Savings of between R$160k to R$580k per year available through refurbishment and/or replacement
Pump rescheduling increased operating efficiency by at least 15% (approx R$75k), with no capital outlay
By refurbishing 2 pumps efficiency would be up 42%; installing new pumps could improve it from 75% to 86%
We directly measured the efficiency of three 700CV water distribution pumps using our FREEFLOW portable pump testing system. We yielded immediate knowledge that major energy savings existed – results that were viewed with keen interest by the client. With Brazil an emerging market for us, we were pleased to demonstrate that FREEFLOW could accurately determine real-time pump efficiency.
Updated in 2019: Eighteen months on, our client has seen very significant improvements. Our pump rescheduling recommendations led to immediate savings (savings of more than 13% out of the 15% we forecasted are now being realised); while the least efficient pump we measured was removed and refurbished. Post-refurbishment, the cleaned-up pump now exceeds the manufacturer’s expectations, running at over 80% – a 53% improvement!
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