Xylem launches low-profile bilge pump for recreational boating. Rule brand LoPro brings pumping power to tight spaces.

Morton Grove, Ill. – Sept. 30, 2014 – Versatile, powerful and designed for small areas, Xylem’s Rule brand LoPro Series Bilge Pump made its debut today at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, developed the pump to provide the boating community with a highly customizable solution.

The Rule LoPro Series’ innovative design – at just 2-1/4 inches high – makes it ideal for minimal spaces. With the introduction of a manual (LP900D) and an automatic version (LP900S), Rule continues to lead the industry in innovation. The body of both the LP900D and LP900S versions rotates up to 180 degrees for easy installation. Additionally, the pump features multiple ports and horizontal or vertical mounting options, ensuring flexibility to fit differentiated environments.

Two automated modes in the LP900S model enable boat owners to customize the pump for their specific needs. The first operation mode engages the pump when too high or too low water levels trip a sensor; the second mode checks the water level automatically by briefly turning on the pump every 2.5 minutes. If water is detected, the pump stays on until the water is has been removed. Rule also offers the LP900D without the electronic sensor for manual operation.

“Boat owners and architects are creating more personalized water craft. The highly adaptable design of the Rule LoPro makes it appealing to the recreational marine industry because it enables them to tailor the bilge pump to their distinct needs,” said Steve Tilders, Global Director of Sales, Marine & RV, Xylem. “Our solutions improve water management for vessels of varying footprints, and this new bilge pump is optimal for a variety of craft. A dependable bilge pump is essential to protecting their investments.”

Features and benefits of the LoPro include:

  • Multiple modes of operation – The LP900S features two automated modes of operation – high or low water sensing mode, or electronic automatic mode – that monitor water levels and safeguard the boat from potential flooding.
  • Fully rotating discharge body – The entire pump body can swivel up to 180 degrees, making it easy to install.
  • Threaded discharge nozzle – Multiple ports increase compatibility across vessels of varying size.
  • Backflow prevention – New tricuspid check valves help prevent backflow, which keeps the boat dry and protects it from sinking.
  • Horizontal or vertical mounting – Both the LP900D and the LP900S feature several mounting options to accommodate any boat’s design and making it perfect for compact areas.

To learn more about Rule LoPro, stop by Xylem’s booth #1423 at IBEX 2014, or visit: http://www.xylemflowcontrol.com/marine-and-rv/bilge/rule-electric-submersible-pumps/lp900-rule-lopro-series.htm.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.