Optidrive Eco

Unidades de CA para el control de ventiladores y bombas

Control flexible de la estación de bombeo

sin PLC ni unidades de control de bombas

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Optiflow Diagram

Total Control

A single ‘Master’ drive acts to control and monitor system operation. Control connections are made to this drive only, saving installation time and reducing costs.

Simple Connection

Additional drives connected on the system require a single RJ45 connection and basic commissioning, leading to time savings and simplified installation.

Flexible Solution

The system can operate with up to five pumps in any configuration, e.g. Duty / Assist / Standby. Duty pumps are automatically rotated, ensuring maximum service life and system efficiency.

Consistent Flow

The required pressure and flow levels are maintained regardless of how many pumps are required. When demand increases, additional pumps are automatically brought on stream to assist and are switched off again when not required.

Reduced Downtime

In the event of a fault, or if a pump needs to be isolated for maintenance, the system will automatically continue to operate with the remaining available pumps. The mains power can even be completely isolated from the Master drive without affecting operation of the Slave drives.

Normal vs Reduced Operation

Avoid Pump Downtime

Blockage Detect/Clear

Optidrive Eco can detect pump blockages and trigger a programmed cleaning cycle to automatically clear them, preventing downtime.

Dry Run Protection

Optidrive Eco can evaluate a pump’s speed/power and shut it off or warn when the pump starts to run dry, protecting it from heat/friction damage.

Motor Preheat Function

Optidrive Eco features a motor preheat function to help ensure moisture is not permitted to collect on the motor in periods of inactivity and prior to motor start up. In addition, the motor preheat function can be used to keep condensation from developing on the motor as the motor cools down immediately following a stop. The feature is fully configurable, meaning the pump can be always available the instant it is required.

Pump Stir Cycle

Triggered by a settable period of inactivity, a configurable cleaning cycle can be run to clear sediment, ensuring the pump is ready to run when needed.

Drive Controlled Bypass

Drive Controlled Bypass

Optidrive Eco can operate as a bypass controller when installed as part of a bypass circuit. Activation of Bypass mode can be determined intelligently by the Optidrive Eco drive based on a command from the building management system. Additionally the drive can be set to automatically select bypass mode when entering into a trip condition ensuring minimal disruption to service.

Pump Prime with Burst Pipe Protection

Pump prime mode allows starting of the pump in a safely controlled manner, to ensure consistent filling and pressurisation of pipe work and systems. Low pressure warnings are ignored during priming to allow the system to prime correctly, whilst a failsafe timeout prevents the pump from continuing to run in the event of a failure to prime. This helps to prevent the effects of water hammering (such as bursting water pipes) or damage to fountain / sprinkler heads.

The time limit, set for pump prime mode to complete, means that the pressure in the system must reach the minimum level within the set time. Failure of the system to pressurise would indicate a leak or burst pipe within the pump system and result in the Optidrive Eco shutting down the pump. During normal operation the system pressure is still continuously monitored against the minimum level so that a burst pipe during normal operation will likewise result in the drive tripping ‘low pressure’ and shutting the pump down.

Optidrive Eco

Pump Control

  • All drives operate at variable speed for maximum energy saving.
  • Equal run time sharing across every pump.
  • Automatic system reconfiguration in the event of a pump fault (including the master pump).
  • Continued system operation when drives are individually powered off (including the master drive).
  • Communication and +24V control voltage shared between drives via a standard RJ45 patch lead.
  • Independent maintenance indicators for each pump.
  • Any pump can be switched to Hand operation a the touch of a button, and will automatically rejoin the network when switched back to Auto.
  • For waste water applications each pump can be set for blockage/ragging detection and activate an automatic de-ragging/pump cleaning cycle.
  • Optional mains isolator with lock-off for safe pump maintenance.
  • Optiflow function configured through simple parameter set-up and intelligent drive self configuration.
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