December 20, 2017
Grundfos and Reflex take inefficiency head-on
Grundfos Gulf and partner, water treatment specialist Reflex Arabia, took the problems caused by inefficient pumping systems head on, when they addressed a specially invited audience of Engineers at their latest Commercial Building Systems (CBS) seminar in Egypt, on 7th December.
The seminar, at Cairo’s Ritz Carlton Hotel, was part of a campaign to highlight the unacceptably high cost of breakdowns, maintenance and wasted energy associated with the old and inefficient pumping systems that still characterize much of Egypt’s extensive water handling infrastructure.
Centred around a discussion on the latest trends and developments in pump technology, the seminar opened with an introduction and welcome, after which guests were shown a movie reinforcing Grundfos’ focus on innovation, and outlining its world-leading operations, which now employ more than 18,500 people in 56 countries across the globe.
Visitors were then given an overview of Grundfos’ full range of pumps followed by a detailed session on ‘intelligent Connectivity’ using the latest range of iSolutions, which bring together pumps, drives, controls and protection with communication units and sensors, to create a holistic pumping solution that can communicate and automatically adapt to precisely meet system demands.
A presentation by Reflex then focused on the benefits of the pressurisation, air separation and hot water technology, prior to sessions on district cooling and the range of BIM and online tools available from Grundfos to simplify the design and specification of modern pumping solutions.
The event ended with an open discussion period during which guests were able to discuss specific problems and issues with Grundfos and Reflex technical experts on a 1-to-1 basis, prior to a closing lunch and the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with opposite numbers from the wide range of different industries and sectors represented on the day.