Danfoss Drives in the Water industry

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.

Plant operators - see how you can take the pressure off

As a treatment plant operator, you know how critical a clean municipal water supply is for the health and safety of your community. Your days contain many obstacles that could put it at risk. By putting the right water treatment methods in place, you don’t have to worry either.


Success stories

  • Keeping the Water Flowing with the VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202

    In early 2023, the Warren County Utility District (WCUD) in middle Tennessee was faced with a dilemma. The water tank in their Short Mountain (SM) pressure zone required cleaning and repairs as part of federal compliance regulations, but with only one tank in the pressure zone, as is the case with many rural municipalities, they had few options to maintain water service to customers while the tank was out of service during the washout process and while repairs were completed. WCUD maintains a 4.0 MGD Water Treatment Plant, six storage tanks, four remote pump stations, into four pressure zones with approximately 650 miles of mains to serve 9,000 customers in rural portions of Warren and five adjacent counties.

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    Breaking the Pump Clog Cycle with Danfoss VFDs and Built-in Deragging

    The Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was struggling to keep up with demand at one of its main sewage pressure reducing stations. Myrtle Beach, a popular tourist destination, uses approximately 15 million gallons of water per day (MGD) or 5.5 billion gallons of water per year. The South Regional Pressure Reducing Station handles approximately 3 MGD and is controlled by suction pressure and a PID (proportional-integral-derivative) loop.  Its purpose is to reduce pressure on the south side of the sewer district to enable the other stations to pump more.

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    Bringing clean drinking water to rural Kenya with 100% renewable resources

    A solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya gives the community affordable, clean, and sustainable drinking water and irrigation water.

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    Jersey Water desalination plant boosts efficiency by 38%

    For a recent major upgrade to its La Rosière desalination plant, Jersey Water chose VLT® AQUA Drive from Danfoss. With dedicated water-industry functionality, this drive provides outstanding harmonic performance and high efficiency.

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    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.

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    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.

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