Xylem’s Intelligent Pump Control Solution Recognised with Swedish Innovation Prize


Xylem has been recognised with a leading Swedish business magazine’s ‘Swedish Innovation Prize’ for its Flygt SmartRun intelligent pump controller. Working in tandem with Xylem’s Flygt Experior wastewater pumping solution, SmartRun can reduce a wastewater pump station’s energy usage by up to 50 percent.

SmartRun was one of three finalists alongside products from Houdini and Yubico selected from 120 nominees for the ‘Veckans Affärer’ magazine’s awards. Pumping systems account for nearly 20 percent of the world’s electrical energy demand; SmartRun was awarded the silver prize for its potential to make wastewater pumping more cost-effective and to reduce the global footprint of water handling. SmartRun intuitively finds the most energy-efficient pump speed for a specific application, as well as featuring an automatic blockage removal function. A significant differentiation to other products on the market is that all functions of SmartRun are pre-programmed to eliminate costly engineering work for each pump station start-up.

Tomas Brannemo, Vice President Transport at Xylem said, “At Xylem we pride ourselves on developing innovative and smart solutions that solve everyday water challenges for our customers. We are honoured that SmartRun’s unique benefits have been acknowledged with this prestigious award.”

This is the eighth year that the Swedish Innovation Prize has been awarded. Previous winners include Spotify, Tobii Technologies and ABB.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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