Solvay - optimising cooling water pumps
19 Sep 2017

The Solvay Group, the global chemical company headquartered in Brussels, has a workforce of some
29,000 across the world. At their Bad Wimpfen facility, Solvay Fluor GmbH mainly produces organic and inorganic fluor-based products for use in the automotive industry and in air-conditioning, to name but a few.

Thanks to KSB energy efficiency system Solvay Fluor was able to save 25% energy on its pump system at its recooling plant in Bad Wimpfen, Germany.

The Bad Wimpfen site uses an important pump system (63 – 73 kW input power) which neded to be optimised. A data logger was used in order to compare the pump’s actual load profile with the specifications. The outcome revealed an important room for improvement.

Bettter performance were achieved through the deployment of carefully dimensioned, state-of-the-art pumps with a design better adapted to the site's requirements. This resulted in a consumption reduction of approximately a quarter for this device.


The complete case study is available on Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes webpage: Solvay - optimizing cooling water pumps case study.

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