Multifamily developers in Australia should choose the right centrifugal pumps for better water consumption on buildings, particularly those in Melbourne and Sydney.
Self-priming pump manufacturers have offered new products in response to the growing trend of sustainability. Since priming is an important function for a centrifugal pump, it’s better to have one that doesn’t need to lift water by filling the suction pipes with liquids.
Some of the advantages of using self-priming pumps include protection from leaks. Building defects have been common in some multifamily buildings, and water damage often causes most of them. If you’re worried about heat transfer, manufacturers have developed centrifugal pumps with spaces that are big enough to separate the chamber and motor.
Power outages due to friction caused by these pumps are also uncommon. Take note that there can be a small loss of energy due to magnetic resonance, but you can counter this by having more greenery on roofs and walls. After all, energy-efficiency should not only focus on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
An analysis revealed that Melbourne and Sydney have been left behind in adding greenery to buildings. There are 123 projects with green roofs and walls in Sydney, while Melbourne has 28 projects. Those pale in comparison with Singapore, which increased its green buildings by nine times between 2006 and 2016.
While Melbourne and Sydney lag behind other global cities, there have been programmes that address the issue. Melbourne began its Growing Green Guide initiative with a target date of 2040, while Sydney’s Green Roofs and Walls Policy Implementation Plan aims to achieve its goals by 2030.
Centrifugal pumps serve an important role in a building’s HVAC system. When choosing among different products, it’s better to choose suppliers who can customise them based on your current requirements.