High-efficiency progressive cavity pump aimed at biogas

progressive cavity pump

With a declared focus on energy-efficient systems and components that optimise the operation of existing biogas plants and contribute to a higher gas yield, Vogelsang is launching the HiCone, a new progressive cavity pump for use in biogas plants, at the World Biogas Expo on 29th and 30th March.

Reportedly developed to save energy and extend service life, the HiCone pump features a conical form combined with an innovative setting not used before, says Vogelsang.

The German engineering firm will be demonstrating a model of the new HiCone pump on stand D301 during the two-day exhibition.

Jonathan Gutteridge, Managing Director for Vogelsang UK, said the firm was “setting standards for progressive cavity pumps.”

The main benefits of the HiCone are said to be a lower electricity requirement and an automatic start-up, and its ability to readjust, reducing the need for replacement parts.

Jonathan added: “Another advantage for users is that they can view the status of the pumping elements in a real-time display. Instead of being surprised by a sudden failure, they can receive continuous information and plan for parts in advance.

“Our customers need technology that is long-lasting and can be flexibly adapted to differing pumping tasks and operating parameters. The HiCone gives them a highly efficient pump, which can be individually adjusted and readjusted.”

The HiCone progressive cavity pump with its “innovative adjustment system”, is presented as offering reduced life cycle costs thanks to its long service life and lower energy requirements.

“The clamping between the rotor and stator can be adjusted during the pump’s entire service life at the touch of a button or from the control room at the click of a mouse. It can be quickly and easily adapted to different pumping tasks and changing operating parameters such as pressure, viscosity or temperature, and can be reduced to the minimum required level.”

“This means a service life that is 2 to 3 times longer and maximum efficiency with minimum power consumption. Jonathan said: “We have developed a revolutionary, patent-pending adjustment system that was not previously available on the market in this form. This once again underscores our innovation leadership in pump technology.”

Lower power consumption through intelligent start-up automation
In addition, says the firm, the very high power consumption that usually occurs with progressive cavity pumps when starting up the pump, is reduced to a minimum by an intelligent automatic start-up system. This increases energy efficiency, especially for short pumping cycles. At the same time, this also reduces the costs for the power electronics.

Vogelsang has developed this innovative adjustment concept for all four sizes of the HiCone series. This means that the system can be installed in progressive cavity pumps even with high flow rates of up to 290 cubic meters per hour. As a result, for the first time ever, it is possible to individually adjust and readjust the pump for many applications in the biogas sector.