A pump is a complex component in a larger system. Improvements in energy efficiency come from lots of small details, but the focus always has to be on the analysis of the overall system. That is just as true for existing plants as for new designs.
Careful examination of the pump’s load profile is required both under current operating conditions and with a view of future demands. The aim is to identify pump system issues, opportunities for improvement, and savings potential both today and tomorrow in a comprehensive system approach.
Regardless of the field of application – be it Energy, Iron and Steel, API, Industry, Water, or Waste Water – our SES team as a first step always records the actual load profile of the pump as part of comprehensive system analysis and compares it with the design conditions.
Data used in an SES analysis can include:
- Temperature (fluid and bearings)
- Vibration (vibration frequency)
- Input power
How SES System Efficiency Service works:
A data logger takes measurements on-site and records process variables and vibration levels to determine your pumps’ operating behavior. A mobile device is used to measure the effective power in the control cabinet in order to determine the pump’s efficiency and to assess deviations, such as those arising from wear.
A look under the hood:
After measurement and analysis, you are given a detailed overview of the current state of your pumps and systems. KSB SupremeServ engineers then make recommendations for system repairs, optimization, maintenance, and increasing energy efficiency.
As well as making the operation of your pumps and valves more sustainable, we can also recommend ways to significantly lower your system’s life cycle costs. The economic efficiency and availability of your system are thus increased, and the energy objectives set out in ISO 50001 are achieved.
Regardless of the type of installation (dry/wet) and manufacturer, system analysis can be performed for all pumps from ratings of 30 kW. Measurements can also be carried out in potentially explosive atmospheres.