AUTUMN EDITION 2017
FOREWORD Welcome to the Pump Industry News and I hope you have all enjoyed a pleasant summer. Since our last edition we have had a UK General Election and now have a Conservative hung parliament which surprised many. Unfortunately a hung parliament does not portray a strong government in power and it is hoped that this will not affect the Brexit negotiations with the European Commission , only time will tell. There is still continued uncertainty in many sectors which is holding up potential investment, this being said the BPMA are receiving reports that some areas within our industry are seeing an improvement in orders booked and it is hoped that this will continue in the coming months. On a brighter note we have actually seen some traction with the National Measurement Regulatory office (NMRO) with regards to market surveillance on circulator Pumps . They have tested many of the pumps we identified and are now moving into a phase of visiting these companies and removing non- compliant products from the market. Regards Peter Reynolds BPMA President
IN THIS ISSUE... - News from the BPMA & Members - Our popular Q & A Solutions Form Editorial articles: - How will the Pump look in the future? - Meeting challenges with Cavity Pumps - EU Compliance for booster sets
TRAINING BPMA TRAINING
CITY & GUILDS BPMA COMPETENCY ELECTRICAL COURSE (3 DAY) £ 495.00 + VAT per delegate per course NEXT DATE: 3 - 5 October 2017 This three-day course, designed specifically to assist nonelectrical employees prepare themselves for cross trade working, and to help companies comply with the requirements of current legislation regarding the use of such people for minor electrical tasks. Course Objectives: After completing the course, students should be able to: • Recognise safe working practices (related to electricity in the workplace) • Work within the requirements of current electrical legislation (relating to topics covered) • Understand the fundamental principles of electrical energy • Perform routine electrical tasks at a basic level • Perform safe isolation of electrical circuits • Enhance their workplace skills • Relate to electrical circuit diagrams Course Costs This is a Three day course held at our offices in West Bromwich and the total cost of the course including notes, buffet lunch on all three days and a certificate of completion is Email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking form Places are limited
CPSA (Certified Pump System Auditor) - an industry specific professional qualification developed by the BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association Limited) which is already an established and highly regarded body within the industry. The objective of the scheme is to help improve the levels of professionalism in the sector by creating a universally recognised and respected industry ‘standard’ for individuals assessing the performance of a pumping system. The 4 day course will take place between: Monday 20th November-Thursday 23rd November 2017. held at The Park Inn, Birmingham West and includes 3 nights B & B accommodation Who should attend and what is involved? CPSA is open to any competent engineer. To successfully achieve the CPSA designation (and the benefits that accrue), candidates must do all of the following: •Attend a 3-day Pumping System Requirements and Analysis training course and pass an examination. •Attend a 1-day course covering both the ISO 14414 Standard for Energy Assessments of Pump Systems and Pump System Optimisation •Carry out a Pump System Audit in accordance with ISO 14414. •Produce a Pump System Audit report in accordance with ISO 14414. •Demonstrate active involvement in the industry. Who will benefit from taking this course? •Pump engineers (sales, service, commissioning etc). •Upper and middle management. •Working for a manufacturer, distributor, consultant, contractor or end user in the Pump industry, who is involved in pumping equipment related products and services. • Interested in personal growth, ambitious, inspirational and competitive. Key Benefits •Improve your personal competitive position. •Become more effective in your role •Recognition of your pump industry specific knowledge. •Gain industry recognition by achieving a qualification that is accepted and respected by key employers, industry bodies and your peers. •A unique qualification for staff specific to the pump industry. •Compete more effectively through having a better qualified, more knowledgeable and more professional workforce. •Increase motivation and engagement amongst key customer facing employees by developing their own skills and knowledge as well as encouraging and facilitating their own personal and professional development. Certification Engineers who are trained in accordance with the CPSA requirements will receive the following certification: •A certificate from the US Department of Energy (DOE) confirming they have become a “Qualified Pumping System Specialist”. In addition their name will be listed on the DOE website. •A certificate from the BPMA stating that the engineer has completed a 1/2-day course on ISO 14414 Standard for Energy Assessments of a Pumping System. •A certificate from the BPMA stating that the engineer has completed a 1/2-day Pump System Optimisation course. For more information and availability on any of these courses please email Steve Smith on email@example.com or go to www.bpma.org.uk to download a BPMA Training Guide
2017 BPMA TRAINING CALENDAR For further information relating to the BPMA please contact British Pump Manufacturers Association, National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY, UK Tel: 0121 601 6350 Fax: 0121 601 6373 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.bpma.org.uk The BPMA takes no responsability for the statements, claims or opinions expressed in this Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 25 Sept. Module One - Pumping Fundamentals 26 Sept. Module Four - Pump Systems OCTOBER 3 – 5 Oct. Basic Electrical Competency (3 day)
NOVEMBER 6 Nov. Module One - Pumping Fundamentals 7 Nov. Module Four - Pump Selection 20 – 23 Nov CPSA Certified Pump Auditor Scheme (4 Day including B & B Accommodation)
Booking forms for all these training course can be downloaded by going to www.bpma.org.uk or you can email email@example.com
BPMA GOLF DAY 2017
The 2017 BPMA Golf day took place this year on 25th May, on the Bainbridge Course at Heythrop Park, located 12 miles north of Oxford in the Cotswolds proved a challenge for most of our
golfers The 7088 yard par 72 course meandering over ridges and through valleys studded with ancient woodland, lakes, and streams proved a challenge for our 16 teams. With so many teams entered this year and to speed things up slightly players teed off from both the first and tenth tees at 10-minute intervals. The day began with the course bathed in glorious sunshine, something players from recent BPMA golf days were unprepared for, as rain, and on occasions torrential rain has become something of the norm. Sensing this our friends at Croner sponsored the event with free umbrellas for all our players, something that surely had an influence on weather! Following an excellent dinner served in the Enstone Suite overlooking the landscaped gardens Steve Schofield , BPMA Director & Chief Executive thanked all of the sponsors for their continued support of this annual event. Ken Hall, Managing Director of Calpeda UK then proceeded to give out the individual team scores and to thank all the
players for making this yearâ€™s event such a huge success and announcing the winners for 2017. The Trophies were then presented by Grant Sinclair of Flowserve who were this yearâ€™s Trophy sponsors.
