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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 42460161, Entry date: 02/19/2014

Monitoring of Centrifugal Pumps using the "PumpMon" Function Block in SIMATIC PCS 7

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Objective of the Application
The objective is performance monitoring and diagnostics of centrifugal pumps in the context of SIMATIC PCS 7 plant asset management. A low-cost solution can be achieved by intelligent combination and logical interpretation of measured process values which are (mostly) already available in the DCS, in contrast to high-end condition monitoring systems based on dedicated additional sensors, e.g. vibration sensors or structure-borne sound sensors.

Main contents
The following main points are discussed in this application note:

  • How to implement and configure the pump monitoring
  • How to parameterize and commission the pump monitoring
  • How to evaluate the pump monitoring results in the context of plant asset management
  • Application example based on the PCS 7 solution template "PumpUnit".

The PumpMon function block is available since PCS 7 V6.1.
The PumpMon function block is part of the Condition Monitoring Library since PCS 7 V8.0.


Content of the downloads


Monitoring of Centrifugal Pumps using the "PumpMon" Function Block in SIMATIC PCS 7
(since PCS 7 V8.0)
42460161_PumpMonitoring_PCS7V8_en.pdf ( 558 KB )
Monitoring of Centrifugal Pumps using the PumpMon Function Block
(PCS 7 V6.1 up to V7.1)
42460161_PumpMonitoring_en.pdf ( 311 KB )

Further Information



Condition Monitoring Library V8.0
Entry-ID: 70081830
Condition Monitoring Library V8.0+SP1
Entry-ID: 82647049
Configuration Guide
Integration of SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Asset Management into existing projects  (PCS7 V7.x)
Entry-ID: 27833758
Configuration Guide
PCS 7 in Practice - Plant Asset Management (PCS7 V7.x)
Entry-ID: 56285991
Function Manual
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Maintenance Station (PCS7 V8.x)
Entry-ID: 68157295
Application Description
Monitoring and Diagnostics of Control Valves using the “VlvMon” Function Block in SIMATIC PCS 7
Entry-ID: 87604493

Last Changes
Updated for PCS 7 V8.0

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