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Breakthrough in Wastewater Pumping

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Breakthrough in Wastewater Pumping

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), the global water technology company which yesterday spun off from ITT Corporation, has unveiled a revolutionary new wastewater pumping system, called Flygt Experior.  By combining advances to its state-of-the-art hydraulics, premium efficiency motors and intelligent controls in a unique concept, the new Flygt Experior offers up to 50 percent energy savings compared to conventional wastewater pumps in a package that is simple to install and easy to operate.

“Flygt Experior builds on the premise that to achieve the highest possible reliability, efficiency and simplicity, three fundamental functions— hydraulics, motors and controls— all have to be superior in performance and work seamlessly together,” said Anders Fredriksen, head of Xylem’s wastewater transport business area. “With the Flygt Experior, each critical function has been advanced by our team of world-class engineers and is optimized to work perfectly together. The result, we believe, is that Flygt is once again setting a new standard for premium wastewater pumping.”

Flygt Experior consists of advances to three main functions:
Range of Adaptive N-Hydraulics Extended
With the launch of Flygt Experior, the company will introduce an extended range of Adaptive N pumps, available on all N pumps between 1.3 and 7.4 kilowatts (kw), or 2.2 and 11 horsepower (hp).
When Flygt delivered the Adaptive N-technology in 2009, it introduced —in a new and unique way— sustained high efficiency with unrivalled self-cleaning functionality, which significantly reduced the total cost of ownership. The Adaptive N-technology allows the impeller to move axially upward when necessary to permit bulky materials or tough debris to pass through smoothly, significantly reducing stress on the shaft, seals and bearings.
Recognizing its ability to deliver superior clog-free performance and energy savings, the Adaptive N-technology has been nominated as a finalist for the Aquatech Innovation Awards (Transport and Storage category).  Earlier this year, the Adaptive N was awarded “The Most Innovative Product 2011” by the Water Environment Federation.
The Adaptive N builds on Flygt’s success with the core N-technology introduced in 1997, which uses a patented impeller design that effectively forces all obstacles through the pump to deliver energy savings of up to 25 percent and lower maintenance costs through greater clog resistance.
All-New Premium Efficiency Motors
Leveraging Flygt’s 50 years experience as the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of wastewater pump motors, Flygt Experior will be available with Premium Efficiency Motors up to 70 kw, or 105 hp. The motors have been optimized for wastewater pumping applications, including some models featuring a Line Started Permanent Magnet, or LSPM design.
All of the new motors comply with international Premium Efficiency Standard (IEC 60034-30), commonly referred to as IE3, and with the LSPM technology the Flygt motors supersede the nominal standard by up to four percent.  The LSPM design— the world’s first for a wastewater pump— was first introduced in a Flygt compact mixer in 2009.
Easy-to-Use SmartRun Controls Introduced
Flygt Experior’s SmartRun intelligent controls enable the pumping system to be pre-programmed and pre-set to handle any wastewater handling situation, making it very easy to install and operate.  The SmartRun controls optimize energy use and can reduce energy consumption by 30 percent compared to conventional on/off systems.
Fredriksen added, “Today there are generally two types of controls for wastewater pumping systems. Conventional on/off controls, which are simple to use but give limited opportunities to optimize functionality, and variable frequency drives which provide more fine-tuning possibilities but can be complicated to install and difficult to optimize. SmartRun solves this issue by combining the advanced functionality of a drive with a simple intuitive interface. While the internal functions are multifaceted, the interface is simple to operate.”
Combining the very best in hydraulics, motors and intelligent controls, Flygt Experior is the most reliable, energy efficient user-friendly wastewater pumping system available on the market today. A modular product range ensures that Flygt Experior can be customized and tailor made for specific needs.
About Flygt
Flygt, a Xylem brand, is synonymous with engineering excellence, reliability and closeness to customers. Flygt is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of dry and submersible pumps, mixers and related intelligent controls systems. Under the Flygt banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize their use. Product development and manufacturing of Flygt products is based in Sweden. For more information on Flygt products, please
About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2010 annual revenues of $3.2 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide.

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

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