Grundfos introduces new range of end-suction pumps to advance Singapore’s smart green city ambitions 

Grundfos introduces new range of end-suction pumps to advance Singapore’s smart green city ambitions 

As demand for intelligent solutions accelerates to build more connected, resilient and sustainable cities, Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technologies, has launched its new NK and NKE range in Singapore. The new long-coupled end-suction pumps feature industry-leading energy efficiency, with the premium NKE range utilising Smart Technology to bring ease of use, monitoring capabilities and greater connectivity. 

With buildings accounting for over 20% of Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment sector plays a key role in Singapore’s net-zero strategy and is vital to achieving climate change targets. Recognising the importance of greening buildings, Singapore has adopted intelligent and sustainable solutions to achieve more efficient use of resources such as energy and water in the city-state’s built environment. 

As multi-purpose pumps that play a role in a variety of different applications in areas including cooling and heating in commercial buildings, Grundfos introduced the new and improved NK and NKE range to complement its strong portfolio of energy efficient water solutions, providing customers with a holistic range of highly efficient solutions at every level. 

Achieving tomorrow’s efficiency demands today 

The new NK and NKE range offer industry-leading energy efficiency as standard. All pumps are built to IE3 as a minimum, which reduces energy consumption and operation costs and exceeds all current regulatory requirements. 

For even greater control and efficiency, the premium NKE range is able to operate up to the highest IE5 efficiency, achieved through intelligent features such as an integrated permanent magnet MGE motor with variable frequency drive and built-in pressure sensor. These features work together in detecting and adjusting water pressure and flow intuitively, ensuring optimum conditions 24/7. 

With these intelligent components built directly into the solution, NKE removes the need to install any external components such as controllers, frequency-converters and sensors, which can add further complexity and costs to the process. 

Intelligent control and monitoring at your fingertips 

Combining cloud connectivity and digitalisation, the NKE range also allows for remote monitoring and access over the system, enabling intelligent control right at your fingertips. This makes NKE compatible with today’s building automation and building management systems. 

Users can monitor, control and schedule water use from their smartphone with the Grundfos GO REMOTE app, available for both iOS and Android operating systems. With the ability to manage tasks anytime when in range, NKE reduces the need for manpower, lowering operating costs. 

Users can also easily access pump diagnostics, create and email reports on-site from the app. This ensures any operational issues can be quickly addressed, reducing unnecessary downtime and maintenance costs and ultimately extend the lifespan of their end-suction pumps. 

Designed and built to last 

In addition to their advanced efficiency and intelligent upgrades, the new NK and NKE range also include significant technical improvements to maximise reliability and durability, enabling the pumps to be installed, operated and maintained more easily. 

Notably, Grundfos utilised a single manufacturing process which eliminates misalignment, producing longer lasting seals and bearings. The pumps also boast improved hydraulics, which supports the overall efficiency in water flow conditions. The new pump design allows users to easily access the mechanical seal without the removal or disruption of other components. Other improvements include greater noise reduction and an increased temperature range. 

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