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Pump Control Systems

Retroflo’s award-winning pump systems represent a breakthrough in wastewater pumping station management. Developed from the real experience of an engineering contractor with a 40 year track-record in the water sector our fixed and variable speed systems address the industry-wide need to overcome common operational problems such as high energy costs and frequent blockages

Our systems uniquely monitor motor power, current, torque and speed, together with wet well level and volumetric flow, and continuously compares this real-time data with up to 10,000 pre-determined reference points per pump to identify and correct operational and efficiency issues.

At Retroflo we appreciate that every industry and client is different, that’s why we also offer bespoke pump control systems that are tailored to suit a client’s individual requirements. Our extensive knowledge and experience in the Pump, Instrumentation and Control marketplace mean we can help clients develop their own systems

Award-Winning Pump Control Systems

Retroflo Pump Control System Awards

Retroflo’s system is the world’s first to offer pre-blockage detection, consent security, intelligent flushing cycles, pump self-analysis, periodic efficiency testing and asset data storage, within a easy-to-use solution.

In operation at sites around the UK, our pump control systems have been proven to deliver a significant reduction in pump blockages and the associated costs of unscheduled maintenance call outs.

Retroflo systems are delivering blockage reductions, a minimum 12 per cent fall in energy consumption costs and almost no reactive maintenance call-outs. This means an average CAPEX return within 12 months.

Retroflo Pump Control Key Features

  • Pre–Blockage Detection: Any solid build-up on the pump impeller is immediately detected and a Self-Cleansing sequence is initiated. This ensures that the impeller remains debris free, hence maintaining optimum performance.
  • Pump Self-Analysis: Pump operating data is automatically stored for benchmark purposes. The real time operating data is then constantly compared to the benchmark data for implementing remedial action.
  • Intelligent Flushing Cycle: Prior to a selected time the system allows the wet well to fill to a pre-set level. When initiated, the well is emptied rapidly using the maximum number of available pumps.
  • Periodic Pump Efficiency Testing: Pump efficiency test data is compared against benchmark pump data and in the event of any deterioration to pump performance an alarm is generated.
  • Inbuilt Diagnostic Tools: The system’s on-board trends facility constantly monitors and plots real-time data, such as level and flow and pump particular operating data such as speed, current, power and torque.

Retroflo Pump Control Key Benefits

  • Ease of Implementation and Use: The system’s ease of implementation and use is a key benefit to pumping station operators. The system gathers pumping data which can then be accessed using a touch-screen interface.
  • Operator Selected Batch Pumping or Constant Pumping: The system enables the operator to simply select or change the pumping system between Batch or Constant Level.
  • Consent Maintained/Security of Consent: Dependent on the specific requirements of a station, the system allows a selection to be made for either controlling level or flow rate, ensuring the consent security of stations.
  • Energy and Operational Savings: Retroflo systems in operation have a proven track-record of delivering a minimum of 12 percent reduction in power consumption, vastly reduced maintenance interventions, and cleaner wells that enhance the asset life of pumps.
  • Retro-fit flexibility: Retroflo’s approach offers a control system that is applicable to a wide range of manufacturers’ equipment (pumps and drives) and may be installed in new control panels, or integrated into existing systems.

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Award-winning Pump Control Systems