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Xylem Godwin Cd150 S

RER INNOVATIVE PRODUCT AWARD WINNER – PUMP CATEGORY

April 24, 2020
Key Innovation: Flexibility to change impellers and adapt pump to wastewater, construction and dewatering applications.

Product Name: Godwin CD150S Dri Prime Pump

Manufacturer: Xylem  

Key Innovation: Flexibility to change impellers and adapt pump to wastewater, construction and dewatering applications. 

Manufacturer’s Description: The Godwin CD150S Dri-Prime pump, a member of the Godwin S Series of Smart pumps, is the new standard in construction, industrial, and utility dewatering. We’ve re-engineered and redesigned every system to deliver a pump that’s tougher, more efficient, and more reliable than other pumps in its class, making it a reliable choice for rental solutions.

With streamlined serviceability and improved hydraulic efficiency, this pump is ready for anything. Every system in the CD150S pump is designed with one goal in mind: handle anything a construction, water utility, or industrial dewatering job will throw at it. That includes solids like debris and solids up to 3 inches in diameter.

The CD impeller on the CD150S pump is now interchangeable with a Flygt N-Technology non-clog impeller, providing the flexibility to tackle stringy, modern wastewater applications with the same pump. This greatly expands the application range of the pump, and ultimately requires less capital investment.

Outfitted with a new generation of Xylem Field Smart Technology (FST), our advanced telemetry and wireless system, allows customers to monitor and control their CD150S pump at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Thanks to cutting-edge engineering advancements and improved hydraulic efficiency, the Godwin CD150 S Dri-Prime pump is Final Tier 4 compliant and delivers a 90-percent reduction in diesel particulate emissions. The CD150S pump also delivers a 15-percent increase in fuel efficiency as well.

Available options on the CD150S pumps include: diesel engine, natural gas engine or electric motor driven; highway trailer or skid mount, both incorporating integrated overnight running fuel tanks; sound attenuated enclosure; and reinforced, double-walled environmentally friendly skid base to protect against fluid spills.

RER’s Commentary: Xylem’s Godwin CD150S Dri Prime Pump is unique in that the impeller can be changed relatively easily with a 13-millimeter wrench. The rental company or the user can take the front cover off and then the impeller just slides on or off and the pump can be adapted to wastewater, construction or dewatering applications.

“That gives you more flexibility with the rental fleet because you can make it specific to a job,” says Hunter Powell, Americas Godwin product manager with Xylem. Every one of our “S” series pumps -- S stands for smart -- and they have FST, or Field Smart Technology pre-installed on the unit. It has a cellular- or satellite-based model and GPS as well. So, it would work pretty much everywhere in the world, even if you don’t have cell coverage, it will default for the satellite. All the user needs is Internet access, and you can pull it up on a Smart phone, tablet or anything, you can see everything that the pump has, you can see everything that the control panel locally is showing, and based on your access level that you pay for, you can turn the pump on and off, you can change speed, you can do all that remotely from anywhere.”

Powell says operating the machine remotely is extremely simple and wouldn’t take any training to operate.

“It’s a graphical interface,” he says. “There’s a red button to push stop, a green button for start, a rabbit and a turtle for speed up or slow down.”

Xylem says the unit is 15 percent more fuel efficient than previous pumps.

“One reason is the Tier 4 final engine that we are using,” says Powell. “It is more fuel efficient than previous engines. The impeller is redesigned, it has anywhere from 5 to 10 percent [fuel savings] than our previous generation of impellers. So, between the engine and new impeller design that’s where you get the 15 percent fuel savings.”

Powell also explains that most other pumps are belt-driven off the engine and therefore a technician would have to separate the engine and the pump to change the compressor belt. “We’ve redesigned this pump where you can change the compressor belt and separate the engine and the pump,” he says. “Typically, in our previous product it would take two men about four hours to do, it takes one guy about 30 minutes now to do on this pump.”