Aussie I Pump… su­per smart

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PUMPS & VALVES -

A midstream energy com­pany sys­tem start-up time was sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Fisher wire­less au­to­mated valves.


• Re­duced ex­pected in­stal­la­tion cost from $ 65,000 to $24,000 USD. • In­stal­la­tion time was short­ened by eight days. • In­creased scrub­ber oper­a­tions re­li­a­bil­ity.


In­let scrub­ber oper­a­tions in nat­u­ral gas pro­cess­ing.


As nat­u­ral gas f lows through a pipeline, it pro­duces a large amount of con­den­sate that needs to be han­dled on a daily ba­sis. To ac­com­mo­date this process, au­to­matic dump valves and liq­uid level in­di­ca­tors are re­quired. How­ever, due to their dis­tant lo­ca­tion at this plant, wiring costs from the pipeline to the plant con­trol sys­tem were ex­pected to ex­ceed USD$ 65,000.


Fisher 4320 wire­less po­si­tion mon­i­tors were used to avoid the cost of in­stalling ad­di­tional wires and elec­tri­cal con­duits. Two peo­ple took three days to com­plete the in­stal­la­tion. By im­ple­ment­ing the wire­less de­vices, the com­pany is no longer re­strained by the num­ber of con­troller chan­nels ca­pa­ble of be­ing in­stalled.

The Fisher 4320 wire­less po­si­tion mon­i­tor is cost­ef­fec­tive, quick to in­stall, and easy to mon­i­tor and change set­tings through the AMS Suite: In­tel­li­gent De­vice Man­ager and wire­less con­fig­u­ra­tor.


By re­duc­ing wiring costs, elec­tri­cal work, and elim­i­nat­ing in­put/out­put chan­nels, the to­tal im­ple­men­ta­tion cost sav­ings was USD$41,000. This in­stal­la­tion has im­proved the re­li­a­bil­ity of the plant’s scrub­ber oper­a­tions.

Since the Fisher wire­less au­to­mated valves were suc­cess­ful, ad­di­tional units have been added, giv­ing the plant ac­cess to lo­ca­tions un­reach­able through tra­di­tional wiring meth­ods.­quiry #151022. A new Aussie “Smart Pump” has been re­leased fea­tur­ing 316 stain­less steel casing. The pump is an ex­ten­sion of Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries’ range of pumps de­signed for a wide range of po­ten­tially cor­ro­sive or dif­fi­cult to han­dle liq­uids.

The orig­i­nal Aussie Smart Pumps were polyester with a wide range of elas­tomers suit­able for han­dling liq­uids as di­verse as fuel oils, sea­wa­ter, acids and ag­gres­sive agri­cul­tural fer­tilis­ers and weedicides.

The new I Se­ries stain­less steel pump can also be used in aqua­cul­ture and even oil field ap­pli­ca­tions. The pump’s ma­jor strength is its f lex­i­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity. The pumps in­ter­nals are avail­able in fi­bre­glass re­in­forced polyester, polypropy­lene or even Ry­ton.

Elas­tomers op­tions, in­clud­ing o-rings on the me­chan­i­cal seal, mean these pumps can be con­fig­ured to suit a wide range of dif­fi­cult liq­uids. For ex­am­ple, for sea­wa­ter or brine Buna N seals are com­bined with polypropy­lene in­ter­nal com­po­nents (im­peller and vo­lute). For con­cen­trated ni­tric acid, pump in­ter­nals in ei­ther Ry­ton or polypropy­lene fit­ted with Vi­ton seals make an ideal com­bi­na­tion.­quiry #151022a.

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