Pioneering energy efficiency for reliable drinking water supply in the Netherlands
The water sector is known to be very careful about taking any risks that might disrupt water supply. “We wanted to be the first one in the Netherlands to experience the benefits that the SynRM motor offers in combination with the variable frequency drives,” says Toine Rijsdijk, an Evides Process Automation Engineer who worked on the project.
Energy savings achieved with the motor-drive solution are estimated to be around 20 percent compared to induction motors used in the old stations. “The new motors are much cooler, meaning heat and energy losses are lower. In addition, the noise levels are much reduced as well,” says Joost van Belzen, a Project Engineer at Evides who was the Site Manager responsible for building the new Nieuwdorp water pumping plant.
Another advantage, says Rijsdijk, is that “the operating system of the drive is very easy to use, for every-one. So it is accessible to everyone. Overall we are very satisfied and the motor is a success for us. We call it ‘the Golden Motor’.”
In case you are interested to hear more about Evides Waterbedrijf's case, please check the video and the case note below.