Andy Shearer

Director of Sales - Industry - GRUNDFOS

Presentation Title : Process optimisation through pump control and system integration

Abstract : Grundfos pumps are leading the way to ensure our pumps are ready for the new digital age. Product development focusing on process control, system integration, connectivity, condition monitoring and energy saving, ensure we have the products ready for Industry 4.0 integration. Along with these innovations the additional benefits of reduced maintenance cost, down time and accurate predictive maintenance and reduced running costs across your plant. Optimising process controls including boiler feed, cooling tower optimisation, proportional digital dosing and temperature control, not only reduces energy consumption and water use. Further benefits such as, improved steam quality, reduction in gas consumption, consistent temperature conditions and reduced chemical usage. Grundfos have a dedicated process optimisation team through the UK, capable of working in partnership with the end users to identify opportunities for process improvement. This is achieved through site surveys, process monitoring and auditing of equipment. The team work alongside the process engineers to deliver optimisation based on factual data and will also identify water re-use opportunities, advising on how we can reduce your water consumption

Bio : With a pump industry career spanning 35 years and a strong mechanical engineering background Andy started his career at HMD Seal/Less Pumps a specialist manufacturer of magnetic drive chemical process and API610 pumps, progressing to export sales manager for Australasia.

He left HMD to start up the UK division for German hygienic pump manufacturer Hilge, where his career progressed from Sales Director to General Manager. Andy then joined Grundfos Pumps as part of the Hilge acquisition in 2006, taking on the mantle of hygienic product specialist. His career has continued to progress, with him holding successively senior roles, before consolidating the various industry teams to take on his current position.