FFC ESC Series End Suction Centrifugal Pumps
The applications of FFC ESC series pumps are diverse in scope and range, including water supply, industrial pressure boosting, industrial liquid transfer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), irrigation and process industries.
Our end-suction pumps are multi-purpose pumps and are suitable for a variety of different functions where reliability and cost-efficient supply are imperative. There are five main areas of use for end-suction pumps which include: water supply, industrial pressure boosting, industrial liquid transfer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), and irrigation.
Our entire range of FFC pumps have the following important traits:
• centrifugal volute pumps with axial suction port
• radial discharge port and horizontal shaft.
The FFC ESC range is a complete series of long-coupled pumps that comply fully with either EN733 or ISO2858. These pumps are of the back pull-out design, which enables removal of the motor, coupling, bearing bracket and even impeller without disturbing the pump housing or pipework. Even the largest pumps can be serviced by one person with a crane. The ISO2858 range of pumps have a bearing life of 100,000 hours, and can be fitted with double seals. Stainless steel is an optional upgrade
Advantages of FFC ESC Series End-Suction Centrifugal Pumps
• O-ring seal between pump housing and cover = no risk of leakage
• Housing, impeller and wear ring in different materials = resist corrosion, no sticking elements
• Optimized hydraulics in housing and impeller = unimpeded liquid flow
• Back pull-out design for easy dismantling for maintenance
• Pump is electro-coated to resist corrosion
• Available with IE1, IE2 and IE3 motors
• PN 10/16 and 25 bar
• Temperatures up to 180 °C
• Available in a number of shaft seal and material variants.
Standard: Q:0~2000m3/h H:0~200m
Seal Type: Shaft Seal
Impeller: Stainless Steel
Pump Housing: Cast Iron
ISO9906 Curve Tolerance
Maximum Ambient Temperature: 40° C
Maximum Operating Pressure: 16 bar
Liquid Temperature Range: 0~120° C
Volute: Double Volute
FFC offers an extensive and comprehensive range of ESC end-suction pumps. These pumps are robust and dependable, making them ideal for use in challenging environments such as the following:
• Heating systems for blocks of flats
• Air-conditioning systems
• Cooling systems
• Wash down systems
• Other industrial systems
FFC is an international provider of pumps and related systems. Our service engineers are highly trained and will assist you with all your requirements during and after the installation phase of the pump or solution. FFC products are manufactured to superior standards, ensuring that you are purchasing reliable and efficient equipment. Our many years of experience in installation are key factors in maximizing the longevity of your FFC products and systems.
We are proud to be able to support you in the following:
• Advice about the care and maintenance of our pumps
• Advice on the physical positioning of the pump for necessary service/repair and correct operation
• Correct cabling to ensure smooth operation and electromagnetic compatibility.
Please contact your local FFC branch to obtain full support for your new installation.
In order to achieve the best results from your purchase, it is very important that the product or system is installed and adjusted correctly from the outset. The expertise and knowledge of the FFC service technician, and the use of dedicated FFC service tools to adjust the performance of the pump, will ensure optimal efficiency and correct operation of the equipment. Commissioning of the pump is recommended in the following cases:
• If the pumps are controlled by a frequency converter
• If the pump system is operating in a large system, e.g. a building management system
• If the user wants to be trained in the proper operation of the pump
• If the pump is a vital link in an important production/application facility
• Where the setup is crucial for the FFC product to operate over a long time span, e.g. in water treatment applications. In such cases commissioning is imperative.
• Where safety is an issue, e.g. in disinfection systems
The commissioning is performed in a step-by-step procedure, and a report of the settings of the pump is produced. We are only too happy to commission your newly-installed FFC product, please do not hesitate to contact your local FFC office to arrange this service.
Correct installation helps to ensure longevity of your FFC products. When a pump is driven by a separate motor, with both items mounted on a frame, it is very important that the two products are correctly and precisely aligned. FFC service engineers are trained by our expert development engineers in the correct measurement techniques that are required to install the system to meet the exacting demands for a perfect installation. FFC Service engineers possess the necessary FFC-recommended measuring tools for making correct alignments. Do not hesitate to contact your local FFC office to arrange for the alignment of your FFC product.
Recommended spare parts
Despite precise installation by expert service engineers, after long periods of operation wear and tear to some of the components is inevitable. If short operating downtime is a requirement, or if the pump is installed in inaccessible areas where delivery of spare parts may take a long time, it is advisable to maintain a small stock of recommended spare parts on site.
Please contact your local FFC office to obtain advice about recommended spare parts or service kits for your FFC product.
We can provide you with an efficiency analysis of your existing pump system, an excellent way to discover how you can optimize system efficiency in order to save money and protect your pump’s lifespan.
Increase the efficiency of your existing system
Conducting an efficiency analysis of your existing pump system will help you to optimize efficiency, and show you where you can save money and extend the lifespan of your pump.
FFC offers the following levels of analysis for assessing the efficiency of your pump system:
• Installed base checks : A basic evaluation is carried out purely on the basis of the data from the identification plate on the pump, comparing its performance with what is offered by newer, more efficient technology and materials found in modern pumps.
• Pump efficiency quick check: Pressure and the consumption of the pump in kWh are measured. Flow is estimated on the basis of available pump data and the results of these measurements.
Some of the resulting suggestions for improving efficiency may include a speed control upgrade, a motor upgrade, differently dimensioned pipes, the installation of a controller, or perhaps an agreement for routine service.
