Pumps Make the World Go Round

web_billede_bugninger_vand - CopyPumps are all around us and are essential in every kind of building and installation. They are required when ever a liquid needs to be circulated, removed or cleaned and are used in many different applications, from industrial to domestic.

It is estimated that pumps account for 10% of the world’s electricity consumption and most of this electricity is produced using fossil fuels. Most pumps installed are larger than necessary and are made to run continuously at their  top speed regardless of actual requirements; this therefore makes the pump system very inefficient.  2/3 of pumps world wide use up to 60% too much energy.

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Grundfos are committed to developing energy-efficient pumps, with lower life cycle cost. This benefits the customers by providing huge energy savings and benefits the environment because of great reductions of CO2. If every business were to switch to energy-efficient pumps, there could be a global saving of 4% of the total electricity consumption, which is equivalent to the same amount of electricity as what 1 billion people use in a year.[quote style=”boxed”]Switching to energy-efficient pumps and systems presents tremendous opportunities for energy savings.[/quote]GrA0559p_la

In reality, most pump motors only have to run at their maximum for only 5% of the time, this covers all types of industry and pump applications, such as; commercial buildings, industrial applications, public buildings and water utilities. Therefore there is a major opportunity for energy savings by using more efficient pump technology. This technology is more intuitive, and allows for speed adjustment depending on how much energy is used. Grundfos provides this ‘variable speed’ pump technology.

When switched to these pumps, energy saving is immediate and payback time can be less than 2 years.


We are happy to discuss your requirements with you- for expert advice call or email us.

 Tel: 01769 575990

Fax: 01769 574117

Mobile: 07792 664930

Email: info@sclwater.co.uk

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