Gero Böhmer, Wilo SE, +49 231 41 02 7504 gero.boehmer@wilo.com

Siemens AG, Water Industry, +49 69 797 6660 www.siemens.com/water/automation

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Engineer of the Year is making the future happen

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t the recent Pump IndustryAwards, Jamie Mills won the Engineer of the Year award, sponsored byWorld Pumps magazine. Here, Jamie talks about his career in the industry, his work with a major water technologyprovider and considers his future and that of the pump industry.

How did it feel to win the Engineer of the Year award?

Have you seen my picture? They say every picture tells a story and it’s certainly true in this case. I was over- whelmed when I won and felt my hard work had been rewarded. More impor- tantly, on a personal level, the timing was just right. My grandfather, who was also an engineer and a great inspiration for me, passed away shortly after the awards ceremony but I got the chance to show him my certificate and trophy. That was a great moment for me and I know he left us feeling very proud.

Can you explain a little about your career path to this point?

Before I retrained as an engineer, I worked as a kitchen fitter and carpenter and interestingly, being able to work with my hands gave me a great founda- tion for engineering and design. It also taught me that just because something looks good on paper doesn't always make it possible to build.

My undergraduate study was in electro- mechanical engineering at Aston Univer- sity in Birmingham. I graduated in 2014

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with a First Class Honours degree and two university prizes. The first was for achieving the highest grades in that degree classification and the other was the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Project Award; interestingly the project was measuring pumped flow rate using LASER technology.

After spending a year with Xylem as an industrial placement student in 2012, I returned after graduating from Aston as a trainee systems engineer. The decision wasn’t exactly straight forward as I had two other confirmed job offers; one in power generation and the other within the aerospace

one in power generation and the other within the aerospace Jamie won the Engineer of the

Jamie won the Engineer of the Year award at the Pump Industry Awards. (Left to right) Host, Anna Williamson, finalist Kao Koh (ASSEAL), Jamie Mills (Xylem) Mark Wright (Tomlinson Hall) and Alan Burrows, Editor, World Pumps.

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WORLD PUMPS May2017 Jamie at his graduation in 2014 with his grandparents, Peter and Sheila Knight.

Jamie at his graduation in 2014 with his grandparents, Peter and Sheila Knight.

industry. I chose Xylem because I already knew the team and with a degree in electromechanical engi- neering, you don’t get a much better fit for my skills than hydraulic systems with electrical motors.

Which are the career experiences that have made an impression on you so far?

I really enjoyed working on the tools and

I had a lot of laughs and some fun

working with colleagues. However, after

a while, that physical side really takes its toll on the body, especially the knees, so

I felt it would be in my best interests to start making more use of the old grey matter. My father is a distinguished medical physicist and would always speak technically to me and describe mechanical and electrical systems in

great detail. This probably led naturally towards engineering, although it doesn’t really explain how I ended up in

wastewater!

What made you apply for your current positon at Xylem? I

applied to join Xylem at a time when the former ITT was separating its business globally into three distinct, publicly trading companies. Xylem was the new pure play water technology business which was born out of this transition. So I applied knowing that key product brands, including Flygt, would form part of the wastewater picture, which gave

me defined reassurances, especially knowing the importance that is placed on R&D for Flygt products.

Pump application in general has also interested me from my early fluid dynamic days. In particular, I'm interested in centrifugal machinery and the way in which performance reacts to system variables; the ability to mathematically predict this behaviour is an added bonus.

Can you explain more about your work at Xylem and what

your role involves?

As Systems Engineers at Xylem we deal with the most technically challenging pump application and station design projects involving Flygt products. My expertise is generally with the axial flow and centrifugal submersible machinery and more specifically high cost large pumps.

We’ll look at anything water industry orientated from non-Newtonian fluid flow at high temperature to exception- ally long rising mains and large varying static head conditions. Energy analysis and life-cycle costing also form part of the job description and this was a good lead into becoming a Certified Pump System Auditor with the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA). This also gets me out and about testing pump performance and writing reports for clients to improve pump station effi-

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ciency and save money. I really enjoy that kind of hands-on work and it makes practical use of my technical skills.

