Volvo Penta is supplying its new PowerPac industrial open power units for use in Xylem’s Godwin brand dewatering pumps.
Godwin, a brand of Xylem and global leader in the supply of fully automatic self-priming pumps, has selected Volvo Penta to provide Tier 4 Final diesel PowerPac units that will drive various Godwin pump systems in mining, sewage, oil/gas and other dewatering applications.
Specific to mine and quarry operations, these dewatering pumps perform the critical task of eliminating water build-up quickly and efficiently to ensure productivity is not impeded. Volvo Penta is supplying the PowerPac units in 8, 11 and 13-liter packages with power ratings from 214 to 543 hp.
The Volvo Penta PowerPac systems are designed for fast and easy installation by OEMs. They are supplied with factory pre-installed components including all exhaust aftertreatment components, engine cooling system (radiator and charge air cooler), air and fuel filters and guarding and shrouding. The units come with the Volvo Penta Tier 4 Final, selective catalytic reduction (SCR)-based solution that is less complex and extremely efficient in operation.
“We designed the Volvo Penta PowerPac as a compact plug-and-play solution that can easily be integrated into the OEM machines with no custom engineering, significantly decreasing the time of installation and alleviating complexities,” said Darren Tasker, vice president of industrial sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas.
“All application engineering, configuration, testing and certifications for the open power units are completed at our Volvo Penta factory. They are covered by our global warranty and backed by our worldwide network of more than 3,500 trained service dealers.”
Volvo Penta’s Tier 4 Final engines use a proven SCR process with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), to meet EPA emission standards without the need for periodic regeneration. This means less downtime and lower maintenance costs.
“For our pumping systems, we need engines that we know can stand the wear and tear of industrial jobs in some very difficult environments,” said Mike Ramos, director of engineering for Xylem’s dewatering business. “When it comes to dewatering on a mission-critical job, there is zero-tolerance for downtime. If the engine goes down, so does our pump and we have a very unhappy customer, and therefore it’s vital that we partner with proven leaders like Volvo Penta who offer reliable products and superior support.”
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world's most challenging water and wastewater problems.
Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenues of $3.7 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America, for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide, and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.