3rd Flowserve SIHI
Longest Drive - Jonathan Grace Flowserve
Nearest Pin - Jamie Springer Calpeda
BPMA GOLF DAY 2018
WYCHWOOD PARK Wychwood Park, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5GP Thursday 24 May 2018 - Tea, coffee & bacon rolls at registration - 18 hole texas scramble team competition - Buggies - Prize giving dinner - Overnight accommodation - Breakfast on departure For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org 03
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ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT – GLOBAL AND UK (AUGUST 2017) OXFORD ECONOMICS Our forecasts for world GDP growth have remained broadly unchanged, at 2.8% for this year and 3% in 2018. However, there has been a change in composition, with a stronger outlook for China compensating for a weaker US outlook this year. Our most important forecast change is a stronger euro, which we now see appreciating to $1.20 by end-2017. The euro continues to benefit from improved sentiment and dollar weakness, as the dollar yield surplus continues to shrink. Global indicators still point to robust and stable world economic activity. July manufacturing PMI figures show the sector started H2 on a solid footing, in line with healthy industrial output figures. PMI readings are strongest in Europe as the region continues to benefit from strong export orders. But the recent loss of momentum in Asian trade flows points to a slightly less positive picture in H2. Despite a moderate acceleration in Q2, the US remains stuck in its 2% growth phase. We expect economic activity to accelerate in 2018 on the back of a modest fiscal stimulus package, but there are significant risks of a policy disappointment. Low inflation will limit the Fed to two rate hikes in 2018 while balance sheet normalization should start in the fourth quarter of this year. The Eurozone is growing at its fastest pace in years, driven by a shift in sentiment and stronger external demand. This, in turn, is supporting labour markets improvements, which are helping maintain households’ incomes. Despite the strong momentum, we think the ECB will withdraw its monetary stimulus gradually and will not pre-commit to an end date for its QE programme. US dollar weakness combined with strong portfolio flows have been positive for emerging market currencies over the last month, and together with low inflation trends have provided some EM central banks with a good opportunity for monetary easing. In the UK, our forecasts for GDP growth in 2017 and 2018 are are 1.7% and 1.5% respectively. We expect activity to remain sluggish while high inflation weighs on household spending power and the government implements its programme of fiscal austerity, with growth unlikely to break out of this subdued pace until the pressures on households begin to ease from the latter part of next year. The preliminary estimate for Q2 2017 saw quarterly GDP growth edge up to 0.3%, from 0.2% in Q1. Growth was entirely dependent on the services sector, which saw output recover firmly after Q1 had been dampened by falling retail sales. But the recovery in services output was partly offset by falling production in the industrial and construction sectors. The monthly data suggests that the economy carried decent momentum into Q3 so a further modest uptick in growth to 0.4% looks possible. The UK and EU have completed their second round of Brexit talks. Some progress has been made, particularly on the rights of existing migrants, but there has been little movement in other areas, most notably the ‘divorce bill.’. But these are still early days and an amicable deal remains the most likely outcome. Encouragingly, even the most eurosceptic cabinet members appear to be convinced of the need for a transitional deal and are willing to make the compromises to make this happen. Almost all MPC members have given speeches or media interviews over the past month. Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders appear likely to be the only two members to vote for a rate hike in August. And while Andy Haldane has suggested he may vote for a hike later in the year, all other members have stated that a range of criteria must be fulfilled before they vote for tighter policy. We would not expect these criteria to be fulfilled met until at least 2019.
HOW WILL THE PUMP OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE? By Bryan Orchard of Orchard PR in discussion with Dr Thomas Paulus & Daniel Gontermann of KSB Pumps
Few components in plant and equipment engineering are as steeped in tradition as the pump. But how does this fit in with the age of digitalisation? And is it even possible to design a hydraulic element that is fit for Industry 4.0? KSB has been reconciling these two world successfully for some time now.
KSB has always focused primarily on the optimisation of pumps –knowing the exact load profile and tuning the pump to the operating point. This is borne out by the sheer number of different pump casings and materials used and the impeller adjustment options available. However, conditions can change during the life of a pump and it often happens that a pump no longer runs at the optimum operating point. This also applies to newly installed pumps. For years now, KSB experts have therefore been investigating how to optimise pumps more easily without using complex analytics or even having to replace the pump. Digitalisation offers tremendous potential for this. However, it takes time to develop new approaches and put them into practice. “It’s a matter of transferring decades of experience and expertise into an algorithm and a software solution,” explains Dr Thomas Paulus, Head of Programme Office Digitalisation & Startup Projects at KSB. “This cannot be done in a single step: It involves many different components and aspects. By bringing together these component parts, however, you end up with an intelligent and practical concept that provides real added value for the pump operator.”
STEP 1 – THE DIGITAL MONITORING UNIT The KSB “PumpMeter” monitoring unit (Figure 1), which shows in plain language what goes on inside a pump, has already established itself successfully on the market. The monitoring unit comprises pressure sensors as well as an analysing and display unit fitted to the pump. Two sensors in the pump measure the suction and discharge pressures around the clock. The PumpMeter uses this data to calculate the differential pressure and determines the current operating point, which is updated continuously in real time. A typical four-quadrant pump characteristic Figure 1: PumpMeter continuously analyses the pump curve shows the range in which the operating data, establishes a load profile, and makes pump is operating at a point in time. the operator aware of energy saving potential that could be leveraged by using a variable speed system. A flashing outer segment on the left or right of the display indicates that action is required – because the flow rate is either extremely low or too high. A flashing third quadrant in the pump curve indicates the optimum operating range. If the segment on the left (the second segment) is flashing, this indicates a long-term need for optimisation. This display allows the operator to evaluate the operating point immediately upon start- up and adjust the pump accordingly. Operators can see at a glance whether the availability of their pumps is at risk and whether they are operating economically. A flashing EFF (energy efficiency) symbol also indicates potential for
significant energy savings.
STEP 2 – ALGORITHMS ARE USED TO INTERPRET VIBRATION CHARACTERISTICS This analysis now needs to be simplified further. In the future, instead of using wetted sensors, it will be possible to record vibrations and transfer this operating data to the cloud using mobile communication. This has two advantages: First, conventional m e a s u r e m e n t s Figure 2: The operating data is transferred to the cloud via a portal. KSB using wetted processes the data and the user receives an automatically generated sensors are PDF with clear recommendations and, where applicable, improvement not always suggestions for the pump. straightforward, particularly when the medium being pumped is a chemical product. Second, cloud access means that technicians can obtain information about the status of a pump from anywhere in the world without having to be on site. This application is currently being piloted very successfully with 100 selected project partners. “Those involved include some automotive suppliers, who are very open to the project.” Measurements taken in parallel using the PumpMeter are being used to verify the values obtained using the vibration sensor. At the same time, the KSB team is continuing to optimise the underlying algorithms. According to Dr Paulus: “Based on these results, it is already easy to see whether it makes sense to switch to closed-loop control, whether the settings or modes of operation need to be changed, or whether it would be better to buy a new pump.” The operating data is transferred to the cloud via a portal. KSB processes the data and the user receives an automatically generated PDF with clear recommendations and, where applicable, improvement suggestions for the pump“ (Figure 2).
