The third largest city in Iran, Isfahan is the historical capital of Persia and is today at the heart of a water supply crisis that is seeing ground water sources fast depleting, demand increasing and critical agricultural land turning to dust.
To meet the challenges, the government is now beginning to introduce programmes to manage and conserve water, and domestic users are tuning in to the latest high efficiency pumps to help preserve and improve the reliability of their local supplies.
Organised by Grundfos in collaboration with ABTIN, the objective of the training was to update local dealers and installers on the latest generation of high efficiency Grundfos booster pumps and jet pumps designed to reduce waste, improve domestic water pressure and reliability and cut energy and maintenance costs.
Training covered the full range of domestic pumps, from Grundfos CMBE and MQ pressure boosters to the latest JPC jet pumps for home and small garden applications.
As expected, however, the main focus of interest for attendees proved to be the groundbreaking new SCALA2 – an intelligent pump that cleverly packs pump, motor, tank, sensor, drive and non-return valve into one compact, intelligent unit. Dealers and installers alike were impressed by the unit’s ability to automatically respond to, and compensate for, changes in discharge pressure, providing users with constant supplies of cool water – even when supply pressures fluctuate.
The event was rounded off with an exciting installer championship that really had the audience on their feet. Installers were invited to take part in a hands-on challenge which involved them dismantling and re-assembling pumps. Working against the clock, and cheered on by their colleagues, two installers finally emerged as winners - each receiving a special prize.
Feedback from the event was excellent, with attendees particularly commenting on the ‘positive and engaging’ SCALA2 training.