UK-based Retroflo has launched the RPC_2000 pump control system, which the company says has been designed using a “holistic rather than a traditional component-based approach to pump control”. It says it is the first product on the market to offer pre-blockage detection, consent security, intelligent flushing cycles, periodic efficiency testing, and asset data storage, within a single system.

A key feature of the RPC_2000 is its pre-blockage detection facility. Designed to combat the traditional problems associated with pumping a non-constant fluid, the system detects solids build-up on the pump impeller and initiates a self-cleansing sequence. This process has reportedly been proven to vastly reduce blockages and therefore the need for costly reactive maintenance call outs.

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