These advanced components connect with a networked automation system and provide more control and safety for protecting pump systems.
The increasing use of variable speed drives has made resonance problems more prevalent.
Digital variable reluctance technology could result in positive changes in the efficiency and power of pumps.
Many of these factors relate to the ongoing instability in various parts of Europe, but in today’s interconnected global economy, innumerable current events and trends can impact the marketplace.
Bundling technologies leads to enhanced system efficiency for a Connecticut water supply.
Michael Michaud, executive director of the Hydraulic Institute, spoke with Pumps & Systems about how end users can prepare for new Department of Energy rules and policies.
The facility’s variable speed electro-mechanical drive offered a compact, convenient solution that was energy-efficient.
The retrofit saves the facility several thousand dollars per year.
DOE rules since 1992 have impacted the U.S. motor market.
End users must consider many variables to choose the better solution.
This method of achieving variable speed pumping promotes energy efficiency and can pay for itself over a long period of service.
When following the new DOE guidelines, don’t forget these considerations.
Evaluating system requirements and all available options can improve reliability, efficiency and cost.
Achieving unity power factor through the use of synchronous condensers can be a win-win situation for power utilities and consumers.