Tracking Pump Health
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Pumps wear over time. A pump's "health" refers to its state of wear, and an unhealthy, worn pump produces less flow and operates at reduced energy efficiency. Unfortunately, utilities are not aware of the health of their pumps. This means that pumps run at significantly reduced levels of efficiency for years while running to failure.

Specific Energy user interface enables operators to perform periodic, in situ pump tests to measure and track each pump's Pump Health Index (PHI). Additionally, monthly reports that include information on the health of each pump in the system are sent to managers' and operators inboxes each month. This gives utilities the information they need to keep their pumps operating as efficiently and reliably as possible.
System Overview - Health at a Glance
Access your Specific Energy account from any computer to view your pumps' health, as well as your pump station capacity, tank levels, operator-support advisory notifications, and much more. Specific Energy's software suites are continually monitoring and collecting data on pump performance, flow rates, pressures, and VFD status. The top-level System Overview screen shows all of a customer’s production sites on pump station tiles.

Each pump station tile shows a 24-hour trend of pump runs, current flow, Pump Health Index, Energy Efficiency Index, Transient Control Index, whether there are unacknowledged alarms, and whether the pump station is currently running in DPO mode.
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Pump Health Index - Track Pump Efficiency
The Pump Health Index (PHI) is a number from 0-100 that represents the health of each pump in your system. The PHI for each pump is included on each pump station tile (shown above) so you can tell at a glance if you have any pumps in your system that need maintenance attention. A low Pump Health Index indicates a worn pump, which means you will see a reduction in the capacity and efficiency of that pump.
Monthly Reports - Helping You Make Informed Management Decisions
Specific Energy’s reports contain the information you need to compute return on investment (ROI) to determine when it is advantageous to spend money to repair or refurbish a pump, and whether to upgrade the pump’s impeller material to increase the span between repairs.

Using SEC data of all pumps across a water distribution system, management can prioritize maintenance schedules to maximize ROI. Proactive maintenance is less expensive than reactive emergency repairs, resulting in a more reliable system and reduced overtime. Specific Energy automatically delivers monthly SEC-based Pump Performance Benchmarking reports via email to a list of recipients provided by the customer.
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Monthly reports summarize the net present value (NPV), return on investment (ROI), and payback period of repairing individual pumps and combinations of pumps so that engineers and managers can schedule pump repairs based on financial data.

Monthly reports for each pump station include summaries on energy savings, digital transient control, pump health data, and more.

Detailed pump summaries include up-to-date pump curves, pump health indexes, and pump operation information so you can effectively track the health of your pumps.