February 3, 2020

Edwards Vacuum adds new line of liquid ring pumps

Edwards Vacuum has announced a new line of liquid ring pumps — the ELRi series.

“Made for applications which are wet, humid as well as corrosive, this product offers a range of features and benefits that will distinguish itself from other competitor pumps in the market,” said Megha Ajmal, product manager for Rough Vacuum. “From the ability to optimize processes to save energy, ELRi complements our range of solutions we offer for the industrial and rough vacuum markets.”

The technical features are of central importance in this new development. The stainless steel impeller, endplates, liquid reservoir and heat exchanger makes this pump highly resilient against corrosion and harsh process gases. The internal injection channels reduce the risk of leakage while the horizontal motor flange arrangement saves precious time on maintenance. Use of mechanical seals also ensure reliable operation by preventing leaks as well as extending service intervals. All this state-of-the-art technology is contained in a compact noise cancelling sturdy canopy protecting and extending lifetime of the electronic components.

Intelligence calms

The ELRi is equipped with two VSD. While the main VSD matches the speed of the pump to vacuum level by adjusting its speed, the second VSD regulates the water flow through the centrifugal pump according to the operating conditions to avoid risks of cavitation. A patented algorithm always maintains a perfect harmony between the two VSDs ensuring optimal performance. In addition, it is protected against automatic seizure, so users do not have to worry about the pump failure after long periods of inactivity.

Lower utility consumption and extended service intervals

The integrated Air logic controller not only enables the monitoring of important features and parameters of the pump but also offers the option of set-point control. This allows users to have a vacuum pump that matches the process demand saving energy. While the ECOntrol box allows you to connect and control multiple ELRi pumps, the Icon Box enables smart monitoring and remote controlling ensures optimal servicing to get maximum uptime with pumps. Along with this, water consumption is also reduced as the separator is only filled up when required.

The ELRi series comes in pumping capacity 750-1050m3/hr covers a wide range of applications in the central vacuum, pharmaceutical, plastics, conveying and food applications.