Complete pump audit
An efficiency analysis undertaken by FFC is the first step in our Pump Audit, a diagnostics tool that we use to check whether your pump system is operating at its optimal energy consumption to guarantee that your costs are kept to an absolute minimum – now and in the future. See “Replacement analysis” to find out more about the FFC Pump Audit.
A FFC service agreement gives you peace of mind and assures you of consistent, optimal, uninterrupted operation of your pump system. We provided you with a access to FFC service centers as well as authorized service partners worldwide, 24 hours a day.
A formal service agreement with FFC gives you a firm costing for your maintenance budget and will also enable you to substantial discounts. We can combine a range of service programs to suit your needs and we will carry out scheduled maintenance visits to prevent downtime. We offer three types of service agreement, available for all pumps:
Whichever agreement you choose, your equipment will always be serviced by highly trained staff. A well-maintained pump can reduce your energy consumption by up to 50 %. In addition, it’s worth remembering that in a series of pumps working together, one faulty pump can affect all the others. A service agreement with FFC means that you will minimize the total pump operating costs. We have records of the life-cycle costs of all of our products meaning that we can provide you with accurate costs of owning each of our pumps.
Signing up for a service agreement and letting our experienced and highly-skilled technicians service your pumps is a safeguard against disaster. Regular servicing and maintenance of your pumps will ensure that they operate with optimum efficiency.
Not only does FFC offer service agreements to repair and maintain your pumps, but our service professionals can also advise you on efficiency issues, offering suggestions for saving money in the long term.
FFC are also available to repair and maintain your existing pump systems, however it is important to remember that an upgrade or even a replacement pump can be cheaper than repair in the long term. See “Upgrades and Replacement” where we will outline how this makes sense financially.
FFC Service is never far away. Working in collaboration with our local authorized service partners we offer worldwide service. Help from qualified pump professionals is always close at a hand whether you need immediate technical assistance or advice about cost-saving opportunities.
FFC Remote Management
FFC Remote Management is a cost-effective, secure and reliable way to monitor and manage pump installations from an Internet PC at a very low cost, particularly for commercial buildings and in water supply and wastewater systems. It reduces the need for onsite inspections, and in the event of an alarm or warning, the relevant people are notified directly.
The system offers a wider range of benefits and functions than mobile-phone-based monitoring. For those who do not require remote process automation, FFC Remote Management is the ideal solution for monitoring and remote control, rather than traditional SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. The initial investment is minimal, and a fixed low fee covers data traffic, hosting costs and system support, including back-up of all data.
Efficient alarm management
The on-call schedule in this new telemetry system ensures that alarm messages from onsite controllers go directly to the right people. The system manager can log on from a PC anywhere and plan who is to receive alarm messages from each installation at any given time of the day. Managers can plan for years ahead, and can simply modify day-to-day exceptions to the schedule.
Optimize service and maintenance
Changes in pump performance can be tracked using trend graphs generated automatically by the system. This tracking can give an indication of any wear or damage in the installation, and service and maintenance can be planned accordingly.
The communication interface (the CIU271 modem) enables data transmission via GPRS/SMS from your FFC pumps and controllers. The built-in multi-purpose I/O board allows you to connect sensors and switches.
The FFC Pump Audit is our replacement analysis. It is a complete diagnostic tool that considers your facility, the energy efficiency of your system, and the total life-cycle costs of your pumping solution. It provides detailed recommendations for replacement, including estimated payback time. Our Pump Audit is a fantastic tool to let you know how to save on energy costs
The FFC Pump Audit is a comprehensive check-up of your pump system. It measures flow, pressure, power absorbed, and overall efficiency of the pumps you have installed over a given period, and highlights how much energy you could save by switching to more efficient pumps and motors.
Our Pump Audit team will visit your facility and consult with you on your requirements. When we have a comprehensive understanding of your needs we will complete a thorough inspection of your facility. This includes inspection of the operating environment, pumps, valves and line drawings.
FFC PumpSys Automatic Pump Selection Software
FFC PumpSys provides a complete tool that contains both an extensive catalogue of FFC products and a sizing program to select the most suitable pump for your application.
There is a comprehensive pump replacement selection function for central heating circulator pumps, hot water pumps and wastewater S pumps, as well as a function for producing professional quotations including curves, drawings, quotation texts, wiring diagrams, etc.
Lastly the software contains the instruction and operating manuals for nearly all FFC pumps in multiple languages. Service drawings, exploded views and parts lists are available for all sewage products as well as several other pump types.
PumpSys is currently only available for windows but should be available soon for android and iOs, as well as through our website. Additional features available in PumpSys include CAD Drawings and detailed information about each product.
FFC takes pride in being the “Guardian of Our Green Earth”. It is essential to us that our pumps are designed for low energy consumption and the highest possible performance throughout their operating lives. One consequence of this is that service offerings, including spare parts and replacement kits, are defined in the development phase. Customized service agreements, online ordering and rapid response distribution centers ensure availability of parts when you need them.
Recommended spare parts list
The list specifies the parts you should keep on site to service your pumps. These recommendations can be found at the product site in our PumpSys tool.
Specially designed service kits
Service kits include everything you need for a specific maintenance or repair task, including instructions for dismantling, replacement and reassembly.
24-hour spare part delivery service
As an added insurance against delays, we can set aside a stock of spare parts that are critical for your operation. This will ensure that they are available whenever you need them.
We guarantee that spare parts for any FFC pump you buy today will remain available for at least the next 10 years.
FFC PumpSys is available for use on any windows PC. All the technical documentation and information you need to service your pumps is immediately available to you, at any time:
• Service instructions
• Step-by-step service videos
• Interactive exploded views
• Sectional drawings