Condition Monitoring for predictive maintenance adapted to geothermal electric submersible pumps
Reliable feed pump technology is a basic requirement for the development of deep geothermal
energy—especially in the context of the planned project to convert the existing district heating
projects in the Ruhr Metropolis. Due to the environmental conditions in which these pumps operate,
their efficiency and durability are severely reduced through increased wear and formation of deposits,
for example. Additionally, the numerous breakdowns in the sensor technology diminish their efficiency.
Consequently, it is imperative to carry out scientific studies of computer-aided optimisation of
maintenance intervals and improvements in the sensor technology of deep geothermal energy.
The objective of COMPRESS is to minimise the immense costs generated
by the frequent substitution of pumps, which in turn lead to long
downtimes in the production facilities. The specified sources of
errors should be reduced through monitoring of the operating
pumps in combination with computer-based prediction models
for planning optimised maintenance intervals. To that end, it is
essential to characterise the relevant operating conditions and
wear parts of the submersible pumps and to monitor the operation
of the individual pump components using sensors or through
the analysis of the operating data. The prevalent environmental
conditions present great challenges to the hardware. The innovative
core of this project is the technical implementation of intelligent
pump monitoring connected to a condition monitoring system,
which delivers statistical predictions about the condition of a well
pump using machine-learning technology.
- Machine-Learning Technology (Predictive Modelling)
- Predictive Maintenance
- Condition Monitoring
- Creating an IT-Platform
- Geothermal energy
- Heat storage in mines
- Signal transmission | Signal processing
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