STEP 3 – OPERATING POINT OPTIMISATION WITH MYFLOW But how can these improvement suggestions be put into action? The traditional approach would
be to call a KSB service technician. But what if it were possible, based on the information obtained, to adjust the pump using software instead of having to adjust the impeller manually? “This is actually possible with our MyFlow Technology,” (Figure 3) says Daniel Gontermann, Head of Product Management - Drives and Mechatronic Solutions at KSB. This is a combination of the KSB SuPremE IE5 motor and the MyFlow Drive, which is based on the proven PumpDrive speedcontrol system. The conventional approach for fixed speed pumps is to match the flow rate and Figure 3: MyFlow Drive allows the pump operator to increase head to the calculated operating or reduce the volume flow rate with just a few simple point by trimming the impeller. adjustments. Now, the pump can be adjusted by changing the speed. MyFlow Technology already offers many advantages in day-to- day work. Because the operating voltage of the IE5 synchronous reluctance motor is modulated by the minimum frequency inverter mounted on the motor, it can be used in almost any power grid around the world. This is also a huge advantage for global engineering contractors because they no longer need to consider the local mains voltage when selecting pumps. The direction of rotation is now defined at the factory, saving the time and costs usually incurred by conventional direction-of- rotation checks.
STEP 4 – SOFTWARE-CONTROLLED PUMP ADJUSTMENT “Although these advantages make the pump operator’s job much easier, they are not enough to make a pump fit for Industry 4,” acknowledges Daniel Gontermann. “Nevertheless, they form the basis for the next crucial step: pump optimisation using virtual impeller trimming.” In the further course of the product life cycle, the pump speed can simply be adjusted to individual requirements by smartphone – pump optimisation with virtual impeller trimming. “A software application can be used to bring the pump closer to its optimum operating point,” says the pump specialist. Unlike with mechanical impeller trimming, the operating process does not need to be interrupted. This is how you can quickly and economically optimise energy efficiency if the actual Q/H point deviates from the design values, or respond to a systeminduced change in the operating point. “Because a change in speed is always associated with a change in power, substantial savings can also be made,” says Daniel Gontermann. Pump optimisation through virtual impeller trimming is fast and convenient by smartphone or tablet via a Bluetooth gateway. “During development, special attention was paid to security. The KSB FlowManager app establishes a point-to- point connection, which ensures that the correct pump is being addressed, and only by the person entitled to do so,” says Daniel Gontermann. “The great thing is that you can now defer the individualisation of the pump to a much later point in the supply chain, which of course means that fewer variants are required.” This is another aspect that is likely to play a major role in pump selection in the future. With individual fixed speed adjustment, fewer pump sizes now cover the entire selection chart – with efficiency and NPSH values remaining practically constant. The variant complexity for hydraulics is reduced by more than 50%, saving time and money on design and administration. “Simply reducing the complexity by having fewer variants will promote the topic of virtual impeller trimming,” says Daniel Gontermann.
QUESTION & ANSWER
SOLUTIONS FORUM YOUR PUMPING QUESTIONS By David Mullin - Director of Business Development, Intelliquip Europe Ltd. Q: DO CHANGES IN LIQUIDS PUMPED AND CONFIGURATION AFFECT CENTRIFUGAL PUMP PERFORMANCE? A: In short, yes they can. By the nature of our industry, we are constantly challenged with pumping a wide range of liquids at various viscosities, specific gravities, flows, pressures and temperatures. Configuring and sizing the proper pump for each unique application may require the use of certain configuration options, which may affect the efficiency, head and flow characteristics of a pump. Proper sizing and comparison of various pump models should consider any applicable performance corrections. Every pump manufacturer has their own method for dealing with these issues. Some may require engineering involvement to “correct” a standard curve, while others incorporate these corrections within their selector software itself. Obviously for those companies focusing on water pumps, this is a nonissue. It becomes much more prevalent in the industrial, petrochemical and oil and gas industries. The following is not meant to be an exhaustive nor deep discussion of performance corrections—this is the domain of each manufacturer. Rather, it is meant as a quick summary discussion of several variables that might impact pump performance. Common areas where performance may be affected are materials of construction, sealing options and viscosity.
MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
Typical pump curves are based on water and a standard metallurgy (example - cast iron or steel). Changing the metallurgy to better handle the corrosiveness or pressure requirements of a particular application may change the efficiency, and/or the flow head characteristics of a pump. So, changing from a standard cast iron pump to a stainless steel material may drop efficiency by a point or two from the standard published curve.
Mechanical seals have loss components introduced by face friction and seal flush piping configuration. For example, configuring a tandem seal in a smaller pump might introduce significant loss components which should be reflected in a corrected performance curve and datasheet.
Viscosities can have a dramatic effect on performance. There are a number of industry standard correction calculations available (Intelliquip currently incorporates five into their Selector: four various ANSI/Hydraulic Institute standards and one Karassik). In the attached curve you can see a comparison of a curve based on water and then a 200cP viscosity.
OUTLOOK Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will therefore be the first to benefit from the new opportunities presented by digitalisation, by being able to drastically reduce their stock, for example. Nevertheless, this shows the direction in which pump technology will move. “Digitalisation is not an end in itself,” emphasises Dr Paulus. “Our users will only accept the new technologies if they bring added value to their day-to- day work and, above all, are workable.” This last point is certainly one of the greatest challenges. It is useful that KSB has set out on the road to the digital future at an early stage. “In the same way that we have been getting the most out of pumps in terms’ of performance and efficiency for decades, we are now also making progress in developing the algorithms and software. Without our many years of pump expertise, it would be simply impossible to make a pump fit for the Industry 4.0 era.” Dr Paulus and Daniel’ Gontermann are sure of this.
Head curve performance with viscous correction (solid line) and non-viscous (dotted line) Source: Intelliquip Intelligent Front End (IFE) These are just a few factors which could affect performance and are presented to invoke some thought and discussion. Every manufacturer handles performance corrections differently. With today’s technology, many, if not all of these corrections can be handled automatically in properly designed pump selection software. This gives real- time feedback to the user, eliminating the work and time previously required in sending the application to engineering for review. In today’s world, users want relevant data quickly, so they can do a better, faster and more accurate job in selecting the proper pump for any application
MACHINE SENTRY – NOW AVAILABLE WITH ATEX AND IECEX CERTIFICATION AVT Reliability is pleased to announce the recent ATEX and IECEx certification of its Machine Sentry ® condition monitoring product. The certification enables the Machine Sentry ® mobile vibration sensor to be used in a diverse range of industries from hazardous oil and gas applications right through to pharmaceutical and food and beverage. Classed for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas, this enables Machine Sentry ® to be used within any harsh industry that requires this level or less. The Machine Sentry ® predictive technology platform integrates a wide range of condition monitoring techniques as well as watchkeeping data into one easy to access database (fully inclusive of thermography, oil analysis, vibration, visual inspection, planned maintenance, process parameters and lubrication management). It provides the first fully integrated and effective Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solution to the industry today. This enables effective maintenance planning and reporting. Utilizing the power and accessibility of the internet through Wi-Fi and mobile networks, data can be easily acquired and accessed anywhere in the world from any web enabled device. Use of hazardous area certified Android tablets or smart
phones, means Machine Sentry® can now be used in the harshest environments making it the most versatile, user friendly and cost effective solution for condition monitoring for expert and inexperienced users. The wireless triaxle vibration sensor is up to five times faster than other solutions. With a 60 hour battery life this enables even most frequent user to take vibration and temperature readings from the same easy to use sensor. Correct positioning can also be assured with a base plate attachment and with a simple to follow diagram prompt on the data collector. Designed to endure the test of time, the sensor is IP67 rated, and can survive a 1m drop. Additionally, with the power of Bluetooth technology, access to previously inaccessible vibration measurement points is now possible with no need for awkward cables leading to much improved ease of use and manipulation
for safer operation in the most difficult to access areas. Machine Sentry ® also boasts an automatic fault diagnosis assistant to help identify potential issues with rotating equipment and support the most inexperienced users. This, combined with access to AVT’s team of condition monitoring experts, provides the platform necessary to deploy an effective condition monitoring strategy regardless of whether the user is a proficient condition monitoring engineer or complete beginner. The flexibility of the tool and software makes it scalable and versatile enough to suits the needs of all. Frederic Thomas, Managing Director, AVT Reliability said, “AVT Reliability is delighted and proud to bring this new solution to the market. The ATEX and IECEx accreditation was a natural progression and complement to our current product range. We believe this is the most effective tool on the market today which will revolutionise the approach to traditional condition monitoring provisions being deployed without having to trade off any technical abilities.” To support the new classification, AVT Reliability can also supply data collection devices suitable for use in hazardous areas as defined by the ATEX Workplace Directive. For more information on Machine Sentry, visit www.machinesentry.com. To find out more about AVT Reliability, visit: www.avtreliability.com.
