NHP Electrical Engineering: controlling pumps and scarcity

NHP Electrical Engineering Smart Motor Control systems provide real-time operational disruption data and energy efficient pumping to wastewater facilities.

Australia’s dry and inconsistent climate poses a challenge to water security. As a consequence, increasing the capacity of wastewater recycling facilities is vital to mitigating resource scarcity and increasing climate resistance.

Recycling wastewater can ease pressure on water resources and avoid the need to discharge the material into the environment.

Managing masses of liquid can be challenging, however, given the rheological makeup of the material.

For wastewater facilities to operate effectively, they require centralised pumping systems supported by reliable motor control.

Power distribution, automation and motor control specialists NHP Electrical Engineering Products (NHP) have been operating in the wastewater space for decades.

Michael Liberatore, NHP Automation, Safety and Motor Control Business Manager, says within the digitised modern world, it’s important that NHP can deliver customer-focused Industrial Internet of Things initiatives and tools.

“Water is an essential input that feeds the production cycle of almost all other industries,” Michael says.

“In the contemporary climate, where limited water resources and concerns about the environmental impact of electricity production are real, innovation is central to success.”

According to Michael, Smart Motor Control is one of many innovative solutions supported by the company. He adds that efficient motor control enables application flexibility, as well as higher productivity and workplace safety.

“At the core of this are inventive solutions that provide a reliable supply of water to minimise network upgrade disruptions and optimise capital investment.”

Michael says Smart Motor Control supports secure wastewater networks by enabling real-time monitoring and asset management. Additionally, he says 75 per cent of motor control failures can be prevented by applying appropriate protection measures.

“Efficient motors drive wastewater management performance, and the impact of motor failure can be significant,” he explains.

“With Smart Motor Control devices, clients can improve productivity and help avoid motor failures with an integrated, data-driven approach.”

Michael says the technology diagnoses problems early and identifies where they are, which allows clients to transform data into actionable information to reduce production losses.

Michael says Smart Motor Control systems minimise energy expenditure by reducing overall system power requirements and wear and tear on equipment.

“Smart Motor Control can be easily integrated into clients’ existing motor control systems to offer higher productivity and shorter downtimes,” he explains.

Be it pumping station treatment plants or pipelines, Michael says NHP can provide complete solutions for the most complex water and wastewater applications.

NHP offers a complete portfolio of Smart Motor Control solutions, from simple fixed and variable speed control to precise torque and position control.

“With Smart Motor Control Devices, energy consumption can be monitored on each motor individually at any point,” he explains.

“Our Smart Motor Control solution helps customers achieve advanced pressure and flow control, including soft start, stop capabilities and energy savings.”

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