Predictive Maintenance Solution Improves Pump Diagnostics

December 10, 2018
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

The SafeGuard Preventative Maintenance Solution from PSG’s Griswold provides remote monitoring for a centrifugal pump and its motor.

New technology from centrifugal-pump manufacturer Griswold, which is part of PSG, a Dover company, provides alerts to problems and complete diagnostic analysis. The SafeGuard Preventative Maintenance Solution allows both the pump and the motor to be remotely monitored 24/7 with continuous cloud connectivity via the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). If an issue occurs, a proactive alert is automatically generated, including clear actionable guidance that can be followed by maintenance personnel to resolve the root cause of the issue. This proactive approach to pump monitoring can help lower maintenance costs by up to 30% and result in up to 75% fewer breakdowns, according to the company’s press release.

SafeGuard is designed to monitor all types of centrifugal pumps. Four battery-powered sensors are included in the system as well as a node/sensor reader. All four sensors work in unison to predict the full health of both the pump and the motor. A complete diagnostic analysis reads the tri-axial vibration, temperature, and electromagnetic values for the pump and motor. These capabilities give the technology the ability to detect more than 20 failure modes and allow centrifugal pump predictive maintenance. 

Source: Griswold