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Quebec: Getty Images, Concertor: Xylem Inc.
The solution also included Xylem’s MultiSmart Pump
Station Controller to simplify the station’s waste and
sewage water management processes. MultiSmart
is an effective preventative maintenance tool that
includes several built-in fail-safe features. For
instance, the controller has alarms and pre-alarms,
where an operator is notified prior to an alarm event.
Staff who control the pump station are able to log
in remotely and take a critical look, determining if
a pump has failed to start or if a pump is starting
too fast. This feature allows operators to pinpoint
potential failures and other problems before they
happen so the utility can prioritize issues that truly
require a technician call-out.
Additionally, the intelligent controller monitors
and calculates power usage in real time. This enables
the utility’s operators to identify and control any inefficiencies by leveraging the most efficient pump and
reducing overall power consumption in the facility.
Another value-added feature is the ability to protect
pump motors from sporadic voltage sags and surges,
or spikes on the utility line. If a pump is running
during one of these events, it could otherwise harm
WAT E R C A N A D A . N E T
Installation of Xylem's Flygt Concertor and MultiSmart Pump
Station Controller addressed Cowansville's clogging issues and
simplified the station's waste and water management processes.
Reduced costs and uninterrupted pumping
Since the installation and commissioning of the new
Concertor system in May 2020, there have been no
“The transition was so smooth,” said the head of
Cowansville’s fixed assets division. “It was perfect.”
For the last 18 months, the Concertor has operated without interruption and there hasn’t been any
grease buildup. The result is significant cost savings,
estimated at $3,600, as regular maintenance call-outs
are no longer necessary.
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