Frontier Geosciences offers pump users the benefit of combined national and international experience in the measurement, system analysis, audit and optimization of pumping facilities of any kind. Energy costs constitute the largest expenditure for nearly all pumping systems worldwide and can consume up to 65% of annual operating budget. Pump optimisation process provide the operator of pumping facility with an important data regarding the system performance and recommendations for a significant operation cost redaction usually without costly investment in the equipment

We undertake:

  • Measurement & field trouble shooting of installed pump stations & pumped systems.

  • Measurement, trouble-shooting and Index testing of pump stations & pumped systems using multiple, simultaneous measurements and in-situ, Fast Fourier Analyses.

  • Computation and field measurement of hydraulic transients.

  • Field measurements to calibrate computational models of the operational of installed, water & waste water network systems.

System audit & Operational cost savings

Typically most users and designers of pumping systems are concerned about capital equipment and construction costs. However, the long-term system operating costs is a significant factor and its substantial reduction might drastically improve the cost efficiency of the pumping facility.

In response, Frontier has developed the field and analytical procedures for data collection and optimisation analysis for all types of pumping facilities in any industrial setting.

We use state of the art measuring equipment and advanced National Instruments data acquisition software in conjunction with non-linear, global-search optimization techniques. Base on the acquired data Frontier’s experts evaluate the efficiency, trouble shoot or calibrate any installed pumped system and define the impact of differently designed layouts, equipment ratings, discharge settings and times of operation in relation to the overall present-worth, project life.

Measurements are taken on single pumps, or simultaneously, on multiple pumps. As the specific characteristics of the system under test are quite variable a broad range of measurements parameters and locations are required. These readings are all logged as high sample rate time series, are indexed to shaft rotation position, and typically include:

  • Shaft displacement in x,y, and axial.

  • Accelerometer x,y and z on pump frame, body or motor, as required.

  • Discharge header pressure

  • Suction line pressure

  • Rpm, Voltage, Current, Power, and Power Factor of motor

  • Doppler flows

  • Wet well level

The number of graphics below illustrate the process of pumping data acquisition and the variety of physical characteristic collected during the inspection.