Flowrox says its newly announced Smart Series products will be equipped with intelligent solutions, a transformation currently under way that will ensure connectivity via the Internet, allowing the consistent monitoring of Flowrox products and systems to maximize production uptime, reduce unplanned downtime and help guarantee spare part availability.
Initially, Flowrox will begin by marketing its Smart Series of valves, which includes a smart sleeve and intelligent positioners with enhanced reporting and wear analysis. The Smart valve will signal the operator if it is heading toward failure long before it actually fails. Smart pumps will be available later on 2016 with similar features and innovative add-ons. The Smart Series will also feature the Flowrox Malibu Platform, which will provide its users a visual interface so they can track valve, pump or instrument operational parameters—including the early warning of upset conditions and product failures or reports on a product experiencing deterioration from normal wear and tear. Through a unique Internet-based interface that allows users to view process performance, flow rates, pressures and a variety of variables through an Internet connection, Flowrox said it will meet the demand for better data for decision-making, as well as giving users more control over its products.