Grundfos has released the Dosing Skid Configurator, a new, interactive digital tool featuring thousands of configuration variants to serve an array of markets with complete chemical dosing solutions. By answering a few simple way-of-use questions to configure the best solution, the Dosing Skid Configurator generates an interactive 3-D model of a pre-engineered dosing skid system—one Read more
Grundfos has released the Dosing Skid Configurator, a new, interactive digital tool featuring thousands of configuration variants to serve an array of markets with complete chemical dosing solutions.
By answering a few simple way-of-use questions to configure the best solution, the Dosing Skid Configurator generates an interactive 3-D model of a pre-engineered dosing skid system—one of 16,000 possible configuration variants—a materials list, dimension drawings, list pricing, a downloadable submittal package, and a contact form to reach a Grundfos distributor to learn more about ordering and availability.
“Engineers and end-users who use dosing skid systems for water treatment or PAA dosing for food and beverage facilities can now design and select complete dosing solutions based on their needs, then visualize their customized system,” said Jay Stellmacher, vice president of sales for industry. “They can change any of their answers on the fly with the available drop-down tabs and instantly see a new customization.”
Historically, chemical dosing pump skid systems would require someone to have in-depth knowledge of a dosing pump manufacturer’s variations and related capabilities to fit into specific applications along with the right know-how to correctly install them. In the new tool, Grundfos has integrated recommendations provided by the company’s dosing experts for materials of construction that are based on the selection of the chemical being pumped.
“When we set out to design the Dosing Skid Configurator, we knew that system integrators and engineers had enough on their plates, so the goal was to make their lives easier,” said Jared Gabel, Grundfos business development manager for water treatment. “At Grundfos, we want to be simple to do business with, and this tool is proof of that.”
The Dosing Skid Configurator allows the user to design their custom skid system by selecting the flow capacity and discharge pressure per pump, and pumped liquid for applications that include 12.5% Sodium Hypochlorite, 93% Sulfuric Acid, 10% Hydrochloric Acid, 50% Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Bisulfate, or Peracetic Acid. In the future, Grundfos plans to add more chemicals for the pumped liquid section based on customer feedback. Additionally, selections are available to factor in controls and functionality, from remote Start/Stop to graphical display, Field Bus Protocol, number of pumps (simplex or duplex), floor or wall mounting, and pipe material or choice between standard/vented ball valves.
“The focus on packaged pump solutions is increasing as system providers look upon the expertise of pump manufacturers,” said Gabel. “This is especially true in the mystical world of chemical feed systems.”
Grundfos Engineered Systems and packaged Dosing Skid System solutions for industrial, municipal and commercial buildings applications are designed and manufactured in the company’s Brookshire, Texas, facility. Solutions include optimized pumping systems with intelligent controls and packaged plants that include a selection of the most efficient equipment technology available for each application.
Start customizing your Grundfos Dosing Skid System at grundfos.us/dosingskids.
White paper aims to accelerate the digital utility Houston — Grundfos, a global leader in water technology, has released the new white paper “Accelerating the Digital Utility” at the American Water Summit in Houston, Texas. Written in partnership with Global Water Intelligence, the paper examines why so few water utilities are using digital systems for Read more
White paper aims to accelerate the digital utility
Houston — Grundfos, a global leader in water technology, has released the new white paper “Accelerating the Digital Utility” at the American Water Summit in Houston, Texas. Written in partnership with Global Water Intelligence, the paper examines why so few water utilities are using digital systems for greater efficiency and why many others are experiencing digital poverty.
Robert Montenegro, Grundfos USA executive vice president of water utility, discussed the learnings from the paper in a panel forum, underscoring how the water sector can benefit from digital water solutions, which operate at a lower cost and are more efficient overall.
“There is a tremendous pressure to not jeopardize the water supply and treatment services all of us count on,” said Montenegro. “So many municipalities are quite conservative and want to do their job how it’s been done. In the same respect, other municipalities are very progressive. They want to utilize technology in a smarter way to make their jobs better and provide greater value to their constituents. We are developing and offering a wide range of digital solutions, all aimed at the same goal—to help our customers join us on the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability journey that we are on.”
Initial inspiration for the white paper came from 2018 American Water Summit in Philadelphia. At this year’s summit, Christopher Gasson, Publisher at Global Water Intelligence, recognized that Grundfos is not only the largest pump manufacturer in the world but also one of the biggest investors in water’s digital revolution.
“Pumps are the hidden giants of the water industry. The more data its pumps produce, the more visible their value becomes, and the stronger the argument is for treating pumps not as a capital asset, but as an operational service—and this makes the pump manufacturer of vital importance for utility leaders or industrial facility managers,” said Gasson.
