Go beyond the pump to achieve sustainable operations
Repaired and remanufactured pump components are better for the planet and can help you reduce your environmental footprint.
Did you know that the majority of a pump’s environmental footprint is in its raw materials and manufacturing? Energy and water consumption during usage are close behind.
Over the last 20 years, the energy consumption of pumps has been reduced by 83%. But looking to the future, only marginal efficiency gains are realistic. That’s why it’s important to go beyond the mechanical aspect of pumps and explore sustainable opportunities across the value chain.
Circular thinking is the future
The circular approach to product manufacturing is one way to optimise a pump throughout its entire life cycle. By repairing and remanufacturing our critical pump components, we can keep them in use and out of the landfill for longer, minimising the carbon and water footprint.
A series of circular initiatives that extend pump lifetime are offered to our OEM customers as value-drivers for the business.
- Returnable transportation packaging
Transportation packaging is reused, decreasing waste
- Take-back end-of-life pumps
OEMs can take advantage of structured take-back programmes
- Remanufactured components
Materials are controlled, cleaned and reused without compromising product quality
Our take-back pilot programme started in 2012 in Denmark, and in 2018, it was scaled to the Netherlands, UK and Argentina. After end-of-life pumps are picked up at the wholesaler shops, they are disassembled in our specialized disassembly workshops, and the pumps are remanufactured.
The circularity dashboard
The disassembly line and take-back programme are monitored for three KPIs, water, CO2 and resources, and performance is displayed through a real-time circularity dashboard. In the dashboard, customers can get a clear overview of their environmental performance and indications for where they can improve. They can also download reports to include in overall sustainability reporting.
Remanufacturing components like rotors and laminators allows us to retain their functional value while saving 50% on water consumption compared to mechanical disassembly at commercial waste-handling operations. And CO2 emissions are reduced by 13.5%.
Returned rotors are remanufactured and tested to the same tolerances as virgin rotors. Stator-laminators are cleaned, and the metal core is remanufactured and tested to the same tolerance as virgin stator-laminators.
When using remanufactured components, customers can engage in more sustainable production. As such, Swedish heat pump manufacturer NIBE, has made use of the circular approach, purchasing remanufactured components and closing the loop with the take-back scheme.
To find out more about how our sustainability initiatives can benefit you, go to our sustainability section.