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Lowara technology enters Monza's SAN GERARDO Hospital

09/02/2004

Continuing its centuries-old tradition of providing healthcare Monza's San Gerardo hospital has never ceased to project itself towards the future.
Founded in the Middle Ages it is the health point of reference for over 300,000 inhabitants of Monza and the Brianza area and is also the seat of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Milano-Bicocca University. It is no surprise, therefore, that it is one of Lombardy's eleven highly specialized hospital institutions of national importance.
In addition to its historical premises, the San Gerardo also comprises a second facility, built recently in Monza's inner suburbs.
The construction of a new facility also obviously entailed the realization of a plumbing system for distributing water for health and sanitation uses in the various hospital wards.
Lowara technology was able to provide the hospital with all the best solutions for these applications. The Water Technologies Group company supplied a series of variable speed pressure booster units for installation in various stations in the San Gerardo to fully equip the hospital.
Each of the nine units installed was dimensioned on the basis of needs in order to guarantee constant working water pressure of 5 and 8 bar and a total flow rate of 90 m3/h or 110 m3/h, depending on the station.
After a thorough assessment, Lowara's SV16 series multistage vertical electric pumps were found to be the most appropriate for these needs. At the technological cutting edge, they guarantee high hydraulic performance, great flexibility and the maximum reliability.
In particular, the pumps supplied have a maximum flow rate of 24 m3/h and as their main components on the pressure booster units they have intake and output manifolds in AISI 304 stainless steel, guaranteeing long life.

In detail, the Lowara supply to the San Gerardo comprised:
- a type GVD40/SV1606F55T pressure booster unit composed of 4 SV16 series vertical electric pumps, each with a power of 5.5 kW, and heads from 100 metres to 43 metres, equivalent to a total flow rate of 90 m3/h
- three type GVD50/SV1606F55T pressure booster units with 5 SV16 series vertical electric pumps, each with a power of 5.5 kW, and heads from 100 metres to 43 metres, equivalent to a total flow rate of 110 m3/h
- three type GVD50/SV1608F75T pressure booster units composed of 5 SV16 series vertical electric pumps, each with a power of 7.5 kW, and heads from 133 metres to 57 metres, equivalent to a total flow rate of 110 m3/h
- two type GVD40/SV1605F55T pressure booster units with 4 SV16 series vertical electric pumps, each with a power of 5.5 kW, and heads from 83 metres to 35.8 metres, equivalent to a total flow rate of 90 m3/h.
Characterized by cyclical pump changes, each unit installed in the San Gerardo is equipped with a microprocessor control system.

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