October 08, 2017
Grundfos Pump Audit teams ready to go
Pump specialist, Grundfos, has completed the first phase of training for its new Pump Audit service and now has two dedicated teams ready to go.
Operating alongside the existing Energy Check service, the teams are now offering the new Pump Audit, which provides in-depth testing and diagnosis of individual pump operation and performance, as part of the company’s comprehensive Energy Optimisation and Consultancy portfolio.
Equipped with the latest high technology testing equipment, each of the teams includes a fully qualified engineer and a service technician, and is supported by a central dedicated Pump Audit administrator.
Pumps today account for a massive 10% of our total electricity usage, with an estimated 95% currently running inefficiently. With energy savings of 60% and more achievable using the latest generation of Grundfos intelligent pump systems, this has become a key area of interest for manufacturers striving to cut energy and process costs, and meet demanding government energy reduction targets.
The new Pump Audit is a multi-phase process, which starts with an initial review of existing pump applications and process efficiency to identify key areas for investigation.
This is followed by an on-site inspection and testing phase during which data
is collected to enable the team to check power consumption, flow and
differential pressure, and build up a profile of each pump.
Once the data has been analysed, the team provide a detailed report on current and potential operation capabilities, along with recommendations for Grundfos pump solutions that will increase process efficiency, cut costs and reduce the company’s carbon footprint. After installation, the new pump set-up is checked to ensure the
system and controls are working efficiently and that forecast performance
improvements are being achieved.
Unlike the Energy Check service, which is offered free by Grundfos, the new Pump Audit will carry an initial charge, although this is being credited against any subsequent orders for pumps and equipment.