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A partnership with a manufacturer should go beyond the equipment it sells. Flowserve has developed the human resources, technology platforms and business alliances to help you realize more payback from your plant operations.
We not only help our customers “detect and diagnose,” but also “fix and optimize.” We have deep domain knowledge built over 200 years as a major equipment supplier to the industry. We know in detail how to optimize the performance of flow equipment, and how to ensure it is operating safely, reliably, and at peak performance.
With a holistic view of the operation bolstered by lifecycle cost analyses, Flowserve can provide customers with a variety of asset management and optimization solutions—from industry benchmarking to customized asset optimization—that address some of the industry’s toughest issues. These solutions are backed by our unparalleled industry expertise and technical infrastructure that is uniquely developed to the requirements of flow management equipment and systems operation.
Partner with us to manage and optimize your assets to gain efficiencies and lower costs.
Flowserve employs a comprehensive array of tools and technologies to ensure all relevant data become part of the decision-making process—at the equipment, unit or plant level. A comprehensive data view coupled with insights from Flowserve experts can identify latent efficiencies and optimizations to improve performance and decrease costs.
Whether employing a wireless monitoring system, leveraging its IPS Insight platform or making sense of disparate sets of historical data, Flowserve can help customers get a more complete view of all their data. Once data is collected and/or cleansed, proprietary software from Flowserve allows customers to view actionable information using easy-to-understand graphical interfaces. Then, experts work with your team to decipher trends and insights and develop an optimization plan. Our goal is to quickly deploy solutions that prevent equipment failures and system disruptions before they occur.
Wired or wireless, in situ or mobile, Flowserve has the products and technical resources to accurately collect and efficiently transmit data.
Flowserve offers sophisticated software and human support to identify missing data and flesh out anomalies. These tools and processes can be applied to both historical records and real-time operational data. By filling in data gaps, you can purge economic waste and mitigate the potential for decision-making errors resulting from faulty or incomplete data.
Flowserve experts don’t just provide human review of operational data. We have also developed tools that incorporate algorithmic analysis of real-time data, enabling automated adjustments to equipment operation. By employing leading-edge tools and industry expertise, Flowserve helps customers identify early indicators of equipment failure, diagnose issues and take action to avoid equipment and system failure—and, worse, plant shutdowns.
The IPS Insight platform is a data aggregation system that offers a unique view of key performance indicators for critical plant assets. Through this portal, customers and Flowserve technical experts can collaboratively view a centralized repository of plant asset information aggregated from any source. Problems and performance issues can be quickly diagnosed and ongoing performance metrics can be monitored through easily interpreted visuals.
Plant Operators face demands for increased productivity and profits, which are seemingly at odds with the everyday realities of decreased operating budgets, rising energy costs and increasing operational costs.
That is why Flowserve has evolved its capabilities to go beyond simply selling equipment to include a suite of resources and tools designed to relieve the stresses and reduce the lifecycle costs of equipment reliability, inventory, energy and environmental issues.
Rotating Equipment Performance
Increased equipment reliability ensures enhanced plant availability and reduced downtime cost. The result is a double savings: lower maintenance cost and higher throughput. Flowserve is constantly innovating to enhance performance and reliability, and ultimately to extend the productive life of rotating equipment.
Through the measured application of mechanical and hydraulic upgrades with a focus on a life cycle cost payback, Flowserve can effect an immediate change in plants where bad actors, rework and low mean time between planned maintenance are unnecessarily burdening plant operations.
Pumps and other process equipment are enormous consumers of energy. Over time, as process parameters change and equipment degrades, significant amounts of energy are squandered, driving up operating costs.
Energy costs are estimated at two-and-a-half times more than maintenance expenses over the life of most rotating equipment. Due to those costs and increasing pressures to decrease carbon dioxide emissions, an energy improvement program from Flowserve is often the first step in an asset optimization solution.
Flowserve energy audits review all aspects of the process system and establish baselines and future performance metrics. Field performance testing tools, expert hydraulic system design including CFD analysis, flow visualization, and comprehensive pump system analysis software can all be employed to achieve energy optimization.
Plant Availability Improvement
By their nature, critical assets dictate plant uptime. Supported by state-of-the-art technology and our global QRC network, Flowserve has developed online assurance programs solely focused on increasing critical asset uptime.
Features of these programs include:
A consistent, comprehensive view of asset data is vital to improving operational performance. That is where our proprietary web-based software applications come in—IPS Insight and Flowstar.net. These help customers collect, store, manage and interpret asset data to achieve meaningful business results.
With these applications, you can:
Flowstar.net is a secure, web-based application used to help customers implement comprehensive reliability improvement programs. It tracks performance data such as meantime between failure (MTBF), and offers real-time access to equipment databases with powerful filtering and sorting capabilities. Access Flowstar.net
Key features include:
IPS Insight is a data aggregation system that offers a unique view of key performance indicators for pumps, other rotating equipment and critical plant assets. Easy-to-interpret visuals show real-time operational data obtained from customer control systems and onboard sensors, comparing actual data to expected performance levels. Access IPS Insight
The centralized view can also include: