Archive for the ‘Pump Sensors’ Category

Predictive maintenance solution improves pump diagnostics

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 von admin

Griswold, a manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, developed SafeGuard as an predictive maintenance solution. It allows both the pump and the motor to be remotely monitored 24/7 with continuous cloud connectivity, delivering the true value of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). If an issue occurs, a proactive alert is automatically generated, including clear actionable guidance that can be easily followed by maintenance personnel to resolve the root cause of the issue. This proactive approach to pump monitoring can help lower maintenance costs “by up to 30% and result in up to 75% fewer breakdowns” – acc. an information of the manufacturer.

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Protecting pumps in hazardous areas against dry running

Monday, November 12th, 2018 von admin
  • New type of active power-based dry running protection for pumps with certification according to Atex and IEC Ex
  • Current/voltage detection modules for the Simocode pro motor management system
  • Previously required additional sensor technology is eliminated
  •  Higher levels of system availability and economic efficiency.

A new type of detection technology from Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. For this purpose, the corporation has developed special current/voltage detection modules for its Simocode pro motor management system.

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Pump controller for monitoring and controlling a 2-pump sewage station

Friday, August 24th, 2018 von admin

EC 531 is an all-in-one unit for control and monitoring of sewage pumping stations with one or two pumps. The equipment controller ensures increased efficiency and reliability of municipal pumping stations and supports all aspects of the LCC (life cycle costs) calculations.

Acc. a Sulzer information “It offers straightforward control and monitoring via floats or advanced control via a continuous level signal. EC 531 is also equipped with smart VFD control including PID and BEP, which save energy, and equipment costs.”

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KSB puts pumps into the Internet of Things

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Achema, KSB is presenting a new pump monitoring system called KSB Guard. Networked vibration and temperature sensors fitted directly to the pump make availability at plant level transparent. The system ensures that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage, and maintenance work can be better planned, without having to be on site with the pump. Unlike previous systems, KSB Guard is ideally suited for retrofitting. The sensor unit is attached to the bearing bracket or the drive lantern of the pump using a magnet and adhesive, and can be mounted during operation, with no need for changes to the machine. A battery unit, which is also supplied, provides self-sufficient power supply.

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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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Predictive Maintenance for Process Control

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 von admin

Manufacturing, utilities, and oil & gas companies have been gathering troves of raw data since well before the Internet of Things was a thing. For decades, machines like pumps have collected big analog data about voltage, motion, sound, acceleration, vibration, and more at the farthest reaches of the network. But industries have never had the compute power and technology to process that data and turn it into real-time, data-driven decisions at the “edge” (on premise, away from the data center and closer to the “things”) —until now.

An example of predictive and preventative maintenance solutions that can be delivered in the real world using NI’s PXI and sensors on a Flowserve industrial pump can be found here.

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Grundfos: How is the pump doing?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 von admin

grundfos_pressebild_grmWells, waste water treatment plants, water reservoirs, elevated tanks, water distribution networks, collection channels, rainwater retention basins, waste water treatment plants – the water industry operates a complex network infrastructure for water supply and waster water disposal.

The high fixed costs of these infrastructures force those responsible to an intensified view of the variable costs. This can only be done by the energy efficient operation of all technical units, in particular the pump system. The basis for this is the transparency by the recording and analysis of the relevant energy data. However, pumps in small and medium-sized water treatment and sewage treatment plants generally do not operate in the view of a technician. And the distance to a central control panel makes the connection of a cable impossible from the aspect of costs.

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Grundfos: Direct Sensors – the sense organs of the pump

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 von admin

grundfos DirectYou can only change what is accessible by measurement – whoever wants to control a process flow of a pump needs reliable current data on the one hand, and on the other, possible intelligent linking and interpretation of this data: Sensors deliver data, microchips have stored software to interpret this and actuators implement the commands. To also offer technical benchmarks, the pump manufacturer Grundfos maintains well-equipped own research and development departments, finance and personnel dealing with motors, frequency converters, sensors, microchips and their programming.

The ‘Direct Sensor’ development is a micro-mechanical semiconductor sensor (MEMS, Micro-Electro-Mechanical System), which is produced in its own wafer fabrication facility of purity grade 10.

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Colfax/Allweiler: Intelligent pump monitoring

Monday, February 9th, 2015 von admin

!cid_BC04ED4BA47951C436EB@TENNCOMSINAIN-1000 is a platform, developed specifically for Allweiler pumps that are used in operationally-critical and environmentally-sensitive applications. IN-1000 improves safety while reducing operating costs. The core of the system is a software program developed by Allweiler.
The new Smart Platform can be used in straightforward condition monitoring to complex monitoring activities. This includes operational monitoring of several pumps for simultaneous fulfillment of safety and operating-cost requirements. Examples include monitoring of pressure, temperature, leaks, and vibrations. The system may also be expanded with standard industrial sensors.
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Colfax: Pump Monitoring for Intelligent Sea Water Cooling

Friday, September 12th, 2014 von admin

cm-1000 (2)The pump monitoring system CM-1000 Series is now available with a new active valve control functionality. This option delivers energy savings of potentially up to 85 percent. It also reduces maintenance by up to 50 percent and provides safer operation, short term return-on-investment and long term savings for total ownership.

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