Boosting the Pressure

Boosting the Pressure

Booster systems from Weil Pump, A Wilo Company

Today, forward-thinking municipalities and engineers are specifying packaged pumping systems to improve quality and efficiency and reduce expensive change orders. However, because not all municipal wells provide water at the same pressure, sometimes they need a boost. That’s why Weil Pump, A Wilo Company, offers a full line of vertical multistage booster systems.

The booster systems combine Weil’s PLC panels with Wilo-Helix V pumps and are available in two-, three- or four-pump configurations. The multipump systems offer real-time diagnostics and remote monitoring with variable-speed control and balanced runtime for each pump. The packages are suitable for many applications, including water supply, pressure boosting, agriculture, washing/sprinkling systems, cooling circuits, and condensate return, according to Don Kahn, senior product manager for Wilo USA.

“For water treatment applications, it is used for pressure boosting where low-pressure flows are an issue,” he says. “It also can be used in conjunction with a dosing system if needed.”

The systems have a maximum head of 780 feet, maximum flow of 550 gpm, rated pressure of 232 psi and a liquid temperature range of 4 degrees below zero to 248 degrees F. Additionally, these systems are NSF 61 and NSF 372 certified, have full 304 stainless steel construction and feature 300 class ANSI flange connections.

The PLC panels provide a powerful platform for the control of most pumping systems, including commercial, industrial and process and booster service pumps. They offer an easy-to-use, 7-inch touch screen and offer onboard ModBUS and optional BacNET and LonWorks interface. Additionally, the panels boast full-system kWh energy reporting with detailed metrics, built-in troubleshooting and alarm histories for offsite management and control. The systems are equipped with discharge and suction pressure transducers; constantly monitoring and protecting the system from low/high suction pressure situations. All versions are NSF 372/61 compliant for potable water applications.

“We believe it’s the easiest-to-use interface on the market,” Kahn says. “The 7-inch color touch screen makes it easy to get anywhere within three to four presses of the interface.”

According to Kahn, the products were developed by taking the company’s existing controller and upgrading it with a 7-inch color touch screen and increasing the analog/digital input and outputs.

“We increase security with password protected areas that can only be accessed by service personnel,” he says. “A downloadable app (Remote Operator) is available to allow the user to access the control panel from anywhere.” 262-377-1399;


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