Xylem unveiled the Flygt Bibo Alpha dewatering pump to the U.S. market. The pump could revolutionize drainage and pioneer the next generation of smart pumps, the company said.
With advanced automated control technology, the solution offers numerous benefits. The 10-hp pump automatically adapts to its environment and only operates when needed, delivering energy savings of up to 60% over traditional dewatering pumps, Xylem said. Operational wear and tear is reduced by up to 70% as instances of snoring and dry running are minimized, leading to as much as a 50% reduction in repair and maintenance costs. Bibo Alpha has with 30% fewer components, reducing the amount of inventory needed.
With plug-and-play capability, the need for configuration is minimal.
Flygt Bibo Alpha has a life-span that is up to four times longer than traditional dewatering pumps, Xylem said.
In testing at the Renström mine in Sweden, Flygt Bibo Alpha delivered product and repair savings of 40%, the supplier said. New Boliden reduced the cost of its dewatering processes by almost 30%.
Flygt Bibo Alpha is available for purchase in the U.S.