P14315: Universal Pump Data Acquisition System
/public/Problem Definition/

Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Project Summary

Pulsafeeder would like an automatic pump monitor system that measures important pump characteristics in real-time to assess pump health (analogous to vitals monitoring in an ICU). This project concerns the development of such a system for one line of pumps (the Eclipse series), but will extend to as many other pump lines as possible. See here for a more detailed description of the project.

Customer Requirements (Needs)

CN # Customer Need Priority
CN1 Monitor flow rate on Eclipse E05 pumps with extendability to other lines 9 (High)
CN2 Monitor pressure/vacuum on Eclipse E05 pumps with extendability to other lines 9 (High)
CN3 Monitor motor current (all 3 phases) entering motors for Eclipse E05 pumps with extendability to other lines 9 (High)
CN4 Monitor motor voltage (all 3 phases) entering motors for Eclipse E05 pumps with extendability to other lines 9 (High)
CN5 Shut down pumps proactively if a sensor value exceeds a (pump-specific) threshold over a specified duration for equipment longevity 9 (High)
CN6 Provide the ability to shut down the motor reactively if a sensor value exceeds some threshold (creating hazardous conditions) to ensure user safety 9 (High)
CN7 Monitor critical temperatures on Eclipse pumps with extendability to other lines 9 (High)
CN8 Provide data acquisition of critical parameters during motor soft start 3 (Medium)
CN9 Display data on graphs and record data values 3 (Medium)
CN10 Provide data analysis capabilities (capable of plotting any two measured or calculated values against one another) 3 (Medium)
CN11 Provide solution that can easily be moved from one pump to another 3 (Medium)
CN12 Provide visual aids to quickly display pump statuses (e.g. LED indicating pump is running) 3 (Medium)
CN13 Monitor efficiency/power/torque/RPM 3 (Medium)
CN14 Utilize as many OTS solutions for components as is reasonable 1 (Low)
CN15 Make recorded data available over the internet 1 (Low)

Engineering Requirements (Specifications)

ER # Importance Source Function Engr. Requirement (Metric) Units Target Range Accuracy Comments/Status Method
ER1 9 (High) CN1 System operation Monitor flowrate GPM 0 - 1.3 GPM +/- 1% Specific to E05 pump Test
ER2 9 (High) CN2 System operation Monitor pressure PSI 0 - 150 PSI +/- 1% Specific to E05 pump Test
ER3 9 (High) CN3 System operation Monitor current entering each motor phase A 0 - TBD +/- 2% Specific to E05 pump Test
ER4 9 (High) CN4 System operation Monitor voltage entering each motor phase V 0 - 480 V at 50 & 60 Hz +/- 2% Specific to E05 pump Test
ER5 9 (High) CN5 System safety Demonstrate proactive shutdown (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER6 9 (High) CN6 System safety Demonstrate reactive shutdown (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER7 9 (High) CN7 System operation Monitor temperature °F -40 - 200 °F +/- 2% Test
ER8 3 (Medium) CN8 System operation Monitor critical start-up parameters (e.g. current, voltage, etc.) N/A N/A N/A Demonstrate
ER9 3 (Medium) CN9 System operation Display data on graphs (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER10 3 (Medium) CN9 System operation Store data points (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER11 3 (Medium) CN10 System operation Analyze data (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER12 3 (Medium) CN11 System portability Demonstrate mobility (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate
ER13 3 (Medium) CN12 System operation Use visual aids to display pump status (Boolean) N/A N/A Demonstrate
ER14 3 (Medium) CN13 System operation Monitor motor torque ft-lb (in-lb) 0 - TBD ft-lbs (in-lbs) +/- 2% Demonstrate
ER15 3 (Medium) CN13 System operation Monitor motor power HP 0 - 0.5 HP +/- 2% Demonstrate
ER16 3 (Medium) CN13 System operation Monitor motor efficiency % 0 - 100% +/- 2% Demonstrate
ER17 3 (Medium) CN13 System operation Monitor motor speed RPM 0 - TBD RPM +/- 2% Demonstrate
ER18 1 (Low) CN14 System manufacturabilty Use of off-the-shelf components (Boolean) Y N/A Observe
ER19 1 (Low) CN15 System usability Access system remotely (Boolean) Y N/A Demonstrate

House of Quality

Click here for this project's house of quality.

Constraints

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

We will provide:

Home | Planning & Execution | Problem Definition | Systems Design | Sub-System Design | Detailed Design | Project Reviews