Grundfos Showcases Ultra-Efficient MAGNA3 at OESP Trade Show

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05/21/2013

With the potential to cut power consumption up to 85 percent, MAGNA3 will be the most energy-efficient circulator available in North America when it is released this summer.

HERSHEY, Pa. —Boasting the highest energy-efficiency rating currently available for circulator pumps in North America, the MAGNA3 from Grundfos will be showcased at the Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) Annual Convention and Tradeshow May 21 and 22. The absolute forefront of pump technology, Grundfos’ MAGNA3 is an energy‐optimized, variable-speed wet rotor circulator that features a permanent magnet motor design that will cut power consumption up to 85 percent, as compared with other circulators in its class.

MAGNA3 offers much more than the ability to match pump speed to varying system loads. Grundfos is the only manufacturer to offer a variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM)-based circulator that uses an integrated logic algorithm to “learn” the varying energy-usage patterns of an application over time, enabling the software to automatically determine the lowest possible operating‐ efficiency point to meet ever-changing demand. By continuously fine‐tuning power consumption and flow rates to meet the dynamic needs of the system, this AUTOADAPT function saves both energy and money.

The AUTOADAPT function is so powerful that eight out of every 10 installations can rely on this feature to automatically select the optimal setting, with no additional human intervention. For the installer, that simply means plug and play and walk away.

“As demand for water efficiency surges, building operators are zeroing in on the untapped potential of ultra-efficient pumps,” said Jes Munk Hansen, president of Grundfos North America. “Grundfos is poised to meet and exceed those demands by making smart-pump technology, smarter.”

MAGNA3 boasts the lowest energy consumption, most flexible range, easiest installation and most innovative functionalities on the market. From its improved hydraulics and rotor system to a built-in differential pressure sensor, every detail of MAGNA3 is designed to boost efficiency.

In fact, the MAGNA3 will consume 20 to 40 percent less energy than most models in the current MAGNA line, already a best-in-class energy-efficient circulator.

In developing the MAGNA3, Grundfos committed to achieving the European Energy Efficiency Index of 0.20, which exceeds the efficiency ratings of any circulators now on the market in North America.

“Prepare to unleash your demands,” said Dennis Wierzbicki, president of Grundfos USA. “MAGNA3 is the only circulator capable of meeting the market’s increasing demands for efficiency, intelligence and sustainability.”

Easy to install, operate and maintain, the innovative MAGNA3 features easy interfacing with building management systems and built-in heat energy metering. Additionally, wireless connectivity enables handheld pump control, monitoring and reporting capabilities by Grundfos GO, a mobile toolbox available on Apple and Android devices.

In addition, MAGNA3 now handles temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit, making it an even better choice for cooling as well as heating applications. Grundfos has dramatically improved the pump’s range by increasing the maximum head to almost 60 feet and the maximum flow to approximately 570 gallons per minute. And with more than 35 single and twin circulators in cast iron or stainless steel, MAGNA3 is the solution for a wide range of commercial and domestic application: heating, cooling and air-conditioning, domestic hot water, ground source heat pump, and solar heating.

The MAGNA3 will be available for sale to customers in the United States and Canada during summer 2013. Following the launch, Grundfos will host a number of regional training events for representatives and key stakeholders, including engineers, contractors, wholesalers and industry gurus. In addition to training, the regional events will feature promotional and social opportunities.

The MAGNA3 is built on 40 years of experience and has been subjected to more 1 million hours of rigorous testing. At the OESP trade show, Grundfos will also showcase the ALPHA, an energy-efficient circulator designed for domestic and lighter commercial heating systems.

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