KSB will exhibit its Sonolyzer app for food and beverage plant operators to check their fixed-speed pumps for energy efficiency at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 10 to 12.
It is available for smartphones and tablets and does not require information on the individual characteristic curve or other technical data of the pump set in question.
The app determines the load at which each centrifugal pump driven by a fixed-speed asynchronous motor is being operated.
When the measurement routine starts, the microphone built into the smartphone or tablet is used for approximately 20 seconds to record the noise emitted by the fan of the electric motor.
When the user enters his/her mobile device the rating, speed, head and flow rate given on the name plate, the app then indicates to the user whether optimizing the hydraulic system or modifying the drive of the pump set checked can help save energy.
It is available both for iOS and Android mobile phone platform.
KSB will exhibit series Vitachrom, Vitacast, Vitalobe and Vitaprime for food and beverage applications at the show.
The product range fulfills nearly all tasks in relation with the hygienic handling of liquid and viscous fluids.
All pumps belonging to the Vita series have been awarded the certificates common to the industry, and their elastomer components conform to FDA standards.
The company says the pumps’ almost complete lack of dead volume makes them very easy to clean.
They have cleaning and steaming in place (CIP/SIP) capabilities due to electropolished wetted components and the use of high-grade stainless steels.
Many valves used in the beverage industry are pneumatically actuated.
The multi-functional Amtronic valve control unit for pneumatic actuators is particularly suited for use in brewery and beverage applications.
It incorporates functions ranging from simple open/close control of a pneumatic valve with open/closed position signaling to control tasks that are completed independently from a higher-level control station.
Other products on display include Sisto-C diaphragm valves, gate valves and shut-off butterfly valves.
Sisto-C’s components are made of high-alloy, austenitic materials.
The bodies have no dead volume and can be cleaned without leaving any residues.
The use of multi-port valves enables very complex systems without any dead end pipe runs (dead legs).