Pump manufacturers play an important role in the industries they serve. Accurate and continued functionality of these systems is critical. From insurance risks to public safety, ensuring a system is designed to last and won’t break or fail when it’s needed most, is important.

Different types of pumps are used to pump water through wells, ponds or filtering systems, or they can be used in cooling towers, or in medical applications. In these settings, they are moving fluids for various functions. One of the major problems that can arise during their use includes cavitation or the formation of bubbles in the substance.pump

For this reason, many manufacturers rely on sensors to indicate low liquid level situations or other issues that could cause a device to fail.

A sensor manufacturer like SMD Fluid Controls can assist by working with pump manufactures as they design solutions and offering sensors that can be built into their products to address possible issues.

In this post, we’ll examine some of the possible ways we can assist pump manufacturers to improve operations of their pumps.

Cavitation Protection

One of the most common issues that pump systems can run into when liquid levels run low is known as pump cavitation. It occurs when cavities make their way into the liquid moving through the pump.  As it travels through the pump and implodes, vibrations occur and pump breakage, increased noise and unnecessary energy usage can all result.

By placing sensors in the system, they will monitor the condition of the pump at all time and send an alarm when low liquid levels are detected. This not only offers insights into operations but can help manufacturers and their customers to avoid further damages or risks.

Sensors to Stop Overfill

While low liquid levels are the most important thing to worry about with pump functionality, another issue that having a sensor in place can protect is for overfills and spills. With a sensor in place, there will be constant monitoring of levels – that means fewer chances that a hazardous product will fill past preset parameters. An alarm is sounded whenever high levels are reached to stop the risk of clean-up costs, downtime and other problems.

Looking for a way to keep your pumps protected and reduce risks? We’d love to work with you on design and implementation.


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