Grundfos launches largest CR pump to celebrate 50 years of pump technology

The new CR 255 model achieves maximum water flow at a rate of 320m3/h.

To celebrate the milestone of delivering 50 years of energy efficiency for industries worldwide with its range of CR pumps, Grundfos released its latest CR 255 model. As Grundfos’ largest vertical multistage inline pump to date, this latest addition to the CR portfolio will take current energy efficiency and performance standards for vertical multistage inline pumps to the next level.

Grundfos’ range of CR pumps are among some of the world’s first vertical multistage centrifugal inline pumps, and are used predominantly for water supply, water treatment and almost all industrial solutions – including those for high-pressure, hot, dangerous, flammable, and aggressive liquids. Since its inception, over 3.5 million CR pumps now serve industries around the globe.

As Grundfos’ largest vertical multistage inline pump, the new CR 255 model delivers water pressure of up to 400m and achieves a maximum water flow of up to 320m3/h, the equivalent of supplying water to 9,500 people. For industrial processes such as water booster supply, similar large Grundfos CR pumps have demonstrated improved performance by up to 30% compared to regular pumps, the company added.

Commenting on this latest milestone and launch, Eric Lai, regional sales director, industry – Asia-Pacific and country director for Singapore, Grundfos, said: “As industrialisation in the region continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is crucial for industrial solutions to stay ahead of the game in terms of performance, efficiency, and ultimately support any business in achieving global competitiveness.

“This new generation of CR pumps is testament to five decades of continuous innovation and refinement since its initial launch in the 1970s, ensuring that its reliability is unsurpassed and meets the evolving needs of industries. To ensure every single component is perfected, we developed this latest extension with over 10,000 simulations during the design process, followed by rigorous real-world testing before going into production. We believe this new addition will make our CR pump range a strong offering for industries who are looking to optimise their performance by achieving more with less in their operations.”