What’s special about Xylem in the context of the work you do?

Xylem is a global community. It doesn’t matter whether you’re from Malaysia or South Carolina, if you’re part of that community and the topic you’re inter- ested in is connected with water or you’ve got a problem that needs solving, there’s always someone to talk to and help you out if you need it.

Two of my colleagues made this obser- vation earlier this year at our annual training weeks in Sweden. Whilst out in the evening, I was sitting with a Danish colleague for over an hour, drawing and assessing system and pump curves with nothing more than a piece of paper and

a pen. What’s great about this interaction

is that language didn’t form a barrier, it wasn’t even needed; we were talking pump application so we both under- stood each other.

Xylem has a collaborative approach to business. As a commercial team, if we need to know something from R&D, we just pick up the phone. The Xylem UK team works very well together; we all have our own areas of expertise and specialities. Our delivery is all engi- neered-solution focused and we get rewarded for this when we provide a great solution or technical advice. I also get to work with some of the leading industry experts on application and design; so this is also good for my career development moving forwards.

Can you tell us about your role as a member of the BIM4Water steering group?

I sit on the group as an elected member from the supply chain. I feel it is impor- tant to have a pump manufacturer within this group as pumps form such a large proportion of water industry assets.

My current focus is on product data and how this interacts with the common data environment through project delivery and into asset management. I personally feel there are some true benefits to all of us by securely capturing and storing informa- tion; it not only allows us to specify a

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machine without confusion but it allows us to efficiently replace and repair it when it fails. This saves money, and that’s what engineers do best.

Why is it important to you, both personally and professionally, to be a part of

BIM4Water?

I think we all accept processes are becoming smarter and more efficient through digitization and collaboration; part of all this may be attributed to the whole industry 4.0 movement and the true benefits of BIM for the water industry seem to be slotting into this larger picture.

Being a part of BIM4Water and helping facilitate the benefits is a fascinating learning journey. Whether I’m directly contributing towards or just observing the varying success stories from customers and colleagues within the industry as they move towards better information management, overall the commitment is important and rewarding. We should all be doing more to support better project delivery and, more importantly, enhanced facility and asset management; ulti- mately providing better customer service.

In terms of emerging technologies, what kind of projects are you involved with?

Flygt is one of Xylem’s brands, which has a long-standing interest in additive manufacturing. I believe we were one of the first companies to acquire a 3D printer for enhanced casting processes. The technology has moved along now and we are seeing direct manufacturing becoming more readily available, so we can now look at the possibility of removing the need for casting altogether.

Some of my work in this field has been facilitating meetings with other indus- tries including aerospace, automotive and nuclear to look at some of the most advanced techniques that they are using and see how these could be used in pump manufacture, research and design. Some of my more practical projects include 3D printing within the hydraulic modelling of pumps and

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Jamie giving a presentation at a meeting of BIM4Water.

creating display models for awareness and training.

How do you see your own professional future?

I feel the future offers great opportuni- ties for professional engineers. There is growing demand for energy conserva- tion, leaner processes and machine performance diagnosis. Going forward it will be engineers that will be stoking the engine and making sure this will happen. My long term goals are to remain with Xylem and see where the journey takes me.

What do you see as the main trends within the industry and what issues should the industry be addressing?

The need to transfer energy to fluids using pumps will be required for a very long time; this is absolute fact. Our chal- lenge is to make this transfer more effi- cient with less performance degradation and machine breakdown.

As with the automotive industry over the past 50 years, I envisage huge change for pumps and their associated systems; especially in the municipal wastewater sector. Generally, engi- neering systems are becoming ever more advanced, intelligent and self- reliant. I think very soon this tech- nology will flood the pump industry and see manufacturers moving towards smarter systems with more embedded intelligence.

In the near future I believe pumps will be automatically monitoring and logging their own performance; this information will determine optimum service and repair intervals which will improve the operational cost and life expectancy of the asset.

This movement is already happening and a great example of this is the Flygt Concertor. This machine is a first of its kind and can bring many benefits to wastewater pumping. In my mind it’s a bit like the classic 80s robot, called “Johnny5”, the ability to monitor your own behaviour and detect breakdown and blockage.

