Pump monitoring and optimisation
Pump Monitoring and Optimization.
TELE sichert fehlerfreien und sparsamen Betrieb von Pumpenanwendungen.
Pump monitoring: Pump systems are responsible for a large percentage of current worldwide energy consumption. As a result, analysis of operational data and solutions for long term optimization could result in huge energy saving potential. Energy savings of approximately 40% can be realized over an average lifetime of 15 to 20 years.
Many motors and pumps are damaged by use under incorrect configuration or operating conditions – not through natural wear. As a result, long term optimization of pump configuration – by means of operational data and load profile analysis – enables huge energy savings. Consequently, damage is easily avioded by using pump monitoring devices.
The loss of a process pump will result in a loss of production and will multiply lifetime cycle costs. In addition, disturbances cause approximately 70% of life cycle costs of a pump and often result in production failure or an enormous increase in production costs.
Therefore, consistent and systematic monitoring is essential to recognize and diagose damage before a breakdown occurs. Worn parts can be replaced in time – during off production hours. As a result, production losses are minimized and the lifetime extended, as well, expensive damage to the pump and other system components can be avioded.
TELE enables the monitoring and optimization of pumps without additional sensors. Secure and correct operating conditions are ensured via electrical parameters. For example, any change in actual power consumption can be used to recognize a problem in operating conditions and enable you to react accordingly. No mechanical system changes are necessary, therefore, it is easy to retrofit.
Typically, electric motors are protected with classic motor protection switches or motor protection relays in case of overload, where other system components, and the pump itself, are not included. Unfortunately, these products are not able to protect the whole system efficiently and, as a result, complete pump protection cannot be guaranteed.
Pumps are generally oversized and that carries with it another considerable disadvantage – in case of underload a component strictly for overload monitoring, such as motor protection relays or current monitoring, are ineffective. In addition, comprehensive plant protection is not possible using conventional methods.