Grundfos and HCWW continue to progress pump training

Grundfos’ training team were back in Egypt during May for a third round of training with engineers from the country’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), the organization tasked with stabilizing and upgrading the whole of Egypt’s water and waste treatment infrastructure.

The latest training, in the capital City of Beni Suef, a governate of northern Upper Egypt, follows similar sessions with HCWW engineers in Gharbia and Sharkiya, and is part of a coordinated plan to bring all of HCWW management and engineering staff up to speed with the latest innovations in pumping systems and technology.

Like their colleagues in other HCWW regions, Beni Suef’s engineers have inherited  a legacy of irregular and sometimes infected drinking water supplies and outdated and inefficient wastewater treatment plants. They were therefore keen to discuss the challenges they face and solutions now available with Grundfos, the world’s leading pump designer and manufacturer.

The Grundfos experts were able to demonstrate at first hand how the latest generation of pumps could improve water pressure and reliability, drinking water quality and waste water management for domestic, industrial and commercial customers, whilst simultaneously cutting energy demand and reducing the current very high maintenance requirements associated with the existing pumping systems.

They went on to discuss the latest cost-effective treatments for infected water supplies, and the proven effectiveness of Grundfos’ latest Oxiperm PRO Chlorine Dioxide disinfection and precision dosing system in killing-off water-borne viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae, without tainting the resultant safe water in any way.

Other subjects discussed with the Beni Suef engineers, included advanced pressure boosting systems to help stabilize water delivery and the latest ‘intelligent’ pumping systems, designed to react automatically to changes in demand and delivery pressure, optimizing energy usage and reducing unnecessary stress on the system. Having been first approached for help by HCWW management in early 2017, Grundfos and HCWW are happy with the progress of the ongoing training and collaboration programme, which they hope will eventually lead to a more sustainable and effective water treatment and delivery service for the largely rural area of northern Egypt.