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27 - 29 October 2020 • Moscow, Crocus Expo

Grundfos in Russia: Key Facts

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Grundfos, a leading global manufacturer of pumping equipment[1], was founded in 1945 in Denmark. Currently, 83 units of the Concern are located in 56 countries of the world. The total production volume is more than 17 million pumps per year.

In Russia, Grundfos pumps have been known since the early 1960s. The first delivery was made in 1962. In 1998, a subsidiary of Grundfos LLC was founded. The first phase of the Grundfos Istra pumping equipment plant (Moscow Region) was launched in 2005, and in 2011 the construction of the second stage was completed.

In 2019, Grundfos LLC was represented by 27 representative offices in all federal districts of the Russian Federation, as well as in the Republic of Belarus. Grundfos pumps operate both at water utilities in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Khabarovsk, Syktyvkar, Podolsk, Ivanov, Yaroslavl and a number of other cities, as well as at other utilities and a number of major Russian industrial enterprises, airports and sports facilities.

One of the most significant projects of the company in Russia is participation in the creation of the engineering infrastructure of stadiums built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Grundfos equipment is installed in 10 of the 12 stadiums. In total, there are more than 650 pumps, 400 of which work in Luzhniki. Thus, a key role in ensuring the safety of spectators is played by a fire extinguishing system based on centrifugal pumps GRUNDFOS of the NB and CR series. A comfortable microclimate in the stadium is helped by the TPE and TPED network pumps installed in the heating systems, as well as UPS circulation pumps, and GRUDNFOS Hydro MPC-E complete pressure boosting systems based on CRE pumps with built-in frequency converters are responsible for the water supply of the football field.

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Photos of the press service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow. Author Evgeny Samarin https://www.mos.ru/mayor/media/photo/5021057/tiles/3/21 

In addition to developing solutions for civil infrastructure facilities, the company is actively involved in the formation of a reliable energy system in the country. For example, this year the Pregolskaya TPP, one of four power plants designed to provide autonomous energy supply to the region, was launched in Kaliningrad. GRUNDFOS pumps operate in units of a combined cycle plant, in hot water supply, cooling and air heating systems, fire fighting, drainage and water treatment. Compared to other power plants of the previous generation, the Pregol's production cycle is more environmentally friendly and more efficient - including thanks to GRUNDFOS equipment. Modern and reliable, it is well adapted to modern automated control systems and allows you to achieve minimal power consumption for your own needs, increasing the overall efficiency of the unit.

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Of great importance for the company is also the development of solutions for water disinfection. Such solutions are especially relevant for water utilities that are in the process of modernization. So, in the summer of 2019, a large-scale reconstruction was completed at the pumping and filtering station (NFS-1) of Kostroma. The project, developed with the participation of Grundfos, made it possible to abandon the use of commercial chlorine for disinfection of water and to fully automate all production processes. Now, for disinfection of drinking water on NFS-1, sodium hypochlorite is used - a safe disinfecting reagent that does not pose a threat to the environment. Its use is fully automated: the introduction of hypochlorite into water is carried out by two metering units GRUNDFOS DSS based on digital pumps SMART Digital DDA series . This model is specially designed for the most complex and critical applications and allows you to configure the dosage of the reagent with an accuracy of 1: 800. An intelligent controller protects the system from failures typical of conventional stations with diaphragm pumps and provides continuous monitoring of operating parameters without the use of expensive measuring equipment. 
 

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[1] By sales of centrifugal pumps in the world in 2016, according to IHS Markit from 2017.