The U.S. Department of Energy has designated October as Energy Awareness Month. Businesses, schools, and individuals are encouraged to take steps to learn about and practice energy conservation.
Finish Thompson is supporting these sustainability efforts with pumping solutions for wind power. Wind farms provide clean, renewable energy, without releasing emissions or exhausting water resources. In fact, wind-derived electricity is one of the globe’s fastest-growing renewable power sources. Currently, 115 countries have onshore wind systems, and offshore installations are present in 19 countries. This is expected to grow by 50% by 2027.1
What role does Finish Thompson play in these green efforts? These remote wind farm locations need components and pumps that are low maintenance and high performing, which are exactly the types of pumps Finish Thompson produces. They have the features necessary to deliver top performance for wind power applications.
Wind power can offer significant energy production, but the power must be harnessed. To do this effectively, the pumps in wind power systems must be reliable and compatible. Four features are key:
A California-based electric supply company discovered first-hand the importance of these features when selecting pumps for wind power. The windmill units in their remote wind farms were initially set up with mechanically-sealed pumps. The municipalities that ran these units could not afford to send people out to these remote locations for seal changes. One sealless mag-drive alternative pump was considered, but their suction connection was too long to accommodate some of the units, and the size of the pumps was an issue.
They found the right solution with Finish Thompson pumps. These remote locations needed components and pumps that were low maintenance and high-performing. Fortunately, Finish Thompson’s DB9P sealless mag drive pumps were the perfect fit, combining ease of use with lasting performance.
Finish Thompson pumps contribute to the protection of the environment by supporting clean air and wind electricity throughout the world. Discover how Finish Thompson pumps for wind power can enhance your energy conservation efforts:
Finish Thompson Inc. designs and manufactures pumps for the safe transfer of a wide variety of corrosive liquids. Products include centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps with run-dry capability, mechanically sealed pumps, drum and barrel pumps, vertical mag-drive pumps, multi-stage pumps, and the FTI Air line of air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. For durable solutions for your applications, contact Finish Thompson Inc.
Source: 1 https://www.iea.org/energy-system/renewables/wind