White PaperMechanical & Fluid Systems

Maximizing the ROI on Your Pressure-Boosting Investment


Purchase costs for different types of pumps used in water distribution and industrial pressure-boosting applications can vary significantly. Whether they are end-suction pumps, split-case pumps, or vertical lineshaft turbines, their price tag is only a small fraction of their total lifecycle cost.

Most industry estimates peg energy as the largest single factor in pump lifecycle cost — ranging from 40 percent to as high as 90 percent, depending on the pump style and application. That is why it makes sense to reevaluate traditional pressure-boosting pump selection in favor of total lifecycle performance costs – not simply initial purchase costs.

Whether the challenge at hand is to find a more economical replacement for an existing pressure-boosting operation or to evaluate the best options for an entirely new one, it pays to evaluate both the capital expense (CAPEX) and operational expense (OPEX) implications of those options.

With the bulk of a pressure-boosting pump’s total lifecycle cost being dedicated to energy and maintenance, it is easy to see why making the right investments in pump hardware and operation can have such a profound impact on ROI. This white paper presents several key points to consider when evaluating ways to get better results from an investment in pressure-boosting performance.

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