When Big is Not Big Enough

04.04.2006

APV announces the introduction of one of the largest, high-efficiency, hygienic centrifugal pumps on the market.

When Big is Not Big Enough

The pump is capable of transferring up to 750 m³/h and performs optimally at 50 mWc and 600 m³/h with an exceptionally high efficiency.

For bulk applications, a single W+ 50/600 can replace several parallel process lines with parallel pipe work and electrical wiring. This makes the plant set-up less complicated, reduces the requirement for spare parts, and offers a more favourable financial solution in terms of both initial purchase and operating costs.

On electricity alone, calculations show, that if one W+ 50/600 pump is installed instead of two smaller pumps, total energy costs can typically be reduced by € 3,800 a year (based upon 2,700 running hours).

According to product manager, Jesper H. Rasmussen, the pump was developed especially for large filtration applications and represents the latest line extension on the well-proven W+ centrifugal pump. Like the rest of the product line, the W+ 50/600 is based on a unique hydraulic design, which combines maximum efficiency with high hygiene standards. A critical design feature is the patented APV spiral volute, which increases efficiency, reduces turbulence, and ensures gentle product handling.

About APV

APV is a world leader of high quality process technologies and engineering solutions for the dairy, food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. As a subsidiary of Invensys plc, APV has access through its sister companies to some of the latest and most innovative automation systems. From engineered components through to complete, fully automated process plants, the company focuses on adding value to its customers’ business performance and profitability. APV’s range of manufactured products includes heat exchangers, homogenisers, pumps and valves for hygienic applications.

APV's services extend far beyond the product itself. From manufacturing the equipment to offering customers an extensive, global network of after-sales parts and services, APV ensures that the equipment performs to optimum efficiency throughout its lifetime.

APV solutions are supplied through its global network of sales and service offices located in more than 40 countries world wide.

About Invensys

Invensys is a global automation, control and process solutions group. Its products, service expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. Leading companies in a wide range of industries rely on Invensys to help them perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

The Invensys Group comprises five businesses: Process Systems, APV, Eurotherm, Rail Systems and Controls. The Group is headquartered in London, has more than 30,000 employees in 60 countries, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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