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Specification challenges washed away with new ABB water motor range
The problem of matching motors to specific water industry standards and specifications has been eliminated with ABB's new range of WIMES compliant electric motors.ABB drives cut pumping costs for Welsh Water
Welsh Water is set to dramatically reduce the cost of its roadside pumping kiosks, following the adoption of ABB variable-speed drives. Up to 20 kiosks a year are to be installed. Each kiosk contains two pumps, each driven by an ABB drive for water and wastewater, ACQ810, up to 22 kW, in duty/ standby mode, housed in IP54 enclosures.A welcome change of direction for AMP 6?
Initial signs are encouraging that the nature of the AMP process may finally be changing. Although AMP 6 itself does not kick in until March 2015, many are predicting an emphasis on value for money and long term outcomes, including a focus on the total expenditure on an installation over its lifetime. Tony Hoyle, General Manager for ABB's UK Measurement Products business, explains how the AMP process could finally be undergoing a much needed change of direction.Optimizing industrial water use through flowmetering
Improving understanding of site-wide water usage in industrial applications through accurate flow measurement.ABB reactive pump control saves £100,000 for Severn Trent Water
Severn Trent Water is saving a total of £100,000 per year on energy and maintenance costs across a number of its wastewater treatment plants following the installation of award winning technology from ABB and its Drives Alliance member, Inverter Drive Systems (IDS).Yorkshire Water saves £61,000 on energy costs with ABB drives
A wastewater treatment plant in Bradford is saving over £61,000 on energy costs following installation of ABB variable-speed drives on its re-circulation pumps.Squeezing the most out of framework agreements
Here James Chalmers, UK water manager for ABB Ltd, discusses ways in which utilities and suppliers can get more out of each other.Midnight installation of ABB drives brings Welsh Water back on stream
Overnight work by ABB drives supplier APDS allowed Welsh Water to continue to serve its customers after two variable-speed drives failed at its Tynywaun water treatment works.First IE4 synchronous reluctance motor and drive package installed
The world's first IE4 synchronous reluctance motor and drive package (SynRM) from ABB has replaced an induction motor-based variable-speed drive package at South Staffs Water in the UK, resulting in an additional six percent energy saving.Dublin Bay wastewater treatment works cuts pump maintenance time and costs
Maintenance costs and out of service hours of a critical pumping application at a Dublin Bay wastewater treatment works have been slashed by using a variable-speed drive's anti-ragging routine. The Ringsend wastewater treatment works, operated by Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), features three 90 kW pumps used for transferring accumulated water from six storm tanks back to the plant for treatment. The 62,000 m3 storage tanks are used during times of high rainfall to hold the storm flows and act as buffers within the plant.