TAS Online offers real time monitoring using permanently installed instrumentation. The data generated is analysed by the TAS Online consultancy team and presented via periodic management reports.
Energy savings increase profitability. Energy waste in pumping systems is not inevitable and is highly avoidable. Saving electricity and reducing maintenance in energy intensive pumping systems greatly improves overall profitability.
However, the only way to uncover the source of inefficiency and provide engineers with the platform to eliminate the problems is regular and consistent performance monitoring.
Pumps: the pump curve and monitoring options Regardless of manufacturer, no two pump models are the same. Each model operates within a very confined envelope of best efficiency – graphically displayed by the Pump Performance Curve (Fig 2). This unique graph describes the relationship between head, flow, power and efficiency over the pump’s capacity range, and remains an accurate measure of the pump’s characteristics throughout its operational life.
Fig. 2: Typical Pump Performance Curve
On either side of the Best Efficiency Zone lie performance inhibitors such as increased energy consumption, reduced component life, product re-circulation, etc (Fig. 3).
The reasons why a pump may operate outside the efficiency sweet-spot include:
- Incorrect assumptions and application of erroneous safety factors during the design stage
- Inappropriate application (wrong pump for the job)
- Unresolved component wear and tear
- Changes to systems requirements (increased/decreased flow)
- Quick fix solutions (bypassing flow or throttling the discharge line)
Fig. 3: Consequences of operating pumps outside of best efficiency envelope
- TAS PumpMonitor is the only cost-effective remote monitoring system giving engineers and operators complete visibility into pump operation delivered to their desktop.
- TAS PumpMonitor eliminates energy waste from the electricity intensive pumping process, thereby improving business profitability.
- It offers unrivalled levels of accurate data and allows engineers to model the impact of corrective measures before taking practical action.
- TAS PumpMonitor identifies the signs of imminent failure long before traditional condition monitoring techniques, thereby allowing engineers to act before problems threaten production.
- TAS PumpMonitor frees up scarce skilled manpower to concentrate on other tasks vital for maintaining and improving the production process.