Category: Blogs, Energy Efficiency May 13, 2022
By Peter Gaydon, Technical Director
By Peter Gaydon, Director, Technical Affairs for the Hydraulic Institute
While reliability has long been the larger focus of pump optimization, minimizing energy usage is becoming an increasingly important consideration in how we see and plan the optimization of pump systems.
Of course, maintaining that balance and correlation between spend and output is essential—either a reduction in maintenance spend or increase in output are fundamentals of optimization. However, if the pump system can minimize utility costs via reduced consumption of water and energy in a way that does not compromise reliability or output, optimization is achieved. Pump system assessments for existing systems are the path to optimizing a system and gaining an average of 20 percent energy saving.
So how do you shape an assessment to deliver that kind of result? There are three important factors to consider: