Municipal Water Pumps
Cities and towns across the United States and Canada are responsible for providing clean and safe water to its residents whenever they turn on the tap. Maintaining aging pumps that are essential to water delivery is a challenge for municipalities with tight budgets and limited resources. SST’s wireless industrial sensor technologies provides remote monitoring, alerts, and analytics on equipment housed in unmanned facilities reducing the need for non-essential visits by maintenance personnel.
Standard industry practice of hiring vibration analysis providers on a periodic basis only provides a snapshot of the pump’s condition. SST's Loki Vibration sensor offers a practical approach to monitoring vibration and temperature by continuous monitoring in real-time with easy-to-understand reports & alerts delivered at intervals that customers choose. Public works staff can gain insights to the life cycle of pumps and be able to predict when service or action is required. SST’s wireless sensor solution is cost effective and easy to deploy.
Installation is simple, and an array of sensors can be installed directly on the pump in minutes using a magnetic adapter. When the sensor is activated, it self calibrates, regardless of the position on the pump. Using any Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Android device, the interval of reporting and alarm thresholds can be changed by simply tapping the sensor with the device like paying for groceries. The sensor is designed to be installed and left in place for a year or longer, depending on the reporting interval.
The Loki sensor measures all 3 axis and has built in intelligence to calculate the change in vibration (amplitude and frequency). The process is called Fast Fournier Transforms (FFT).
SST’s cloud-based platform called ECM Dash, provides operators with a graphic display of the g force and frequency to show change in condition and pinpoint the magnitude and source of vibration.
Over time, the data will reveal the true service life cycle of the pump and remove the guess work. This will help provide predictive, efficient and timely maintenance of critical assets.
Integration with SST’s Anvil sensor gateway is a simple plug-and-play solution with sensor activation using near field communications (NFC). Available LTE, Wi-Fi, SCADA / PLC communications options.
Loki Vibration Sensor Features:
- 3 axis (X,Y,Z) up to 16 g
- Vibration data processed directly on the sensor
- User selected reporting intervals
- Event triggered monitoring and reporting
- Wireless range of up to 500 m / 1640 ft