Dewatering pump specialist Xylem has said that it will conduct a live demonstration of its remote operation systems at the Bauma construction equipment show in Munch, Germany next week.
The demo will be undertaken using Xylem’s Godwin Primeguard Controller with field smart technology enables a pump to be stopped, started and monitored via live satellite link to ensure optimum efficiency. During the demonstration Xylem will showcase the technology by remotely monitoring a pump based in Bridgeport, New Jersey, USA.
Xylem Dewatering product manager Dave Boucher said: “With this technology customers can monitor the operation of a pump that is located anywhere in the world. It is particularly useful for distributors of large rental pump fleets, or customers who need to monitor a pump situated in a remote part of a mine, for example.
“It can provide the customer with all the information they need about the pump’s operation without having to dispatch someone to a remote or difficult to access location. Information about an engine’s and pump’s operating conditions – running temperature, oil level and pump suction for example - can all be relayed via this telemetry system. Data is collected at one minute intervals and transmitted to a password protected website which customers can view on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
“The technology has been very well received by customers as it eliminates the need for on-site pump monitoring and provides early indications of pump failure and downtime.”