End-of-Life Information

Grundfos UPML, UPMXL and SOLAR PML 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
1aSpacerComposite 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 
1cHeat sink with cooling pad (only UPMXL)Aluminium 
3Nameplate  Composite, PA 66   
5Stator housing  Aluminium 
5aStator  Copper wire  The stator is heat-shrink fitted into the stator housing
 Stator laminationLaminated Iron 
6Air-venting/ de-blocking screw  Brass, nickelled, Ms58   
7O-ring  EPDM   
9Rotor can  Stainless steel 
9aRadial bearing  CeramicsThe front-bearing is shrink fitted into the rotorcan
10Gasket  EPDM rubber   
11Stop ring  PES 30 % GF 
Shaft  Ceramics   
Rotor stackLaminated Iron 
Rotor magnetNdFeB 
Rotor cladding  Stainless steel   
12Thrust bearingCarbon 
 Thrust bearing retainer  EPDM rubber   
13Bearing plate  Stainless steel   
15Split cone  Stainless steel   
16Impeller  Composite/ PES 30 % GF  The impeller is shrink fitted onto the shaft
17Neck ringStainless steel   
18Pump housing  Cast iron