Xylem's Next-Generation Pump Controller Provides Clear View Of Energy Usage
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has launched a next-generation pump controllerthat provides a clear view of a plant’s energy consumption and the true cost of pumping operations.Unlike general purpose program logic control (PLC) systems, Xylem’s Flygt APP 800 is specifically engineered to control water and wastewater transport systems.The new system will be on display at the WEFTEC trade show in New Orleans from October 1-3, booth 6239.
Patrik Stolpe, business manager for monitoring and control with Xylem, said “The Flygt APP 800 from Xylem gives customers a better understanding of the actual cost of their pumping operations by showing the volume of liquid that's being pumped and the amount of energy being consumed to pump that liquid. The result is a detailed analysis of kilowatt hours per million gallons pumped, so customers know where their critical focus should be to improve energy consumption."
An embedded web server gives operators access to critical data from anywhere allowing them to monitor equipment, troubleshoot and identify trends, diagnose and resolve issues quickly and easily, all from a remote location. The end result is apump station control system that provides ease of operation, flexibility and reliability, ensuring more uptime, greater energy savings and less operating and maintenance costs.
Mr. Stolpe continued,"Flygt APP 800 is pre-engineered and pre-packaged for instant use and can be connected to a SCADA system for seamless integration with very little engineering, particularly if it's a Flygt SCADA system."
The APP 800 is modular and scalable, allowing flexibility to tailor for future expansions with just a few pushes of a button on a user-friendly touch screen. User configurable hydraulic algorithms allow operators to change the way the system runs based on long-term needs.
The APP 800's new features include
- Enhanced system flexibility with state-of-the-art pump modules
- Improved connectivity
- A color touch screen that improves user friendliness
- Easy-to-use intuitive graphical interface that's simple to install/configure for dedicated applications
- Full telemetry and alarm handling distribution, data logging and data storage, recording data, time and details on up to 1,000 events.
The system benefits from Xylem’s more than 100 years of accumulated expertise in the water and wastewater pump business including its large install base of more than 100,000 previous-generation pump controllers.
Flygt, a Xylem brand, is synonymous with engineering excellence, reliability and closeness to customers. Flygt is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of dry and submersible pumps, mixers and related intelligent controls systems. Under the Flygt banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize their use. Product development and manufacturing of Flygt products is based in Sweden. For more information on Flygt products, please visit www.flygt.com.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8B and 12,500 employees worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.
SOURCE: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand