Innovative products at the IFAT exhibition

21.03.2002

ABS will present new and innovative products for Water & Wastewater pumping and treatment.

- The next generation of AFP pumps with ContraBlock

- Self-cleaning propeller design

- AQUALEVEL® control units

The next generation of AFP pumps with ContraBlockTM

In 1967, ABS invented the ContraBlock™ hydraulics for clog-free pumping of raw, fibrous and bulky sewage. ABS engineers have now developed the next generation of AFP pumps with ContraBlock™ hydraulics. This new range will be presented at IFAT.

Self-cleaning propeller design

ABS will also present the new axial-flow impellers for low head – high-capacity VUP pumps. The self-cleaning propeller design, which has been proved for many years in sewage treatment plants, together with ABS mixers and FlowBoosters®, is now adapted to pump impeller profiles. ABS has improved pump efficiency and NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head), by using stainless steel wear rings and austenitic cast iron impellers.

Operational and maintenance costs are as important as purchase price and energy consumption when calculating the Life Cycle Cost of a pumping station. For optimum reliability and minimum maintenance costs, state-of-the-art level sensors and electrical control and telemetry units must control pumping stations.

ABS is now launching the new AQUALEVEL® range. The AQUALEVEL® units control pumping stations with up to four pumps and can also be used to connect SCABA agitators and telemetry systems. The successfully introduced SMG controller, first shown at IFAT in 1999, is now also available with a plug-in modem for single or dual channel telephone communication and for GSM communication.

ABS also produces float switches, pneumatic level sensors, hydrostatic pressure and level sensors which makes the AQUALEVEL® component range complete, to ensure a reliable pumping stations operation.

Please visit ABS in Hall A5, Stand No 403/502 and NOPON in Hall A2, Stand No 131.

About ABS Pumps

ABS is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of pumps, mixers and aerators, specialising in Water & Wastewater, General Industry, Pulp & Paper and Building Services. The extensive world-wide sales and service companies operate in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

ABS is the major part of Cardo Pump which in turn is one of three business areas within Cardo AB, an industrial group listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. Cardo AB had a group turnover in 2001 of more than EUR 1,167 million.

Source: Sulzer Ltd.

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