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Xylem and DC Water install North America’s ‘first’ intelligent wastewater pumping system In Washington D.C., global water technology company Xylem has presented DC Water with the first North American installation of its Flygt Concertor integrated intelligence wastewater pumping system. Fusing software and hardware, the Flygt Concertor wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment and adapts its performance in real time. It increases the sustainability of the wastewater sector by consuming considerably less energy, cutting inventory needs, and ensuring reliable, clog-free wastewater pumping while reducing the overall cost of ownership. DC Water and Xylem are working together to highlight the urgent need for investment in smart water structures to maximise operational productivity and benefit customers. A report released in March 2017 by the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that the US needs to invest a minimum of $123 billion (€114 billion) annually in water structure over the next decade to ensure a good state of repair. “In the US, our water and wastewater infrastructure faces a daunting investment gap that places these critical systems at risk and leaves our communities vulnerable to the consequences of system failures,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “We are so pleased to be able to partner with DC Water – a true industry leader – to address these challenges, leveraging technology to develop new, more sustainable solutions. Our Flygt Concertor is a great example of the type of break-through technology that we believe will fundamentally alter the way water and wastewater is managed. Working together, we will be able to bring those solutions to fruition even faster.” z

‘World’s first’ cryogenic scroll pump in development Broomfield, Colorado based oil free scroll design and manufacture specialist Air Squared has announced it is developing the world’s first cryogenic scroll pump. Named the CryoScroll, the electrically driven pump is intended for pumping multi-phase cryogenic fluids. The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Air Squared ‘Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)’ funding to support the development of the CryoScroll. The DOE is looking to further the development and reduce the costs of specialised particle and radiation detection, as part of its High Energy Detectors and Instrumentation focus. A series of particle physics experiments the DOE has planned, such as upgrades on the Large Hadron Collider, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment known as DUNE and next generation searches for dark matter, require specialised detectors. Air Squared proposed its submerged cryogenic scroll pump to address the need for large-scale cryogenic detectors. When completed and if successful, Air Squared’s CryoScroll will be able to maintain the necessary differential pressure of 50 psig at speeds under 1000rpm while handling a range of cryostat capacities. z 2

Iwaki Air introduces new 2” TC-X500 series air operated double diaphragm pump Non-metallic magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and systems manufacturer Iwaki Air has introduced the 2” TC-X500 series air operated double diaphragm pump. Capable of operating with variable air pressures, the powerful pumps are ideal for both start/stop and fully continuous duty pumping applications. The new pumps boast excellent flow rates and a new, heavy duty body design. Iwaki Air operated double diaphragm pumps can safely transfer a huge variety of liquids, and can be used in many industries. Corrosive chemicals, liquid slurries, abrasive particle slurries, viscous liquids, fuels, oils, glues, inks and flammable liquids are just some of the potential uses of the 2” TC-X500 Series Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pump. The new air operated diaphragm pump features a maximum flow rate of 190.2 GPM (720 LPM), and a maximum discharge head of 280 ft (85m). The pumps are available in stainless steel, aluminium, polypropylene and PVDF (Kynar). They use coil spring air spool valves, and have CE, ATEX and FDA (for stainless steel models) certification. Iwaki’s entire air operated double diaphragm pumps range can be viewed on the company’s website. z

TC-X500 series air operated double diaphragm


Fluid Handling International May June 2017  
Fluid Handling International May June 2017