Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ Category

Extensive additions to Siemens pump converter

Monday, November 27th, 2017 von admin
The Sinamics G120 is the universal drive to address the widest range of application requirements such as pump drives. Siemens is extending its portfolio of Sinamics G120 converters to include a new frame size, the FSG with voltage ranges from 380 to 480 volts (V) and from 500 to 690 V.
This addition means that the innovative PM240-2 Power Modules now cover the entire power range up to 250 kilowatts (kW). The extremely compact design and standard integrated optional features such as integrated DC link reactor or integrated filter to achieve category C2, enable substantial space and cost savings in the control cabinet.

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Energy-efficient pump systems for water supply

Friday, November 17th, 2017 von admin

With the use of the permanent magnet technology, oddesse pumps and motors factory developed an energy-efficient pumping system to support water supply companies to sustainably reduce energy consumption and thus contribute to the protection of the environment.

In the past, the efficiency of pump systems was often calculated by solely considering the efficiency of the pump. The efficiency of the motor, on the other hand, which is determined by the ratio between the electrical input and the mechanical output, has been largely ignored. However, the overall efficiency of the complete pumping system has an impact on the energy costs, which, as the decisive factor, account for more than 80% in the efficiency analysis. By optimizing the overall system, the greatest savings in electricity costs can be achieved.

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What will the pump of the future look like?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Few components in plant and equipment engineering are as steeped in tradition as the pump. But how does this fit in with the age of digitalisation? And is it even possible to design a hydraulic element that is fit for Industry 4.0? KSB has been reconciling these two worlds successfully for some time now.

KSB has always focused primarily on the optimisation of pumps – knowing the exact load profile and tuning the pump to the operating point. This is borne out by the sheer number of different pump casings and materials used and the impeller adjustment options available. However, conditions can change during the life of a pump and it often happens that a pump no longer runs at the optimum operating point. This also applies to newly installed pumps. For years now, KSB experts have therefore been investigating how to optimise pumps more easily without using complex analytics or even having to replace the pump.

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Vertical gearmotors in pump stations

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

To prevent the city of New Orleans something like the Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded approximately $615 million for the New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps (PCCP) project to keep the city’s three main drainage outfall canals from being overwhelmed in future storms. In these pump stations 17 ABB vertical gearmotors (VGM) will power massive pumps supplied by Patterson Pump Co. The project also includes 17 ABB ACS 1000i and 5000i MV drives to control the pump start-up.

The VGM integrates proven Dodge planetary gear technology with ABB standard low-pole-count motors and is designed for low-speed vertical pumping applications with high-power requirements.  According to Mike Myers, Global Business Manager for Dodge specialty and large gearing, the product offered key advantages for the PCCP project.

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Open University Study Programme for Pump Engineers

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Next English programme starts in March 2018

The programme is an academic distance-learning study course with only two classroom courses to be attended (two weeks each). The free time management allows the participants to define their own pace of progress within the programme which corresponds to a time equivalent of approximately 400 hours. The course “Certified Energy Consultants for Pumps and Pump Systems” is integrated into the programme. Advantages:

  • Flexible time-management
  • Practice-oriented training by renowned pump experts
  • Developed by university professors and leading engineers
  • Open to all engineers and professionals working with pumps

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Siemens: I/O extension module for converters

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 von admin

For the smallest converter in its portfolio, the Sinamics V20, Siemens is now offering an extension module for the capture and output of digital and analog signals. The Sinamics V20 I/O extension module is mounted on the converter using Plug&Play technology, and provides two additional input and output interfaces, each for 400 volts., increasing both the flexibility and the scope of the Sinamics V20. Using connecting ports on the front and back, the extension module can also be combined with additional accessories from the Sinamics V20 portfolio. These include for instance the BOP (Basic Operator Panel) and the BOP interface module.

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Wilden: 13 mm (½”) Clamped Metal Pump

Friday, September 1st, 2017 von admin

This 13 mm (½”) clamped metal AODD pump PS1 is equipped with the energy-efficient Pro-Flo Shift Air Distribution System and its clamped configuration allows for easier maintenance, diaphragm replacement and cleaning.

The footprint of this AODD pump matches that of the Wilden PX1, which enables direct replacement of a PX1 with no repiping necessary. With less components and 7% more efficient than the PX1, the backward capability of the PS1 makes it an easy way to enhance and upgrade existing pump performance.

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Technical Paper: New hygenic twin screw pumps

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 von admin

JEC LTD, leading sanitary pumps manufacturer in R.O.Korea, launched the JRZS Series of twin screw pumps gifted by extensively accumulated experience for hygienic pumping. These pumps are offering

  • a one-piece screw case with with larger radius corners and
  • a very compacted front loaded self-balanced mechanical shaft sealing system and
  • a fully drainable front cover design.

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Technical Paper: Pump refurbishment package focuses on energy efficiency

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 von admin

A two-stage horizontal split-case pump, with Vesconite inter stage centre bushing

An Australian company that specialises in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an important driver in its refurbishment packages – and has included Vesconite bushings as part of its energy-reducing refurbishment package.

FITT Resources’ Daniel Hechter says that electricity costs in Australia, at 25+ AUS c/kWh, are among the highest costs globally.

As a result, when the company retrofits 30 to 35-year-old pumps, besides increasing the life of a pump, there is a focus on increasing the energy efficiency of the pump. The company’s retrofitting is programme orientated and includes a number of interventions to in-crease energy efficiency by ensuring that flow is better and that less electricity is used.

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KSB at drinktec 2017 in Munich

Friday, August 11th, 2017 von admin

The focal point of KSB’s presence in Munich will be its four hygienic pump series Vitachrom, Vitacast, Vitalobe and Vitaprime. Thanks to the wide range of variants available with these pumps, nearly all tasks in relation with the hygienic handling of liquid and viscous food can be fulfilled. All pumps belonging to the Vita series have been awarded the certificates common to the industry, such as EHEDG, and their elastomer components conform to FDA standards. The pumps’ CIP/SIP capabilities are also promoted by electropolished wetted components and the use of high-grade stainless steels.

In Munich, KSB Service will showcase for the first time a special maintenance concept tailored to the hygiene-standard requirements of food pumps.

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