KSB’s to Debut New Etaline Series Pumps
The KSB Group is a leading supplier of pumps, valves and related equipment for the global construction, industry and water utilities, energy and mining industries. The company employs more than 16,200 employees worldwide.
The pump manufacturer recently developed a new generation of its Etaline series in-line pumps, with energy efficiency being the main focus of its design. KSB engineers worked extensively with CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to simulate flow and optimize the hydraulic shape of suction elbow, volute casing and impellers. All pump sets now meet the requirements of the ErP Directive, effective as from 2015, and their suction characteristics exceed those of the previous pump generation.
The new Etaline series will be showcased at SHK Essen from March 12 to 15 and at the IFH Nuremberg 2014 from April 8 to 11. It comprises 22 pump sizes and features a maximum motor rating of 55 kW. The pump operates effectively with flow to 700 cubic meters per hour and can achieve maximum discharge head of 95 meters. Nodular cast iron casing and mechanical can handle operating pressures up to 16 bar. Maximum operating temperature is 140 degrees Celsius.
The seal chamber features a conical design that enables easy access and provides more space for maintenance work. Mechanical seals to EN 12756 are standard with a large number of material variants to choose from. Impellers are also available in a range of materials depending on the application: Grey cast iron JL1040, tin bronze CC480K-GS or stainless steel 1.4408. Additionally, the impellers are matched to the pump’s duty point to ensure the pump operates at its best efficiency point and are not oversized, as frequently happens with ready-made impellers.
To learn more about the Etaline series, visit KSB’s website.