Did you know that around 20% of the world’s electrical energy is used for pumping applications? The most common employment of pumps is in the area of water treatment and irrigation systems, but pumps are also used in mining, minerals and metals, oil, gas and refining, chemicals, power generation, industry and building services. Sensors are key components in the efficient operation of pumping systems.
A Telemecanique XMP pressure sensor can be used in centrifugal or suction pumping systems to measure the output pressure of a lifting operation. The pressure sensor is connected between the engine and the pump power supply through its contacts. It is also connected to the fluid to measure the pressure. When the output pressure increases, it exceeds the high point pressure level; the sensor opens its contacts to stop the engine. To restart the engine, the pressure has to dip below the low point.
In irrigation pumping systems, ultrasound sensors like the XX930A3A2M12 are used to monitor the proper regulation of water inside irrigation tanks. In sprinkler systems pressure sensors can prevent sudden pressure variations caused by rapid closure of valves in the system.
In domestic pressure booster pump systems, pressure sensors like the XMAV12L2135 can be used to set upper limit PH ranges and the XMLA010A2S12 sensor for fixed differential, single threshold detection.