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Riverfront residential development in Moscow

Country of reference: Russia

Application: Residential Building

Xylem products are meeting the high demands of a high-rise
residential complex in Moscow.

The riverfront Scarlet Sails complex is ranked among the ten tallest
buildings in the city, and Xylem Residential and Commercial Water
operation was commissioned to provide pumping solutions for
heating, air-conditioning, and hot and cold water systems in the fifth
tower of the project.

The development provided the common challenges of a high-rise
building: high heads for water supply and high static pressures for
circulating pumps.

Sergey Boksha of Xylem: “High rise building applications always
present a challenge to pump equipment, in particular high heads for
water supply and high static pressures for the circulating pump.”

Seven booster pump sets have been designed and installed to meet
the specific demands from technical staff for the building’s water
supply. SV series multistage pumps are married with Hydrovar®
frequency controllers which vary the speed of the pumps to ensure
maximum efficiency and economy. The pumps achieve the high
heads required (up to 180 mwc, 18 bar) and have a low-maintenance
stainless steel construction.

The air-conditioning and ventilation systems use eight in-line
circulating Lowara FCS series pumps with durable cast iron body and
stainless steel laser welded impellers. These pumps also benefit from
variable speed Hydrovar® controllers.

Xylem was chosen under competitive tender for the project, selected
for the advanced design of our products, energy saving
features and well-known durability of the FCS pumps.

Sergey Boksha of Xylem: “Lowara products have a reputation for
providing an excellent solution in these conditions.”

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More information about the involved products:

Stainless Steel Vertical Multi-stage Pumps
Cast iron in-line centrifugal pumps, single and twin versions
HV 2.015 - HV 4.220
Hydrovar motor mounted pump controller up to 22 kW

Xylem (NYSE: XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,700 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

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