Pumping Control Software WEG’s Pump Genius process control software is designed to reduce pumping system operation and maintenance costs whilst increasing process accuracy and protection. Working with the CFW11 variable speed drive the software provides multiple pump control and protection as well as system monitoring, flow and pressure management for up to six pumps. For more information visit www.weg.net 08
WEG EXPANDS CFW500 VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE SERIES TO BRING EFFICIENCY TO HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS
WMFTG COMPLETES PROCESS PUMP RANGE FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS With the addition of two larger models, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has nowcompleted its range of process pumps for industrial, environmental and food industry applications.The existing 530 model is joined by the 630 and 730, which feature an enhanced operator andcontrol system interface, and a bright colour display. With no valves or seals in the product stream and an unrivaled flow turndown, Watson-Marlow 530, 630, and 730 peristaltic pumps play an increasingly important role for the reliable metering of aggressive and shear-sensitive fluids without contamination. The pumped fluid is totally contained within the tube, providing complete isolation of the fluid. Backed by a five year warranty, the new pumps offer users the complete confidence needed in harsh industrial applications. Reduce downtime WMFTG’s latest process pumps are designed to reduce downtime, optimise metering and offer the ultimate in process flexibility – one range of pumps for all flow demands. Flow range extends from microlitre up to 55 L/min with the 730. Both the new 630 and 730 are available with four drive options and two pumpheads for single channel flows. The 630 offers a precise 2650:1 speed control range, which is increased to 3600:1 on the 730. Impressive accuracy and process integrity is assured via a new, simple-to- use HMI requiring minimal key presses to reduce the opportunity for costly mistakes. Furthermore,
WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, has expanded its CFW500 series of variable speed drives (VSDs) to enable users in a wide range high-power applications achieve further energy efficiency. The new E frame size for the rated power range 18.5 kW - 22 kW is a great fit for applications such as mechanical engineering systems for conveying, turning, hoisting, pumping and ventilation. “In light of EN 50598, the new standard looking at Ecodesign for power driven systems and their applications, an integrated approach to electrical drive technology is becoming more widespread and VSDs are particularly sought after across broader sections of the industrial market,” says Johannes Schwenger, Head of Product Management Low- and Medium-voltage Drive Systems Europe at WEG. “As a leading manufacturer of both electric motors, drives and automation components, we can supply optimally matched motor and VSD packages that help boost energy efficiency and offer outstanding value for money.” With a plug-and-play user-friendly design, the CFW500 VSDs feature an integrated micro PLC with pre-programmed macros for positioning, timing and acceleration functions. They can be programmed locally with the convenient LCD display or externally with a computer over a variety of interfaces, including CRS232, USB and CRS485. Users also can download the corresponding SuperDrive G2 programming software from the WEG website free of charge. The VSDs are designed for fast installation and easy operation. The numerous plug-and-play modules are ideal for distributed automation architectures and can easily be connected to all common fieldbuses, including Profibus DP, Grow your bottom Profinet IO, Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, CANopen line with the pump and Modbus RTU. Individual adaptations to industry’s most specific customer requirements can also be advanced selection, configuration, pricing easily implemented thanks to additional plug-in and quoting software. extension modules. For more information on WEG’s energy efficient Call today for a free video or drive solutions visit www.weg.net/uk. in-person demonstration
users and process engineers will benefit from enhanced process security with the addition of a 3-level PIN lock. The pumps are self- contained and easily configurable, so there is no need for separate variable frequency drives or complex control devices. Control options include manual, remote, analogue and RS485 digital communications, along with integrated PROFIBUS networking capabilities. Applications Watson-Marlow process pumps are preferred in many industries where reliable metering of aggressive chemicals is required. For example, the process pumps range are widely used in water and wastewater treatment for metering sodium hypochlorite and other common disinfection chemicals resulting in reduced maintenance and the elimination of vapor lock. The 530, 650, and 730 pumps are proven to outperform other technologies with a superior flow range and easy integration into a user’s control system to reduce chemical costs and improve the process. A typical diaphragm metering pump has a flow control range of 100:1, in comparison with 3600:1 from a WMFTG process pump. Food and beverage manufacturers also rely on these pumps to maintain product integrity throughout production. The 530, 630 and 730 pumps ensure the safe dosing, metering and transfer of colours, flavours, finings and additives along with a lowshear, gentle action. Tubing options The company’s long life and chemical resistant Marprene thermoplastic elastomer tubing is the ideal choice for industrial applications as it offers wide chemical compatibility and long life, along with low gas permeability. Where good suction and pressure capabilities are required in abrasive slurry applications. Depending on a user’s process needs, the pumps can feature LoadSure tube elements, which provide simple, error-free tube loading. Using the patented LoadSure D-connectors and easy-grip clutched rotor, the tube element can be changed in less than one minute without the need for special skills. For more information contact Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Falmouth, Cornwall. Tel: 01326 370370 or Web: www.wmftg.com
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EU COMPLIANCE FOR BOOSTER SETS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT If you are part of the booster set supply chain you have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market are fully compliant in respect of EU legislation. In this article, Steve Schofield of the BPMA highlights the issue and urges users to ‘buy with confidence’. The European pump sector through its network of national trade associations and Europump (the European Pump Manufacturers Association), have for many years been working with the European Commission to ensure the introduction of appropriate legislation covering health and safety, the environment and energy reduction. Europump has led much of this work especially on the energy front through its Ecopump initiative and the BPMA along with its members have been at the forefront of this work. Companies have invested a great deal of time and money to ensure the success of the legislative process in protecting users and the environment. It is therefore no surprise that our sector is keen to ensure, both directly and via appropriate market surveillance, that products being placed on the UK market are compliant. To enhance this process, BPMA member companies have joined together under its ‘buy with confidence’ initiative to ensure that its members are fully compliant, and in doing so, provide a professional advisory service detailing the legislative implementation process. However, there remain a significant number of suppliers outside of the ‘BPMA umbrella’ who continue to feed illegal booster sets into the UK market. If you are buying from these organisations, you not only put at risk the safety of users, but you too may be acting illegally.
