Grundfos to Feature New Innovative Products, Hands-On Competition at WEFTEC 2019

HOUSTON, September 4, 2019 -- Grundfos is expanding its intelligent solutions range for the water and wastewater industry, debuting a new pump controller and real-time analytics and diagnostics solutions at WEFTEC. At the booth, operators and engineers will have the opportunity to show off their traditional skills with a hands-on competition.

Attendees at WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago at McCormick Place from Sept. 23-25, can interact with the latest innovations in pumps, products and technologies, and compete to win $2,000 in the Grundfos SL Seal Change Challenge at booth #626.

“Grundfos is a pioneer and global leader in water technology. We take data-driven insights and advancements in technology to create products that meet the needs of our customers,” said Robert Montenegro, Grundfos executive vice president of water utility. “We’re excited to show a wide range of transport, distribution and treatment solutions for municipalities around North America.”

One of the new innovations is a line of level control panels. The LC 231 and 241 level controllers make setup and integration of one or two pump controls even easier for those on the move. The controls feature predefined settings and an intuitive dashboard on the Bluetooth-connected Grundfos GO app. A fully interactive set of panels will be in the booth, where Grundfos controls specialists will demonstrate the user-friendly controls on Monday and Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also being launched at WEFTEC is Grundfos Condition Monitoring (GCM), a digital platform that uses artificial intelligence to reduce maintenance costs and increase efficiency in wastewater applications by providing accurate and actionable in-house diagnostics on rotating equipment. GCM will be displayed during the show on a custom Grundfos Engineered Systems skid. In the booth, product specialists will be on hand to explain how municipalities are already reducing downtime by putting this innovation to work.

Municipal operators and engineers will get a chance to show their quick, pump seal-changing skills on the Grundfos SL submersible wastewater pump during the SL Seal Change Challenge. At the end of WEFTEC, the engineer or municipality employee with the fastest time will win a $2,000 prize.

“The SL offers municipalities the highest wire-to-water efficiency in a non-clog submersible pump, while also being extremely easy to service,” Montenegro said. “We’re highlighting these features with a friendly competition among those who specify, install and maintain these pumps.”

As a complement to the SL, the Grundfos booth will also include the SE, which offers the same industry-leading features as the SL in a pump for dry and submerged applications. A Grundfos dosing area with the SMART Digital Dosing pumps, a Dosing Tank Station, and a Dosing Skid System with a Digital Instrumentation for Dosing (DID) will be on display.

Montenegro will be a featured panelist for Current’s Innovators Forum at WEFTEC on Wednesday, joining other industry leaders to discuss “The Intelligent Water Transformation.” During WEFTEC, Montenegro will also be a guest on WEFTEC Now and underscore how municipalities can benefit by transitioning to digital water solutions.

To learn more about Grundfos products, meet with Grundfos product specialists, see live demonstrations and compete to win in the SL Seal Change Challenge, visit booth #626.