The €21.5 million project to build the new EDAR Arroyo Quiñones sewage treatment facility was begun in November 2009 and is now nearing completion. The plant is ultra-modern; has a capacity of 45,705.60 m3/day, and serves 172,500 inhabitants in San Sebastian de los Reyes, a municipality in the community of Madrid.
Among the total of 100 W22 motors supplied by WEG Spain for the EDAR Arroyo Quiñones project are four 160kW machines for the blowers. These blowers were supplied by Aerzen – which add air to the biological and other processes: another three 15kW motors, also for blowers; four sludge recirculation pump motors of 15kW which were supplied by Sterling Fluid; and smaller denominations of motors for driving different processes right across the plant. The operation of these motors is mainly constant, but at different speeds, as determined by process requirements.
“We are obviously delighted that our high efficiency motors have been chosen for such a prestigious project,” said Javier de la Morena from WEG Spain. “The W22 motors have been supplied as part of OEM packages involving both pumps and blowers. They are used as standard fitment, because of their ability not only to deliver high levels of energy saving, but also reliability in what is a critical continuous process environment.”
The W22 motors deliver a highly efficient solution for addressing the 90% of total operational costs attributed to energy expenditure over the lifetime of typical motors used in pumping applications.
They deliver efficiencies above the minimum values specified in IEC 60034-30, the new harmonised IE (International Efficiency) grading standard for three-phase cage induction motors. A key factor in this improvement in energy use is the W22’s new and aerodynamic frame, which increases airflow and reduces operational temperatures.
“Today, electric motors account for as much as 65% of industry’s energy usage,” said Javier de la Morena. “Yet a huge amount of this energy is wasted, as organisations use solutions that are poorly designed, or inappropriate for their applications. By reducing this wastage with high efficiency motors such as the W22 line, companies not only meet their environment responsibilities, but also cut their costs and improve their profitability.”
As well as delivering high efficiency and reliable operation, the W22 motors are robust and built to last – highly important factors in the demanding conditions of sewage treatment plants. The motor housings, endshields, terminal boxes and fan covers are produced in WEG’s own foundries using high quality cast iron, ensuring maximum durability and high performance in aggressive environmental conditions. The fan cover is a new design that provides greater resistance against impacts, while the endshields have been designed to improve bearing heat dissipation.
Summing up, Javier de la Morena said that: “This one of the latest in a long line of major projects where OEM pump suppliers, have specified WEG W22 motors. Today, the same motors are used in some of the most prestigious pumping projects in the world: desalination plants, hydro electric facilities, irrigation systems, water and waste treatment plants, cavity pumping applications, oil extraction and major testing facilities - to name but a few.”
WEG is an ISO 14001 certified manufacturer, and has a truly global presence with representatives on every continent, in over 60 countries; and a network of 1100 service centres worldwide.
About Aerzen Machines Ltd
Aerzen Machines Ltd are a globally acting family-owned company with subsidiaries and trading partners in the most industrialized countries of the world.
Based on 145 years of experience we offer client-orientated solutions in the field of twin shaft rotary piston machines. According to the ongoing globalization of our company we are continually expanding our sales and service network.
About Sterling Fluid
For more than 80 years SIHI have been world leaders in the pumping of liquids and gases using liquid, vacuum and compressor pumps and systems of the highest quality. We design and manufacture liquid pumps, vacuum pumps, compressors and engineered systems for many applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, power, water/waste water, food/beverage, plastic, steel, paper and machinery manufacturing industries.
A global major in the power distribution, automation and control sectors, WEG has just celebrated its 50th birthday. The company’s global sales now exceed the US$3-billion mark, representing increasing global success across a wide range of product groups, including the latest generation of transformers, LV control gear, generators, inverter drive systems, soft starters, LV and HV motors, ATEX- compliant explosion proof motors, smoke extraction motors and full turnkey systems. In addition, WEG has recently made a significant strategic expansion of its product portfolio, following the establishment of a joint venture for the manufacturing of wind turbines and the purchase of an Austrian gearbox manufacture, WATT Drive.