complete set is a machine in its own right and must therefore have a label affixed with a CE mark and be supported by all the appropriate documentation, including a Declaration of Conformity. (Fig 1)
COMPLIANCE OF INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS IS NOT ENOUGH As a complete machine, the booster set will need to have its own identification label affixed with an appropriate CE mark and will need to comply with the correct legislation. The label will need to carry a minimum amount of information such as a serial number, product type, supply voltage, and performance data along with details of the manufacturer and where the set was manufactured. But this is only the start of the process as other vital assessments need to be made and documents provided. (Fig 2)
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR A number of booster set suppliers believe that it is acceptable to simply bring together components such as pumps, drives and controls and rely on the CE marking placed on those individual items as compliance for the set; this however is not the case. The
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Each set will need to be supplied with a full and comprehensive instruction manual. The set will also need to be supplied with a Declaration of Conformity referencing the appropriate legislation and standards where applicable. Most importantly however, the set manufacturer will need to prepare a technical file. (Fig 3) (Fig 4) This file, although not published externally, will need to cov-
er a great deal of material including risk evaluation, product data, product features, production methodology and health and safety considerations. The typical file runs to 168 pages and benefits from independent scrutiny during its preparation. (Fig 5) Fig. 3 Because of the pump sectors huge capital investment and the time its experts have spent on these issues, the BPMA is keen to ensure that all pumps and booster sets placed on the UK market are fully compliant. This is not only to protect the safety of users, but also to ensure the integrity of our environment and protect our sector and its employees Fig. 4 from those who seek to undermine the legal process and bypass the cost and impact of proper implementation. The BPMA through its ‘buy with confidence’ programme helps to give users Fig. 5 a benchmark and will seek to ensure that illegal products are brought to the attention of the authorities and removed from the market. (Fig 6) The BPMA would like to thank Calpeda, Grundfos and Xylem for their assistance in producing this article. If you would like more information on any of the issues highlighted in this article, please contact the BPMA or go to www.bpma.org.uk.
AXFLOW TAKES ON NEW VERTICAL WATER PUMP RANGE
AxFlow has introduced Gruppo Aturia’s PAG range of semi-submersible mixed flow pumps to its portfolio. The Aturia PAG range comprises vertical single, multistage mixed-flow and semi-axial pumps, all of which are suitable for use in both wet and dry pits. The pumps can deliver flows of up to 44,000 m3/hr and differential heads of up to 120m. They are available in a large range of materials including Cast iron, Steel, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Hastelloy, Duplex and Super Duplex. Closed and open impellers can be fitted depending on the application and several types of shaft bearing supports are available. Applications where PAG pumps have been used include iron and steel, petrochemical, power generation, construction, agriculture, municipalities, irrigation and flood defences. Enabling high savings to be achieved in the construction of pumping stations, PAG vertical pumps are suitable for the transfer of most liquids, including clean water and liquids containing small solids. For more information contact AxFlow Limited, Ealing, London.
GRUNDFOS IMPROVES ASSET AVAILABILITY AND REDUCES COST OF DOWNTIME A Wessex Water location in Dorset recently saved valuable time, money and stress when Grundfos was used to deliver a pump solution in a breakdown situation. A multi pump failure at the inlet works had the potential to have very serious consequences when a problem with a wastewater pump meant that a non-standard pump needed to be replaced very quickly. Any disruption to the plant’s operation had many consequences including the high costs associated with over-pumping and compliance risk while waiting on a new pump to be delivered. The average delivery time for replacement equipment would mean 8 weeks’ disruption. However, they contacted Grundfos who, understood the urgency and hold stock of over 2000 wastewater pumps for the UK market, could deliver a pump replacement in just 4 days. This meant they were up and running in just a fraction of the expected time and the added benefit of simple installation solutions for existing applications, meant that the plant was running smoothly again. As well as reliable products and exemplar service, the plant savings in over-pumping financed the replacement pumps, resulting in financial savings and significant compliance risk reduction. A Wessex Water spokesperson explained ”Grundfos are keen to make sure that our service level agreements are met, and keen that we get the service we really need”. Reader Enquiries to: Literature Request, Grundfos Pumps Ltd,Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Tel: 01525 850000 | E-mail: email@example.com | Web: www.grundfos.co.uk
PROGRESSIVE CAVITY PUMPS OVERCOME THE TOUGHEST PROCESSING CHALLENGES By Lesley Eaton, Business Development and Marketing Manager, SEEPEX
Process pumps are the world’s most popular piece of rotating equipment, outnumbering all other process equipment such as compressors, mixers, blowers – in some plants they can represent as much as 85% of rotating equipment, and they use 90% of all industrial electric motors. Industries as diverse as oil and gas, food and beverage, environmental water and waste water treatment, pharmaceutical and chemical, all rely on pumps to move products around their processes. Despite pumps being essential to many processing operations, there remain challenges associated with choosing the correct pump for the job. However, developments in technology mean that the progressive cavity (PC) pump can deliver superior pumping ability while overcoming some of the common top pumping headaches found across all industries.
CHALLENGE 1: MAINTAINING PRODUCT INTEGRITY
The design of the PC pump moves the product through the pump in a series of cavities, which prevents slip from the discharge back through the pump. Slip creates shear, so compared to other pump designs, which have clearances between the lobes, screws or gears, PC pumps have a very low shear action. This preserves the quality of shear-sensitive products, such as multiphase products in the oil industry, polymers used in waste water treatment, even whipped products in food and beverage production, all of which are transferred without loss of integrity and functionality.
CHALLENGE 2: LIFTING PRODUCTS
High suction lifts of up to nine metres can be achieved, making PC pumps ideal for lifting products from IBC, barrels or mixing tanks. The ability to pump against almost a full vacuum ensures the efficient use of degassing equipment and enhances the quality of the final product in many food products as well. Furthermore, surface-mounted PC pumps can lift from wastewater sumps, removing the need for submersible equipment.
CHALLENGE 3: BATCH AND CONTINUOUS DOSING
The cavities have a given chamber volume which means the PC pump is ideal for batch dosing applications where specific amounts of product must be dosed extremely accurately; for example, dosing tomato sauce directly onto pizza dough or addition of polymers or chemicals to make up tanks. Furthermore, since the flow has very low pulsation, dosing into mixers or pipelines delivers the right amount in a smooth, continuous action, meaning that the accurate addition of ingredients or chemicals into a liquid flow is possible without complicated controls or lengthy calibration methods.
