The Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has inaugurated its first digital lab in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region at its regional headquarters in Singapore.
The 500 sqm lab will feature a water treatment recycling system and distributed pumping system while showcasing the company’s range of digital solutions referred to as iSolutions.
The facility will also act as a regional training facility for partners and employees across sales, service, and production to familiarise them with the firm’s range of digital products and services.
“With our pumps being such an important part of critical water infrastructure across the region, it is imperative that not only are we offering the most cutting-edge and intuitive solutions with the highest levels of performance but that our employees are also equipped with the necessary skill sets to develop and service these products,” said Kim Jensen, managing director, Grundfos APAC.
Establishing a digital lab in the region is a demonstration of the company’s confidence in APAC’s digitalisation potential, according to Jensen.
With Singapore’s smart nation push and advanced infrastructure together with APAC’s appetite for digital products – by 2021, 60 percent of the region’s GDP is expected to come from products and services created through digital transformation according to a Microsoft commissioned IDC study – Singapore at the heart of Asia was the logical choice.
“Pumps do not exist in isolation,” said Jensen. “We believe that the key to maximum efficiency is optimising the entire pump system and not only the pumps.”
To this end, the lab will showcase the firm’s iSolutions range, which leverages intelligent technology to deliver not just better performance but improved efficiency and reliability.
As the firm revealed, many of these solutions are already used in the public and private sectors across ASEAN, from water distribution and wastewater treatment by water utilities, pressure boosting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning in commercial buildings, to industrial applications such as washing, cleaning, and industrial cooling.
“The iSolutions range aims to optimise energy and water efficiency across the entire system by leveraging connectivity, intelligent monitoring, and commissioning wizards,” said Jensen.
“Through our iSolutions portfolio, we have successfully delivered significant energy savings for our customers, whilst at the same time driving significant cost savings with optimised performance,” he added.
Key solutions on showcase include the firm’s Smart Digital XL DDA and DDE dosing pumps, which enable accurate chemical dosage across numerous production processes including water, wastewater treatment, and industrial processing, reducing chemical consumption by 5 to 19 percent.
A demonstration of the firm’s remote management capability is also available at the lab, which leverages a secure internet-based system to intelligently monitor and manage water flows in pump installations through the interconnectivity of pumps, sensors, and meters.
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