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Xylem optimises wastewater pumping efficiency with compact Flygt pump controller

The global water technology company Xylem has launched a compact plug-and-play pump controller with advanced monitoring and control capabilities to optimise wastewater pumping efficiency.

Xylem’s Flygt FGC400 is a self-contained, intuitive controller with pre-programmed functionality, which enables the operator to install and configure the unit to match specific wastewater pumping needs.

The Flygt controller can be connected to one or two pumps and offers the pump operator high flexibility, including the ability to alternate between pumps, track information on pump performance, and undertake maintenance actions.

Energy measurement, data loggers, and level monitoring are all built into the compact unit, eliminating the need for complex electrical cabinets, which makes for a cost-efficient monitoring solution.

In addition, integrated motor protection functionality automatically monitors and protects the pump motor against voltage phase failure, overload, and voltage fluctuations.

Preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting information alert the operator to potential pump problems before they occur.

Magnus Lindberg, director of monitoring and control at Xylem, said: “No two wastewater pumping facilities are identical, and operators’ pump requirements change constantly. Xylem’s Flygt FGC400 is designed to give pump operators maximum flexibility with minimal effort, improving performance and boosting efficiency with a single, easy-to-use interface.”

The Flygt FGC400 is capable of controlling pumps up to 5.5kW, or larger pumps using external contactors, and is equipped to synchronise with external controls systems like SCADA systems.

The unit can be configured via PC, USB, or the controller’s own human-machine interface, which can be mounted next to the controller or used as a handheld device and provides a wealth of actionable real-time data.