CPI Compression

CPI Introduces the Proflo™ USB-IR Adaptor and Proflo™ Assist Software for Condition Monitoring


  • Monitors and responds to compressor lubrication conditions
  • Transfers data directly to a laptop or other USB-equipped device
  • Designed to work with Proflo® PF1 monitoring device

HOUSTON (September 27, 2016)Compressor Products International (CPI), a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered solutions for the compression industry, introduces the new Proflo™ USB-IR Adaptor and Proflo™ Assist Software for condition monitoring of reciprocating compressor lubrication equipment.

The Proflo USB-IR Adaptor and Proflo Assist Software read and transfer information from the Proflo® PF1 monitoring device, which records the average cycle time for each 30-minute block of lubrication system operation to a Microsoft Windows-based laptop, tablet or other USB equipped device through the use of infrared technology. The accompanying Proflo Assist Software presents the cycle time trend data to operations and maintenance personnel, delivering powerful, convenient condition-based maintenance capabilities.

The Proflo® PF1 monitors a compressor lubrication system, alerting an operator or engaging shutdown protection based on the cycle time of the system. Real-time access to this information can help technicians intervene and prevent a range of problems, including the extrusion of packing and piston rings, locking of the packing case, valve stiction and more.

“Our Proflo product line has long been one of the most powerful weapons in the battle against over- and under-lubrication,” Robert Spadt, Product Manager, Lubrication Products, said. “Real-time operational data is a prerequisite for any condition-based or predictive maintenance program. And the valuable condition monitoring data the system collects is now even easier to access thanks to this USB receiver and software interface.”

The software will operate on Windows versions 2000, XP, 7, 8 or 10. Each USB-IR adaptor can be used with multiple PF1 monitoring devices. Included are the USB-IR Adaptor, instructions and a download link for the Proflo™ Assist Software and a 6 ft. USB male to female cable. For more information about the Proflo™ USB-IR Adaptor and Proflo™ Assist Software, visit http://www.cpicompression.com/en/lubrication/monitoring-devices/proflo-assist/.

About CPI

CPI, a Howden company, is an industry-leading manufacturer of precision-engineered components for reciprocating compressors used in petrochemical, refining, natural gas, and offshore industries. The CPI product range includes packing, piston and rider rings and a complete line of compressor valves designed to provide each customer with maximum performance and reliability for their application. In addition, CPI offers the highest quality lubrication system technology for further compressor efficiency and protection. CPI headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, with additional manufacturing, service and stocking facilities located throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.CPIcompression.com.

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