Grundfos: Lives depend on CHI pumps
Few tasks are more critical for a water pump than those used for life support equipment in hospitals.
USF Filtration, a division of Vivendi Water Systems, is Australia's leading supplier of filtration systems for dialysis equipment in hospitals, and uses Grundfos CHI pumps exclusively for recirculating water to dialysis machines in wards. It designs and installs the equipment, and looks after the needs of about 40 hospitals around Australia, including many of those in Sydney which offer a dialysis service.
Senior engineer, Julian Purcell, says that the CHI 2-40 pumps were selected for the task because of their stainless steel construction.
"The water that recirculates through the dialysis systems must be 100 percent pure as it comes into contact with the patients blood supply, so therefore we can only use stainless steel pumps.
They must also be reliable, because we cannot afford to run any risks at all when we are dealing with people's lives", he says.
In some wards more than 25 dialysis machines operate per shift off the one pump. There are two shifts per day, 6 days a week with little time for equipment maintenance.
The CHI 2-40 pumps are required to run 24 hours a day year in and year out to prevent microbial problems occurring.
"Some of the pumps we have installed has been operating without missing a beat for more than 10 years. That we rarely have to service the pumps is testimony to their reliability.
We are extremely pleased with the performance and quality of the CHI pumps. They are dependable and ideally suited to this very important task", says Julian Purcell.