Vacuum pump

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Location
SW Scotland
We are putting in a new variable rate vacuum pump and we have a decision to make between the Delaval DVP 2000 and the GEA RPS 2100 power pack, both on three phase.

Both OK or worth avoiding 1 of them?
 

Bramble

Member
We’ve got a GEA RPS 2800, working well but the service interval on the vanes doesn’t seem very long and they cost about £600 each time
 

crashbox

Member
Livestock Farmer
Any idea how to cost whether or not it's worth doing?
Got very old fixed speed pumps here. Interested in changing but trying to quantify the potential leccy saving...
 

Bramble

Member
No idea if it saves leccy, we changed ours when we put in a new parlour. Much quieter now, the pump runs at tick over most of the time so I assume it saves something
 

Bald n Grumpy

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Livestock Farmer
Any idea how to cost whether or not it's worth doing?
Got very old fixed speed pumps here. Interested in changing but trying to quantify the potential leccy saving...
Asked our dairy engineer this yesterday. He says it would take 5 years payback, wouldn't do it with a belt driven pump only direct drive but if you where buying new pumps and motors or a new parlour it would definitely be worth considering.
 

Chimera

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Location
North Wales
We are on fingle phase. We've just replaced 2 vp77's with the same. £2500 for the pair v £15k? For variable speed with 3 phase convertors. I decided I would rather keep some cash in the business than spend shitloads again on the promise of future savings.
 

crashbox

Member
Livestock Farmer
We are on fingle phase. We've just replaced 2 vp77's with the same. £2500 for the pair v £15k? For variable speed with 3 phase convertors. I decided I would rather keep some cash in the business than spend shitloads again on the promise of future savings.
Sounds cheap! Do they run as a pair or a single and an emergency standby? How many units will they do? 14 point swingover here.
 

eulb

Member
We are putting in a new variable rate vacuum pump and we have a decision to make between the Delaval DVP 2000 and the GEA RPS 2100 power pack, both on three phase.

Both OK or worth avoiding 1 of them?
I’ve gea and a de-Laval on my parlour,as posted the gea is dearer for vanes,I’d go with the de-laval pump.
 

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