One application used a pump flow algorithm in place of a conventional flow meter to protect pumps in parallel operation.
These technologies can help make maintenance more efficient and effective.
Crunching numbers and evaluating costs are critical steps in determining the best way to maintain equipment.
Effective predictive maintenance requires a commitment to a comprehensive program, which can result in cost savings.
Pump users must think outside the box to ensure their equipment will avoid impending failure.
This technology provides long service life and reliability for variable speed applications.
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Some pumps were running with high vibration levels, while the disc couplings were failing on a regular basis.
Instrumentation led these users to more informed decisions.
An effective program can increase the reliability and availability of machinery while minimizing maintenance costs.
Isolation valves, centrifugal solids separators and clean-in-place connections improve thermal performance.
Remote monitoring allows facilities to plan maintenance effectively before defects result in downtime.
Specialized software helps end users address problems before they happen.
Remote monitoring software prevents damage and downtime related to sealing problems.
An advanced software solution saved one user $350,000 in lost power production revenue.