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Title: System and method of detecting cavitation in pumps

Abstract

A system and method for detecting cavitation in pumps for fixed and variable supply frequency applications is disclosed. The system includes a controller having a processor programmed to repeatedly receive real-time operating current data from a motor driving a pump, generate a current frequency spectrum from the current data, and analyze current data within a pair of signature frequency bands of the current frequency spectrum. The processor is further programmed to repeatedly determine fault signatures as a function of the current data within the pair of signature frequency bands, repeatedly determine fault indices based on the fault signatures and a dynamic reference signature, compare the fault indices to a reference index, and identify a cavitation condition in a pump based on a comparison between the reference index and a current fault index.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1397258
Patent Number(s):
9,777,748
Application Number:
12/753,930
Assignee:
Eaton Corporation GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Apr 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lu, Bin, Sharma, Santosh Kumar, Yan, Ting, and Dimino, Steven A. System and method of detecting cavitation in pumps. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lu, Bin, Sharma, Santosh Kumar, Yan, Ting, & Dimino, Steven A. System and method of detecting cavitation in pumps. United States.
Lu, Bin, Sharma, Santosh Kumar, Yan, Ting, and Dimino, Steven A. Tue . "System and method of detecting cavitation in pumps". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1397258.
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abstractNote = {A system and method for detecting cavitation in pumps for fixed and variable supply frequency applications is disclosed. The system includes a controller having a processor programmed to repeatedly receive real-time operating current data from a motor driving a pump, generate a current frequency spectrum from the current data, and analyze current data within a pair of signature frequency bands of the current frequency spectrum. The processor is further programmed to repeatedly determine fault signatures as a function of the current data within the pair of signature frequency bands, repeatedly determine fault indices based on the fault signatures and a dynamic reference signature, compare the fault indices to a reference index, and identify a cavitation condition in a pump based on a comparison between the reference index and a current fault index.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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