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Proposal name:
Recording and analysis of the acoustic spectrum to prevent pump failures

Call Identifier:  FP7-SME-2012-BSG

Activity Area:  Research for the benefit of SMEs F

Closure Date:  06/12/2011 Sub Area 1:  Machinery / Instruments / Sensors

Subject:
The project aims to develop an innovative diagnostic system for on-line Acoustic Control (AC) of pumps to predict their safe operation time.
Sophisticated Multi-Pump Systems (MPS) are widely used in different industrial sectors such as the oil & gas industry, petrochemistry, power plants, materials production etc. All pumps are identified by high-speed rotating parts which have limited life-time. Pump failures result in enormous reparation cost. In some cases reparation is 100-400 times more expensive than preventive safety measures. Forecasting pump failures and replace worn-out parts in a timely manner can save significant amount of money for plant/machine operators.

Already existing consortium:
2 RTD partners from Germany and Hungary
1 SME employing multi pumps systems in industrial washing machines
2 SME providing maintenance services to the oil and gas industry

Partners sought and role in the project: end-user SMEs

For further information, please contact: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es