The Emotron FlowDrive is designed for use in the most common pumping scenarios (1-2 pumps of any brand) in the wastewater management industry. The heart of FlowDrive is automatic reservoir level control - which optimizes energy use, minimizes the need for maintenance, and enables real-time process monitoring.
Key Features & Benefits
Design utilizes Emotron's long history of well-proven products for water and waste water industry
Energy savings, thanks to automatic optimal pump speed control
Compatibility with all kinds of pumps typically used in this application
Built-in functions that minimize maintenance needs
Absence of a PLC/pump controller reduces cost and effort involved in programming
Having one less component reduces complexity and increases reliability
Less starts and stops of the pumps thanks to longer run times caused by lower average frequency
Full connectivity to suit different user scenarios (remote telemetry/local control panel)
Complete solution packaged that is simple to install and use
Access to system data/parameters for continuous performance monitoring
Existing Emotron equipment can be upgraded to Emotron FlowDrive
|RATED POWER||0.75 - 160kW|
|SUPPLY VOLTAGE||230-690V, 3-phase|
|RATED CURRENT||2.5 - 295 Amps|
|PROTECTION CLASS||IP20/21 / NEMA 1, IP54 / NEMA 12|
|APPROVALS||CE, EAC (cULus pending)|
Up to 30% energy saving is possible
A Unique Solution
During the commissioning of FlowDrive, the user configures all motor data and levels. The self-learning program then takes over, taking the measurements and calculating process data to enable optimal control. Features include load monitoring, best efficiency point and flow estimation.
best efficiency point (bep) algorithm
Initially, the drive operates in learn mode in order to establish the most efficient operating parameters for the BEP algorithm. By running the pump over a range of frequencies and measuring the volumes pumped, it defines the most energy efficient pumping frequency, and calibrates the related functions accordingly. Thereafter, the reservoir level control operates according to these defined values.
no flow sensor required
Once the initial commissioning program has been run, the FlowDrive can estimate in and out flow without the need for a costly external flow sensor. If more accurate flow measurements are required for other reasons, the FlowDrive does, however, support the use of an external sensor.
Installation and use
Emotron FlowDrive is designed for easy installation and is compatible with most telemetry systems. Eliminating the need for a PLC, fewer cables are needed, which means the installation is simple and cost-effective.
During commissioning, the user-interface prompts the customer to input the relevant operating parameters. Once up and running, performance data (for each pump, wherever separate data is of value) is continuously available. This includes:
Current sump/tank level (meters)
Run hours (cumulative and daily)
Number of starts (cumulative and daily)
Energy consumption (cumulative, with savings compared with running at full speed)
Current waste water in-flow
Current pumping out-flow
Maintenance personnel on-site alarm