New system creates predictive maintenance

9th October 2020


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Water technology company Xylem Africa has announced the launch of the Flygt MAS 801 Pump Monitoring system.

The company notes that the MAS 801 is a “revolution” for proactive oversight and management of various pump metrics. 

The next generation and “new benchmark” in monitoring equipment, replaces its popular MAS711 monitoring product.

The days of manual inspections and reactive maintenance are disappearing, Xylem Africa strategy and marketing manager Chetan Mistry notes.

“The maturation of Internet of Things technologies and connectivity has been creating new ways to leverage data for making better system-level choices. Xylem and Flygt’s MAS 711 helped chart that course, and MAS 801 is taking things even further. Now our customers can monitor multiple pumps through one MAS 801 unit and make quicker decisions using our improved measurement technologies,” she adds.

This means companies can monitor more pumps and respond to situations faster, while saving costs at the same time. “The MAS 801 again shows that we mean it at Xylem when we say we innovate for water.”

Additionally, the MAS 801 can monitor up to ten separate pumps from one central unit, communicating with base stations attached to each pump. From a central screen, companies can monitor a variety of sensor data, such as fluid level, temperatures on bearing and windings, and vibration.

MAS 801 can integrate pump memory and record what happens with the motor, then visualise the data for operators. Those monitoring the pumps can see all the measures and trends, particularly helpful for predictive maintenance. MAS 801 can also issue alerts and alarms for prespecified events or conditions.

MAS 801 also simplifies the decision intelligence experience by providing information for system-level choices and recommendations and can predict optimal pump servicing.

Taking over from the MAS 711, Mistry advances that MAS 801 uses existing power chords for easier installation and use.

“As mentioned above, one MAS 801 unit can now remotely monitor up to 10 different pumps. All the information is featured on one display, featuring an intuitive user interface that enables operators to drill down into specific data. MAS 801 supports your station’s evolution into digitisation and demonstrates Flygt’s leadership in pump solutions.”

Further, it establishes a more proactive approach to station diagnostics, streamlining the maintenance experience – all in a convenient plug-and-play solution that is simple to deploy and integrate with existing pumps. MAS 801 uses a 24/7 on-site overview of pump data and continuous station health check to detect failures before they can damage station infrastructure.

Some of the benefits of the system include predictable servicing which means fewer stoppages and prioritisation of your efforts and time to higher-values activities; optimised maintenance intervals which place less wear on components and improve energy efficiencies of the overall system; as well as integrated pump memory for long-term analysis and predictions.

Mistry urges companies to modernise their station maintenance monitoring, “and know that you can stop problems such as seizing motors, leaking seals, stator windings short circuit or other issues, before they begin”.

Edited by Zandile Mavuso
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features



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