Andritz has introduced its newly developed pump controller (APC), a flexible and individual control unit for interconnected pumps in sprinkler, wastewater, lifting, pressure boosting and fire extinguishing systems and in water supply networks.
In the standard design, the APC provides functions like display, operation, notification, and control in accordance with the pre-defined control variables (pressure, head and flow rate) for up to six pumps. The control system switches the pumps on and off, replaces pumps for optimum distribution of use between the pumps, changes pumps over in the event of a fault and provides protection functions such as dry running protection, flow monitoring and anti-jamming, all performed automatically.
The unit can be extended at any time by adding more pumps and functions, such as a remote monitoring concept or a connection to existing higher-level systems. By using a secure, remote interface, like a tablet or smartphone, the operator can access the APC at any time and from anywhere in the world.