Reduce pump energy usage at AD plants – say Landia
Dec 14 2016 Comments 0
AD Operators and water companies can reduce the energy usage of their digester pumps and mixers by up to 50%, according to leading manufacturer, Landia.
“It is somewhat ironic that in an industry trying to create and save energy that there is so much energy being wasted”, said Landia’s Paul Davies.
“Poorly designed mixing systems located inside a digester, which are difficult to service, are typically using 7.5kW motors running flat out 24/7, using up 180 kW hours per day.
“Motors on externally-mounted systems that are also far easier to maintain, may be bigger at 18.5 kW, but only have to run for 10-15 minutes per hour to achieve the same or often better results. Even at 15 minutes per hour, the energy usage is just 110 kW hours per day, compared to 180 kW. This is on just one mixer/pump, so the energy savings are substantial.”
Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.
Jan 13 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 17 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Jan 24 2018 Rennes, France
Feb 07 2018 Nantes, France
Feb 08 2018 Chennai, India