Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, has recently introduced its world-class energy check services for pump systems to the UAE market.The new energy check services will help diverse sectors including industrial, hotels, water utilities, and offices achieve 30-60% savings in your pumps energy cost.
The energy checks provided by Grundfos will assist organizations to manage energy rising prices, reduce energy costs and improve their green image as buildings and facilities rely on pumps to manage their water supply, and heating and cooling systems. The new energy checks can also help organizations realize the hidden energy and CO2 savings of their current pump systems.
“Our energy checks are essential to organizations opting to both save energy and improve their environmental imprint,” commented Tolga Candan, Grundfos Business Development Manager, Energy Opt & Retrofit. “In a case study on a milk processing plant in Turkey, our energy checks have led to solutions that elevated energy savings to an astonishing amount of AED 700,000 annually, allowing paying back the original investment cost in just 2 months.”
He added: “Our specialist teams in Grundfos will conduct simple inspections of pump installations to calculate potential savings and make suggestions for high performing energy efficient solutions. Most importantly these inspections are fast, easy and free, and don’t require downtime on the pump systems, which means that there wouldn’t be any interruption in service while executing these inspections.”
The findings of the inspection teams of Grundfos will be included in a free energy check report detailing the current pump installation and operation, and potential upgrades, savings and payback times.
Notably, the case studies executed by Grundfos show that in the milk processing plant example mentioned earlier, the total energy savings reached up to2,054,940kwh/year (65%); in another case of Sheraton 5-star hotel in central Dubai, the estimated energy saving reached up to 210,240 kWh/year (48%); in a Headquarters office building case, the energy savings reached up to(42%); and in the case of a water pumping station in the UAE, the total energy savings reached up to 876,000 kWh/year (24%). These numbers express the importance of the energy check services provided by Grundfos, and the improvements that can be achieved by applying them.
In the same context; Grundfos has organized a three-day Retrofit Event during 9-11 October 2017 at the Grundfos Villa to shed light on the importance of energy checks. The discussions saw the participation of renowned speakers who highlighted several topics in this regard.Tolga Candan, Business Development Manager, Energy Opt & Retrofit, gave a lecture on Hidden Treasure in Pumps; Stephane le Gentil, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Energy Services Company, spoke about Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Region; and Ronak Monga, Product Manager, HVAC, Grundfos delivered a lecture titled Pumps 101.
The lectures highlighted the fact that energy costs are increasing and as a result, many Governments are setting environmental legislations encouraging companies to reduce their energy consumption and improve their CO2 footprint. In this regard; the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is aiming to retrofit 30,000 buildings by 2030 to reduce energy demand by 30%.
Although pumps are at the heart of facilities; but they come with daily operating costs.In fact, 85 % of the total costs of pumps result from the energy consumption used to operate pumps. An energy check of pumps provides a solid foundation for saving 30-50% of pumps operational costs. An installation of old, oversized, inefficient or unsuitable pumps is likely to prevent achieving such savings, and the energy checks provided by Grundfos will help in realizing such valuable savings.
“In addition to the amount of savings achieved; the benefits of our energy check services have also led to reduced maintenance costs; improved process efficiency; improved system efficiency; short ROIs; and operational problems overcome, leading to better and more efficient performance, and to the enhanced environmental footprint,” Canada concluded.