Submersible sewage pump type ABS XFP 1.3-30 kW

Efficient submersible pumps reduce your carbon footprint

To ensure lower energy consumption, the highly efficient submersible sewage pump type ABS XFP range is the perfect choice for standard and network wastewater pumping stations. Premium Efficiency IE3 motor comes as standard and with the versatile range of Contrablock Plus impellers, which are designed to handle tough conditions such as higher rag and solid content, the submersible pumps vouch for lower energy- and maintenance costs. The submersible XFP pumps can be installed submersed or in dry installation. The choice is yours!

Submersible sewage pump type ABS XFP PE1-PE3
Main benefits
  • Standard design in ATEX or FM
  • Standard IE3 Premium Efficiency motor
  • Standard NEMA Class A motor temperature rise
  • Standard motor includes internal cooling
  • Standard pump can be operated with medium level above volute i.e. no need to submerge motor
  • Continuous operation also in dry installation
  • Adjustable bottom plate with intercepted slotting for significant energy savings while maintaining efficient rag handling
Main applications
  • Clean water and wastewater
  • Sewage containing solids and fibrous material
  • Sewage with sludge and high rag content
  • Industrial raw water
Main design features
  • Premium Efficiency motors in accordance with IEC 60034-30 (IE3)
  • Contrablock Plus type single and two vane-, closed and vortex impellers
  • Solid passage min. 75 mm and greater
  • Explosion-proof version (ATEX, FM and CSA)
  • Cable plug on PE1 and PE2
  • Sealed cable connection chamber with two stage cable entry on PE3
  • Closed cooling system (PE1-2)
  • Closed-loop cooling system (optional)
  • Class H (140°C) insulation
  • Temperature rise according to NEMA Class A
  • Double silicon carbide (SiC/SiC) mechanical seal
  • Seal protection against spinning fibers
  • 50'000 hours bearing life on PE1-2 and 100'000 hours on PE3
  • Lifting hoop (stainless steel as option)
  • Chopper hydraulics as option
Key characteristics
50 Hz 60 Hz
Pump sizes 80 - 200 mm 80 - 200 mm / 3,2 - 8 in


up to 220 l/s up to 210 l/s / 3,350 USgpm
Heads up to 64 m up to 90 m / 295 ft
Power up to 25 kW up to 30 kW / 40 hp
Performance range
Submersible sewage pump type ABS XFP 130 kW performance range 50Hz
Submersible wastewater and sewage pump type ABS XFP 130 kW performance range 60Hz
Case studies and articles
  • Pump impeller technology against blockages
    September 15, 2020
    Pump blockage is a growing and costly issue for wastewater companies. Choosing a pump designed specifically to meet the challenges of frontline operation in sewage networks can dramatically cut downtime and minimize asset lifetime costs.

  • XFP pump with Contrablock hydraulics limits clogging
    The Pernes Les Fontaines wastewater treatment plant in France, part of the Rhône-Ventoux mixed water union, treats a daily pollution of 12’000 population equivalents.

  • Sulzer Pumps reduce downtime at water utility
    Winslow Township is the largest town in Camden County, NJ, USA. The town runs its own in-house water and sewer utility. The pumps installed in the two pumps stations - Ivy Hall and Victoria Manor - often clogged and experienced reliability issues. Even partially clogged pumps greatly reduce energy efficiency. Customer callout time and overtime to service these stations was very high.

  • Sulzer delivers pumps for the largest water construction project in Europe
    As part of the reconstruction of the Emscher river and its tributaries, a multistory underground facility is being built in Gelsenkirchen at the river Hüller Bach. This project comprises three reservoirs, two rainwater treatment plants and three pumping stations. The excavation has a diameter of around 33 meters. Numerous and sometimes very large pumps are needed because of the large quantities of water. Sulzer delivered the submersible pumps for the plant that is expected to be operational in 2020.

  • Installation of submersible sewage pumps gives substantial energy savings
    The village Sluis in the Netherlands is a popular touristic attraction and therefore the municipality cannot afford any blockages in the wastewater transportations. The installation of Sulzer submersible sewage pumps gave substantial energy savings.

  • Proven expertise in dewatering pumps rental
    Neptune is a company specialized in the rental and sale of pumping equipment for clean water, wastewater and water loaded to industry, construction and communities. Its rental fleet includes 90% of dewatering pumps and 10% of sewage pumps. Neptune has already trusted Sulzer as a supplier for many years and has ordered several dewatering and sewage pumps.

  • Sulzer’s submersible sewage pump offers unmatched blockage resistance
    Kaimai Valley Services in New Zealand had a pump station that was blocked with soft solids, rags, etc. on average 1-2 times per week. The pump was replaced by a Sulzer submersible sewage pump type ABS XFP and the blockages stopped.

  • Sulzer technology upgrades oldest filter station in Warsaw
    The Warsaw Water Filters in Poland is the oldest water filter station in Warsaw and delivers 50% of the clean water for Warsaw. The upgrade with Sulzer’s XFP submersible sewage pumps resulted in significant energy savings.

  • Sulzer pumps improve wastewater treatment in a sugar and bioethanol plant
    Tereos is the leading sugar and alcohol producer in the Czech Republic. The factory trusts Sulzer’s equipment for its demanding wastewater applications, like the XFP sewage pumps with Contrablock Plus impellers and Premium Efficiency IE3 motors.


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Case studies

  • Network pumping station
    Network pumping stations collect municipal wastewater from residential homes and communal schemes. Installed in dry or wet wells, the pumps deliver the effluent to a terminal pumping station. Since most pumping stations are not equipped with screens, the pumps must cope with difficult materials such as fibrous sanitary and packaging items.

  • Storm water retention tank
    Storm water retention tanks act as a buffer during periods of heavy rainfall. This is increasingly important as areas become more developed, with hard surfaces such as roofs, roads and parking lots that cannot absorb the rainwater. When storm water retention tanks are implemented, gravity or pumps can be utilized to provide a reduced continuous flow into the sewer system. Sulzer expertise makes it possible to avoid peak hydraulic loads and to limit the stresses on existing sewer systems.

  • Return of activated sludge
    Outlet pumping stations are required when the level of the treatment plant is lower than that of the receiving water. This is especially true when discharging into a river, which can rise during heavy rain or flood periods, or into the sea, where the level varies with the tide.

  • Commercial waste disposal from toilets
    Commercial wastewater from toilets comprises all sewage water flushed from toilets on commercial, industrial or public properties.

  • Domestic waste disposal from toilets
    Domestic wastewater from toilets comprises all sewage water flushed from toilets or residential properties.
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