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Xylem launches new submersible wastewater pump adaptor

Posted: Thursday 6th November 2014

Leading provider of complete fluid handling solutions, Xylem Water Solutions UK has launched Flygt Connect, a range of adaptors for their submersible wastewater pumps.

The adaptor is specifically designed to enable Xylem’s flagship range of submersible wastewater pumps, the Flygt N-pump, to connect to existing pump installations, which is particularly useful in the replacement process of underperforming pumps.

Traditionally the only available option to replace an underperforming or broken guide rail mounted pump was to opt for a like-for-like replacement from the same manufacturer. However, doing so limited end-users to the same technology that was unable to tackle the operational issues.

Clive Wilkins, Technical Sales Support Engineer at Xylem Water Solutions UK, comments: “In the past, installing a new pump from a different manufacturer was a difficult and time-consuming process which often resulted in a lengthy investigation and the risk of downtime at a considerable cost to the end-user. However Xylem’s Flygt Connect adaptor now allows end-users to easily and quickly replace an underperforming pump from any manufacturer with a Flygt N-pump, with the simple addition of an adaptor.”

One of the chief benefits of utilising the Flygt N-pump is its patented self-cleaning design. The build-up of raggy material around a pump’s impeller is one of the main causes of pump failure. However, the Flygt N-pump’s self-cleaning design enables it to effectively negotiate the build-up of raggy material and solids which land on the leading edges of the impeller. These materials are pushed towards the periphery and out of the pump through designed relief grooves and the pump’s unique impeller geometry.”

Clive Wilkins continues: “Upgrading to a Flygt N-pump can result in greater energy savings and lower operating costs thanks to its ability to handle the threat of raggy material, one of the most common causes of pump failure. The Flygt Connect now gives end-users access to this technology without having to completely redesign their system.”

Flygt Connect and the Flygt N-pump are also available as part of Xylem’s extensive UK rental offering. Clive concludes: “With the ‘try before you buy’ offer available from our Rental division, the Flygt Connect allows end-users the opportunity to trial a Flygt N-pump in their existing wastewater pumping system before investing in the capital cost of pump replacement. If a new Flygt pump is purchased, we offer the Flygt Connect adaptor at no additional cost.”

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