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Performance in Chemicals Production

KSB products make sure that chemical substances are transported safely and reliably without any leaks. 

Transporting chemical substances places exacting demands on your process equipment and the materials used in its construction. 

Our products offer operational excellence in Chemicals Production. 

One thing is for sure, Chemical Production is an industry with extreme challenges. When transporting chemical substances exacting demands are placed – either on the process equipment or the materials used in its construction. Therefore, numerous applicable safety regulations are needed. 

In Chemical Production, chemical pumps have to withstand extremely harsh conditions like aggressive fluids that push machines and materials to their limits. Additionally, the fluid-handling technologies employed must offer a trouble-free, efficient operation and low maintenance requirements in order to guarantee smooth running at all times and to minimize life cycle costs. Operational safety and the certainty that no leakage will occur at any time - regardless of whether you are handling aggressive, corrosive or even explosive liquids - is absolutely necessary.

KSB’s advanced fluid-handling products will ensure the dependable performance of your processes so that you can focus on your core business as well as the safe and profitable operation of your plant. Our optimized hydraulic systems and smart drive solutions provide an energy-efficient operation, and with the help of our comprehensive service – from installation and commissioning to inspection, maintenance and on-site repair – and our innovative technology you can reduce your total cost of ownership, too. 

The numerous benefits of KSB chemical pumps are obvious: 

You profit from flexible and individual solutions thanks to our broad product portfolio. We also supply reliable pumping and controlled-containment of the most demanding fluids – of course in compliance with the highest safety standards. And even during the extreme conditions, we provide suitable solutions thanks to high abrasion and corrosion resistance of our products.

To sum it up, we can offer you a wide range of products for chemicals production like:

  • Seal-less pumps
  • Pumps for solids-laden fluids
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Shut-off valves
  • Control valves
  • Safety valves
  • Mechanical seals
  • Drives and variable speed systems

One technology – five solutions: standardized chemical pumps to ISO 5199

Discover Magnochem and Magnochem-Bloc as well as Estigia, MegaCPK and HPK-L.

Magnochem – the proven mag-drive pump to ISO 2858 and ISO 5199

Cool presence: The Magnochem standardized chemical pump can now be used for hotter fluids and provides extra protection against leakage

Due to the leakproof and safe operation the proven mag-drive pump is particularly suitable for handling toxic, explosive or valuable liquids. In addition to ISO 5199 the Magnochem fulfills also ISO 2858 and is available with ATEX approval.

  • The standardized chemical pump is suitable for fluid temperatures of up to 400 °C without requiring an external cooling water supply.
  • Innovative heat barriers and bearing brackets increase the service life.
  • Different kinds of secondary seals ensure maximum safety in the event of a failure of the primary containment.
The CPKNO standardised chemical pump to ISO 5199 with semi-open impeller

Another variant added: CPKNO complements our CPK type series.

MegaCPK, CPKN – and now also CPKNO: Our standardised chemical pumps are especially designed for handling aggressive fluids in the chemical and petrochemical industries. They meet the requirements of the ISO 2858 and ISO 5199 standards. 

  • The highly standardised MegaCPK is characterised by its high output per size and extremely low energy consumption.
  • CPKNO complements MegaCPK. Designed with a semi-open impeller, it increases the operating reliability when handling fluids with a higher solids or gas content.
  • CPKN offers additional sizes for larger flow rates.
The vertically suspended pumps of the Estigia type series for installation in tanks under atmospheric pressure.

Extended application range: Estigia now available with three impeller types

The low-pressure suspended pumps are designed for vertical wet installation in closed tanks under atmospheric pressure. Estigia’s design is compliant with ISO 5199. It has a flexible coupling and grease-lubricated rolling element bearings arranged outside the fluid handled. Three impeller types are available for selection, depending on the application (fluid handled): 

  • Closed impeller for pure fluids
  • Channel impeller for fluids without solids or with a low solids content
  • Vortex impeller for fluids containing fibres or gaseous fluids 
The HPK-L hot water and heat transfer fluid pump – interchangeable and reliable

Tried and tested: HPK-L stands for reliability in transporting hot water and heat transfer fluid

The HPK-L volute casing pump meets the technical requirements of ISO 5199 as well as the ratings and dimensions to ISO 2858. This ensures interchangeability and reliability when handling hot water and thermal oils.

You benefit from

  • Maximum efficiency: A total of 52 sizes in the ISO selection chart allow for selection close to the best efficiency point.
  • Maximum tightness: When combined, the specially developed KSB mechanical seals 4HL and 4HLQ offer an optimum, double sealing solution for demanding heat transfer fluids.
  • Maximum operating reliability: The patented VenJet venting chamber ensures that air is kept away from the rotating parts during operation and protects the mechanical seal from running dry.

Applications in Chemicals Production

Industrial chemicals plant overlooking a railroad by night

Bulk Chemicals Production

The global chemical industry depends on competitively-priced bulk chemicals. We help keep your production processes flowing, so you can focus on safe operation and boost your bottom line.

Large storage vats inside a speciality chemicals production plant

Speciality Chemicals Production

Many industries depend on high-quality speciality chemicals, made to order. Our flexible solutions support smooth, short cycles, so you can focus on safety and profitability.

Large equipment and overhead piping inside a consumer chemicals factory

Consumer Chemicals Production

The production of household or personal care chemicals must be hygienic, effective and easy on the environment. We help you meet all the applicable standards, so you can focus on satisfying and exceeding your targets.

Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

Maintenance inspection management

A well-planned inspection is a fast inspection

As you well know: Comprehensive inspection requires professional organization to minimize downtime. At KSB SupremeServ you have a dedicated contact who will help you plan, prepare and implement an inspection. The same person will also help you return the equipment to service and provide you with subsequent support. This minimizes the time you need to invest for coordination.