Xylem develops new high-pressure Godwin dewatering pump

Xylem has released a new dewatering pump designed to meet the unique demands of deep-mine and high-pressure water transfers.

The Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump.
The Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump.

The Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump delivers a maximum head of 300 m (984 ft) and flows of up to 280 liters per second (4,400 gallons per minute). The pump also delivers hydraulic efficiency of up to 70% through its enclosed impeller. 

With greater hydraulic efficiency and optimized head and flow, it reduces the need for multiple pumps in series, lowers energy consumption, simplifies operations and maintenance, and minimizes premature wear. Field test participants have already used the pump to meet project goals with fewer assets, simpler operations, and reduced maintenance costs.

Xylem says the Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump can deliver cost savings of up to 10% when compared with competing solutions.

The pump, part of the Godwin Ultrahigh-head range, also enables operators to lower their carbon emissions. 

“The Godwin HL270M meets the unique demands of deep-mine and high-pressure water transfers. It allows our customers to go deeper and further while making operations more efficient, sustainable, and safe,” said Mike Ramos, Global Product Manager at Xylem.

“This product is also a great example of sustainable business being smart business. The pump uses less power, reduces the need for multiple pumps, minimizes premature wear, and offers longer life between repairs.”

With higher head and higher-pressure capabilities, the HL270M has delivered immediate and significant benefits during customer trials.

“The new Godwin HL270M Dri-Prime Pump is already proving to be durable and reliable in the field,” added Jon Craig, Application Engineer at Xylem. “One of our customers was facing the challenge of transferring water through an existing pipeline covering seven miles. Ordinarily this would require using multiple pumps in series, making it an ideal fit for the HL270M. During subsequent testing, the pump has operated seamlessly for more than 1,400 hours and delivered significant operational efficiencies.”