FEDCO''s pumps & energy recovery devices for reverse osmosis desalination make fluid energy work for you. In 2011 FEDCO made history with the first turbocharger to break the 80% efficiency barrier. The industry milestone was developed for the 240,000 m3/d Jeddah III desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
The HPB™ turbocharger reduces the energy consumed in a seawater RO system by up to 50%. With the HPB™, you can recover more than 80% of the wasted high pressure brine energy to reduce the size of the high pressure feed pump, lowering the motor electrical consumption.
In the turbocharger, the high pressure concentrate or brine stream from the membranes enters the turbine side of the unit. This high pressure flow spins the turbine impeller of the rotor. The rotor converts the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy used by the pump side impeller. This mechanical energy provides a pressure boost to the feed stream. This boost reduces the pressure requirement of the RO system high pressure feed pump. The one piece custom engineered rotor feature the patented RotorFlo™ technology that eliminates external lubrication lines ensuring maximum reliability and minimal maintenance.
Interstage boosting is used commonly in brackish water reverse osmosis (BWRO) applications, and enables multi-stage desalination systems to reach higher recoveries with better membrane performance.
FEDCO we place reliability and problem-solving at the heart of what we do. That''s why our pumps and turbochargers are fine-tuned to meet the needs of any reverse osmosis system.