KSB at SMM 2012 in Hamburg
Starting today, the KSB Group participates in the international marine technology fair, SMM 2012, to present its pumps, valves as well as control and monitoring systems for employment on board various types of vessel. These range from liquefied gas tankers, cargo vessels and dredgers to passenger ships.
French Group member KSB S.A.S. will showcase their new TRIODIS series. The maintenance-free triple-offset butterfly valves are designed for handling liquefied gas (LNG) with temperatures ranging from minus 250 to plus 200 degrees Celsius, depending on their properties, and operating pressures of up to 100 bar. Thanks to their special design, the closing torque is lower than that of double-offset disc valve types, which makes them suitable for use with smaller actuators.
For this kind of butterfly valve, a wide range of actuators such as quarter-turn actuators made by Korean Group company KSB Seil is available. These actuators are specially designed to sustain rough conditions at sea. Also on display at the fair is a hydraulic actuator of series HQ. The oil-hydraulic actuator has an operating pressure of between 80 and 160 bar. Actuators of this series can generate torques of up to 32,000 Nm.
Alongside KSB AG’s energy-saving high-pressure and standardised pumps, impressing pump exhibits by KSB ITUR Spain S.A. for use on different types of ship will be on display as examples of its comprehensive marine range. Other exhibits include slurry pumps made by GIW, KSB’s US American subsidiary, which are used on dredgers to keep shipping routes deep enough for passing traffic all over the world.
Also, monitors for slide shows have been installed at the stand for visitors interested in ballast water treatment to see what the KSB Group has achieved in that field. This particular subject is becoming more and motor important the world over.
Thanks to their space-saving design, submersible borehole pumps type UPA are increasingly being used on offshore wind turbines and converter platforms. Their robust design makes for long service intervals. They are used in fire-fighting systems, pressure booster and cleaning systems as well as for seawater extraction in offshore wind parks.
The fair closes its doors on 7 September.
Starting today, the KSB Group participates in the international marine technology fair, SMM 2012, in Hamburg with numerous exhibits.
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