Xylem Commended for innovation and efficiency at Dublin Energy Show
June 29, 2018
Xylem is celebrating a successful two days at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Dublin Energy Show after becoming the only company, outside of the heat merchant industry, to be commended in two awards for innovation and efficiency.
The global water technology leader commended Best Energy Efficient Product for its Flygt Concertor wastewater pump, as well as Best Innovative Product for the recently-launched HydroInfinity Agriculture Series.
“The water industry faces many challenges in 2018, not least the need to be more resilient, smarter and more sustainable,” says Kevin Devine, Business Development Manager for Building Services and Industry at Xylem. “Both the Flygt Concertor and the HydroInfinity have been developed to meet these needs head-on; a fact that has been validated by their success at this year’s Dublin Energy Show Awards.”
Flygt Concertor is the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. It provides real-time feedback to operators and can automatically adjust its performance to cope with changing conditions. Through self-learning and predictive maintenance, the Flygt Concertor can achieve energy savings of over 80 per cent.
“A number of companies and organisations in the UK are already benefiting from the implementation of a Flygt Concertor,” says Kevin. “Northumbrian Water, for example, reported potential power savings of more than £2,000 a year after trialling the technology for just six months.”
The second award winner, Xylem’s HydroInfinity Agricultural Series, has only recently been launched to market, but is already gaining a reputation as an innovative solution for both sustainable and hygienic water use.
“The H2Ozone-patented technology employed by HydroInfinity is capable of purifying rain, municipal and ground water to a safe drinking level beyond that consumed by humans,” Kevin says.
Used primarily to provide water for poultry, cows and pigs, HydroInfinity has the potential to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotics used in livestock, by inactivating common pathogenic organisms such as E.Coli, Cryptosporidium, Salmonella and Legionella through a combination of UV treatment, “ozonation” and filtration.
Other Xylem products present at the stand included the Lowara ecocirc range, a portfolio of circulator pumps designed to provide energy efficient HVAC solutions for domestic buildings.
“The Lowara range embodies what’s often referred to as the “smart building”, Kevin says. “Again, it’s all about using data and performance monitoring to ensure that HVAC and water systems are tailored to the needs of the environment in which they are used, which prevents energy, electricity and water from being wasted.”
“This was our first time exhibiting at the Dublin Energy Show” Kevin says. “All-in-all, it’s been a huge success, and we hope to be back again in the future."