Quantum 3 Pump Station Controller

Quantum 3 Pump Station Controller

  • FlowPulse is able to be connected to either a pump, a main outlet, or stand-alone measurement
  • 24 V DC output supply capable of supplying 4 FlowPulse units
  • ‘Burst and Block’ now based on real flow
  • The auxiliary display can now cycle through each FlowPulse and display real flow
  • Totalizer sums real throughput rather than deriving from level measurement
  • Storm detection alarm
  • NRV leakage alarm
  • Time to spill calculation
  • Resets tripped pumps
  • RS485 Modbus and Profibus DV V0 and V1 options
  • Pump efficiency alarm function
  • Peak power tariff avoidance
  • The unit can also be configured using Pulsar PC Suite Software
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  • Specifications
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  • User’s Guide

Product Description

Superior Pumping Station Control
The Quantum 3 is a fully-featured pump controller, using Pulsar’s unique non-contacting ultrasonic technology including DATEM digital echo discrimination to provide sophisticated level management. Quantum 3 can be programmed to provide an alarm based on the time remaining before the station or well spills over, vital for utilities who face the risk of prosecution if a station pollutes the local environment. The Quantum 3 includes all the same unique features seen in the Quantum 2 controller but adds the ability to interface with up to four Flow Pulse non-invasive flow monitors, for flow-rate based alarms and control based on measured rather than calculated flow.

The Tariff Guard;
All intelligent pump controllers by Pulsar Measurement operate in a highly intelligent and predictive manner: with the objective to have a ‘full’ or ‘empty’ well as the tariff changes. The liquid level and the inflow rate is continuously measured and assessed in the well. Both these variables are then related to the time the next tariff charge occurs. If the next tariff charge is for a higher unit cost rate, the well will be allowed to fill to enable pump down immediately before the tariff change. This then provides maximum storage capacity in the well during the higher tariff period, once in the lower tariff cost period the level is pumped down as normal using the minimum number of pumps.

The level and inflow condition of the well is continuously monitored to optimize the liquid level and intelligently control the pumps according to the impending tariff change. By doing this, high tariff charge pumping may be reduced significantly, or avoided entirely, to provide real cost savings on pumping energy charges during higher energy cost periods. Ten set points for tariff variations may be installed, these can be assigned per day, week, or other reoccurring periods to be site-specific

It is important to note that the normal pump on and off points are maintained in storm conditions, thus eliminating the possibility of a spill delete – and that storm capacity is normally available. Actual energy savings achieved will depend on the capacity of the wet-well, the frequency of the tariff changes, the size of the pumps, and the relative tariff charges applied. However, cost savings are usually significant.

• Pump Control;
• ‘Time to Spill’ Warning Requirements
• Reduction in Power Costs;
• Pump Monitoring & Control
• Pump Station Contro

General Specifications
Spec: Description:
Controller Body Dimensions 200 mm x 112mm (7.87 in x 4.41 in) front, 165 mm x 105 mm (6.49 in x 4.13 in) cut-out
Weight Nominal 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)
Case Material Stainless steel and polycarbonate, flame resistant to UL94 V0
Operating Temperature (electronics) -20 °C to +55 °C (-4 °F to +131 °F)
Power Supply 85-264 V AC 50/60 Hz, 22-28 V DC
Volt-free Contacts 10 total. Relays 1-5 form C (SPDT 5 A, 220 V AC. Relays 6-10 form C (SPDT) 3 A, 220 V AC
Digital Inputs 7 No or NC with 24V DC internal supply, available max. 20mA
Analog Output (Adjustable) 2 off Isolated output of 4-20mA or 0-20mA into 500 Ω (user-programmable and adjustable) 0.1% resolution
Serial Output RS232 via RJ11 port
Display 6 digits plus 12 character text, plus bar graph with direction indicators, remote communicator identifier, and program/run/test mode indicators


  • Flammable atmosphere approval: Safe area: compatible with approved dB transducers allowing installation to Zone 0
  • CE Approval: EMC approval to BS EN 50081-1 : 1992 for emissions and BS EN50082:1995 for immunity
  • CE Approval: BS EN61010-1:1993 for low voltage directive.