Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world’s energy use. Industrial pumping systems are used to send fluids (liquids and/or gases) through pipes for numerous processes.

These include:

  • washing
  • petrol supply
  • air circulation
  • mineral sorting
  • natural gas transmission
  • fire hydrants
  • swimming pool filtration
  • waste-control operations
  • medical procedures

Ways to save

Use variable speed drive instead of valve-throttling

Valve-throttling flow-control of a pumping system prevents excessive pressure build-up, but is not efficient as energy to the pump is not reduced. A variable speed drive, however, provides precise flow control without the energy losses of throttling. A VSD can also ensure the system isn’t running at full-speed when not necessary.

Minimise or eliminate the demand for pumping systems