In intensive work with CFD (computational fluid dynamics) for flow simulation KSB's development engineers have optimised the hydraulic contours. The results were verified in comprehensive tests. Thanks to the efficient hydraulic system the pump sets already meet the EU requirements (ErP) of Commission Regulation 547/2012/EC for water pumps, which will enter into force in 2015.
The engineers placed a particular focus on an excellent suction behaviour and a low NPSH value, thus minimising the risk of cavitation and obtaining a smooth and stable pump operation even in difficult operating conditions. This means the pumps run reliably and contribute to a greater availability of the overall system.
Confined casing gaskets ensure reliable sealing between pump casing and casing cover even in highly varying operating conditions. The finite element method (FEM), a calculation method for solids simulation, was employed to improve the rigidity of the pump sets. This has increased the permissible forces and moments of external loads acting on the casings.
The material range comprises cast iron, cast iron with bronze and as well as cast iron with stainless steel. The diversity of materials and a large choice of seal variants have extended the suitability of the new type series to applications beyond those of water.
The space allocated to the mechanical seal has been enlarged to enhance venting in this area. The new, spacious design also facilitates dismantling and reassembly of the mechanical seals.
In line with KSB's common practice for industrial pumps, every pump will be supplied to the customer with the impeller diameter trimmed exactly to the duty point. Impeller trimming combined with the large range of pump sizes available for selection is the only way of keeping the energy consumption of the pump to the minimum necessary.
The product is also backed by KSB Pumps' widespread dealer and service network spread across India.