Flowserve to Introduce IPS Tempo Intelligent Pump System
Product News May 01, 2006
Flowserve Corp. has chosen ACHEMA 2006 to introduce IPS Tempo™, a pre-engineered intelligent pump optimization, control and protection system.
Flowserve claims that, designed by the rotating equipment experts at Flowserve, IPS Tempo improves performance, lowers total cost of ownership, reduces power consumption up to 50 percent, and improves Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR).
IPS Tempo is designed to eliminate downtime and repairs caused by dry running, blocked lines, pump overloads, closed suction or discharge valves, cavitation, and excessive wear or rubbing.
Users can program IPS Tempo to respond to process and condition variables to protect pump equipment against adverse operating conditions, thereby optimizing plant output and pump availability and lowering total cost of ownership.
IPS Tempo adjusts pump operations for flow, pressure, temperature, and fluid level changes. The system monitors process variables and pump power, and offers extensive condition monitoring and control.
IPS Tempo incorporates variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, pump-specific optimization software, an industrial grade electric drive, and an intuitive menu-driven user interface to provide protection, reliability, and ease of use.
It integrates a pump-specific user interface, a quick-start setup and configuration, soft-start and soft-stop capability, and pre-engineered pump protection features into one complete package.
IPS Tempo features the most common pump-specific parameters built into its setup, including capacity and head, making implementation fast, reliable and easy. Users can configure IPS Tempo in 30 minutes, a fraction of the time it would take to set up a typical VFD.
IPS Tempo is ideal for critical pump applications as well as ones with varying system parameters, such as tank car unloading and multi-service pumps.
Applicable markets include chemical, petrochemical, refining, water, mining, and general industry.
In addition to IPS Tempo, Flowserve will exhibit its complete lines of CPX ISO standard and Mark 3 ANSI/ASME B73.1 standard sealed and seal-less chemical process pumps.
Flowserve Pleuger® submersible motor pumps will be displayed along with LC chemical slurry, LNN and LR between-bearing, axially split single-stage, and WDX segmental ring pumps.
Flowserve will also feature its technical services, programs and processes to help pump users reduce their total cost of ownership.
Flowserve IPS Tempo will be on display at ACEHMA Hall 8 Stand H2 - J9. In addition to its pump solutions, Flowserve will present a comprehensive line of world-class fluid motion and control products and services, including seals, valves, valve automation, and steam systems.
See Flowserve at Hall 8 Stand H2 - J9 and Hall 8 Stand U17 - V24.