One of the leading beverage can manufacturers in the UK wanted to find out about the possibilities of saving energy on their installed pump systems so approached Grundfos to undertake an Energy Check. The can wash lines were chosen to be the focus and an Energy Check was undertaken and a comprehensive report on the findings produced.
This resulted in an order being placed with Grundfos based on the savings projected by the Energy Check as well as also because of the strength of reputation of the suggested replacement pumps. The order included 6 MTRE 64-8/2 and 8 MTRE 45-2/1 pumps. These MTR pumps are vertical multistage centrifugal pumps designed for pumping of cooling lubricants for machine tools, condensate transfer and similar applications.
In addition to the return on investment of just 18 months, the customer will achieve operational savings of £53K per annum and industry-leading reliability for years to come.
In fact, so impressed were the customer with the results of the Energy Check, energy savings of 590,000 kwh/y, that they decided to change the pumps, not only on the original can wash line, but on their second line as well.