Any water supplier’s most important priority is the reliable delivery of clean, safe drinking water to homes and businesses. Unfortunately, leakage and overflow can cost water companies much more than the water lost from the distribution system. The distribution of water depends on topography and local regulation, as well as a mix of gravity pipes and pressure pipes systems in order to obtain the best results. Here at FFC we can supply pumps and controls for every aspect of the water distribution system, including main and local pumping stations. This ensures control of the pressure zones throughout the pipes network.
FFC will assist you to reduce costs and limit water loss in a water distribution system by using effective pressure control. The way in which this is delivered is by compensating for surplus pressure in the pipes system and by reducing water hammer which creates new holes.
FFC Demand Driven Distribution is a multi-pump solution operating at proportional pressure, where the system maintains the precise flow needed at the exact pressure required, with pumps posted at the highest efficiency point, rather than one big pump. The FFC Control MPC provides commensurate pressure control, gradual ramp-up and ramp-down, the cascade operation of up to six pumps, and management with clear text messages. The FFC Control MPC integrates with all pump types, offering many economic benefits from energy savings and reduced leakage losses.
A long-term, cost effective, trouble-free water distribution system must be durable and easy to maintain. FFC has decades of experience developing and producing controller and monitoring systems for pumping solutions. We manufacture our own pump motors for every possible fluid type and flow requirement. We can ensure a custom fit with hydraulics, motors, electrics, and all other mechanical parts that make up a complete pumping solution, providing you with the best and most efficient solution for your pumping requirements. The high-efficiency motors developed by FFC, with or without an integrated or external variable frequency drive, meet and in some cases exceed the requirements set by motor-efficiency legislation around the world. If you consider that approximately 85% of a normal pump system’s Life Cycle Cost (LCC) comes from energy costs, switching to high-efficiency motor technology can mean a LCC reduction of up to 50% and less of an impact on the environment.
Control and monitoring systems boost the potential for improving both efficiency and consistency. FFC supplies external variable speed drives, Dedicated Controls and internet-based supervision (Remote Management) that are fully integrated into a pumping system. Dedicated Controls give you the ability to control pump functionalities such as energy optimisation and anti-blocking with an easy-to-use SCADA interface. FFC monitoring and control systems include plug-and-play communication interfaces that integrate with 95% of the communication standards available on the market.
FFC solutions are designed specifically for pumping installation. All of our components are fully integrated from the outset. Life Cycle Cost analyses have shown how this seemingly complex and costly process results in distinct advantages. FFC will create a lasting partnership with you for the duration of your operation. We offer commissioning agreements to ensure correct installation and service agreements to cover for all eventualities, from routine maintenance to spare parts and pump audits.