CHALLENGE 4: HANDLING SOLID PARTICLES
The PC pump is able to handle solid particles without compromising either the product or the pump efficiency - ideal in applications as diverse as waste water treatment, to sauces containing vegetables and spices. They are used in any area where solid particles prove problematical for other pump designs, often causing check valves to stick which result in breakdowns and downtime issues.
CHALLENGE 5: VARIABLE FLOW RATES
PC pumps are available with flow rates from 100ml/hr to 500m³/
hr, and the ability to handle temperatures ranging from -20 C to 220 C. As the flow volume is constant for each cycle of operation, and is proportional to the rotational speed, calibration is simple and is unaffected by the viscosity of the product, unlike some pumps which slow when viscosity is high. This linear accuracy means that only one variable – pump speed – needs to be changed to vary the flow volume.
CHALLENGE 6: VISCOSITY
PC pumps have excellent suction characteristics and can handle a wide range of viscosities; from water to products with viscosity over 1,000,000 cps. The pumping action means that variations in viscosity do not affect the flow rate. This has practical advantages in applications where ds% and viscosity can vary such as waste water treatment, or when viscosity is affected by temperature, for example molasses transfer into pharmaceutical processes. The ability to keep a steady flow rate despite product viscosity variation offers accuracy, process stability and reduced downtime unlike some pump designs which stall when viscosity exceeds their operating parameters.
CHALLENGE 7: SOLIDS PUMPING
There are some instances where products don’t free flow hence the development of auger mechanisms to constantly feed non-flowable media into the pumping elements. The auger is fabricated as part of the integral coupling rod between the drive and rotor, using the rotation produced by the drive to push forward viscous and even solid products. As a result, products that do not flow are pushed into the pumping elements and can then be moved through pipes (the alternative would have been to use a conveyor). This technique makes long distance transfer possible, plus waste products from production areas can be moved to the factory exterior. In addition, the development of sophisticated auger mechanisms in some PC pumps means that they have the ability to handle and even mix solids – liquid can be added to solids in the feed auger, or solids can be added to a paste, with the action of the auger mixing the two before feeding them into the pump. These large pumps are used extensively to mix sludges in waste PC’s for Solids applications water treatment. Fur-
thermore, products with dry solids content up to 45 per cent and a viscosity in excess of 1,000,000cps can be successfully transferred using these open hopper designs.
CHALLENGE 8: DESIGN COMPATIBILITY
Corrosive and abrasive products, water industry standards, strict hygiene requirements, low/high pH, or high temperature, are all factors that need to be considered when configuring or choosing a pump to ensure that the build materials are suitable for the product and processing conditions. PC pumps can be constructed – and the product feed mechanism adapted – in line with the application requirements. For example, a fully stainless steel pump with PC’ for Hygienic application CIP capability can be used for hygienic applications, whilst one used to dose corrosive or abrasive chemicals can be manufactured from chemically resistant materials.
CHALLENGE 9: OPERATING PRESSURES
Pumps have to overcome pressure when transferring products. These can be generated by several factors including pipework and valve configuration, length of pipework, as well as the product characteristics which can cause high friction losses in the pipework if they are very sticky. The need to overcome operating pressures of downstream equipment such as heat exchangers also puts demands on the pump. PC pumps are able to generate pressures up to 48bar as standard, due to the interference fit between the rotor and stator plus the absence of slip between the pumping elements, meaning that they can pump long distances - many km in some cases!
CHALLENGE 10: INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
PC pumps are easy to operate and install. They have both forward and backward pumping action in the same pump, so one PC pump can often do the job of two alternative designs. System costs are reduced due to the fact that calibration pots, check valves and pulsation dampeners are not needed, plus they can be installed horizontally or vertically, making them ideal for factories with restricted floor space. Designs such as our Smart Conveying Technology have smaller installation needs, plus inspection of the pumping elements, removal of blockages and planned maintenance can be carried out without removing pipework thus reducing downtime, as well as maintenance costs.
ITT GOULDS PUMPS – INNOVATORS FOR OVER 160 YEARS INTRODUCES i-ALERT2 The i-ALERT Equipment Health Monitor is a Bluetooth Smart-enabled machine health Monitor that allows customers to identify potential equipment problems before they become costly failures. ITT’s ALERT2 tracks vibration, temperature and run-time hours and wirelessly syncs the date with smartphone or tablet through the i-ALERT2 mobile app. This condition monitor combines the latest in Bluetooth low-energy and sensor technologies commonly used in the newest consumer health and fitness trackers and smart watches. It is the first condition monitor to successfully integrate these technologies into an industrial package in a small footprint for [2.24 in. (L) by 1.54 in. (W) by 1.40 in. (H] which is half the size of a credit card. It is engineered and rated for use in a wide range of industrial environments. It is chemical resistant, rated for extreme temperatures (40 to 183 F) and is rated to operate in environments with explosive gases, dust and fibres. With 24/7 monitoring, a wireless range of up to 100 ft and the abitlity to scan multiple i-ALERT2 devices at once with a mobile device, customers will be able to quickly and safely inspect multiple pieces of equipment and be alerted of potential problems before they become critical failures. Through mobile app, customers can now view real-time and historical data, diagnostic information and machines records. This provides them with the data necessary to make informed decisions. Customers can now spend less time collecting data and more time saving problems. The i-ALERT2 is fitted as standard to Goulds ANSI and ISO process pumps and comes with a 5 year warranty.
