Increasing focus towards improved water management will drive demand for water pumps in the country.
With depleting ground water level and rapid urbanisation, the water pumps market in India is witnessing an exponential growth. It is projected that water pump market in India is set to surpass $3.8 billion by 2022, according to India Water Pumps. Also, increasing focus towards improved water managementwill further drive the demand for water pumps in the country.
Increasing focus on development initiatives such as smart cities, metro projects, airports will see a demand for intelligent water and wastewater management solutions. These solutions will automatically mean, a greater demand for intelligent and energy-efficient pumps, according to Shankar Rajaram, Vice President of Business Development, Grundfos Pumps India.
A positive phase
Pumps and valves industry is witnessing positive changes in last couple of years as the demands from ever growing construction segment is soaring high due to the rise in constructions of skyscrapers and infrastructures where pumps and valves find immense applications says Rakesh Kumar, Vice President – Business Development, Zoloto Industries.
Newer technologies and shortage of construction lands in the metro cities have seen the widespread proliferation of high-rise buildings in all the metro cities has put enormous pressure on the utility services that are provided in these structures.
“One of the major issue faced is the generation of excessive water pressure the piping systems there by demanding very high-quality pressure reducing valves (PRVs) and ball valves for efficient operations and water saving,” he adds.
Grundfos offers a complete range of pumping solutions that ensure optimal comfort and safety in any application while providing cutting-edge energy efficiency. The company is committed towards the development of new and innovative solutions that are future ready, says Rajaram.
“With GrundfosiSolutions, one gets intelligent pumps, cloud connectivity and digital services all working seamlessly together to reach a new level of performance with high-energy efficiency, reduced complexity, low life-cycle costs and more,” he adds.
Grundfos’ demand-driven distribution
Grundfos’ demand-driven distribution (DDD) is another unique pumping solution where the supply of water is programmed as per the demand at the consumer’s end. This system can automatically monitor grid use patterns with remote sensors and adjust the water pressure accordingly. This reduces both water and electricity consumption by up to 20 per cent and water pipes will last longer because they are less likely to crack.
Grundfos Remote Management
Another interesting offering is the Grundfos Remote Management – an internet-based, secure and technologically advanced system for monitoring and managing pump installations in commercial buildings, water supply networks, wastewater plants, etc. Through this system, pumps in an entire commercial building complex, water and wastewater treatment plants can be remotely monitored from a control room with minimal human intervention.
Forged Brass Ball Valve
Zoloto has recently launched Forged Brass Ball Valve with aluminium handle. The salient feature of this Pressure Die Casted Aluminium alloy (ADC-6) provides the best combination of strength, ductility and corrosion resistant finished qualities, says Kumar.
Zoloto Wafer type butterfly valves comes in compact light weight designs and with low operation torques to ensure longer life, its self-cleaning and non-jamming seat design features to result into less wear and tear etc.
“Zoloto has an exhaustive range of Ductile Iron Butterfly valves both manual and gear operated and with electric or pneumatic actuators. Our contribution to the plumbing industry is in the form of being proactive and being pro-innovative bears the stamp of unmatched quality, he further adds.
Metris – Industrial IoT Solutions
ANDRITZ has combined its innovative, industrial IoT solutions, which are field proven in many reference plants and smart infrastructures, under the technology brand ‘Metris’. Metris technologies include the latest state-of-the-art Industrial IoT solutions as well as any kind of smart digital services. These can be fully tailored to individual customer or project requirements and unite the clients’ physical and digital worlds.
With regard to Industrial IoT solutions for pumps, ANDRITZ has set a key focus on ensuring continuous and sustainable operational reliability and performance of pumps in plants and smart infrastructures ever since, says Uwe Seebacher, Global Director Marketing, Communication & Strategy, Pumps and Separation at ANDRITZ.
He adds, “We deliver highly sophisticated condition monitoring solutions for pumps. These solutions can be standard software packages or tailored to specific customer request. Special sensors are installed at the pump for this purpose and take measurements continuously.”
The data is stored in an ANDRITZ Metris database. It can be installed on a local server or remote in the highly secured ANDRITZ Metris cloud (Microsoft Azure). Metris cloud’s data are accessible by both the client and ANDRITZ condition monitoring experts, which enables 24/7 service for the customer. Thanks to this, service recommendations for the operation of the plant and installed pumps can be given at any time.
Grundfos has introduced an app, SmartServ for tech savvy customers. Making lengthy emails and long phone calls a thing of the past, SmartServ provides a way for customers to easily avail the maintenance and other services for their Grundfos products.
In these upcoming smart cities, an important aspect is the usage of energy efficiently, in any domain. At present the total energy consumed by pumps, is around 10 per cent of the world’s total energy. With every other 9 out of 10 pumps proving to be inefficient, the strain of energy providers is immense. The government is faced with a challenge of providing a solution that can help lower this figure. Grundfos’ pumps right from inception have been made to be energy efficient consuming 4-5 per cent lesser energy as compared to traditional pumps available in the market making them the first choice across the globe.
ANDRITZ IIoT technologies
By monitoring an intuitive human-machine interface of the control system that is equipped with groundbreaking digital and visual technology, highly efficient workflows make the future calculable and enable proactive action through the analysis of data. ANDRITZ IIoT technologies become not only the basis for smart infrastructures, but also the basis for Internet of People (IoP) solutions by connecting its customers’ specialists among each other as well with experts, says Seebacher.
This value-adding, smart interrelation results not only in a professional preparation of the collected data improving the pumps’ performance by, for example, pattern recognition, but moreover enables the operators of smart cities to execute an economic, effective, risk-reduced and sustainable management and monitoring of water resources. Ultimately, the people living in these smart cities benefit the most from these developments of smart infrastructures, which contribute to long-term and sustainable water supply.
Increasing focus on development initiatives like smart cities, airports etc., will lift demand for wastewater solutions.
Shankar Rajaram, Vice President of Business Development, Grundfos Pumps India
Our contribution to the plumbing industry in the form of being proactive and being pro-innovative bears the stamp of unmatched quality.
Rakesh Kumar, Vice President – Business Development, Zoloto Industries
Focus is on ensuring continuous and sustainable operational reliability and performance of pumps in plants and smart infrastructures.
Uwe Seebacher, Global Director Marketing, Communication & Strategy, Pumps and Separation at ANDRITZ