Grundfos launches wastewater pump with unique technology

The new S-tube is the answer to a major challenge. So far, wastewater pumps have been a compromise between free passage to obtain reliable operation and high efficiency to obtain low operational costs. Grundfos now uses a completely new technology to create a pump that ensures low costs for operation and maintenance.

- As the population is growing, efficient and energy-efficient wastewater handling is becoming increasingly important. With our new S-tube we can offer our customers a unique solution when designing pump systems and wastewater solutions, says Peter Røpke, Group Executive Vice President for Business Development, from the presentation of the new S-tube at the IFAT wastewater fair.

Complete product
The new S-tube is marketed today as part of a completely new pump series. During the second half of 2012, additional S-tubes will be launched in smaller pump sizes. The remaining part of the product series will be continuously expanded with several sizes and models.
In addition to the unique combination of a closed impeller with large free passage and high efficiency, the pump is fitted with the energy-efficient Grundfos blueflux motor technology, and thus, it already meets the efficiency requirements that are expected to be introduced for wastewater pumps in the coming years. In addition, great thought has been put into the design to ensure that the pump is easy to service. When you combine the Grundfos wastewater pumps with Grundfos’ control and surveillance systems, you end up with the intelligent, Autoadapt, which automatically ensures optimum operation, even under changing conditions.

- We have created a very attractive and competitive product that matches a wide variety of applications. Therefore, the S-tube will be the obvious choice when specifying wastewater projects of all sizes in the future, Peter Røpke explains.

Product and expertise are inter-connected
Access to clean drinking water, disposal of rainwater and wastewater handling are growing challenges all over the world. Therefore, Grundfos opened a global competence centre in Copenhagen in the autumn of 2011 with regional clusters across the world. The objective is to contribute with sustainable and innovative solutions that may help solve the world’s water problems. Peter Røpke emphasises that, in this connection, the new S-tube will play an important role.

- The combination of our new product and our dedicated employees all over the world are the key to create great results within the wastewater area, he says.