Condition Monitoring for Submersible Pumps
Condition monitoring poses a real challenge for hard-to-access equipment such as submersible pumps. It is crucial to use innovative and safe methods to monitor these pumps, which are located in challenging and dangerous areas and play an important role in operating critical systems.
Challenges Faced in Submersible Pumps
– Difficult to obtain reliable data due to their locations
– Prone to failures due to operating under challenging conditions (e.g., corrosion)
– Can cause difficulties in terms of access and waste time due to being spread out over a large area of use.
– It takes time and is costly to replace them. In certain processes, replacing a submersible pump means halting the production, creating significant losses for the facility.
At first glance, it may seem logical to use wireless sensor technology to monitor a submersible pump. However, the pumps’ exposed elements during operation, such as waste oil, petroleum, acid, corrosion, and temperature, reduce the sensors’ useful life and prevent healthy results.
That’s why, for the equipment that operates under harsh conditions, you need a condition monitoring technology that provides results remotely without installing any sensor to the equipment.
What kind of solution is Artesis offering?
Artesis measures the voltage and current provided to the motor that operates the valve, the pump, and the other equipment to track the entire machine’s health accurately. Artesis collects the current and voltage signals from CTs and PTs located in the control cabinet of the motor, and the unique algorithm converts them to meaningful data. Thus, the location of the submersible pump becomes irrelevant, and the challenging conditions are eliminated..
-After the installation of e-MCM into the motor control cabinet e-MCM starts collecting the voltage and current signals to learn the behavior of the motor.
-The MCM must complete the learning process to obtain a mathematical model of the monitored equipment. This takes approximately 10 days.
-Throughout the learning process; ARTESIS E-MCM considers each point of operation in the motor as a cluster in the three-dimensional space (power factor, gain, supply frequency). Each cluster has a separate model. In the monitoring mode, each data is compared to the closest cluster.
-Thanks to our unique know-how in challenging equipment such as submersible pumps, we can identify both mechanical and electrical failures months in advance, based on only current and voltage information. Thus, any potential failure that may occur in the pumps is determined at the outset.
-Additionally, significant parameters that affect energy efficiency such as current, voltage distortions, harmonics, and voltage drops are monitored and reported.
Moreover, Artesis turns pump systems’ current and voltage data into accurate real-time power, load, and flow estimations. This means that you can track the pump’s performance both at a given time and over time.
All of these smart data that we provide to you will let you know any potential failures beforehand and give you the chance to respond to them at the right time.
Unique Features of Artesis
-Failure predictions months in advance with high accuracy
-A solution that is independent of the location of the asset to be monitored
-Detailed information about not only the electrical and mechanical failures, but also the energy efficiency and performance of the monitored asset
-24/7 monitoring thanks to its digital infrastructure
-Sensorless technology minimizes your wiring costs.