by | Aug 1, 2023 | CPS

Our mission as a company is to contribute to minimizing our environmental footprint on the planet, providing sustainable and more efficient solutions in terms of energy and water. Operating water pumps contributes to about 10% of global energy consumption, and over two thirds of buildings operators worldwide use pumps that consume more energy than what is required to operate efficiently.

Over the years, urbanizing communities across the world are racing towards becoming smart cities with the aim of connecting all aspects of life digitally and intelligently. Water efficiency is then identified as crucial in city development especially in areas of recreation, commercial districts and offices, housing and living, industry, transportation and infrastructure, and agriculture. All of these have different functions and needs, which require custom-built, smart, and energy-efficient pumping solutions.

For instance, the recreation zone encompasses leisure parks, opera houses, and sports stadiums. These establishments present a unique challenge for pumping systems because they have inconsistent needs for water supply, with peak demands at irregular intervals within the day or week. The opposite is true for agriculture, wherein constant and sustainable irrigation is required to achieve its desired contribution to smart communities. Office towers, universities, and hotel complexes are some of the large establishments that constitute commercial and institution areas. These require efficient growth and complex building management schemes. Convenience and individualisation, meanwhile, are the defining needs of the housing and living communities. Homes and other living spaces will always demand efficient heating and air-conditioning systems, as well as clean drinking water treatment nearby.

In the industrial areas, material quality and maintenance standards are of paramount importance, along with operational reliability and energy efficiency. These locations will also expand or change as nearby cities continue their digital transformation. Either way, industrial spaces will not remain as they are. These present a difficult challenge for governments and urban planners. In this regard, technologies that would promote water and energy efficiency are crucial to their sustainability and growth. Similarly, airports, stations, and harbors, these establishments belonging to the transportation and infrastructure sector require immediate smart urbanisation efforts, given the nature of their purpose.

Innovation on high-efficiency pumps

Innovation can help cut power consumption in pumps by up to 90% and reduce the cost for operators. More importantly, this development contributes to the global efforts on carbon emissions reduction and support global climate change goals. The potential is high to replace old pumping systems with the latest technologies and meet the building industry’s sustainability goals.

During water extraction, systems need to be compatible with the needs of each operating condition. Whether it be for irrigation or drinking water, pumping, and pump systems need to be efficient, safe, and dependable.

Energy efficiency and reliability have become important facets of pumping technology developments, including the adoption of digital innovations and electronically controlled systems, replacing obsolete technology with new highly efficient pumps are more economical than maintaining old ones and initial investments pay off within two years in accordance with the number of pumps being used and the consumption habits.

Smart sewage systems

Wastewater management is another aspect of the water sector which also uses pumps and records high levels of electricity consumption.

Over the years, this has become particularly challenging due to sewage systems getting more solid waste and longer retention time. What is worse, fluids being pumped are becoming more forceful and problematic.

Sewage, sludge, and other problematic fluids must be managed efficiently at varying flow rates and delivery heads. Moreover, the ever-increasing demand for clean water puts additional pressure on these sewage treatment facilities to look for more efficient and reliable water purification solutions. Operational reliability, energy efficiency, and connectivity are the key solutions that could drive a new sustainable trend in water treatment systems. By integrating intelligent energy efficiency systems into pumps, water treatment systems can optimise the operations and reduce electricity consumption.

Another common issue faced by water treatment operators is clogging pipes and detecting them. With new technology such as clogging detection functions, these issues can be monitored by several algorithms that can initiate the necessary pump cleaning cycles and deliver the best possible results.

Towards a universal access to clean water

Clean water and effective wastewater treatment are still a dream for many communities around the world. It is a reality that would need proper investments and concerted efforts between governments, private sector, and civil society are important. Water focused companies which put their hearts to it can enhance the existing systems and find innovative solutions, making water flow in a more sustainable manner and thus, benefit more people.