New Pump Monitoring System from Flygt

09.07.2004

As part of its continued growth in the liquid handling monitoring and control market, Flygt has launched the new MAS 711 pump monitoring system, designed to monitor and record pump events, which can be viewed quickly and easily using a web server.

New Pump Monitoring System from Flygt

MAS 711 Pump Monitoring System (source: ITT Flygt)

By utilising this system over a pump’s lifetime, reliability is increased and costs can be significantly reduced.

Flygt’s range of large wastewater pumps can now be fitted with a supervision system, which acquires data from sensors and measurement modules. The MAS 711 monitoring system consists of a base unit located in a control panel, an operator panel for interaction and a memory chip located in the pump.

The system monitors a pump’s temperature, leakage, vibration, current and power, running time and amount of starts and stops. It also stops a pump from running if certain alarm limits are exceeded, avoiding costly repairs. Alarms are listed on a browser page, linked to an alarm plot (or ‘black box’) function, which can be used for troubleshooting and maintenance.

Settings for the customer’s selection of sensors are factory-preloaded in the pump memory. These are uploaded to the base unit at installation, greatly simplifying setup. The system can also be set to prompt for servicing via the operator panel display on a preset date or after a set of number of starts or operating hours.

All the information gathered by the system can be viewed at any time via a standard web browser, thanks to a function called ‘Web tool’ (embedded web pages). A quick overview mode gives the operator a snapshot of the pump’s status, and all the installed monitoring functions are presented in a list, showing current status and measurement results. Any triggered alarm can be analysed and pump settings can be changed in order to optimise pump operation.

The MAS 711 pump monitoring system, which is compatible with most Supervision, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, has been subject to hundreds of hours of on-site pre-launch testing both in Europe and in the US.

It was initially launched in selected markets around the world in June 2004.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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