Xylem Inc. has unveiled a new range of Flygt Ready pumps specifically designed for on-the-spot dewatering at construction or industrial sites, manholes or emergency situations.
Xylem, which was spun off from ITT Corporation on October 31, 2011, specifically designed the new Flygt Ready pumps so that they are robust, compact and very easily serviced resulting in a long lasting, durable pump.
Peter Hansen, product manager for Xylem’s Flygt Ready range said, “The Ready pumps are unique on the market in terms of serviceability. They feature a removable top that allows quick access for cable changes and component replacements. By servicing the replaceable components, instead of throwing the pump away and buying a new one, users can lower the total cost of ownership as well as reducing the environmental impact. The pumps are exceptionally durable, intended for a long life of repeated use.”
The smallest of the Flygt pumps, the Ready range is designed for use in small and medium sized applications, removing water, abrasive and corrosive liquids, contaminated water and water containing sand and gravel. Adaptable and portable, the Ready pumps can, for example, be used for dewatering on boats or within the residential market for flooded basement dewatering.
Benefits and enhancements
Built with a compact motor and lightweight material, Ready pumps are easy to carry, install and service. These pumps go where other pumps do not fit and can be stored easily in service vehicles for quick response to flooding or clean-up.
The cast aluminum outer casing, stator housing and polyurethane hydraulic parts make Ready pumps durable for tough jobsite environments. They deliver professional level performance and higher wear resistance against tough handling or clogging.
Performance and durability are enhanced with the versatile Ready impeller and a robust and lightweight squirrel cage induction motor. The cable unit features a water-cut to stop water from damaged cables from entering the pump and damaging electrical parts. Other features which further promote reliability include horizontal or vertical discharge options to help reduce the risk of a blocked hose, two sets of mechanical shaft seals and the Spin-out which expels abrasive particles from the seal chamber.
The Ready range
Ready pumps handle flows up to seven l/s (100 GPM), heads to 14 m (50 ft) and solids up to 38 mm (1.5 in) in diameter. Power ratings range from 0.5 to 0.82 kW (0.4 to 0.9 HP, 60 Hz).
Weighing only 12 and 14.5 kilos (26 and 32 lbs) respectively, Ready 4 and 8 are designed for dewatering of construction sites, flood cleaning operations and similar applications. They can handle abrasive and corrosive liquids in the range of pH 5–8 and particle sizes up to 5 mm (0.2 in).
The Ready 8S is a solids-handling pump designed for contaminated water and water containing sand, gravel and debris with particle sizes up to 38 mm (1.5 in).