Optimise the energy efficiency of your hydraulic system
Pumps account for the largest share of total energy consumption in industry: In the EU as a whole, pumps consume 300 terawatt hours of energy every year. KSB’s products are therefore developed with energy efficiency in mind. However, pump optimisation yields the most substantial savings if the components of the entire system are precisely matched to work with each other. A holistic approach to optimisation encompassing hydraulic systems, drive and automation products and piping dimensions can result in savings of up to 60 % – but this must be performed in a systematic and targeted fashion. KSB has defined an energy-saving process in four steps: the FluidFuture® energy-saving concept.
FluidFuture® is more than just energy efficiency consulting. FluidFuture® comprises the holistic system optimisation. As a first step, KSB creates maximum transparency by swiftly identifying potential for optimisation and using detailed measurements to determine possible savings. Step 2 sees KSB defining the system structure and selecting matching high-efficiency pumps and components. In step 3, KSB provides expert installation and professional commissioning. Finally, step 4 of the FluidFuture® energy-saving concept comprises the highly efficient operation of your system using intelligent pump technology and continuous monitoring.
With FluidFuture® you can substantially reduce your operating costs and make a valuable contribution towards an energy-efficient future. This is the future of system optimisation!
Optimise your system’s energy management in four steps:
IEC-compatible, sensorless, magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4 / IE5 (super/ultra premium efficiency) to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016 for operation on a KSB PumpDrive 2, KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco or KSB PumpDrive R variable speed system. Suitable for connection to three-phase 380-480 V power supply (via PumpDrive). The motor mounting points comply with EN 50347 specifications to ensure compatibility with standardised IEC frame motor applications and full interchangeability with IE2 or IE3 standardised asynchronous motors. Envelope dimensions lie within the limits for IE2 / IE3 motors as recommended in DIN V 42673 (07-2011). The motor is controlled without rotor position sensors. The efficiency of the motor also exceeds 95 percent of nominal efficiency when the motor runs at 25 percent of its nominal power on a quadratic torque-speed curve. The motor is magnetless which means that, in particular, so-called rare earths are not used in production. Drive production is thus sustainable and environmentally friendly.
PumpDrive 2/PumpDrive 2 Eco
Modular self-cooling frequency inverter that enables continuously variable speed control of asynchronous and synchronous reluctance motors by means of analog standard signals, a field bus or the control panel. As PumpDrive is self-cooling, it can be mounted on a motor, on the wall or in a control cabinet. Up to six pumps can be controlled without needing an additional controller.
Device for monitoring the operation of one pump. It is an intelligent pressure transmitter for pumps, with on-site display of measured values and operating data. It records the load profile of the pump in order to indicate any potential for optimising energy efficiency and availability. The device comprises two pressure sensors and a display unit. PumpMeter is supplied completely assembled and parameterised for the pump it is used with. It is ready for operation as soon as the M12 plug connector is plugged in.