Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ Category

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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Sulzer: Repair of variable speed drives reduces costs and downtime

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 von admin

As the legislation surrounding the efficiency of electric motors continues to tighten, the volume of variable speed drives (VSDs) in service increases. Often specified by the motor manufacturer as part of the original installation – or retrofitted to improve efficiency – the drive contains both hardware and software that is designed to work with a motor in a specific application. So, what happens if the drive ceases to operate? Brian Park, Regional Sales Manager for Scotland at Sulzer, looks at the advancing technology and the maintenance processes that need to keep pace.

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KSB: New drives reduce variant complexity of pumps

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 von admin

At this year’s Hannover Messe KSB is presenting a new, smart drive solution for fixed speed pumps. With the new MyFlow Drive, which is fully compatible with Industry 4.0, the fixed speed levels at the motor can be set to individual requirements. This provides the user with planning reliability as the flow rate of the pumps can be increased or decreased quickly and easily.

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Siemens: Digitalization package for next motor generation

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 von admin

With the latest generation of its Simotics SD (Severe Duty) motors, Siemens is offering a digitalization package to address the future challenges facing the world of drive technology. The new design is based on a robust, compact gray cast iron lowvoltage motor with high power density. Its future-oriented energy efficiency concept is designed to provide a competitive boost to customers and users. Their extreme resistance makes the Simotics SD low-voltage motors suitable for applications in harsh environmental conditions involving exposure to dust, vibrations or aggressive atmospheres.These benefits make the motors ideal for applications in the petrochemical and general process industries.

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