WITH the launch of the Grundfos XL CR 185 vertical stainless steel multi-stage pump, customers can achieve higher flow rates and delivery heads while still achieving optimal energy efficiency.
That’s according to Niren Rohanlal, Senior Regional Product & Solutions Manager – CBS Advanced Core & Systems – India, Middle East and Africa at Grundfos, who said that this extra-large addition to their CR range “pushes the limits of pumping capability,” with a maximum flow rate od 240 m3/h and the ability to generate pressures of up to 40 bar.
“The pump’s maximum head is a remarkable 400 m, which is roughly the height of the Empire State Building in New York. To reach these demanding heights, it can be fitted with an electric motor of up to 200 kW in size.”
Rohanlal said the XL CR 185 had wide application as a pressure booster in industry, mines and commercial buildings, as well as for water utilities requiring high pressure delivery and that an important advantage of the vertical orientation of this pump range was its reduced footprint.
Where numerous pumps are employed in pump stations, this smaller footprint means that floor area can be made more compact. This cuts the cost of civil works in the construction of these buildings.
“The basic modular design of the pump allows stages to be increased as necessary. The reduced design complexity means easier access to components when servicing and maintaining the equipment.”
Rohanlal said the new model is manufactured by Grundfos in Denmark, where it is thoroughly tested before being dispatched to South Africa for the sub-Saharan African market. The local ISO-certified Grundfos facility in Meadowbrook east of Johannesburg locally assembles CR pumps up to the CR 155 model.