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Pump Monitors & Controllers for Machine Health

Edelmann & Associates provides two unique lines of pump monitors and pump controllers for rotating equipment condition monitoring for cost savings, machine health, longer equipment life and reliability. ITT Pro Services offers their Pump Smart and i-Alert products. Xylem Goulds Water Technology offers their Aquavar and Hydrovar lines.

Featured below are the primary Pump Monitors & Controllers manufacturers that Edelmann sells and services.

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Pump Monitors and Controls are the best way to maximize pump efficiency and increase mean time between failure.  Predictive Condition monitoring allows for maintenance during planned outages instead of costly failures.   The following chart shows the total cost of ownership over the life of a typical pump.  The proper monitoring and controls help reduce energy consumption, downtime, maintenance and repair costs.

 

ITT Pro Services Pump Monitoring & Controls

  • i-ALERT® was the first continuous monitoring device offered as a standard by a pump OEM. i-ALERT acts like a check engine light for your equipment.
  • i-ALERT®2 combines the latest in Bluetooth low energy and sensor technology into a rugged, safe, industrial certified package. i-ALERT2 puts monitoring and diagnostics in the hands of everyday users, empowering anyone to safely monitor equipment from a distance.
  • PumpSmart® pump control systems provide real-time control and protection of your pumps while also providing valuable process insight. By protecting against unplanned pump failure due to process upsets, we can keep your process running longer and eliminate unplanned repair activities. By Right-Sizing your pumps to your system, we can reduce not only your energy consumption, but the wear and tear on your process system.

 

ITT Goulds PUMPSMART® CONTROL SOLUTIONS

PumpSmart® intelligent flow system is ITT’s award winning intelligent flow system that works with any pump, utilizing a smart VFD controller and proprietary control software to provide advanced process control, enhanced reliability through failure prevention, and pump protection for reduced life cycle costs and significantly lower energy costs – up to 65%.

Features and Benefits:

  • Integrated Process Control (PID) offers automatic pump and set point control by integrating the pump controller in the drive making PumpSmart a simple and cost-effective solution for your basic pumping needs.
  • A Drive for the DCS which provides the important data you need to help run your process smoothly and efficiently.
  • Smart Flow feature is able to capture real-time data such as speed, torque and power and use this information to calculate the flow of the pump.
  • Pump Protection feature protects your pump from process upset conditions, such as dry-run, dead-head, shut-off, minimum flow and run-out.
  • PumpSmart® can monitor the suction conditions of your pump to protect against cavitation. Cavitation Control improves overall pump reliability in low NPSH services that routinely cause pump failure.
  • Advanced Pressure Control recognizes an increase in demand and automatically increases the pressure set point to match the system resistance curve, maximizing flow economy.

 

ITT Goulds i-Alert2  PREDICTIVE CONDITION MONITORING


The i-Alert2 is a device for continuous monitoring of vibration and temperature for your rotating equipment.  The i-Alert2 can be mounted on any pump, motor, fan, compressor or blower as a key component of your equipment reliability program.  Vibration and temperature data and trends recorded and collected via an app with a Bluetooth wireless connection.

Features and Benefits:

  • Easy mounting to your rotating equipment
  • Ability to scan multiple machines in an area at once with one connection for data collection. Cover more monitoring points in less time, allowing more time for data analysis
  • Bluetooth Smart connection allows monitoring from a distance, keeping your team safe from rotating equipment
  • Data trends and analysis allow for prediction and early detection of bearing failures which result in costly downtime and unplanned expensive repairs vs. planned equipment maintenance.
  • Advanced vibration analysis tools such as FFT’s and vibration and temperature trend reports can be generated from the app.
  • Industrial rated and intrinsically safe for hazardous environments, so it is easy to use from anywhere in your facility.

 

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Xylem Goulds Water Technology Variable Speed Controllers

Since 1997, Xylem’s Goulds Water Technology and CentriPro brands have been providing variable speed pump control solutions to its customers.  AQUAVAR® variable speed controllers IPC & SPD,   Hydrovar pump controllers and Aquastart make up the products fit for larger commercial, industrial and municipal applications.

There are also the e-SVE and e-HME Smart Pumps  – complete variable speed systems – hydraulic pump, motor and variable speed controls –  delivering market–leading efficiency and performance.

Videos – Hydrovar, Aquavar & more

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Hydrovar Pump Mounted Variable Speed Controller

The new HYDROVAR offers 21 models, making it the ideal variable speed centrifugal pump drive for nearly any application.

  • Industrial
  • Municipal
  • Water supply & purification
  • Wastewater
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Commercial Irrigation & Agriculture

Significant opportunities exist to reduce the energy consumption of a pumping system by reducing the pump rotational speed.  Tests show an average 70% energy savings payback in 2 years,

Hydrovar can control from 1 to 8 pumps.

Hydrovar is the intelligent pump controller that matches the performance to system demand. The Hydrovar is easily mounted directly on the motor of the pump and will fit on any standard TEFC NEMA motor. This makes the Hydrovar an excellent choice for retrofitting and upgrading of fixed speed systems. There’s no need for an external control panel when using Hydrovar.

