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Remote control of your pumping installations

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Remote control of your pumping installations

The eyes and ears of your pumping installation or your pump network could be an Internet based online telemetric system that provides you, or your customers, or any municipal or governmental utilities with timely information. Get the benefits to be the first to know when a pipe bursts or any alarm of your installation appear, browse for your trends or reports.

You can be the first to know who get informed by SMS or email about warnings or alarms of your installation anywhere & anytime as long as you have a mobile device like a cellular phone. On a system like “Grundfos Remote Management” you are able to define a schedule for your operation persons.

When you have a Smartphone, a Tablet PC or a PC which has Internet access (e.g. WLAN) you are able to login anytime & anywhere to the user interface of the remote management system and get all information of your pumping installation like operating hours, duty points, setpoints, sensor values, reports, trends, alarms, warnings etc.

As equipment succumbs to wear and tear, you will have time to plan maintenance. As renovation projects draw nearer, you can draw on hard facts to make your decisions.

This allows you to keep your wastewater, irrigation, agriculture, mining, water supply or water network systems operating cost-effectively.

One is the need to make best use of limited resources. With pumping installations spread all over the countryside, onsite inspection is simply a poor use of time. With a wireless telemetric system, monitoring and control tasks can be performed from a PC anywhere anytime. When a pressure drops, a pump blocks, or a flow decreases you will be the first to know, also you are able to optimize your system related to the stored trend data.

You can verify whether the pump size fits to the system or track changes in pump performance.

Cost effective solution to common challenges

Wastewater and water supply operators in face challenges that Grundfos Remote Management can help remedy. A second challenge is a pressing need to renovate networks of sewers and water mains. Decision-makers can use the performance data collected from the many pumping installations to prioritize and plan both day-to-day maintenance tasks and larger renovation projects. This makes Grundfos Remote Management a very powerful tool for making public water and wastewater systems more cost-effective.

Grundfos services and hosts the system on its own corporate hosting centre, which saves customers the cost of hosting, servicing and maintaining both software and hardware. System managers only need Internet access, a standard browser, and a password to get access to the user interface to monitor and manage their pump installations.

What exactly do you get?

The first impression users get is the unique overview of all pump installations in their system. Users can upload an aerial photo or map, and drag-and-drop installations to their actual location. The start-up screen then shows if there is a problem, what the problem is and the location of the affected installation.

Efficient alarm management

Managers can plan on-call schedules months in advance. The schedule determines who is to receive alarms at any given time of the day or night all year round. From a PC anywhere the recipient can log on to the system and determine the course of action to be taken. If for example a motor protection unit has been activated, the pump can be restarted online.

Highly cost-effective service and maintenance

Changes in pump performance can be tracked using trend graphs automatically generated by the system. This can give an indication of wear or damage in the installation. Service and maintenance can be planned based on the actual condition of the installation components rather than “time since last service”. Timely service and maintenance has a direct and positive impact on the municipality’s energy consumption and operating costs.

The graphical overview of the municipal network is unique to Grundfos Remote Management and can be adjusted by the user.

Grundfos offers a range of communication components and total solutions (wireless and wired) that save time and costs – and perhaps most importantly address the real concerns operators have about remote management.

The GRM system has been rolled out in several countries in the world. To find contact details for your local Grundfos sales office visit www.grundfos.com/water-utility.

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