These adaptable machines will replace large stocks of product variations and designs, leaving a single off-the-shelf solution. This will not only free up storage space and improve lead-times but the embedded technology will also allow cleaner more efficient wastewater pumping, something the marketplace has always been looking for. In summary, the future for pumps is integrated intelligence, enhanced monitoring and control and greater longevity.

Contact

Jamie Mills Jamie.mills@xyleminc.com Xylem Water Solutions UK Tel: +44 (0)115 940 0111. www.xylemwatersolutions.com/uk.

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Oil & gas

Alternatives for fluid-handling operations

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or manyyears, the pumping technologyof choice in manyfluid-transfer applications in oil and gas production has been the centrifugal pump. However, the flow-rate, viscosityand efficiencyadvantages of screw pumps make them a viable alternative. This article examines the benefits of screw pumps in an oil and gas environment.

The oil and gas industry covers every- thing from the discovery of under- ground reserves to their recovery, gathering, refining, manufacturing, transport, storage and eventual marketing as consumer goods, ranging from motor fuels and asphalt to chemi- cals and cosmetics. Throughout the various points in this production and supply chain, pumps are required to move fluids and gases to and from numerous points.

For many years, the centrifugal pump has been the favoured choice in fluid-transfer applications within oil and gas production and centrifugal pumps have performed admirably in these situations. The fluid enters the pump impeller along or near to the rotating axis and is accelerated by the impeller, flowing radially outward into the volute discharge port. This makes them well designed for the high-volume, severe- duty transfer applications that are common in the industry. Centrifugal pumps also

that are common in the industry. Centrifugal pumps also Oil and gas production needs pumps to

Oil and gas production needs pumps to move fluids and gases.(Image: petroleum man/Shutterstock)

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work especially well with thin, water-like fluids that must be transported through networks of piping with variable flow rates.

It’s easy to see why centrifugal pumps have gained a reputation as a go-to tech- nology in oil and gas fluid-handling appli- cations. However, there are alternatives to centrifugal pumps for operators in the industry. This article looks at how a different technology, positive displacement twin- and triple-screw pumps, can often be a more versatile, reliable and efficient choice than centrifugal pumps in critical fluid-handling operations within the oil and gas industry.

The challenge

The most obvious challenge, and perhaps the toughest to overcome, in making the screw pump more prevalent in oil and gas applications is convincing the industry’s operators to move away from a technology they believe is the best for numerous jobs. Generally speaking, the bulk of the fluids that are handled during oil and gas production in North America have very low viscosi- ties and must be transferred at very high flow rates, which plays to the

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While centrifugal pumps have earned a reputation as a go-to pumping technology in the expansive oil-and-gas industry, they are not always the best, most efficient choice.

operational strength of centrifugal pumps.

Because centrifugal pumps have been successful in North America, other oil- producing regions of the world, especially the Middle East, have taken great pains to replicate the North American production infrastructure, which includes significant use of centrifugal pumps. In many cases, oil and gas production and processing systems have been designed around the pumping technology, rather than the other way around. This means that engineers are first familiar with centrifugal pumps and attempt to work within their operational limits. They know how centrifugal pumps operate, know their benefits and are confi- dent that they are the best technology for what they are trying to accomplish.

To illustrate this mindset, in some cases a design engineer, instead of considering an alternative pumping technology, will blend or heat raw crude oil as a way to manipulate the process and get the viscosity of the fluid down to less than 300 cSt, which makes it easier for the centrifugal pump to transfer the fluid. What they are doing is reconditioning the fluid to fit the pumping technology, irre- spective of the cost impact.

In other words, when measures like this are taken to satisfy the needs of the pump, the popularity of centrifugal pumps in oil- and-gas fluid-transfer applications becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Despite the ability to recondition the fluid to meet the operational needs of the centrifugal pump, operators must still take care to ensure that the centrifugal pump is

operating on what is known as its Best Efficiency Point ( BEP). The BEP is the point where the centrifugal pump is working at its highest level of efficiency. Centrifugal pumps rarely operate at their exact BEP because pristine pumping conditions are rarely realized, but a centrifugal pump that is able to function in a window between 80% and 110% of its BEP is said to be functioning adequately.