Easy Set-up and Commissioning

  • Install directly on any TEFC motor without running new power to a wall-mounted control system
  • Quick start-up guide and intuitive menu system
  • Advanced programming features to optimize for almost any application.
  • Large LCD display with easy to read pump language – pump on, system pressure, fault codes and system conditions

Control

  • Control up to 8 pumps in parallel
  • Constant pressure
  • Constant flow
  • Via 4-20mA or 0-10 V external signal

Safety

  • Embedded THDi filter to reduce harmonic interference
  • Stops the pump at zero flow
  • Integrated soft start/stop: no water hammer and lower starting current
  • Dry relay contacts available for pump run and fault.
  • Built-in protection
    ~ Over / under voltage
    ~ Overcurrent / output short protection ~ Low water level
    ~ Sensor failure
    ~ Motor over temperature
    ~ Inverter over temperature
    ~ Minimum threshold / conveyor limit

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Aquavar IPC Variable Speed Controller

The Aquavar IPC variable speed controller brings the latest in pump drive technology and programming. It is designed to provide variable frequency pumping control of speed, pressure, flow and level. The drive and interface are designed to give you advanced capabilities that help you effectively and efficiently operate your system.

Optimized for Pumps 

  • Wide range of standard and permanent magnet motors with power up to 90kw/600hp
  • Developed by pump experts and optimized for controlling pumps
  • Submersible and above ground applications

Quick set up and ease of use

  • Easier start-up and programming with Start-Up Genie
  • Two wire multi-pump connection for faster installation
  • Hand on, Off, and Auto-On buttons available for easy pump operation at the keypad. No toggling between local and remote operation

Helping to Improve Your Performance

  • Multi-pump configuration for up to four (4) pumps – no need for PLC
  • System redundancy with multi-master control in case of drive failure

Standard for every drive

  • Wide range of voltage and enclosure options
  • True 208V coverage
  • Dedicated single phase input
  • Remote commissioning and monitoring with USB Connectivity and software
  • In-panel or handheld keypad with backlit display
  • Alarm Log for last 5 alarms and maintenance events
  • EMC/RFI filters and Dual DC-link reactors to reduce drive noise emissions and interference
  • I/O expansion cards, factory installed or field configured

Aquavar Genie makes startup easy

The Aquavar Controller Genie quickly and easily guides you through setup in as little as 15 minutes. Asking for only the required parameters, the Genie will automatically configure your set up to the optimal settings for the specific application – eliminating the guesswork in set up.  The Aquavar controller can be further customized through the Genie for those applications with pump protections, I/O options, and multi-pump operation to get your pump system working just the way you need.

Energy Savings

There are significant opportunities to reduce a pumping system’s energy consumption such as through smart hydraulic system design, retrofitting for variable speed performance and operating practices. To build and operate an efficient water system, you need both the right products and experts who know the application. Aquavar IPC has been designed by Xylem’s engineers with these things in mind and with the help of the Aquavar variable speed controller, you can optimize your pump operations and reduce your energy costs by as much as 70%.

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Commercial Variable Speed Single Pump Drive Aquavar SPD

A variable speed pump controller made specifically for single pump booster applications. Comes complete with pressure transducer and standard NEMA 3R outdoor rated enclosure.

Applications:
Water pumps serving commercial buildings.
Pressure boosting for light industry, wash systems, filtration.
Rural water and municipal systems
Groundwater/Irrigation

Features and Benefits

  • Easy Set-up: Pre-set for surface motor characteristics. Pre-wired and tested transducer. Touch button pressure setting. No complicated menus or electrical jargon to cope with. Total set up time including wiring is less than 30 minutes.
  • NEMA 3R: Outdoor rated enclosure eliminates the need for separate cover panels required by standard NEMA 1 enclosures.
  • Dual Phase: The same drive can be used for either three phase or single phase input (de-rated). Both configurations are UL/CUL approved for inventory flexibility.
  • Transducer: As with all Goulds Water Technology drives, the pressure transducer is included with the drive so there is no need for separate sourcing and compatibility checks. The transducer is pre-wired and tested.
  • Full Diagnostics: In addition to typical electrical protection and diagnostics, the S-Drive has a full range of pump protection features such as bound pump or motor shut down, low water or loss of prime shut down. These added features require no added input devices.
  • Program Security: The flashing LED status indicator will not fade in outdoor use the way LCD screens do, and the internal single push button discourages tampering by untrained operating or maintenance personnel.
  • Remote on/off: Permits external control by timers (irrigation), float or pressure switches (tank draining) or manual control. Reduces the need for separate patch panels.
  • Hand/Auto Option: Allows the drive to be run full speed for longer periods of time as in the case of system start up. Turning the control back to auto resumes the automatic pressure tracking and control.
  • Remote Monitoring: External monitors may be connected to the drive for pump running speed (Hz), pump on, and system fault. The fault indicator can also be connected to devices like an auto-dialer. This enables control of pumps and drives in un-manned locations.
  • Dual Set Point: The S-Drive has the capability to be programmed with two pressure set points. An external contact such as a timer can be used to change between them, so that a booster pump serving both a building and an irrigation system can do both jobs without manual resets.

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Aquastart Combination Soft Starters

Enhanced motor and system protection for irrigation, commercial and industrial pumping applications.

AquaStart is a combination soft starter that allows easy installation with factory pre-set pump parameters.
It is designed to work directly with centrifugal and submersible pumps with ease of installation. AquaStart utilizes Thermal Image Motor Protection (TIMP) to get the highest level of motor performance while fully protecting the motor for longer life.

  • Built-in fusible disconnect
  • Optional keypad control available
  • Standard, built-in AC1 Run Rated Bypass, between start and stop
  • AC3 Bypass Contactor and DOL selector switch as option (ability to bypass SSW-07 for DOL start and stop)
  • 3 programmable inputs (120V)
  • 2 relay outputs with NO contacts
  • 240V, 11A programmable output
  • Adjustable current, ramp time and voltage overloads
  • Protection from: Excess starting time, Locked rotor, Current imbalance, Phase loss, Over / under current, Under voltage
  • cULus Certified, CE available as option

At Edelmann & Associates, we know Pump Monitors & Controllers

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