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FLOWSERVE has introduced the IPS Tempo, a pre-engineered intelligent pump optimisation, control, and protection system that improves performance, lowers total cost of ownership, reduces power consumption up to 50 percent, and improves Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR).

The system helps eliminate downtime, and repairs caused by dry running, blocked lines, pump overloads, closed suction or discharge valves, cavitation, and excessive wear or rubbing.

Users can program IPS Tempo to respond to process and condition variables to protect pump equipment against adverse operating conditions, thereby optimising plant output and pump availability and lowering total cost of ownership.

The system adjusts pump operations for flow, pressure, temperature, and fluid level changes, monitors process variables and pump power, and offers extensive condition monitoring and control.

IPS Tempo incorporates variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, pump-specific optimization software, an industrial grade electric drive, and an intuitive menu-driven user interface to provide superior protection, reliability, and the ease of use not possible with other VFDs or pump control systems.

It integrates a unique, pump-specific user interface, a quick-start setup and configuration, soft-start and soft-stop capability, and pre-engineered pump protection features into one complete and easy-to-use package.

IPS Tempo features the most common pump-specific parameters built into its setup, including capacity and head, making implementation fast, reliable and easy. Users can configure the system in less than 30 minutes, a fraction of the time it would take to set up a typical VFD.

IPS Tempo is ideal for critical pump applications as well as ones with varying system parameters, such as tank car unloading and multi-service pumps. Applicable markets include chemical, petrochemical, refining, water, mining, and general industry.

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