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Tamas Pump Audits; The Simple Solution

The industrial sector is the largest employer of pumps, but most other building types, from hotels to hospitals to private homes, also depend on them for comfort and sanitation.

Pump Audits show that up to 60% of the energy consumed by pumps could be saved. In other words, there is a significant potential for saving money if your old pumps are replaced with new efficient pumps. With rising energy prices, it makes sense to get a professional check-up and to see how fast a new investment may pay back with a new Tamas pump package installed.

A Pump audit is performed by our specialists based on measurements. It focuses on the amount of material the pump is handling and flow variations during a relatively short and well-defined period. The audit assesses the overall efficiency of your pumps and proposes changes to be made to improve efficiency. The proposals are supported by calculations of the savings to be made, the reduction in CO2 emissions, and the payback time on any investment.

The benefits are operational cost savings and not least a significant reductions to installation carbon footprint.

What is a Pump Energy Audit?

A Pump Energy Audit gathers information that highlights areas where pumps and pumping systems may not be operating at optimum efficiency, as well as highlighting areas for improvement.

Why Get a Pump Energy Audit?

By undertaking a Pump Energy Audit, we will provide you with a report that recommends ways to improve pump efficiency and quotes for the remedial work, as well as calculating the payback period for any new equipment or repairs.


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How does a Pump Energy Audit work?

The first stage in a Pump Energy Audit is the data gathering. We will send a trained technician to set up monitoring equipment on your premises. The technician will ask questions about operating conditions – are they used all the time, or are they used only at particular times?

The measuring equipment may be in place from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the system. Sometimes, our technician may need to move the equipment to capture data from different pumps.

We analyze the data and provide a report that identifies all recommended actions for improvement, along with estimated costs and payback periods. For example, this may include replacing or repairing a pump or motor, redesigning a hydraulic circuit, or installing a variable speed drive.

Our Pump Audit will check-up on the efficiency of your pumps. During a test period it will reveal how much energy you could save by switching to a different and maybe more modern pump model. The audit outlines the recommended changes, the energy saving, CO2 reduction and the payback time.

Pumps require energy to run and energy costs account for over 85% of the total running cost of a pumping system. And much of the energy that you are paying for is going to waste. Thus, it is not difficult to understand the necessity to optimize energy consumption.

Pump Lifetime Cost

Pump Audit Procedure

Data Collection

  • Facility Description
  • P&ID Drawings
  • Energy Bills
  • Detailed Equipment List
  • Age and Frequency of Maintenance of the Pumps
  • Facility Operation Hours

Field Measurements

  • Power Consumption
  • Flow Measurement
  • Pressure
  • Pressure Differential
  • Temperature
  • Temperature Differential

Survey Data

  • Pump & Motor Name Plate
  • Observations of the State of Pumps
  • Observations of Operating Conditions

Analysis of Information

Pump Audit Results

Equipment: Energy Meter

Energy Meter

Fluke 1736 Energy Meter

Power monitoring is an important process in identifying current and potential power quality issues and addressing them before they get out of hand. Good power monitoring equipment can provide reliable information about power quality, demand and flow.

Power quality is a measure of how well a system supports reliable operation of its loads. A power disturbance or event can involve voltage, current, or frequency. Power disturbances can originate in consumer power systems, consumer loads, or the utility.

Our Energy Audits classify basic measurements of voltage and current in such a way that the state of health of the electrical system can be quantified. The Audit also measures incoming and outgoing pressure, and logs it for desired time periods. Using these measurements, with the input of the energy cost, we can directly calculate the actual cost of the energy used by the system during a specific time period.

Fluke Readings

Energy Assessments

Quantify energy consumption before and after improvements to justify energy saving devices.

Fluke Readings

Harmonics Measurements

Uncover harmonic issues that can damage or disrupt critical equipment.

Fluke Readings

Load Studies

Verify electrical system capacity before adding loads.

Voltage and Current Event Capture

monitor for dips and swells that cause spurious resets or nuisance circuit breaker tripping.

Equipment: Ultrasonic Flow Meter

Energy Meter

Krohne Optisonic 6300P

The flow meter is a battery powered, ultrasonic non-invasive clamp-on flowmeter that can be fitted on the outside of piping to measure the flow rate of liquids. It consists of a combination of one or two clamp-on sensor(s) and one handheld electronic signal converter.

The ultrasonic flow meter is a perfect measuring device for temporary flow monitoring in numerous hydronic applications, with an accuracy of within 1%. Thanks to its mobility, the device is equally suited to comparative measurements on stationary measuring equipment or for use as a short-term replacement for faulty devices.

Single Measurement

Single Measurement

Singular measurement with a USB stick for mobile data transmission to a computer.

Dual Measurement

Dual Measurement

Two flow sensors of the same type can be connected to the converter electronics simultaneously for dual path or dual pipe flow measurement.

Heat Flow Measurement

Heat Flow Measurement

The ultrasonic flow meter can calculate thermal energy using the input of 2 temperature sensors and providing a temperature difference.

Equipment: Visual IR Thermometer

Energy Meter

Fluke VT04

The VT04 Visual IR Thermometer combines a center-point temperature measurement with a blended digital image and heat map overlay and find heating. The Visual IR Thermometer scans a broad area with the blended digital image and heat map overlay to quickly identify temperature anomalies that need more inspection.

The Visual IR thermometer is ideal for electrical panel inspection, pump and motor inspection. The device finds heating and ventilation problems and is a non-contact monitoring of pumps, electrical motors and panels.

Every Fluke Visual IR Thermometer has a built-in digital camera with an infrared heat map overlay to instantly identify the exact location of the problem.

25% Heat Map

25% Heat Map Overlay

50% Heat Map

50% Heat Map Overlay

75% Heat Map

75% Heat Map Overlay

VT04 Display

Pump Energy Audits - Potential Savings

Case Study Examples

Apartment Building Before and After

Apartment Building

Edmonton, AB

Heating Pump Application

Before After
# of Pumps 2 2
Output Power 10 HP 5HP
Energy Use 305,464 KWh 116,177 KWh
Energy Savings
(%)
Energy Savings
($)
CO2 Savings
(Metric Tons)
61.97% $26,500.00 171.68

Data Collected over 570 Days of Operation

Condominium Tower Before and After

Condominium Tower

Edmonton, AB

Heating Pump Application

Before After
# of Pumps 2 2
Output Power 10 HP 7.5 HP
Energy Use 398,797 KWh 142,873 KWh
Energy Savings
(%)
Energy Savings
($)
CO2 Savings
(Metric Tons)
64.17% $35,829.00 232.12

Data Collected over 1299 Days of Operation

Apartment Complex Before and After

Apartment Complex

Edmonton, AB

Booster Pump Application

Before After
# of Pumps 2 2
Output Power 15 HP 5 HP
Energy Use 463,132 KWh 164,395 KWh
Energy Savings
(%)
Energy Savings
($)
CO2 Savings
(Metric Tons)
64% $41,823.00 270.95

Data Collected over 862 Days of Operation