KSB launches smartphone app for pumps

The app helps plant operators to increase productivity and transparency as well as improve competitiveness across the entire life cycle.

The KSB Sonolyzer app is based on an algorithm that has been integrated in PumpMeter units for five years now, of which well over 30,000 have already been sold.

The smartphone-based application does not require knowledge of the individual characteristic curve or any additional technical data of the pump set to be measured, however, and can also be used with pumps from other manufacturers. Users can utilise the app to determine the load at which each centrifugal pump driven by a fixed-speed asynchronous motor is being operated.

By correlating the performance data entered by the user with the hydraulic systems database developed by the manufacturer, the app can conclude whether the pump is operating at part load and lets the user know if any energy could be saved by optimising the hydraulic system or the drive.

This, in turn, points to a considerable amount of energy-saving potential that can be tapped by optimising existing pump installations.