Here, at Sintech, we often receive questions from our customers. One recent question that got our attention was this, “Can you help me evaluate different types of pumps based on efficiency and cost of ownership? Should I consider various types of pumps on a similar scale?”
This is indeed a valid query, and we thought we would clarify this with a post.
Very often, most pump buyers – industrial owners, farmers, and other businesses only consider the initial cost when purchasing a pump. While the initial cost is a crucial deciding factor, there are several other factors that need to be considered when purchasing a pump.
The major factors to be considered are the following:
- The initial cost price of the pump and motor
- The installation cost needed this varies based on the type of pump like vertical turbine versus submersible turbine
- The service cost of the pump for the rest of its life, approximately 10 to 20 years.
- The cost needed to operate the motor for the lifetime of the pump
It would be shocking for most of the pump users and dealers that the cost of operating pump is comparatively more than the initial cost of the pump. Some factors that determine the overall cost of the pump throughout its lifecycle include pump efficiency, speed, and motor efficiency.
You buy any product to save money and make the task easier but if the cost increases you need to consider a few things when you purchase it. In this guide, we show you the top things that need to be compared when purchasing a pump.
Consider the Wire to Water Efficiency
When you are purchasing a pump for your industry, farm or any other use, select a pump with the highest “wire to water” efficiency. Wire to water efficiency is nothing but pump efficiency multiplied by motor efficiency.
Choosing a pump high wire to water saves energy cost. Most of the industries select high wire to water to save energy from the first day of operating. Here, at Sintech, we help our customers to choose the right pump with the highest wire to water efficiency. We have a team of in-house experts to help you.
Wire to water is also used to determine the Overall Operating Cost
Here, at Sintech, we highly recommend centrifugal pumps for saving energy, saving time and saving money. We focus on saving energy and focus on the amount you spend on the pump. We know that unscheduled repair and poor reliability are causing companies to lose production and spend money on maintenance.
Life cycle cost (LCC) analysis is a management tool that takes into consideration the costs to purchase, install, operate (including energy costs), maintain and dispose of all components of the system. As the pump operation moves away from the best efficiency point (BEP), the energy costs will increase and the expected life of the pump will be reduced.
We recommend centrifugal pumps to be a pump with the best efficiency point. In centrifugal pumps, some of the energy-saving techniques that we use are:
- Replace throttling valves with speed controls
- Reduce speed for fixed loads
- Install a parallel system for highly variable loads
- Equalize flows using surge vessels
- Replace the pump and/or motor with a more efficient model.
If you are looking to purchase pumps for your industry or any other application, we can help you. With over three decades of experience in the industry, and as one of the leading industrial pump manufacturers and exporters in India, we provide you with world-class products. With on-time delivery, efficient post-sales assistance, we have hundreds of happy customers from all across the world. Visit us for more details.