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KirloSmart: An intelligent, IoT based remote pump monitoring system

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL), a world-class pump manufacturing company with proficiency in engineering and manufacture of systems for fluid management, has always believed in setting new benchmarks in engineering excellence. By going digital with smart technologies, KBL has been able to gain the first-mover advantage while providing a competitive edge in this regard. 


KBL’s intelligent pump monitoring system, ‘KirloSmart,’ is among the products that define smart technologies. KirloSmart, which is an IoT (Internet of things) product, is a unique software technology developed by KBL that enables the user to remotely monitor the pump by measuring and transmitting its analytical field parameters on KBL’s web-based portal & interactive mobile APP. It helps the users to remotely monitor their pump health & operational behaviour from smart devices such as laptops, tabs, mobile phones, etc.


The KirloSmart technology, with built-in analytics & spare management modules, is capable of generating alerts for the probable causes leading to the failure of the pump. Thus, a KirloSmart-enabled system helps the user in monitoring the pump health on a real-time basis by appropriately sensing the critical health parameters of the pump. It enables quick diagnostic & resolution of issues. It is capable of sending alerts & notifications by way of SMS, e-mail & mobile push notifications. It remotely manages the pump and notifies its current state by transferring the data using wired Ethernet or GPRS. The fact that this smart monitoring system can be operated on a mobile or on an iPad makes it all the more convenient and user-friendly.  


Being a remote monitoring technology, KirloSmart proved to be a path-breaking technology during the Covid-19 lockdown when the government imposed restrictions on public movement. Its users didn’t need to go out to monitor the condition of their pump and were able to access its health parameters irrespective of wherever they were located. Similarly, even during the post-Covid-19 world, KirloSmart, with its customer-convenient features and the increasing importance of remotely-operated technologies, is expected to continue to be the preferred option for monitoring pump parameters. For KBL, customer convenience always comes first. KirloSmart is one such powerful and ideal product that reflects this customer-centric philosophy of the company in the truest sense.  


About Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL): KBL is the flagship company of the US$ 2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. The company was established as Kirloskar Brothers in 1888 from which various group companies emerged later. Kirloskar Brothers was officially registered as a legal entity into Kirloskar Brothers Limited on January 15, 1920. KBL, a global conglomerate, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, building & construction, process industries, irrigation, oil & gas and marine & defence. It engineers and manufactures industrial, agricultural, and domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines.

It is also India’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturer with eight manufacturing facilities in India along with other international subsidiaries and operations in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by the best-in-class PAN-India network of authorised service and refurbishment centres. All manufacturing plants of KBL have the necessary Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety and Energy standard certifications under the Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 50001:2018). The company’s Kirloskarvadi plant is a state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility, which houses Asia’s largest hydraulic research centre with a testing facility of up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr. KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India and the 9th in the world to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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