However, when the operation of the pump moves too far off its BEP uneven pressure will be applied to the impeller, which can result in increased radial thrust that will cause the pump’s shaft to deflect. When this deflection occurs, higher loads will be placed on the bearings and mechanical seal, which can lead to damage to the pump’s casing, back plate and impeller. Ensuring operation at the BEP can be a time-intensive task as the pump must be monitored constantly and adjusted, which costs time and money.

Additionally, meeting production rates and quotas has always been the first priority in oil and gas operations, but as operating costs have continued to rise, there has been a call for increased operational effi- ciency in terms of the amount of energy that is required and consumed during pumping operations. In this area, centrif- ugal pumps can also fall short for a number of reasons:

• Due to pump-selection complexity, over- sized pumps are often chosen, resulting in increased operating and maintenance costs, inefficient operation and higher- than-necessary energy consumption

• As pump diff erential pressure increases, the flow rate decreases.

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Therefore, time-sensitive operations that are dependent upon maintaining a constant flow rate will take longer, which may be costly

• The performance of a centrifugal pump will be adversely affected when pumping a fluid that has a viscosity greater than 100 cSt.

These inefficiencies will lead to higher utility bills and have an undoubted effect on the operation’s bottom line.

The alternative

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practical alternative to the shortcomings

of

centrifugal pumps can be positive

displacement (PD) screw pumps. The

problem is not only overcoming the built-

in advantages of the centrifugal pump’s

vast installed base, but getting design engineers to acknowledge or even become aware that there are alternatives like screw pumps.

Simply put, many engineers are not taught about screw pumps in their studies, and many who are aware of them have a pre- conceived notion of their shortcomings, or that they are nothing more than lube pumps capable of handling only low flow rates. In reality, today’s screw pumps have experienced remarkable advancements in terms of the flow rates that they can handle, with flow ranges from 220 gpm (833 L/min) to 11,000 gpm (41,635 L/min) not uncommon.

In truth, the design of PD screw pumps

makes them capable of handling various liquids, even those with higher viscosities, such as the crude oil that is now being recovered in some areas of Canada and the rest of the world. The operating prin- ciple sees opposed screws engaged to form a sealed cavity with the surrounding pump casing. As the drive screws

cavity with the surrounding pump casing. As the drive screws Screw pumps can be a viable

Screw pumps can be a viable alternative to centrifugal pumps.

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turn, the fluid is shifted and steadily and constantly conveyed to the discharge port of the pump, which creates a volumetri- cally consistent flow rate regardless of the pumping pressure.

The list of benefits provided by screw- pump technology in oil and gas fluid- handling applications is a long and impressive one:

• Ability to handle a wide range of flows, pressures, liquid types and viscosities

• Constant flow, even in the presence of varying system backpressures due to viscosity changes

• High volumetric and overall operating efficiencies, resulting in reduced opera- tional costs

• Controllable output via variable capacities

• Low internal velocities

• Self-priming operation and good suction characteristics

• High tolerance for entrained air and other gases – a prime consideration in oil production

• Low mechanical vibration lengthens service life

• Intrinsically smooth and quiet operation

• Extremely low pulsation reduces stress and prolongs life of associated fluid- transfer components (piping, hoses, etc.)

Realizing the operational advantages that can be achieved when using screw pumps in oil and gas fluid-transfer applications, Michigan-based Blackmer, a provider of pumps and compressors for industrial use and a product brand of PSG, a Dover company, has developed the S Series Screw Pump product line.

Blackmer suggests that two of its S Series pump models, the Twin Screw With Timing Gear (WTG) and Triple Screw are best for oil and gas fluid-transfer activities.

