Condition Monitoring for Borehole Pumps
Pumps are one of the most significant components of the water and wastewater industry. Borehole pumps play an important role in the processes of these facilities, and in the event of a failure, they can cause unexpected shutdowns and interruptions that impact the end-user. These pumps are typically submerged in water and are very difficult to access. Together, let’s take a look in our new blog post at how we, as Artesis, offer innovative condition monitoring solutions for these pumps, which are very critical to monitor and intervene.
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Borehole Pumps and Condition Monitoring
Borehole pumps generally operate 100-200 meters underwater. Vibration or acoustic methods are not a realistic solution for condition monitoring due to such challenging accessibility. Still, positioning a sensor on the pump and receiving data is another important difficulty. Furthermore, submerging these pumps 100-200 meters under the ground is a serious process that requires process knowledge and is time-consuming. Challenges similar to these push us to innovative methods of monitoring borehole pumps.
Artesis sensorless condition monitoring solutions offer model-based status monitoring solution without the need for any sensor installation on the pump, by only taking current and voltage information. Artesis makes the location of the pump unimportant by installing all the necessary products on the pump control panel. Our monitoring device, which is installed in the pump control panel, can be easily wired with basic and prevalent current and voltage transformers, and can be put into use later.
Our innovative solution, which can detect malfunctions up to 6 months in advance, can quickly determine both mechanical and electrical malfunctions in advance. At the same time, Artesis offers you online condition monitoring. The Artesis IoT platform can notify you of any cloud-based malfunctions that may occur. If you wish, you can integrate your condition monitoring system with SCADA platforms or third-party business intelligence applications.
Why Artesis? Detects Energy Quality Problems
Undervoltage or overvoltage, harmonic distortion, voltage unbalance, and other power quality problems can be traceable in electrical data long before they cause overheating or vibration. By warning you at the start of a malfunction, Artesis offers the chance to intervene before the motor’s insulation or windings get damaged.
Particularly in pumps controlled by a variable frequency drive (VFD), the ability to detect voltage distortion directly can greatly improve the pump’s operating life. Solving electrical malfunctions at an early stage does not require the pump to be lifted. The surfacing of the pump from underwater can reach 6-digit numbers in certain industries.
Why Artesis? Artesis Provides Pump Performance Data
Artesis condition-based monitoring solutions at the same time use current and voltage measurements to develop a real-time load performance forecast. Hence, this means you can monitor the pump’s performance both instantly and over time. The pump’s best efficiency point is compared during condition monitoring, enabling you to determine the long-term damage that may occur by chronic malfunctions such as bearing and cavitation. This information ensures you operate the pump in a manner healthier than usual; in other words, it prevents damage from accumulating.