End-of-Life Information

Grundfos UPM2, UPM2K, UPMGEO and SOLAR PM2 circulators must be disposed of according to local regulations by using a public or private waste collection service.

Safety Risk

  • Safety related to materials used

There is no risk to people during the disassembly process posed by the materials used in the product.

Disassembly of the Product

The main materials of the components are:

  • Copper
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminium
  • Electronic components
  • Composite materials

and can therefore be recycled to a large extent – depending on the national possibilities for recycling.

The pump is assembled by using screws and bolts and can be disassembled with standard tools. There are no loose parts inside the motor.

Pos. no.DesignationMaterialSpecial disassembly considerations
1Spacer (only UPMGEO/2K)Composite PET 30 % GF 
1bControl box housingComposite PET 30 % GF 
 Control box bottomComposite PPE/PS 20 % GF 
Control electronicsPCB with SMD components
Control box cooling cover  Aluminium 
2Nameplate  Composite, PA 66   
3Stator housing  Aluminium 
3aStator  Copper wire  The stator is heat-shrink fitted into the stator housing
 Stator laminationLaminated Iron  
4Air-venting/ de-blocking screwBrass, nickelled, Ms58   
5O-ring  EPDM 
6Rotor can  Stainless steel   
6aRadial bearing  Ceramics  The front-bearing is shrink fitted into the rotorcan
7Gasket  EPDM rubber   
8Stop ring  PES 30 % GF   
 Shaft  Ceramics   
RotorFerrite magnet (except for UPM GEO: NdFeB magnet)
Rotor cladding  Stainless steel   
9Thrust bearing  Carbon   
Thrust bearing retainer  EPDM rubber   
10Bearing plate  Stainless steel   
10aRadial bearing  Ceramics   
11Split cone  Stainless steel   
12Impeller  Composite/ PES 30 % GFThe impeller is shrink fitted onto the shaft
13Neck ringStainless steel   
14Pump housing  Cast iron 
UPM2 exploded view