Keys To Maximizing The Partnership of VMS Pumps to VFDs


Our pump expert, Steven Ulrich, Senior Portfolio Manager for Large Surface Pumps, recently wrote an article identifying the keys to getting the most out of your Vertical Multi-Stage (VMS) pumps. Truth is, VMS pumps have become popular because they provide increased pumping efficiency along with energy savings. With a variety of VFDs - Steve Ulrich Storynominal flow ratings and the benefit of multi-staging, the technology features a wide range of discharge pressures and pump horsepower ratings to cover a multitude of hydraulic applications. Combine one of these fixed-speed pumps with a variable frequency drive (VFD) controller, and the affinity laws will provide even more versatility. However, there is a misconception that a VFD allows the VMS pump to function properly without having to appropriately size it according to the application. This article helps you understand how to evaluate the application before installation to ensure a long-lasting, productive and efficient pump.

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