SPARUS™ PUMP WITH CFT AND POINT FOUR™ PLC INTEGRATION
Maintaining the Ideal Water Level
A local establishment was experiencing an issue with periodic overflowing of their aquarium. The issue was related to a lack of flow rate control, and lack of balanced flow rates between two pumps in the system. When the system malfunctioned, it was possible for the pump in the filtration room to move more water than the pump on top of the aquarium; causing water overflow into the dining room with no warning.
Each Sparus with CFT pump features a digital communication port that allows for monitoring/control by programmable logic control (PLC) systems. The integration of a Point Four programmable logic controller (PLC) and Sparus Pump with Constant Flow Technology delivers a state-ofthe art package capable of solving a variety of challenges facing aquatic facilities around the world.
As part of the solution the Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems team strategically deployed a PLC system and two digital level sensors to allow the pump to maintain the water height within the tank to half-an-inch of a predefined target level. The new system automatically reports a signal back to the PLC which adjusts the pump’s flow rate to maintain the ideal water level; eliminating the issue of potential overflows!
For more details on this option and other integration possibilities, please contact your Pentair AES representative. These overflow events caused damage to the facility and the equipment. The system experienced ongoing problems and the costs associated with the repairs were starting to mount-up. Additionally, the downtime associated with cleanup was frustrating and inconvenient for the staff members. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems’ aquatic life support team was approached to find a solution to this urgent situation.