Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, has launched a new variable speed pump controller. The Aquavar SPD Plus has been developed specifically for commercial above ground centrifugal and submersible well systems. According to a press release issued by the company, the SPD Plus adjusts motor speed to match the hydraulic needs of the system and maintain pressure, substantially reduces energy draw during lower flow and allows the pump to run at its highest efficiency. Additional features, listed in the release, include:
- Easy Set-up – a pre-set for submersible or surface motor characteristics and pre-wired and tested transducer. Total set up time is less than 30 minutes.
- True Motor Match – The SPD Plus is rated for the higher amp requirements typical of submersible pumps.
- Dual Phase Input – 230V drives can be used on either three phase or single phase power supplies. Drives are UL listed for either configuration.
- Flexible enclosure offerings NEMA 1 and 3R – Outdoor rated enclosures rated to 122°F (50°C), without de-rating the drive and indoor rated enclosure providing flexibility for use indoors or mounting within a user supplied enclosure.
- Remote Monitoring – External monitors may be connected to the drive for monitoring pump speed (4-20 mA output based on speed), pump run, and system fault.
- No Water Restart – The SPD Plus has the capability to adjust the time delay in between each “dry well” fault. Adjustable from 10 minutes to one hour between restarts compensates for wells with slow recovery rates.
Designed for multiple applications, the Aquavar SPD Plus can be used for applications such as:
• Commercial Building Booster
• Rural Water Systems
• Upgrades and Retrofitting
“The Aquavar SPD Plus now extends our Single Pump Drive product range to 100HP. This provides a solution for installers who specify or install pumps for rural residential home owners and residential home owners who want to improve/increase their water pressure during peak times,” said Kyle Schoenheit, Senior Product Manager, Xylem. To learn more about the Goulds Water Technology Aquavar SPD Plus visit: www.bit.ly/AquavarSPDPlus.