For more information contact: Tel: 01297 639100 www.gouldspumps.com www.ittproservices.com
MULTIPLE ZEROLOSS BENEFITS
XYLEM LAUNCHES UV DISINFECTION SYSTEMS FOR SENSITIVE PROCESSES Offering effective, chemical-free disinfection, Xylem has launched the Wedeco Spektron Industrial UV Disinfection Systems – designed specifically for use in sensitive processes, such as those found in the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries. Spektron Industrial systems use closedvessel UV reactors with Wedeco Ecoray® UV lamps and ballasts, which make them highly sustainable while assuring consistent quality of disinfection without added taste or colour. The Ecoray® technology in particular can provide energy savings of up to 20 per cent due to its optimised hydraulics and variable power control. In addition, Ecoray® lamps achieve a high output with minimal maintenance requirements and contain less mercury than similar technologies on the market. As with other disinfection solutions in the Wedeco range, the Spektron Industrial Systems include a standard EcoTouch controller and OptiDose closed-loop control, which monitors operating conditions such as flow, UV transmittance, and UV intensity in real time. For added efficiency, the controller can adjust the energy consumption of the Spektron Industrial models depending on the dosing requirements. Systems are available in four models, ranging from 28m3 per hour to a maximum flow of 150m3 per hour, to meet customer needs. Featuring an improved inner surface, compact stainless steel cabinet and hygienic flanges, the series delivers reliable and accurate disinfection, in-line with strict hygiene requirements – potentially of benefit to the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries and processes such as microelectronics. Duncan Leathley, General Manager Treatment at Xylem, said: “At Xylem, we understand what it takes to achieve effective, chemical-free disinfection, particularly in sensitive processes involving consumable products. The Spektron series has undergone extensive testing to ensure it meets the latest applicable legislation, and provides an environmentally-sustainable, highly efficient disinfection solution that manufacturers can rely on to maintain their own high standards.” Spektron Industrial forms part of the Wedeco brand, a premier manufacturer of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and ozone (O3) oxidation systems. For more information on Xylem please contact 0115 940 0111 or visit www.xylem.com/uk
Sundyne HMD Kontro Extends ZeroLoss™ Containment Shells to Frames l, ll & lll Pumps
NEW PNEUMATIC ACTUATOR FOR DIAPHRAGM VALVES USED IN STERILE APPLICATIONS
Due to increasing customer emphasis on reliable, safe and efficient pump operation, Sundyne HMD Kontro has extended the availability of its ZeroLoss™ containment shell to now encompass Frame l, ll and lll versions of its most popular sealless pump ranges. The robust qualities of ZeroLoss™ has been a significant factor in establishing the success of this optional containment shell which eliminates the eddy current losses in a pump, considerably increasing margin-to- flash safety as well as reducing energy consumption. Five times lighter than steel but just as strong, the ZeroLoss™ shell is engineered from a composite material of poly-ether- ether-ketone (PEEK) and carbon fibres. In addition to its higher specific strength, the material is tough and durable, essential for applications pumping volatile and heat sensitive liquids. Tests by Sundyne HMD Kontro have shown that installing a ZeroLoss™ containment shell in a sealless pump can result in a 20% reduction in power consumption, leading to major operational cost savings. The advantage increases in proportion with the magnetic coupling size and is particularly appropriate for larger pumps, making the magnetic drive option even more attractive because through life costs are reduced further. Lower power consumption not only results in reduced running costs but also potentially provides lower initial capital costs, as smaller motors can be specified. For further information about using ZeroLoss™ containment shells with Sundyne HMD Kontro sealless pumps, please see www.sundyne.com/hmdkontro. Alternatively, please call +44(0) 1323 452000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for product literature detailing this unique robust, power saving technology.
September 2017 will see KSB’s Luxembourg subsidiary SISTO Armaturen S.A. launch a new double-acting or single-acting pneumatic actuator. It is designed for diaphragm valves used for sterile applications in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. A special technical feature of the new MD30-MD202 actuator range is that the actuator housing and the valve bonnet are made from a single piece of material. Compared with predecessor models, this design change substantially reduces the actuator’s overall height so that considerably less space is required to accommodate block-bodied multi-port valves. The actuators are also 45 percent lighter than the two-piece design. In addition to the stainless steel variant, the two largest actuator sizes are also available in a weight-saving aluminium design. The actuator can be fitted to the valve body without nuts as the threads are integrated in the body, significantly facilitating mounting. The orientation of the air connection can be adjusted in 90° steps. Accessories such as travel stop, positioner or proximity switches for actual-position feedback can be retrofitted by the operator as and when required. The actuators can be replaced with manual actuation bonnets at any time. Thanks to their special design with enclosed, metal spiral supported diaphragm, Sisto C valves offer a long service life and can be operated at pressures as high as 16 bar. For more information please contact: KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Christoph P. Pauly Tel.: +49 6233 86 - 3702 Fax: +49 6233 86–3456 E-Mail: email@example.com
NOW THERE ARE A DOZEN GREAT REASONS TO JOIN GRUNDFOS WIN & EARN
The Grundfos WIN & EARN loyalty scheme has continued to gain in popularity since it launched in 2015. Today, there are more reasons to join, as we have now added even more products to the line up This means that you can now earn rewards on an extended range of twelve great product family groups that cover the range of solutions that are available from Grundfos for the many different pumping demands around the home from circulators, water boosters, macerators, condensate removal to drainage pumps. Once you have joined the scheme you can immediately start collecting points from participating pump purchases simply by scanning or entering the code you will find on the WIN & EARN stickers that are attached to the outside of all the participating pump boxes. Being able to earn points from purchases across the diverse Grundfos range means that points will be accumulated even more quickly. These accumulated points can be redeemed either for Amazon vouchers, or a range of sports equipment, once the minimum threshold of 2,000 points has been reached.
To get started simply download the Grundfos GO Install App or visit www.grundfos.co.uk/win and join this scheme, today because there are now dozens of good reasons to do so.
SAVE TIME & LOST REVENUE WITH THIS EASY VALVE MATRIX SOLUTION Processes in hygienic industries - such as beverage, food, dairy, pharma and personal care - are becoming increasingly complex. Some of the challenges include higher volumes, increased efficiency, reduction in water and energy use. That is why it is essential to optimize flow management without compromising flexibility, plant safety, product quality or hygiene. A valve matrix - also known as valve cluster - is a great option for maximizing process efficiency through optimized flow management. Each stage of the design and installation process is an important component to fully realizing potential in your process by saving time and avoiding lost revenue associated with production downtime. Compared to traditional flow plates, a valve matrix is designed to allow simultaneous circulation of liquids - including CIP - on several levels with the exact number of lines and rows to match the specific requirements of your process. The matrix ensures the flexibility for you to run multiple products to multiple destinations, while other lines are being cleaned. Installing a valve matrix with Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof Valves brings you outstanding product safety with good cleaning conditions and no risk of cross-contamination. It rules out the opportunity of human errors, which can occur using manual connection of lines and handling of swing bends. Pre-built matrices customized to meet your specific requirements In Alfa Laval, we are specialists in providing pre-built valve matrices customized to meet specific, individual requirements. Our expertise helps ensure you the most efficient flow management, using as few components as possible and dealing effectively with key issues that include thermal cycling, cleanability, drainability and flow control. Alfa Laval valve matrices can be supplied pre-assembled and pre-tested as well as fully wired and with all the necessary pneumatic tubing, junction boxes and control panels pre-connected. This means you can bring even complex installations online as quickly as possible, saving time and avoiding lost revenue associated with on-site assembly, troubleshooting and downtime. Advice on optimal solution address product type, process flexibility, utility consumption, plant constraints, thermal expansion and many more considerations. For more information contact www.alfalaval.com/
STUART TURNER INTRODUCE FLOMATE IBOOST, THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO LOW MAINS WATER PRESSURE Flomate iBoost has been developed to boost the mains supply to larger properties with multiple bathrooms, using high flow combination boilers or an unvented cylinder system, where
higher pressure and flow are required. This fully integrated system combines a 200 litre cold water break tank which overcomes restricted mains water flow with a high performance multi-stage pump to dramatically boost pressure. Flomate iBoost is capable of delivering water up to 4.5 bar and flow rates in excess of 100 ltrs/min and is designed to sit alongside other appliances within a kitchen or utility room or can be concealed within any standard 600mm kitchen larder cabinet. For more information contact Stuart Turner Ltd, Tel: 0141 637 7141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.stuart-turner.co.uk
ALBANY PUMPS LAUNCHES ONLINE PUMP CONFIGURATOR TOOL Albany Pumps has launched an online Pump Configurator tool – which can be used to critical effect in understanding the company’s new product portfolio and specifying a pump more quickly. Designed with flexibility mind, this tool will help customers, agents & distributors to build their perfect pump solution through a series of key questions. As Phil Dykes, Managing Director of Albany Pumps explains, the new ‘Configure a Pump’ service is part of a major improvement programme to offer an easier and faster way for customers to access the impressive services from this 100-year old company: “We are proud to be investing in a new online resource for our customers. When creating our new website, we drew inspiration from customer feedback and as a result, we’ve created a really impressive online resource for all sorts of useful tools and data including application databases and case studies. In particular, we have built a Pump Configurator that will allow users to create their specification relevant to particular needs such as market sectors, or liquid to be pumped, or pump construction materials. Our dedicated sales team will then work to make your pump solution a reality. We believe our tool is bringing innovation to the positive displacement pump industry, and we’re thrilled to be offering such a helpful aid.” For more information on Albany Pumps and its range of pump products, please call Albany Pumps direct on Tel: +44 (0) 1594 842275 or visit www.albany-pumps.co.uk.
