Pump systems play a critical role in water and wastewater operations, but opportunities to improve their reliability and efficiency are overlooked. That can happen when designers or engineers fail to consider new demands placed on the system since installation or understand the benefits of available options. Often, the most significant opportunities missed stem from neglecting to see the big picture savings and efficiencies to be gained.
There are multiple drivers to maximizing pump performance. In newer installs, everything from smart design, smart control, and smart analytics can reduce maintenance demands, extend pump life, and minimize total lifecycle costs. For older pumps, the ability to troubleshoot for common performance issues or protecting low-HP pumps from overheating in dry-pit applications could make a world of difference.