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Xylem Inc., unveiled new additions to its Godwin dewatering portfolio. Xylem, which spun off from ITT Corp., last year, launched the Godwin Heidra NC Series at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans.
The series is the latest addition to Xylem's Godwin portfolio. Last year the company introduced NC pumps to the Godwin Dri-Prime centrifugal pump line, with patented Flygt N-technology and an innovative self-cleaning impeller.
The pumps are self-contained hydraulic submersible pumps. With Flygt N-technology, they offer the ability to pass stringy and fibrous solids through their impeller without clogging.
NC Series pumps are engineered to deliver sustained efficiency resulting in lower energy and fuel costs while reducing unplanned downtime. This makes the new Godwin pump a best-in-class portable pump suitable for both sewage and clean water applications. The series utilizes the same hydraulic power packs as other Godwin Heidra series pumps, for interchangeability between series.
Additionally, Xylem has recently reduced the total energy consumption of four wastewater pump stations in Jefferson Parish, La., by 50% with its new wastewater pumping system, Flygt Experior. These stations were experiencing serious clogging issues and have not required any maintenance call outs since the Flygt Experior pumps have been installed in May of this year.
All of the pump stations received Xylem’s 5 hp systems, with three of them incorporating the Flygt SmartRun controls. Prior to receiving the systems, the cost for a single work order, in addition to the routine cost of daily inspections at every facility, often reached more than $400. Moreover, an incident could tie up manpower at a station by requiring not only the two-man inspection team but also a mechanic and electrician at the location.