FREEFLOWi4.0 flexible, thermodynamic pump monitoring system
Our industry leading FREEFLOWi4.0 thermodynamic pump monitoring system is easy to use, self-contained and wireless. It offers immense flexibility, highly suited to monitor pump, blowers, fans and turbines at medium to large stations. It can be temporarily or permanently installed on-site, directly assessing actual operational performance, continuously gathering data and driving on-going optimisation.
Why use a thermodynamic pump monitoring system?
System characteristics typically change with demand and station operation, particularly within larger pumping stations where absolute precision is a must. By using a thermodynamic asset monitoring system over a set period changes can be observed and controlled.
Often hidden characteristics are discovered that can lead to major improvements in overall operating efficiency and asset lifecycle costs. Results can provide valuable data that will make real-time optimisation a reality and deliver a platform for planning capital expenditure and minimising whole-life costs. Asset monitoring is also able to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions, hydraulic failure and premature wear.
How the FREEFLOWi4.0 works
Because a pump is usually part of a dynamic system, its contribution will vary with demand and system characteristics.
Our FREEFLOWi4.0 system can monitor hydraulic performance and pump efficiency. In conjunction with our operator interface software, the real-time effectiveness of each pump can be evaluated, and accurate data generated to make optimisation happen.
Above shows a render of our FREEFLOWi4.0 connected to a series of pumps and wirelessly feeding data to a nearby FREEFLOW HMI box.
One set of precision temperature transducers
One 10-bar suction pressure transducer
One 20-bar delivery pressure transducer
One power measurement system (LV/HV)
One touch screen local operator panel
Two insertion glands per pump
Enables motor efficiency to be measured using our patented technology
Measures individual pump efficiency and flow rate
Supports planned maintenance programmes by tracking reduction in pump efficiency
Trends data to predict the most cost-effective time for pump replacement, refurbishment, coating or other remedial maintenance
Provides pump head, flow, efficiency, power and motor efficiency
Integrates with SCADA, standalone or web-access (security assured)
Delivers the following real-time data, which are the building blocks of optimisation: pump efficiency (%), motor power (kW), flow rate (l/s) and pump head (m).
The following measurements are taken: hydraulic measurement (differential temperature, suction pressure, discharge pressure), electrical power measurement (kW), asset performance information and motor efficiency measurement (%).
Captures, processes and provide data to managers and operators via our interface software. Every minute of the day and night, enhanced information is made available from FREEFLOW to improve station efficiency and reduce operating costs.