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indrajit chanda
02-24-2014 01:03 PM


What makes a pump "smart"?
A smart pumping system consists of a pump integrated with a logic controller, variable speed drives and sensors, to monitor its operating characteristics and prevent dry running and cavitation. The capability to regulate pump operating parameters, such as pressure and flow, and operate them under optimal conditions makes these pumps smart.

Smart Pumps - Why should customers opt for it?
1. Energy efficiency and life cycle costs
2. Environmental friendliness

The two Cs: Cost & Conservativeness - Why they are misplaced
1. Initial Cost of the Smart Pump
2. Conservative Nature of End Users
02-24-2014 03:55 PM
Top #2
Phil Soltan
02-24-2014 03:55 PM
Goulds PumpSmart is a great solution. http://www.pumpsmart.com/. It's a sensorless, intelligent drive that will prevent pump failure as well as saving energy.
02-24-2014 06:47 PM
Top #3
Vikas Kashyap
02-24-2014 06:47 PM
@Indrajit, while what you say sounds a good idea one has to be very careful in trying to standardise the "SMART pump package". for example the variable speed drive can be good in some systems, it can be really bad / ugly for some other systems.
Also there is no reason why you could not add the "SMART Features" to any exsisting pump to improve its "Reliability and Energy Efficiency"
We (AEMS as part of Secure Group) provide instrumentation packages for pumps to achieve the above.
02-24-2014 09:10 PM
Top #4
Amol Kashid, CEA
02-24-2014 09:10 PM
Selection of Pump near BEP is the smartest solution.
02-24-2014 11:23 PM
Top #5
Andy De Meyer
02-24-2014 11:23 PM
In todays market where operating cost is becoming a factor to work with, the demand for pumpsmart becomes more demanding. As a retrofit in a application it does not always work, but that is just a few cases. Pumpsmart has been develop for "smart" operation and has more advantages than the conventional stop-start system. It allows the pumping equipment match the demand and you only pay for the percentage of pump kw used and have the availability of dealing with sudden high inflow.
02-25-2014 02:13 AM
Top #6
Leo Barry
02-25-2014 02:13 AM
Smart Pump technology is a great innovation and we have used it on our rotary screw pumps to alert viscosity changes, early detection of upset condition, etc. It is an evolving technology that can be effectively used with most pumping technologies. Goulds has a great Smart Pump program in place as well.
02-25-2014 04:39 AM
Top #7
Ashwin Kumar
02-25-2014 04:39 AM
Armstrong pumps has an sensorless-vertical inline pumps with Integrated variable frequency drive which removes your sensor to be installed in risers,pump panel etc..
02-25-2014 07:37 AM
Top #8
Amnon Jablonsky
02-25-2014 07:37 AM
If a circulation hot water in use find the "MAGNA " type circulators made by GRUNDFOS PUMPS . very smart type of pumps .
Amnon Jablonsky .
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