Through the application of advanced technologies, Flowserve Intelligent Performance Systems (IPS) family of products helps customers proactively manage their plant assets to increase plant uptime and reduce equipment life cycle costs. Flowserve offers advanced monitoring solutions – wired and wireless – for permanent and portable data collection and analysis of vital plant assets.
Monitoring and control solutions from Flowserve are engineered specifically to address process and equipment issues. As a result, user interfaces are highly intuitive and information is easy to interpret and immediately actionable.
In addition, Flowserve is on the leading edge of predictive monitoring and diagnostics. Onboard sensors and intelligent pumping algorithms make it possible for plant operators to predict system behavior before failure or disruption, thus protecting their most critical plant assets.
The Flowserve IPS Beacon™ is a data acquisition, logging and visual alert device for monitoring process pump health. Mounted atop a pump’s bearing housing, the intrinsically safe Beacon checks power-end vibration (x-y-z axis) and temperature against pre-set limits, visually warning the user when an alert condition occurs.
In addition to the visual alert, the Beacon has broad expansion capabilities. With the addition of the optional USB docking device and PC-based software, users are able to customize alarm levels to each specific application. Adding the optional Take-away Memory module (TAM) allows the Beacon to store time-stamped vibration and temperature measurements which can then be downloaded for further evaluation.
To further extend its capabilities, the Beacon can be transformed from a local to a remote monitoring and alert device. By integrating it with an IPS Wireless Series 103 multi-point device, the Beacon sensor data can be sent “wirelessly,” allowing the user instant access to information without having to be stationed near the pump. This integration of wireless data and information is seamless to either a local monitoring system or the Flowserve Technology Advantage Platform.