Technology Meets Experience.
Hydro’s extensive aftermarket pump services and capabilities are backed by expertise and years of committed service to our customers. Hydro is distinguished by a unique culture of dedication unparalleled in our industry. At the center of every job Hydro does, the goal is to achieve real solutions for customer challenges.
Centaur, Hydro’s IIoT condition monitoring system, combines expert knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, providing end-users with a solution that allows them to confidently assess the health of their rotating machinery. By combining a suite of sensors with advanced analytical software and over half a century of engineering expertise, Centaur minimizes downtime by identifying potential equipment problems before they become failures.
Hydro continues to invest in developing technologies related to condition monitoring. As feedback from the field is received, Hydro explores new inputs to monitor other critical data that predicts pump health. The algorithms behind the Centaur software are continuously fed input to refine their predictive capabilities.
Complementing advancements in hardware and software, the talented engineering team that staffs Hydro’s Monitoring & Diagnostic Center in Chicago is growing to remain responsive to customer needs.
Centaur’s highly skilled support team includes experienced vibration and rotating equipment subject matter experts and is backed by Hydro’s diversified engineering network. This team provides customers with monitoring oversight and advanced analytical support. As an unbiased presence in the aftermarket for over 50 years, Hydro has amassed critical experience over a broad spectrum of manufacturers, designs, and applications. This cross-OEM experience is leveraged when making diagnoses and recommending remedial actions.
Each sensor provides useful machine condition data and timely alerts if alarm thresholds are exceeded. The information collected helps to optimize equipment, understand equipment health, improve preventative maintenance strategies, and understand equipment failure modes. Efficient process management and timely maintenance are critical to your bottom line.
Centaur facilitates equipment health assessment through:
- Real-time analytical tools
- Automated alerts and alarms
- Automated failure mode recognition
- Machine learning fault diagnosis
- Rotating equipment health analysis and in-field support
- Pump Subject Matter Experts and engineering support
Hydro's gateways relay data from the sensors to the cloud. A collection gateway is typically connected to the cloud using one of the following: Cellular, Wi-Fi, or LAN. The Wireless Condition Monitoring System monitors the health of industrial equipment, helping you to optimize operations and identify problems before equipment failure.
So what makes Hydro’s condition monitoring better than the competition?
Glad you asked.
Hydro has diversified and in-depth pump knowledge that we believe is unique in the industry. While OEMs traditionally focused on repairing their own equipment, Hydro has from the outset developed a knowledge base that includes experience across a broad spectrum of pump manufacturers and pump designs.
We have the unique capability of understanding the different designs and materials employed by various manufacturers as well as their successes or failures in specific applications and operating environments. Based on this data, Hydro is in an excellent position to improve original designs for their intended service. Our high rate of repeat business is a testimonial to the performance improvements that Hydro has been able to achieve.