Industry leaders from public and private sectors across the country joined together at the American Water Summit in Houston to address the challenges to provide clean, safe water across the United States. The challenge is being compounded by climate, demographic, political and economic changes. Attendees examined how the American water industry can lead the way with proactive technological development and adaptation.
Grundfos offers a full range of technologically advanced water and wastewater transport, distribution and treatment solutions for municipalities. A product portfolio of pumps and controls is available for the entire water distribution system, including main and local pumping stations, ensuring reliable management of pressure zones throughout the piping network and minimizing costs and water loss.
As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life for people, Grundfos has adopted the United Nations’ Sustainability Goals 6 and 13. SDG #6 calls for clean water and sanitation for all people. The company uses its experience and expertise in water pump technology to intentionally design more efficient pumps and solutions that make a positive effect in people’s lives. SDG #13 is a pledge to take action to combat climate change and its impacts. Grundfos has made the commitment to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2025 and be climate positive by 2030.
Houston—Grundfos will find out who has the guts and let them take home the glory—and $10,000—at National Groundwater Association’s Groundwater Week on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Grundfos booths #445 and 545. Groundwater Week, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, marks the pinnacle of a year- long WaterPRO Championship competition, which put water well contractors Read more
Houston—Grundfos will find out who has the guts and let them take home the glory—and $10,000—at National Groundwater Association’s Groundwater Week on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Grundfos booths #445 and 545.
Groundwater Week, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, marks the pinnacle of a year- long WaterPRO Championship competition, which put water well contractors to the test at over 80 qualifying events across the United States and Canada. Our qualifying challenge sent participants barreling towards victory on the Road to Guts & Glory—a timed virtual reality game that tested both industry and Grundfos product knowledge. Nine participants with the highest scores from the U.S. and one participant with the highest score from Canada have been invited to the WaterPRO Championship semifinals at Groundwater Week.
Participants who did not achieve one of the top scores at the qualifying events will have a chance to give one more try at Grundfos’ booth, and the two highest scores will advance to the semifinals. With the final two participants in place, semifinalists will compete in a new challenge involving Grundfos products. Semifinalists with the top three times will advance to the finals for another unique challenge.
The schedule for Dec. 4 is as follows:
- 10 AM to 1 PM: Qualifying event for past participants at Grundfos booth #545 with opportunity to advance to semifinals
- 2:15 PM: Semifinals
- 3:10 PM: WaterPRO Championship final heat
- 3:25 PM: WaterPRO Championship winner announced
- 6 to 9 PM: Hospitality event at Hard Rock Café, formal awards ceremony at 6:45 PM
“This year’s WaterPRO Championship has attracted so much talent,” said Dan Story, vice president of Groundwater sales for Grundfos USA. “We’ve all enjoyed seeing the expertise and skills that these competitors have brought to the table since the qualifying events began in January. And last year’s winner, Jason Johnson, is back to defend his title. The semifinals and finals at Groundwater Week should be a thrilling culmination that challenges some of the most experienced water well contractors in North America.”
This is the second year Grundfos has held the WaterPRO Challenge. Grundfos will hold the competition throughout 2020 as well. This year’s semifinalists include:
- Eric Van De Yacht, Leo Van De Yacht Pump, Score 862.53
- Donovan Sippel, Sippel Well Drilling, Inc, Score 842.85
- Dustin Merrill, Merrill Drilling and Water Systems, Score 842.01
- Steve Hartmann, Hartmann Well Co, Score 839.75
- Ryan Braatz, Book and Proch, 815.89
- Josh Hagan, Hagan Heating & Plumbing, 809.78
- Jason Johnson, A1 Water Well Service, Score 808.25 (2018 Winner)
- Justin Moore, Associated Well Services, Score 804.13
- Ray Francis, Francis Pump and Well Service, 778.80
- Mike Philips, Gerritsen Drilling, Score 778
In the weeks leading up to Groundwater Week, attendees can get to know the participants by watching videos at www.facebook.com/grundfospumpsusa.
For more information, visit www.grundfos.us/WaterPROChampionship and see Grundfos during NGWA Groundwater Week at Grundfos booths #445 and 545.
About the Grundfos WaterPRO Program
The Grundfos WaterPRO program gives dedicated water well contractors exclusive benefits that make doing business easier: private training with Grundfos Technical Sales Managers, access to the Grundfos technical support chat app, customizable service stickers, extended product warranty and other benefits. Learn more at https://grundfos.us/waterpro.