SMART PRODUCTS & SERVICES HEADLINE IN ABB’S BIGGEST EVER UK PRODUCT GUIDE
PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE RISE FOR OVEN MANUFACTURER WITH ABB DRIVES
IoT-enabled drives, motors Oven manufacturer Acrivarn has and controls together improved the performance and safety with application-specific of its range of industrial rotating rack packages feature in ABB’s ovens by installing ABB drives on the new 120-page guide. motor controlling the ovens’ turntable. Smart sensors, apps and The turntable is built into the oven services that enable users floor and is used to move racks around of motors, variable speed the oven during the baking process. drives (VSDs) and controls Previously, the motor controlling the to tap into the opportunities turntable was connected direct-on- line. offered by the Internet of However, the rapid acceleration of the Things (IoT) headline in motor each time the turntable was ABB’s 2017 catalogue. revolved made the racks of food in the These include the world’s oven jolt, causing liquid products such first affordable sensor for as quiches and custards splash up the tracking the performance of low voltage (LV) motors. The ABB side of their tin foil containers. smart sensor for LV motors is simply attached, without wiring, to ABB authorised value provider Halcyon the frame and monitors key parameters such as temperature and Drives recommended installing a 0.55 vibration. The data is drawn into a central cloud-based dashboard kW ABB general machinery drive on the to provide maintenance crews with a real-time view of key motor controlling the turntable. The drive’s soft start function slows performance indicators, showing which motors need servicing and the acceleration of the motor, providing a smooth turntable start when. and eliminating the jolt when the racks rotate. End product quality Advanced apps for VSDs that provide access to cloud-based was immediately improved with no spillages and cleaning time was services and information throughout the product’s life cycle reduced to a minimum. The drive’s safe torque-off function has are also featured. The Drivetune app enables service engineers improved the safety of the ovens by ensuring the turntable cannot to commission and tune the performance of VSDs via wireless be operated when the oven door is open. This has enabled Acrivarn Bluetooth connection. Meanwhile, the Drivebase app allows plant to achieve EN ISO13849 accreditation for the range. personnel to access ABB’s vast drive knowledge base via the cloud, For more information contact ABB Ltd, Daresbury, Cheshire. to assist with installation and troubleshooting, simply by scanning a Tel: 01925 741517 | E-mail: email@example.com dynamic QR code generated by the VSD on its control panel. Web: www.abb.co.uk The catalogue includes VSDs and motors designed for use in specific industries. TEC ELECTRIC MOTORS These include the ABB drive for water and wastewater, 01299 253597 01299 252990 ACQ580, and the ABB HVAC drive, ACH580. ABB’s range of motor-drive Electric Motors packages aimed at specific • 2/4/6/8/10/12 Pole industries and applications • 56-355 Frame are also detailed in the • Multi mount 56-200 Aluminium guide. As one of the only • Multi mount 80-280 Cast Iron companies manufacturing • Fixed feet 315-355 Cast Iron both VSDs and low voltage AC • IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4 Efficiency rated motors, ABB is able to offer motors customers perfectly designed, • Megawatt Motors tested and approved matched • Increased output IE1 and IE2 pairs. ABB’s extensive • 1ph motors 56-112 frame range includes synchronous • 1ph motors 230v/110v reluctance motor (SynRM) • 60hz 1ph motors on request and drive packages for • ATEX EExde Zone 1 71-355 frame industry, water and machines • ATEX Zone 2/22 56-355 frame and an enhanced range of • ATEX Zone 21 & ATEX 1ph ATEX-compliant motor and • Brake motors, retro brake fitting • Two speed Dual & Tap wound drive packages for hazardous • Special voltage, special shaft areas. • Vector encoder motors The guide contains detailed • Forced ventilation motors information and specifications for the full range of ABB Gearboxes drives and controls, motors • In-line helical gearboxes and mechanical power • Right angle bevel helical gearboxes • Right angle worm gearboxes transmission products all in • Mechanical Speed Variators one place. • Slow speed combination units For a free printed copy of the guide email energy@ Inverters gb.abb.com or call 07000 • TECDrive Inverter - IP66 & IP20 DRIVES (07000 374837) or • Lenze Inverter - IP65, IP31 & IP20 to download a PDF of the guide go to www.abb.co.uk/ www.tecmotors.co.uk energy. TEC NORTH - TEC SCOTLAND - TEC WALES - TEC WORCESTER
PUMP INDUSTRY AWARDS 2018
The Pump Industry Awards are back! The Pump industry awards have grown into one of the leading industrial awards programmes, celebrating the achievements of pump businesses, large and small. if you or your company have something to shout about, these awards provide the perfect platform to get noticed. We believe the best way to celebrate excellence is by bringing people together at live events, so the annual gala presentation dinner caps off the awards programme in style. As always there will be excellent networking opportunities, great food and superb entertainment. It’s your chance to celebrate with colleagues, connect with peers and be part of the pump industry’s biggest and best celebration; put the 22nd March 2018 in your diary now. Peter Reynolds, Managing Director of Grundfos Pumps, and BPMA President, says of the Pump Industry Awards, “The competitive nature of the pump industry, and the constant search for greater operational performance and improved efficiencies across its myriad customer base, requires all those operating within this important sector to be at the top of their game. This awards programme allows the pump industry to come together in recognition of that drive for engineering excellence”.
The 2018 Call for Nominations will open on the 14th September, so be sure to visit the Pump Industry Awards website to review the award categories and decide which ones you will be entering!
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