The world’s largest centrifugal pool pump is now on the drawing board, according to a report from Business Insider.
According to the report, the project is “in the early stages of development,” and is “a critical piece of the puzzle for the company that’s hoping to be able to deliver an innovative, energy-efficient, energy management system for the future of the pump industry.”
The new centrifugal pumps will be built at a former US nuclear facility in Wisconsin.
It’s an “aerosol and combustion powered design,” according to Business Insider, and will use “pumps of compressed air and gas.”
The pumps will allow the pumps to be “built on the back of trucks, as opposed to being trucked directly from the factory.”
Business Insider reports that “the company says it hopes to have the pump in operation by 2021.”
The pump, which has a lifespan of about 20 years, is designed to help the US remove waste from the atmosphere and use it for energy production.
The pump is designed specifically for the “aerostat, the largest natural gas storage facility in the US, which sits about 20 miles from the Wisconsin plant.
The pump’s goal is to be built “in less than a decade,” Business Insider reported, but the project will require “significant capital investments and the development of the appropriate regulatory framework to ensure the pumps won’t harm the environment.”
The company is already working with the US Department of Energy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a design that will allow it to build the pumps.
The new centrifuge pump will cost between $3 million and $5 million to build, according the report.
According to the company’s website, the company has received funding from investors like Google Ventures, and that it is currently “building a strategic partnership with US Government agencies and agencies in Europe.”
Business Insider notes that it will “continue to build partnerships with industry leaders to deliver innovative energy management solutions for the next generation of businesses and customers.”
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