Flygt Concertor wastewater pumping system wins three international innovation awards
December 13, 2016
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland,December 13th, 2016 – Xylem, (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the most complex water issues, has announced that its new wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence, Flygt Concertor, has been awarded three international innovation awards at events in Denmark, Italy and Spain. The system, which was launched in May 2016, was awarded the Most Innovative and Ground BreakingProduct award at theVandTek Fairin Denmark, the Best Product award at the Accadueo International Exhibition in Italy, and the Best Product award at the iWater International Integrated Water Cycle Show in Spain.
Flygt Concertor is a smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system that senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators. Its intelligent control system offers a superior level of performance, combining IE4 motor efficiency, N-hydraulics and integrated power electronics, resulting in an optimal pumping performance at the lowest cost of ownership.
At the VandTek Fair in Denmark, Flygt Concertor was honoured with the MostInnovative and Ground BreakingProduct award for its revolutionary design and energy efficiency. It was announced the overall winner out of a total of 72 products, beating off competition from Endress + Hauser and Wintec Aqua to take home the most innovative title.
Speaking at the fair, Managing Director, Xylem Water Solutions Denmark, Tim Rindsig said, “We are extremely pleased to have received recognition for Flygt Concertor by an independent panel. Flygt Concertor has the potential to revolutionize the wastewater industry, offering sustainable, unparalleled pumping efficiency and reliability.”
Xylem’s new system was also honored with the title of ‘Best Product’ during an innovation showcase at the Accadueo International Exhibition in Italy. The showcase featured new products, inventions and functional innovations which were individually selected by a specialist committee of industry experts.
Speaking at the event in Bologna, Stefano Sampaolo, Managing Director, Xylem Water Solutions Italy, said, “We are proud to have been selected amongst 144 entrants for the prize of the best innovative product with integrated intelligence.”
Flygt Concertor was also recognized at the iWater International Integrated Water Cycle Show at Barcelona, one of Europe’s most important trade fair institutions. The iWater awards acknowledge the best initiatives of the year in the water and wastewater industry, with a focus on innovation and technology used to solve water stress. Flygt Concertor won the Best Product award and was acknowledged for being the first wastewater pumping system in the world with integrated intelligence.
Speaking at the event, Rafael Álvarez, Managing Director, Xylem Water Solutions Iberia, commented “Flygt Concertor represents a step-change for the industry, offering optimal innovative pumping performance at the lowest cost of ownership. We are delighted to be recognized with this prestigious award and look forward to working with customers in the region to solve their wastewater pumping challenges with Concertor.”
Fields tests conducted around the world validated significant improvements with Flygt Concertor, including:
Energy savings of up to 70 percent compared to a conventional pumping system
Reduced inventory by up to 80 percent due to flexible performance
Clog-free pumping operation and clean wet wells saving up to 80 percent in vacuum cleaning costs
Compact design, reducing cabinet size by up to 50 percent
Concertor shares a rich heritage with other Flygt innovations. One notable example from mid-1950 is when the team introduced the world’s first submersible wastewater pump – vastly reducing the space required for modern pumping stations. In 1997 Flygt engineers invented a revolutionary self-cleaning hydraulic design that enables sustained pumping efficiency, and in 2011, they integrated their wastewater process knowledge into an intelligent wastewater control, which included patented functions such as the Flygt Energy Minimizer.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
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.