Xylem Unveils the New Flygt Bibo Submersible Dewatering Pump


Xylem Inc. has launched a new series of submersible dewatering pumps modelled on its iconic and hugely popular Flygt Bibo pump.

Xylem’s new Flygt BIBO range incorporates several proven design features taken from the original´dewatering pump, as well as innovative enhancements that give the new pumps unmatched wear resistance and uptime capability.

Durable and robust, Xylem’s Flygt Bibo series has been specifically designed for the toughest dewatering environments including mining, quarrying, construction and tunnelling.

Daniel Westin, product manager at Xylem, said, “We are delighted to unveil the new Flygt Bibo. The reliability and capability of the original Flygt Bibo dewatering pump is renowned within the industry and set the standard for submersible dewatering when it was first launched in the 1960s. Over one million of the original pumps have been sold since it was first brought to market. This celebrated design forms the core of this new generation of Flygt Bibo pumps that now includes the most advanced pumping technology, bringing the best in dewatering pump capability to the market.”

“Xylem’s new Flygt Bibo includes several innovations such as our DuraSpin hydraulic system for unmatched wear resistance, a new plug-in seal and a single impeller-adjustment screw. All of these innovations work together to deliver our customers a pump with high uptime capability and a limited and low-cost service requirement. We believe the arrival of the new Flygt Bibo will be welcome news for people working in the mining and construction sectors who require premium performance from their dewatering pumps,” concluded Mr. Westin.

Xylem’s new Flygt Bibo is available in four models 2830, 2840, 2860 and 2870, capable of handling flows of up to 100l/s (1600GPM), heads up to 80m (300 feet) and solids up to 12mm in diameter. Available with power ranges from 3.7 to 18 kW and 5.9 to 27 HP this series of pumps is engineered for professional use in the harshest of environments.

Xylem’s Flygt BIBO range will be available around the world starting in the autumn of 2013.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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