Archive for the ‘Pump Maintenance’ Category

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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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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Sulzer launched a Retrofit App

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 von admin

The app targets all industries and businesses working with pumping equipment and facing upgrade needs for their existing assets regardless of type or make. There may be many possibilities to adapt existing pumps to changed requirements – so why not go and see what options are out there by using an interactive tool from Sulzer specialists? The app gives help to find what solutios plant operators from different markets and applications can  give their pumping equipment for a second life.

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Netzsch: Maintenance of progressing cavity pumps with minimum effort

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 von admin

Explosionsbild FSIPNetzsch has developed the “Full Service in Place” (FSIP) concept for pump systems – constituting an inconspicuous but essential process element in many applications. This makes interventions in the pump equipment possible without dismantling from the piping. This approach has proven itself in practice already for several years with the Tornado T2 rotary lobe pumps, and a FSIP version of the progressing cavity pump will now be introduced as well. The new design saves time on inspection, repair and cleaning work while even reducing the required installation space.

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KSB: Mobile app brings Industry 4.0 to all pumps

Friday, May 15th, 2015 von admin

KSB_Sonolyzer_001The KSB Sonolyzer app is based on an algorithm that has been integrated in PumpMeter units for five years now, of which well over 30,000 have already been sold.
The smartphone-based application does not require knowledge of the individual characteristic curve or any additional technical data of the pump set to be measured, however, and can also be used with pumps from other manufacturers. Users can utilise the app to determine the load at which each centrifugal pump driven by a fixed-speed asynchronous motor is being operated. The following data must be entered for this purpose: the motor rating, the rated motor speed, the head and the flow rate of the pump. This information can be read from the name plate affixed to every pump.
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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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Sulzer Global Maintenance Network now Open to Franz Wölfer Customers

Monday, February 9th, 2015 von admin

wölferSulzer operates one of the most comprehensive maintenance, repair and technical support services for large capacity motors and generators worldwide, providing everything from testing to complete re-builds. Owners and operators of three-phase asynchronous motors manufactured by Franz Wölfer Elektromaschinenfabrik can now call Sulzer from anywhere in the world to assist with the repair and maintenance of their motors, safe in the knowledge that the service is fully supported by the manufacturer.

President of Rotating Equipment Services at Sulzer, Peter Alexander, ‘‘We have worked hard to establish a network of service centers at strategic locations around the globe where we can service any large motor or generator. These specialist manufacturing, engineering and test facilities are supported by highly trained installation and commissioning teams that can provide service onsite anywhere around the globe, including during active service out at sea. This agreement with Wölfer is a great opportunity to benefit all their customers.”

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Wilden: Stainless steel AODD pump for higher corrosion resistance

Friday, December 19th, 2014 von admin

Wilden_Advanced-FIT_PS830-SSThe new Wilden air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump series 430 and 830 Advanced FIT is produced of 316 stainless steel for higher corrosion resistance in aggressive chemical applications. These sieries have been specifically designed to be direct replacements for existing Wilden 38 mm (1-1/2”) and 51 mm (2”) Advanced pump installations.

“FIT” means

  • bolt-to-bolt and
  • pipe-to-pipe

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Colfax: Stators up to triple service life

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 von admin

!cid_7373C761E0C2C22CF1DC@TENNCOMANEUHAUThe new stator material named Alldur was specially developed for use in sewage treatment plants and for pumping abrasive wastewater. The elastomer’s new chemical composition and production methods can increase service life by up to three times.  Alldur stators are now available in all Allweiler brand progressing cavity pumps.

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Wilden: Complete Line of TPE Diaphragms

Friday, November 8th, 2013 von admin

The new EZ-Install TPE Diaphragms have been designed so that the operator in the field does not need to invert the diaphragm during the installation process. This improvement will reduce the installation time, lower maintenance costs and improve uptime. A short video of the EZ-Install Diaphragms can be viewed here:

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