Xylem launches new range of energy efficient borehole pumps

Lowara e-GS product line boasts proprietary hydraulic design

Xylem is introducing the highly efficient Lowara e-GS borehole pump range, featuring optimized hydraulics and Minimum Efficiency Index (MEI) values exceeding ErP requirements. Specifically designed for use in 4-inch wells, the new e-GS borehole pump range has an innovative ‘floating stack’ hydraulic design that allows sand and abrasives to pass easily, reducing life cycle costs and maintaining one of the best sand-handling capabilities on the market.

The borehole pumps are ideal for a broad range of applications that serve varying water quality levels, such as irrigation systems, domestic and industrial water supply, and geothermal applications.

“Ensuring our customers have access to our entire energy efficient portfolio to find the best system solution to meet their needs is a priority for Xylem,” said Peter Wright, Market Segment Director, Residential and Specialty, Xylem. “The Lowara e-GS demonstrates our ongoing commitment to reducing energy consumption for our customers, and updating our product offering with advanced technologies and innovative designs.”

The Lowara e-GS range will operate in line with the recent efficiency targets set out in the European Union’s ErP Directive. The MEI Index identifies the minimum efficiency levels required for pumps performing under the new hydraulic efficiency levels. Since January 2015, all water pumps are required to be operating with an MEI rating more than or equal to 0.4. Products that do not meet the new requirements are not eligible to carry a CE marking, making it illegal to place them on the open market anywhere within the European Union.

The e-GS range’s floating stack hydraulic design not only ensures minimum maintenance and high performance by allowing sand and abrasives to move easily through the pump, it has several additional benefits, including:

  • Rotating components that do not come into contact with each other, resulting in a reduction in wear, extended product life and sustained performance.
  • Reliable polymer impeller material that is more resistant to abrasion damage.
  • A dual-surface trust washer that prevents rubbing of components during start-up – another product longevity feature.
  • Stainless steel parts to provide maximum corrosion resistance.

The new e-GS range can deliver head up to 340 meters, transfer liquid up to 35OC, has a maximum sand capability of 150g/m3 and a maximum immersion depth of 300 meters.

Complete data and pump selection for the e-GS range is available through Xylect, Xylem’s industry-leading selection software.

For additional information, please visit the e-GS product page, or www.lowara.com.

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About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2014 revenues of $3.9 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.

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