The Twin Screw (WTG) pumps have been designed with external bearings and a timing-gear transmission, which produces double- suction, self-priming

operation with no metal- to-metal contact

between the pump’s internal components. This design helps the

Twin Screw (WTG) pump achieve the highest flow rates of any rotary

PD pump, even at varying backpres- sures and viscosity levels. In fact, the deliv-

erable flow rate of a PD screw pump,

unlike a centrifugal pump, actually increases as the fluid’s viscosity increases.

These design characteristics also make screw pumps suitable for all types of transfer applications, including low- or

high-viscosity, lubricating or non-lubri- cating, neutral or aggressive, and clean or

contaminated fluids.

The Triple Screw pumps are made to handle clean lubricating fluids without solid content across a wide range of viscosities, temperatures and pressures. They are designed with a male drive spindle, two female secondary spindles and a case that contains the screws, which allows the fluid to move smoothly and continuously in an axial direction from suction to discharge. This method of oper- ation delivers smooth, constant product

Blackmer’s Twin Screw WTG and Triple Screw pumps are best for oil and gas fluid-transfer.
Blackmer’s Twin Screw WTG and
Triple Screw pumps are best for oil
and gas fluid-transfer.

flow with low noise and high levels of energy efficiency.

Conclusion

It’s easy to see why operators in the various segments of oil and gas produc- tion, including upstream, midstream and downstream, have come to rely so heavily on centrifugal pumps for their fluid-transfer needs. It is a technology that has proven over many years to satisfy their demands in optimizing a very complicated produc- tion and supply chain.

Perhaps because of this, some do not look for alternatives that may be even more successful than the status quo. Such is the case with PD screw pumps and the role they could play in optimizing fluid transfer in oil and gas operations. Screw pumps may have a higher purchase cost than centrifugal pumps, but the main opera- tional advantages that screw pumps have, which are their ability to handle a wider window of fluid viscosities at higher rates and pressures, lower energy consumption and no BEP to be concerned about, mean they are a more efficient, reliable and versatile alternative to centrifugal pumps in critical oil and gas fluid-handling applica- tions.

Authors

Josh Pepper and Michael Moore Josh Pepper, global product manager, Screw Pumps, Blackmer, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. josh.pepper@psgdover.com. Michael Moore, senior director, business development, Screw Pumps, Blackmer, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. michael.moore@psgdover.com.

Grand Rapids, MI, USA. michael.moore@psgdover.com. Screw pumps are a more efficient and versatile alternative

Screw pumps are a more efficient and versatile alternative to centrifugal pumps in oil and gas handling applications.

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Mining & dewatering

Choosing the right dewatering pump

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pplications for dewatering pumps vary from clearing floodwater or draining reservoirs, to sewage bypass or ground water dewatering. So, when building a pump portfolio, it’s essential to choose equipment that is versatile, productive, safe and trouble-free.

In this article a pump specialist at a port- able energy manufacturer shares the five things that he considers most important when choosing a dewatering pump.

Efficiency

When users have to choose a pump, they usually opt for larger sizes on the basis that they can cover a multitude of jobs, but bigger is not always better and by choosing this option, energy efficiency is often sacrificed. Buyers can avoid this by considering new types of technology, rather than simply repli- cating orders they have always placed in the past.

Developments in technology are helping to reduce fuel usage and oper- ating costs. In recent years, newer types of pump have been introduced that are specifically designed to reduce fuel consumption at times of low load and cope with fluctuating application demands without running up high-fuel costs or risking burnout.

Size and movement

Smaller and lighter pumps are now being developed, as well as those that are easier to move and transport both on and between work sites. Consequently, buyers should take time to ensure they select a pump that is suitable for use on multiple sites where the pumps could potentially be working, and that the pump has built-

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in features that enhance movement and safety. Many larger pumps have inte- grated trailer options, as well as inte- grated lifting beams and/or forklift slots. It’s important to find out what options the manufacturer has added to aid the safe movement of the pump from site to site, or within the working location where it is needed.

Versatility

Those who work with pumps know that no two jobs are ever the same, so it makes sense to choose a pump that is suitable for multiple applications. It should also be a priority to look

closely at the design of the pump’s components and how they work together. So users should consider pumps that come with:

a) A range of accessories to enhance performance for changing applications.

b) A performance that covers multiple applications and offers different options.

c) A modular design that enables upgrades or changes to the existing pump, without the need to replace it with a completely new one.

without the need to replace it with a completely new one. Newer types of pump have

Newer types of pump have been introduced that reduce fuel usage and operating costs.

