Archive for the ‘Pump Drives’ Category

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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Sulzer expand electromechanical services in Southern California

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 von admin

Sulzer acquired Brithinee Electric, an independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, USA. Last year, Brithinee recorded annual sales of about USD 10 million with a workforce of 46 employees. Through this acquisition, Sulzer expands its electromechanical services business into Southern California and gains access to the Californian water, wind and cement markets with established offerings and customers.

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Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in October 2018

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Tapflo: New plastic centrifugal pump for aggressive liquids containing solid particles
  2. Sulzer to be distributor of MV variable speed drives in North America
  3. Lutz: Mobile horizontal eccentric screw pumps
  4. KSB extended portfolio with vertical turbine pumps
  5. KNF: Pumps for the ISS
  6. PSG brings oil and gas pump expertise to ADIPEC 2018
  7. Tapflo: New series of Low Energy Air Diaphragm Pumps

The actual Top 10 posts on  Δ p Online in German:

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Sulzer to be distributor of MV variable speed drives in North America

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 von admin

As part of a growing portfolio of services, Sulzer has signed an agreement with Nidec Industrial Solutions that will introduce customers to the high performance, energy efficient drives with class-leading maintenance services. Sulzer’s extensive network of service centers throughout North America will provide expert, local support from one of the world’s leading independent repair specialists of electromechanical equipment.

The new agreement will see Sulzer provide both sales and technical support for MV drives with a focus on the oil and gas industry in the United States and Canada. The company’s experienced field service teams offer expert support on site, while the local service centers are equipped with modern repair facilities to ensure any downtime is minimized. At the same time, Sulzer’s customers will have direct access to high-quality MV drives and excellent OEM support.

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Augury and Grundfos enter strategic partnership

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 von admin

Grundfos and Augury are partnering to bring continuous diagnostics to Grundfos’ current and coming customers as well as co-developing smart diagnostics capabilities in future products. The partnership will combine Augury’s unique knowledge within algorithm powered machine listening, with the deep expertise in water technology and pump systems of Grundfos to create ready-to-implement, world-class condition monitoring services and solutions. Ultimately presenting the companies’ customers across the globe with new, digitally enabled, resilient and reliable offerings with best in class competencies, technologies and market propositions.

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Challenges With Shaft Alignment In Chemical-Transfer Applications?

Friday, August 17th, 2018 von admin

Technical paper by Geoff VanLeeuwen

Shaft misalignment can result in compromised pumping-system uptime, reliability and safety. Blackmer offers a solution with its new alignment-free GNX Series sliding vane pumps.

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Technical Paper: How to – Vibration Analysis

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 von admin

Fig. 1 Analyzing vibration measurements on Omnitrend Center taken by Vibscanner 2.

It’s not a secret, that vibration on machines causes severe issues – not only on a long term perspective. Vibration, caused by any issue is the natural enemy of any rotating machine such as a pump. Due to the latest handheld high-speed data collector Vibscanner by Pruftechnik vibration of all kind on all kind of machine can be detected during the maintenance routine.

With the special software Omnitrend Center the measurement results of Vibscanner 2 (Fig. 1) can be analyzed deeply and used for an entire machine health program. But what measurements does the new high-speed data collector Vibscanner 2 deliver, how do you interpret these and how can you react on these measurements? Let us give you a quick kick-start into vibration analysis to help keep your pumps alive.

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Improved Bluetooth Monitoring Solution

Friday, July 27th, 2018 von admin

The i-Alert2 sensor upgrade improves

  • battery performance,
  • enable programmable monitoring intervals to detect faster transient fault conditions,
  • and expand monitoring coverage to large slow-speed pumps.

“These continuous improvements and portfolio expansion, driven by our users’ feedback, provide customers greater flexibility when using our state-of-the-art Bluetooth monitoring solution,” said David Malinas, President of ITT Industrial Process.

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New app simplifies pump operation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 von admin

This new KSB app called ‘FlowManager’ can be used to operate and configure the PumpDrive 2 and PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed systems. It can also be used to adjust the fixed speed of MyFlow Drive to the optimum operating point. The new KSB FlowManager app features all of the familiar basic functions from previous versions of the MyPump Drive app and supports both IOS and Android devices. It is available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play Store free of charge.

The app’s main functions can be summarised under the terms operation and monitoring.

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Plug & Play sensor enables predictive gear unit maintenance

Monday, June 4th, 2018 von admin

Gear unit manufacturer Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app at the Achema show in Frankfurt am Main. The new smart sensor in the Diagnostex product series is a plug & play solution for measurement of vibrations and temperatures on the gear unit and notifies the system operator of irregularities by app straight to his smartphone or tablet. It enables the planning of predictive service work before unscheduled interruptions or stoppages of the production process can occur.

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