Smart Variable Speed Centrifugal Pumps: Part 2 (Base Mounted)

RL Deppmann
April 29, 2024
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Larger centrifugal pumps with horsepower over five are a great place to save energy in HVAC and plumbing systems. Historically, these larger pumps were typically a base mounted centrifugal with a wall mounted drive and premium efficiency motors. More recently, there are offerings of vertical floor mounted inline pumps with a standard VFD mounted to the pump. If you want the longer life of a base mounted end suction pump with a packaged smart drive, your wait is over thanks to Bell & Gossett (B&G).

Why the e-1510 B&G Pump?

The B&G e-1510 series base mounted end suction pumps are a favorite of institutional and health care physical plant managers. The list of reasons is long.

Owners experience a long trouble-free life. This is known from experience. In addition to this experience, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) defines “equipment lifetime” as the age when a pump is retired from service. DOE consulted with market experts to establish typical pump lifetimes by class of equipment. The e-1510 end suction frame mounted (ESFM) type of pump showed the longest lifetime.

Owners experience exceptional parts availability, and the R. L. Deppmann customer service team is available to answer all questions. But what about smart pump technology?

B&G Introduces the Base Mounted End Suction Flexibility Coupled e-1510X

B&G Base Mounted End Suction Flexibility Coupled e-1510X

This product couples the preferred e1510 centrifugal pump with a state-of-the-art variable speed controller, motor, and controls for a complete HVAC and plumbing solution.

The ultra-premium motor is an IE5 motor with best-in-class efficiency. (See our previous blog post, Permanent Magnet Motors & Electronically Commutated Motors).

The drive is a Xylem Hydrovar X with eight control modes including the control curve quadratic mode. (See our previous blog post, What is Control Head in Hydronic Variable Speed Pumping?). The controller also communicates using Modbus RTU, BACnet MS/TP, and Bluetooth 5.0. This intelligent controller provides the information needed for fast, trouble-free startup and monitoring.

B&G Base Mounted End Suction Flexibility Coupled e-1510X

This powerful smart pump is available in a large flow-head range.

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Contact your B&G sales representative today to learn more about this exciting addition for your mechanical room.


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