Xylem’s wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence
The Flygt Concertor interconnected wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators.
Xylem developed the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. The Flygt Concertor interconnected wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators.
Field tests conducted around the world validate improvements with Flygt Concertor, including:
- Clog-free pumping operation and clean wet wells saving up to 80% in station cleaning costs
- Energy savings of up to 70% compared to a conventional pumping system
- Reduced inventory by up to 80% due to flexible performance
- Compact design, reducing cabinet size by up to 50%
Flygt Concertor is suitable for use with wastewater pumps in the range of up to 7.3 kilowatts (kW) and has a system design that combines IE4 motor efficiency, N-hydraulics, integrated power electronics and intelligent controls. All these features are designed to work in harmony with each other, which results in optimal pumping performance at the lowest cost of ownership.
Flygt Concertor’s flexible performance represents a change in how pumping systems will be selected and managed in order to accommodate different flow rates. In contrast to the fixed performance curves of conventional pumps, Flygt Concertor offers a wide performance field from which to choose the right operating point. This makes selection simple, facilitates performance fine-tuning and, as a consequence, reduces inventory.
Furthermore, Concertor features a built-in sump and pipe-cleaning features – a first for a wastewater pumping system.
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.
Flygt Concertor provides customers with the technology needed to increase the sustainability of their wastewater management operations. Frost & Sullivan’s report European Smart Pumps Market for the Water and Wastewater Industry notes that an ongoing focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership of pumps is likely to increase demand for intelligent pumping solutions. In addition, aging infrastructure, increased global urbanization and rising energy costs make sustainable wastewater pumping systems an urgent priority.