New fully electric range of self-priming dewatering pumps with a lower total cost of ownership
ATLAS Copco have developed a new versatile range of electric surface self-priming dewatering pumps for a wide variety of applications. The E-Pump range consists of different models with a canopy and open-set configuration.
E-Pumps are said to successfully manage demanding flows and large solids with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and no CO2 footprint during pumping operations with digital connectivity solutions.
The E-Pump range, which comprises the E PAS and PAC electric models, offers an electric, CO2-free alternative to diesel-powered surface dewatering pumps, allowing customers to reduce their CO2 emission footprint and operate in emission-restrictive areas.
While the PAC electric pump – an open configuration range with a galvanized frame – will mostly address the North American market, the E PAS is designed with a canopy to meet customer needs in Europe.
The E-Pump range is quick and easy to install, making it a plug and pump solution. Both the E PAS and PAC electric models are said to have a significant impact on the overall productivity of the units, lowering the total cost of ownership compared with their diesel counterparts and ensuring high performance for longer periods of time.
The E PAS has a unique intelligent priming solution that ensures that the pump’s priming system only runs when strictly necessary, reducing energy consumption and noise generation under normal operating conditions.
The priming system ensures no carryover contamination, and the canopy set units are up to 120% spillage-free, keeping the workplace and environment clean. E PAS dewatering solutions can intelligently start and stop based on float signals.
The operating expense of the E PAS is said to be up to 40% lower, depending on the difference between local diesel and electricity costs. Also, the maintenance and servicing costs of electric motors are substantially lower than diesel engines.
The E PAS model also features Atlas Copco’s variable-speed drive (VSD) solution, increasing the efficiency of the pump and offering energy savings of up to 40% with an extended pump life.
‘The E PAS and PAC electric lines of surface dewatering pumps are an exciting addition to the electric-powered range of products from Atlas Copco,’ said Saksham Dube, global marketing manager at Atlas Copco Power & Flow.
‘They offer excellent performance, low cost of ownership, reduced CO2 footprint and unique digital connectivity, contributing towards Atlas Copco’s efforts to create a more sustainable future.’