Having a reliable pump station can be a major investment that any facility can have. Choosing the proper equipment and device, installing them properly as well as maintaining them require special skills and knowledge which is very important when it comes to turf management.
When it comes to reliability and dependability, Flowtronex has created such reputation making it the leading manufacturer of various irrigation pumping systems worldwide. Since 1974, the company has been working with the best people creating the best Flowtronex equipment that have been trusted for several generations, from the early pump having fixed speed, to the most modern pump stations with variable speeds.
The Reliable Flowtronex Technology
Back in 1974, Flowtronex created some of the first pump which were skid mounted for the golf industry. It has continued this tradition of creating technological innovations and quality by introducing the Silent Storm pumping system with variable speeds. At present, it is considered as the finest pump station there is.
The system is designed for easier set and start. It combines Variable Frequency Drive with precision computer control that provides the golf course superintendents the best pump stations with fully programmable features.
Flowtronex was also the very first one to manufacture, develop and offer the Remote Monitoring Software. At present, Flowtronex, as part of the ITT Industries, has products and pumping stations that operate in more than 70 countries worldwide. It’s no wonder why the key Golf Courses Consultants, top PGA courses and many knowledgeable superintendents turn to Flowtronex every time they need the reliable pumping stations.
Flowtronex is able to continue setting up the pace for turf grass industry by means of constant innovations of their product in control software. The company guarantees that it can design as well as manufacture the pumping systems that will meet customers’ preferred specifications precisely, and combine them with the most modern technology and the highest quality to ensure that they will get more value for their money.
The SCADA System
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition or SCADA is the system used by Flowtonex for its pump. The system is composed of a central controller or a master monitor as well as remote terminals units or RTU. Some kinds of telemetry are utilized to transport the data into and back the RTU and the Central Controller.
The SCADA system is very ideal for controlling and monitoring the remote assets like pump stations and other systems such as well pumps, water towers, automatic valves and even reservoirs. These monitored assets could be situated in same location, or even scattered around the entire country.
The SCADA system is a very effective tool that can generate records and data like discharges coming from a well pump, the flow of water over a barrier, or even in sewage treatment plants. The regulatory agencies often require obtaining accurate reports about any of these mentioned activities.
The SCADA system also provides sewer, water, electric and gas utilities worldwide.
The dependable and reliable performance of a pump station is very crucial for the successful management of turf grass. While a lot of golf courses make sure that their mechanics are trained and provide broad maintenance programs for turf equipment such as mower, the irrigation pump station pose bigger challenges. This is because the maintenance of pump station requires skills and experience in dealing with the 3-phase electrical systems.
At present, there are only few golf courses that have qualified personnel who can work legally and safely on electrical systems with 240 volts or 480 volts. Because pumping systems are becoming more complex, they require efficient services as well as specialized expertise from technicians and mechanics that are factory-trained to make sure they provide the optimum efficiency in services.
All Flowtronex pumps are supported by a service organization worldwide called Flownet. This service network created by the company provides services globally which is composed of independent service technicians, factory-direct service technicians as well as round the clock phone support by the company. Because of this, you can be assured that all service technicians by Flowtronex are certified by Flownet and are undergoing extensive training every year.