Water is becoming an even scarcer commodity all over the world. Water facilities, and the companies and municipalities that manage them, are facing ever-tightening requirements to become more energy efficient and reliable. There exists a need to stabilize process flow, reduce wear and tear and improve overall efficiencies - all against a backdrop of increasing regulatory requirements that demand additional energy intensive processes and investment. However, creating a sustainable future by saving water, saving energy and saving associated costs is possible.
Pumps and aerators are the largest water facility energy consumers. Whole-system efficiency is often inefficient due to poor design, including pumps or motors that are mis-sized for their applications. Effective energy optimization reduces total energy consumption, and one means to reach that target is the employment of correctly sized, energy-efficient, motors matched to the efficiency curve of the pump or aerator.
ABB’s EC Titanium™ is a highly efficient integrated motor and variable speed drive system that combines synchronous reluctance and permanent magnet technologies for a sustainable, wirelessly connected solution. The motor alone can reach IE5 efficiency levels, and the matched drive allows for greater flexibility in matching the motor directly to the application’s best efficiency region.