Improve energy efficiency with Danfoss and BMG

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Wineland

Danfoss, together with engineering components provider BMG, an authorised DrivePro service partner of Danfoss, supplied a commercial maize farmer with the technology required to combat challenges around electricity sufficiency, for more effective irrigation purposes and in order to increase production capacity.

A joint Danfoss-BMG collaboration assisted a commercial maize farmer in Barkly West, Northern Cape, to tackle the hurdles posed by an inadequate energy supply which could not be increased by other means.

After the installation of Danfoss VLT AQUA Drive FC 202 variable speed drives and programming the set point to 2.8 bar by means of pressure transducers, the Danfoss-BMG team were able to run the same pump set with an absorbed power of 51 kW – a saving of 24 kW or 50 A. Because of the energy savings, the farmer eventually installed variable speed drives on every pump on his farm, resulting in more efficient power supply and improved crop production.

The project was conducted under the umbrella of BMG’s Boer Slim/Smart-Farming agricultural initiative, which has been operating for some six years now, aiming to assist farmers throughout Southern Africa with the selection, installation and operation of new electromechanical systems. These projects are designed to improve efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and minimise maintenance requirements.

Contact Danfoss South Africa’s Sydney Govender (country sales manager) on 082 574 4338 or 011 785 7603govenders@danfoss.com

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