Sykes launches electric pumps to help meet emissions targets

Sykes Pumps has launched the new GP100E and GP150E electric pumps that it says will provide a low emissions alternative to the similar 4” and 6” diesel models currently available.
Dewatering Pumps / July 29, 2021
By Liam McLoughlin
 Sykes says its GP100E and GP150E units operate at lower noise levels
Sykes says its GP100E and GP150E units operate at lower noise levels

The electric pumps are designed for general purpose applications in quarries, construction, waste treatment, docks and utilities.

With emission laws rapidly changing and red diesel being phased out in April 2022, UK-based Sykes says there is now a significant and growing demand for electric driven pumps.

It adds that, for many businesses, their overriding motivation to make the switch from diesel to electric stems from concerns over carbon footprint. Electric motors are cleaner than diesel powered engines and according to Sykes are becoming the preferred source of energy for companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Electric pumps also operate at lower noise levels, which Sykes says is another major benefit offered by the GP100E and GP150E units.

"The absence of a large engine means that, in most cases, electric pumps are lighter and more compact than their diesel equivalents yet deliver comparable performance," the manufacturer states. "Their lighter weight also makes them easier to transport, lift and position into place."

It adds that  the most overlooked advantage of an electric pump may be that it only needs to be connected to an available power supply in order to function.

"Unlike with traditional diesel pumps, customers who opt for electric units never need to concern themselves with having to refuel, or the logistical challenges that process can entail," says Sykes.

It adds that the GP100E and GP150E models can run on either a local power supply or a generator, guaranteeing the same level of flexibility of traditional pumping solutions.

Chris Graham, sales director at Sykes Pumps, comments: “Climate change commitments outlined by the UK government target a huge 78% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035, so it makes sense for us to lead the way rather than play catch-up.

“Our desire to ‘go greener’ is well-established and not a motion that we’re simply complying with as a result of stricter regulation."

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