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Dewatering pumps should be suitable for use on multiple sites.

Durability

Pumps need to perform reliably in extreme environments so it’s important that the selected pump has been thor- oughly tested and is capable of with- standing tough and changeable working conditions from the moment it is turned on.

In addition, pumps shouldn’t get clogged up. If a pump becomes clogged, then it will reduce the flow of water being pumped. When clogging occurs, it affects performance, and if allowed to continue for an extended

period of time, the pump could ulti- mately burn out.

It’s not very often that users are pumping perfectly clean water, so some elements of clogging are a hazard of the task. To protect against problems, leading manufacturers are continually looking at the positioning of parts and specifically, at the inlet holes and passing areas. Before choosing a pump, users should ask what steps the manufacturer has taken to avoid clogging and so guarantee consistent performance.

to avoid clogging and so guarantee consistent performance. It is advisable to choose a pump that

It is advisable to choose a pump that is versatile and suitable for different applications.

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Ease of service

Anyone in the industry knows that downtime is lost time. When it comes to pumping fluids, any time lost for maintenance and repairs can be cata- strophic. So it’s important to choose pumps with a combination of long- service intervals and simple service when one is required. Furthermore, as every second counts in terms of opera- tional time, users should seek pumps that can be serviced in minutes, not hours, with easy access to all parts and consumables. Often, service needs to be completed remotely or at a job site, so the availability and simplicity of a service package is a major consideration.

This is a only a general overview of some of the key things to look for when considering a pump portfolio or building a rental fleet of pumps.

However, when it comes to specific applications, buyers are advised to discuss their needs directly with the manufacturer. With their in-depth knowledge of pump design and use, OEMs will be able to recommend the optimum product based on the maximum head height, required flow and how far the water needs to travel during pumping.

They are also ideally positioned to help specify the right type of pump to match the hoses and power source being used.

In addition, manufacturers can advise how to address environmental factors such as site accessibility, the size and depth of the pit, type of solids that may be encountered; plus, steps required to meet noise or engine tier regulations.

All the above will ensure that an end user chooses the right pump for their application, which will ultimately help to increase their productivity.

Author

Wim Moors, vice president, Pumps Atlas Copco Portable Energy Division Terza Strada, 9, Zona Industriale Nord 35 129 Padova, Italy. Tel. +39 049 829 43 29 Email: wim.moors@atlascopco.com

Website: http://www.atlascopco.co.uk/en-uk/

construction-equipment/products/Dewatering-

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Pump FAQs

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Pump FAQs

Q. What type of shaft seals are used for slurry pumping?

ments for the backup sealing device are that it must seal statically when the pump is

suction pressures on each stage are approximately equal and do not exceed 10–20% of

existing harmonic content and account for any harmonic impact the newly

A. There are many types of

shut down and it must run dry during pump operation. This

the discharge pressure. An analysis should be made of the

installed VFD may have on the electrical system or the

shaft seals used for slurry pumping ranging from packing to mechanical.

One

can be accomplished by dry type packing, multiple lip seals, other proprietary devices, or

centrifugal seal performance, based on actual head, flow, and suction pressure, to ensure

electrical utility. Harmonics can be a concern for any size VFD, whether it is a

type of seal used, is the centrifugal (dynamic) seal.

mechanical seals with either dry run capabilities or fitted

proper operation.

500-horsepower (HP) unit in an industrial plant or a 75-HP

A

centrifugal seal is a dynamic

with a separate flush.

