Press Release Summary:
Combining intelligent RosemountÂ® and CSI instruments, Pump Health Monitoring solution continuously monitors for conditions that can cause pump damage or failure, such as cavitation, excessive temperature, vibration, process leakage, seal pot level, and differential pressure imbalance. Smart Wireless technology eliminates trenching and cabling, while asset management interface gives operators at-a-glance view of all conditions, with alerts for situations requiring attention.
Original Press Release:
Emerson's Integrated Pump Health Monitoring Solution Helps Avoid Downtime and Risks from Unexpected Pump Failure
Low-cost, scalable, easy-to-integrate package enables real-time problem detection and prediction
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Industry estimates suggest that approximately 5 percent of production capacity is lost each year to unplanned downtime, much of it caused by equipment failure. Emerson Process Management's new integrated Pump Health Monitoring solution enables users to detect and predict problems - greatly reducing the risk of unexpected pump failures that can cause lost production and expensive repairs, as well as safety and environmental incidents.
"It's not unusual for plants to invest in expensive online monitoring systems for only their most critical or expensive pumps," said Tim Olsen, refining consultant at Emerson Process Management. "The rest may be checked occasionally during technician walkarounds, but as many as two-thirds of essential pumps are 'running blind' most of the time - and at risk of problems that can lead to unexpected downtime, leaks, fires, or other situations that threaten safety and profitability."
Emerson's scalable Pump Health Monitoring solution can detect several conditions, including
o Excessive temperature
o Process leakage
o Seal pot level
o Differential pressure imbalance.
These conditions can independently and jointly bring about pump damage, failure, and several otherwise avoidable consequences.
The integrated solution includes intelligent Rosemount® and CSI instruments that let users continuously monitor for conditions they are most concerned about. A user-friendly asset management interface gives maintenance technicians, operators, and managers an at-a-glance view of all conditions, with alerts for situations requiring attention. And Smart Wireless technology makes implementing the solution easy and affordable even on existing pumps, without expensive engineering, trenching, and cabling that discouraged more-extensive monitoring in the past.
Emerson is currently offering a special Pump Health Monitoring Starter Kit that makes it even easier to take advantage of the solution's flexible options, easy configuration, and seamless integration with existing control and asset management networks. Customers can use a simple online form at www.EmersonProcess.com/PumpHealthKit to select the options most important to them and request a quote from an Emerson specialist.
"Detecting and predicting equipment problems while there's still time to take corrective action can significantly reduce costs and help avoid unplanned slowdowns or shutdowns due to pump failure," said Olsen. "That's why the Pump Health Monitoring solution is only the first of several asset-monitoring packages we are developing to help users improve the safety, reliability, and profitability of their operations."
Additional information about Emerson's Pump Health Monitoring solution - including an interactive "production challenge" simulation where users can experience the benefits of predictive maintenance - is available at www.EmersonProcess.com/PumpHealth.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing, and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb(TM), Syncade(TM), DeltaV(TM), Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel(TM), Ovation(TM), and AMS Suite.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, and Ovation are marks of Emerson Process Management legal entities. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.