Managing the pumps

Flowserve, a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, has introduced IPS Tempo™, a pre-engineered intelligent pump optimization, control and protection system. Flowserve says “IPS Tempo improves performance, lowers total cost of ownership, reduces power consumption up to 50%, and improves Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR).”

It helps eliminate costly downtime and expensive 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.

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. It incorporates variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, pump-specific optimization software, an industrial grade electric drive, and an intuitive menu-driven user interface to provide superior protection, reliability, and the ease of use not possible with other VFDs or pump control systems. It integrates a unique, 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 and easy-to-use package.