For more information on slurry

Q. What are harmonics,

unit in an irrigation applica-

seal that only operates when the pump is rotating and has no seal effect when the pump

There is a maximum allowable suction pressure p s above

pumps, see ANSI/HI 12.1-12.6 Rotodynamic Centrifugal Slurry Pumps for Nomenclature, Defini-

tion. Operators should review the existing installation—not just the current project—with

not running. It consists of an expeller or set of expellers

located in a separate chamber behind the impeller, which is

is

which, dependent on speed of rotation, a dynamic seal will not operate properly. For this reason, centrifugal seals are not

If the pumps are installed at

tions, Applications and Operation.

their drive representatives in order to find the most posi- tive installation solution.

typically fitted with expelling

effective on the second or

and how do they affect

A

full-wave bridge rectifier

vanes on the back shroud.

higher stages of multiple

variable frequency drives?

converts alternating current

pump installations, where the

(AC)

power to direct current

When the pump is running,

pumps are arranged to have

A. Harmonics are undesirable

(DC)

power, no longer a sinu-

the centrifugal seal generates pressure p e to equalize the pressure p b, as shown in Figure 12.3.8.3.6, so that the pump operates without leakage.

the full discharge of the preceding stage applied to the suction of the following stage.

specified intervals and eleva-

voltages and currents that may appear on electrical power systems as a result of certain types of nonlinear loads, such as computers, electronic lighting, welding

soid waveform, and the capacitor bank acts as a filter smoothing this converted voltage. All AC/DC converters used in different types of electronic systems can

A

centrifugal (dynamic) seal

tions spread out along a slurry

supplies, uninterruptible

increase harmonic distur-

needs to be combined with a backup or static seal to prevent leakage when the pump is not running. The general require-

transport line, then it is possible to use dynamic seals on all stages. The arrangement should be such that the

power supplies (UPS) and variable frequency drives (VFDs). When installing VFDs, operators should consider the

bances by emitting harmonic currents directly into the electrical grid.

harmonic currents directly into the electrical grid. Figure 12.3.8.3.6 – Centrifugal (dynamic) seal with

Figure 12.3.8.3.6 – Centrifugal (dynamic) seal with “dry-type” packing

Harmonic distortion can cause the following:

• Overheating of supply cables and distribution transformers (reduced insu- lation life),

• LED and lighting disturbance,

• nuisance tripping of circuit breakers,

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• ancillary electronic equip- ment damage and poten- tial faulty readings, and

• damage of backup generators.

An active filter cancels out most harmonics on the current line. The active filter injects equal and opposite harmonic current onto the line in a similar way that noise-canceling headphones inject noise-canceling signals into the air around the wearer’s ears. As the

Pump FAQs

into the air around the wearer’s ears. As the Pump FAQs noise-canceling signal from the headphone
into the air around the wearer’s ears. As the Pump FAQs noise-canceling signal from the headphone

noise-canceling signal from the headphone results

in the cancellation of noise, the active filter cancels out

the harmonics, as noted in Figure 2.12.

Figure 2.12:

VFD input

power

waveforms

(voltage and

current)

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FELUWA Pumpen GmbH

Beulertweg 54570 Muerlenbach, Germany Tel. +49 65 94 100 Fax +49 65941640

Email: info@feluwa.de Website: www.feluwa.com

ELECTRICAL

MOTORS,

SUBMERSIBLE

Lubi Industries LLP

Near Kalyan Mills, Naroda Road Ahmedabad, 380025 India Tel: +91 79 30610100/166 Fax: +91 79 30610300 Email: expsales@lubipumps.com Website: www.lubipumps.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

GLANDLESS

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

LIQUID RING

VACUUM

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 E-mail: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

MULTI-STAGE

SINGLE ENTRY

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

WORLD PUMPS May2017

POSITIVE

DISPLACEMENT

FELUWA Pumpen GmbH

Beulertweg 54570 Muerlenbach, Germany Tel. +49 65 94 100 Fax +49 65941640 Email: info@feluwa.de Website: www.feluwa.com

PROCESS

(MEMBRANES)

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

ROTARY, POSITIVE

DISPLACEMENT

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

SCREW

LEISTRITZ PUMPEN GMBH

Markgrafenstrasse 29-39 D-90459 Nuremberg, Germany Tel: +49(0)911/4306 0 Fax: +49 (0)911/4306 490 Email: pumpen@leistritz.com Website: www.leistritz.com

