Danfoss Drives in the Water industry

Maximize uptime to keep critical water supply flowing

Maximize uptime to keep critical water supplies flowing

Maintaining the water supply and treating wastewater is critical for health and safety. Now more than ever, helping you keep your facility open and operating at capacity is our priority. Don't be taken by surprise by unplanned downtime. Our trained experts are here to assess the lifecycle of your equipment, and provide a tailored solution to maximize uptime, efficiency, and savings.

Built-in intelligence to keep your system running

Intelligence embedded in the VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202 automatically defines baseline parameters for water and wastewater applications, at all speeds and real-life operating cycles. In the event an issue is detected, Digital cascade control Hot Swap technology combined with back-up master functionality ensures reliable, stable and easy operation to help you stay up and running.

In addition to the features provide by the VLT AQUA Drive, Danfoss offers DrivePro®-tection which provides up to a 6 year on-site warranty to insure continued operation of your drive.

Superior performance for maximum results

Energy saving heat management

Energy saving heat management

A unique back-channel cooling concept transfers up to 90% of heat away from the room, using a fan-less design that exploits heat differentials in materials and air temperature and the latest developments in heat piping technology.

Our back-channel cooling system offers up to 90% reduction in your investment for air cooling systems to remove heat from the drives.

Integrated condition-based monitoring (CBM)

Integrated condition-based monitoring

Take motor and pump supervision to new levels with the intelligent VLT® AQUA drive.

Integrated condition-based monitoring lets you react quickly to critical situations like clogging, leaks, motor winding failure, vibration wear, mechanical misalignments and  wear-out.

Cloud-free artificial intelligence embedded in the drive automatically defines operating baseline parameters corresponding to specific applications, at all speeds and real-life operating cycles. Reduced installation time and predictive maintenance lower operating costs and boost uptime.

Deragging for consistently high pump efficiency

Deragging for consistently high pump efficiency

Embedded in the drive, the deragging function provides proactive maintenance with regular or clog triggered ‘wash cycles’ to keep impellers clean for consistently high pump efficiency.

Danfoss harmonic solutions

Advanced harmonics mitigation

Danfoss offers efficient technologies to mitigate harmonics. See how our solutions can maximize efficiency.


  • Drives for mixers, dewatering and blowers

    Use AC drives to control the speed of motors in a wide range of pump, blower, mixer and dewatering applications to help enhance performance and value while saving energy and costs

  • Drives for water pumping

    For water supply based on surface water or groundwater, Danfoss AC drives can help optimize the production process whilst reducing energy and maintenance costs.

Success stories

  • St Josephs Hospital
    Hospital selects DrivePro® programs to keep costs down, maintain efficiency

    As the largest regional medical center in San Joaquin County, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., has 359-beds, employs over 400 physicians and more than 2,400 employees. Operating the HVAC mechanical equipment for a facility this large is a huge energy-conservation challenge. That's why St. Joseph’s made the decision to use variable frequency drives (VFDs) on HVAC pump and fan motors —a decision that continues to pay off today, thanks to an innovative upgrade plan using Danfoss VLT® Drives.

  • Western Oregon University pool
    Engineering Tomorrow Drives University Pool Pump Efficiency

    The recently enlarged Health and Wellness Center at Western Oregon University has also been recognized as one of the country’s best-in-class facilities in terms of design and practices — earning LEED Gold certification. Because of its dual commitment to aquatics and sustainability, the Center jumped at the chance to dramatically cut the swimming pool’s electricity consumption with two Danfoss VLT® AQUA Drives, which are specifically designed to meet the challenges of water applications.

  • Benton water treatment
    Fast Growing Water Plant Quickly Shifts to VLT® AQUA Drive

    The Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority (BWRPWA) operates as a wholesaler, providing up to 24 million gallons of drinking water per day to sixteen municipalities and other entities. To be a cost-effective water provider, the Authority operates pumps at varying speeds, night and day—which is why BWRPWA saw a lot of value in the Danfoss VLT® AQUA Drive, variable frequency drive.

  • VLT Food Processing Well
    Huge Water Savings from Food Processor’s Deep Well

    Food processing plants require a dependable source of water in large quantities for the washing and rinsing, steaming, cooking, and cooling of food, and during plant sanitation operations. That’s why a large Midwest food processor wanted full control over its water supply by constructing a private water well on its own property. However, what looked like a simple solution was quite complex below the surface — as the well driller discovered when he embarked on the project.

  • Morocco Citrus Trees
    Solar-powered irrigation for citrus trees in Morocco

    A citrus farmer waters his citrus trees in a cost-efficient way thanks to solar-powered pumps driven by VACON® 100 X AC drives.

  • Water Wastewater City of Cottonwood
    Utility’s Growth Fueled by VFD's

    Management of water and wastewater is a major issue in the central highlands of Arizona, which gets only about 12 inches of precipitation a year. To handle growing water demands, the City devised a strategic water management plan that included creating a modern municipal water system with effective monitoring, control and pumping technology – a development made possible by Danfoss variable frequency drives (VFDs).

Related water products

  • VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202
    VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202

    Maximum energy efficiency for both water /wastewater and Industrial pump/fan applications

  • VLT® Midi Drive FC 280
    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280

    FC280 provides precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries.

  • VLT® Micro Drive FC 51
    VLT® Micro Drive FC 51

    The smallest drives in the FC51 series are ideal for side-by-side mounting with a high integration density.

  • VACON® NXP Air Cooled
    VACON® NXP Air Cooled

    Designed for a broad range of demanding applications, focusing on higher power sizes and system drives.

  • VACON X4 and X5 Variable frequency drives
    VACON® X4/X5

    The VACON® X Series (X4 and X5) is a rugged family of variable speed AC drives, built and designed for harsh industrial environments.