Xylem developed the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence—Flygt Concertor. This new, smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system from Xylem’s Flygt brand senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time, and provides feedback to pumping station operators. The system was unveiled to the U.S. market for the first time at WEFTEC 2016.
“Flygt Concertor represents a step-change in sustainable wastewater management solutions, with unparalleled pumping efficiency and reliability, as well as a lower overall cost of ownership,” said Tomas Brannemo, president of Xylem’s Transport business. “It significantly advances the wastewater pumping sector by simplifying the entire pumping process from selection, installation, commissioning and monitoring with the added bonus of a smaller footprint. Flygt Concertor is a real problem-solver, developed in close collaboration with our customers around the world.”
The improvements with Flygt Concertor include:
- Energy savings of up to 70%;
- Reduced inventory by up to 80%, due to flexible performance;
- Clog-free pumping operation and clean wet wells, saving up to 80% in vacuum cleaning costs; and
- Compact design, reducing cabinet size by up to 50%.
Flygt Concertor is suitable for use with wastewater pumps in the range of 3 to 10 HP and has a system design that combines IE4 motor efficiency, Adaptive N-hydraulics, integrated power electronics and intelligent controls.
Additionally, Concertor features built-in sump and pipe-cleaning functionality—a first for a wastewater pumping system. Extensive trials show that these features, together with a second generation of Flygt’s patented Adaptive N-technology and an integrated pump-cleaning function, minimize vacuum cleaning costs. When tested at a pumping station in Heathrow Airport, the combined performance of these functionalities successfully eliminated regular clogging issues and kept the sump clean.
“Since installing Concertor, we have had absolutely no clogging and the sump remains clean,” said Ian Jolly, systems specialist for water, Heathrow Airport Water Services Department. “As well as peace of mind, the cost savings are approximately 87.5% of the annual costs in cleaning and servicing.”
Similar success stories can be found in the U.S. In St. Tammany Parish, La., the Concertor field trial resulted in significant energy savings, approaching $1000 per month on an annualized basis. The self-cleaning functionality also saved money and manpower with no unscheduled callouts.
“We are determined to push the limits of technology to create the highest quality, most reliable and sustainable wastewater pumping systems on the market. Flygt Concertor is the realization of that ambition,” said Peter Lewington, director of wastewater pumping. “It is our customers’ needs that drive us, and at the end of the day, their peace of mind is the true measure of our success.”
Flygt Concertor is on display at WEFTEC at Xylem booth #2529.
Source: Xylem Inc.