SELF-PRIMING

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

SINGLE-STAGE

PROCESS

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170

D-25524 Itzehoe,

Germany

Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

SLURRY

ABEL GmbH

Abel Twiete 1

21514 Buchen, Germany

Tel: +49 4155 818-0 Fax: +49 4155 818-499 Email: mail@abel.de Website: www.abel.de

FELUWA Pumpen GmbH

Beulertweg

54570 Muerlenbach, Germany

Tel. +49 65 94 100 Fax +49 65941640 Email: info@feluwa.de

Website: www.feluwa.com

SUBMERSIBLE

BOREHOLE

Lubi Industries LLP

Near Kalyan Mills, Naroda Road Ahmedabad, 380025 India Tel: +91 79 30610100/166 Fax: +91 79 30610300 Email: expsales@lubipumps.com Website: www.lubipumps.com

SUBMERSIBLE

CONTRACTOR

HOMA Pumpenfabrik

GmbH

Industriestrasse 1 Neunkirchen - Seelscheid, 53819, Germany Tel: 0049 2247 7020 Fax: 0049 2247 70244 Email: info@homa-pumpen.de Website: www.homa-pumpen.de

SUBMERSIBLE

SEWAGE

HOMA Pumpenfabrik

GmbH

Industriestrasse 1 Neunkirchen - Seelscheid,

53819,

Germany Tel: 0049 2247 7020 Fax: 0049 2247 70244 Email: info@homa-pumpen.de Website: www.homa-pumpen.de

Lubi Industries LLP

Near Kalyan Mills, Naroda Road Ahmedabad, 380025 India Tel: +91 79 30610100/166 Fax: +91 79 30610300 Email: expsales@lubipumps.com Website: www.lubipumps.com

WORLD PUMPS May2017

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

VACUUM

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

VACUUM

EXTRACTION

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.comw

PUMP

APPLICATIONS

ASH HANDLING

ABEL GmbH

Abel Twiete 1

21514 Buchen, Germany

Tel: +49 4155 818-0 Fax: +49 4155 818-499 Email: mail@abel.de Website: www.abel.de

FELUWA Pumpen GmbH

Beulertweg

54570 Muerlenbach, Germany

Tel. +49 65 94 100 Fax +49 65941640 Email: info@feluwa.de Website: www.feluwa.com

Construction &

Mining

Tsurumi Manufacturing

Co Ltd

16-40, 4-chome Tsurumi, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 538-8585, Japan Tel: +81-6-6911-7271 Fax: +81-6-6911-0100 E-mail:

intsales@tsurumipump.co.jp

Website:

www.tsurumi-global.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

EFFLUENT

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city,

Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

END SUCTION/BACK PULL OUT

Sterling Fluid Systems Holding GmbH

Lindenstrasse 170 D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany Tel: +49 4821 77101 Fax: +49 4821 771274 Email: sales@sterlingsihi.de

Website: www.sterlingsihi.com

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

GROUND WATER

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

IRRIGATION

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

MINE DEWATERING & DEWATERING

ABEL GmbH

Abel Twiete 1 21514 Buchen,

Germany Tel: +49 4155 818-0 Fax: +49 4155 818-499 Email: mail@abel.de Website: www.abel.de

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

MINING

(PUMPS MARKET)

ABEL GmbH

Abel Twiete 1

21514 Buchen

Germany Tel: +49 4155 818-0 Fax: +49 4155 818-499 Email: mail@abel.de Website: www.abel.de

FELUWA Pumpen GmbH

Beulertweg

54570

Germany Tel. +49 65 94 100 Fax +49 65941640 Email: info@feluwa.de Website: www.feluwa.com

Muerlenbach,

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

MATERIALS

OIL & GAS

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000

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Tel: +86-757-82837226

Fax: +86-757-82837225

Website: www.kenflo.com

PULP & PAPER

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

POWER GENERATION

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

PETROLEUM REFINERY & GAS PROCESSING

Guangdong KENFLO Pump Co.,Ltd.

No.14 Hebin Road,Foshan city, Guangdong, China 528000 Tel: +86-757-82837226 Fax: +86-757-82837225 Website: www.kenflo.com

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