Grundfos and Arabi collaborate to tackle energy retrofit in Kuwait

The objective of the training was to refresh Arabi staff’s knowledge of pumps, controls, motors and variable frequency drives.

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Grundfos and Arabi teamed up at the former's new Retrofit Academy.
Grundfos and Arabi teamed up at the former's new Retrofit Academy.

Grundfos and Arabi teamed up at the former's new Retrofit Academy to focus on Kuwait’s largely untapped retrofit market.

The objective of the training was to refresh Arabi staff’s knowledge of pumps, controls, motors and variable frequency drives and bring them up to date on the savings that can be made using the latest high technology integrated pumping systems.

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Tolga Candan, who is heading the Energy Optimization and Retrofit in Grundfos, took the Arabi staff through a series of presentations designed to help them identify and measure energy wastages in pump related applications. Furthermore, Tolga gave a demonstration on how to retrofit and optimise pumping systems in a range of water-related applications.

Andrew Gamal, who is heading Arabi’s retrofit team said: "Working with Grundfos, we will now be offering customers a free Grundfos Energy Check to identify where they can make the biggest savings by retrofitting with new high efficiency Grundfos pumps and controls. In many cases, we’ll be able to cut energy use by 50% and more, which is financially very significant in view of the recent tariff increases and further increases which are expected in the future.

“Using the latest innovative Grundfos advanced technology solutions, customers will not only provide themselves with a cushion for the future, but will improve the resilience of their systems, cut maintenance costs and help to cut environmental emissions. Retrofit is a win-win solution for everyone. We expect the concept to spread quickly and even create a new template for retrofit-proof developments in the future.”

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