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Pays in many ways: using submersible motor pumps

Slim, cost-efficient, highly technically advanced: KSB’s submersible pumps in discharge tube in their slim design are a particularly good match for narrow sumps in the most diverse of applications, ranging from waste water treatment to flood control or fish farms, for example.

Lowering an Amacan into the discharge tube

Saves space and costs: installation in a discharge tube

A lot has changed over the last few decades in the planning of pumping stations. Wherever possible, it is common practice today to equip pumping stations with space- and investment-saving submersible motor pumps rather than with conventional, dry-installed pumps. The benefits for the operator are very clear: low energy costs paired with cost-efficient installation and maintenance work.

KSB’s submersible motor pumps of the Amacan type series, which were developed for such projects, are lowered into a discharge tube that matches the pump size. In the tapered fit provided, the pump automatically slides into its final installation position.

Energy-efficient motors, optimally matched combinations of motor and hydraulic system, and a range of different material variants round off the broad application range of this type series.

KSB’s Amacan is employed in irrigation and drainage pumping stations, waterworks, waste water treatment plants, power stations, industrial water supply systems, water pollution control and flood control, for example. In these applications, it is especially suitable for pumping raw and pure water, e.g. groundwater, stormwater and river water as well as mechanically pre-treated waste water and activated sludge.

For top hydraulic performance and more efficiency: compact submersible motor pumps

Many different aspects speak for using submersible motor pumps, e.g. low building costs and a reduced number of mechanical interfaces. These pumps do away with the need for universal-joint shafts, and their hydraulic system / motor combinations are ideally matched to the duty point.

The sensors fitted in the pump for monitoring vibrations, motor temperature, bearing temperature and leakage meet today’s requirements on modern pump technology. Such cutting-edge concepts enable operators to plan service and maintenance intervals more reliably and more cost-efficiently.

Schematic drawing of a KSB Amacan K submersible motor pump with channel impeller

KSB’s Amacan K submersible motor pump with channel impeller

KSB submersible motor pumps: Amacan K with channel impeller

Amacan K, the wet-installed, single-stage, single-entry submersible motor pump in discharge tube with channel impeller, is relatively undemanding regarding the structural design of its place of installation. It is ideally suited to handling pre-treated, chemically neutral waste water, industrial effluent and sewage, fluids that have been pre-treated by screens or overflow sills and do not contain any stringy substances, waste water, mixed sewage and activated sludge in waste water treatment plants, and for applications in irrigation and drainage pumping stations.

Installation of the discharge tubes requires neither a special intake chamber nor dividers between the pumps. To make sure that the pumps cannot influence each other the lateral distances to the building structure and between the pumps as well as the rear wall distance should be observed.

Schematic drawing of KSB’s Amacan S submersible motor pump with mixed flow impeller

KSB’s Amacan S submersible motor pump with mixed flow impeller

Amacan S with mixed flow impeller is also a wet-installed submersible motor pump in discharge tube. It is used in irrigation and drainage pumping stations, general water supply, water pollution control and flood control.

Schematic drawing of KSB’s Amacan P submersible motor pump with propeller

KSB’s Amacan P submersible motor pump with propeller

KSB submersible motor pumps: Amacan P with propeller

Applications are versatile for wet-installed, single-stage and single-entry submersible motor pumps in discharge tube like Amacan P with axial propeller: In irrigation and drainage pumping stations, for stormwater transport in stormwater pumping stations, raw and clean water transport in waterworks and waste water treatment plants, cooling water transport in power stations and industrial plants, and for industrial water supply. The submersible motor pump is particularly suited to water pollution control, flood control and aquaculture applications.

Would you like to find out more about the Amacan type series? Feel free to contact us any time.

Schematic drawings of the impeller types of the Amacan type series

KSB impeller types of the Amacan type series

Three impeller types: optimised for handling different fluids

What impeller type is best suited for a specific application depends primarily on the properties and composition of the fluid handled (see illustration “Recommendations for fluids handled”) and on the pumping task. Submersible motor pumps in discharge tube have proven very successful in all their applications.


Finding the right selection chart for the corresponding impeller type

With its many material variants and three different impeller types (channel impeller, mixed flow impeller and propeller) this type series covers a broad application range. With the pump documentation you can already pre-select a pump for your specific application. We will be pleased to consult you regarding the details of your further planning, ensuring an optimised pump selection for your application.


 Overview: Recommendations for fluids handled

Overview of various fluids handled by Amacan

Amacan P

Amacan P

Wet-installed submersible motor pump for installation in discharge tubes, with axial propeller in ECB design, single-stage, single-entry. ATEX-compliant version available.

Amacan K

Amacan K

Wet-installed submersible motor pump for installation in discharge tubes, with channel impeller, single-stage, single-entry. ATEX-compliant version available.

Amacan S

Amacan S

Wet-installed submersible motor pump for installation in discharge tubes, with mixed flow impeller, single-stage. ATEX-compliant version available.

KSB - one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial valves and pumps

Founded in 1871 in Frankenthal (Germany), KSB has been one of the leading suppliers of pumps and industrial valves for over 150 years. With more than 15,000 employees worldwide and its own sales and marketing, manufacturing facilities and service operations, KSB develops and produces custom-fit pumps for various applications.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, its product portfolio includes building and industrial technology, water transport, wastewater treatment and power plant processes. Thanks to innovative research and development, KSB can meet the most diverse requirements of customers. Benefit from many years of experience and technical expertise as a renowned pump manufacturer.

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Industrial pumps and valves from KSB cover a wide range of applications and are highly energy-efficient. Products convince with the most innovative technology as well as with systems that have been tried and tested for many years - including the Etanorm water pump. Achieving more than 1.5 million sales worldwide, Etanorm is the most successful standard water pump. With KSB spare parts and services.

KSB ensures the operational reliability of its industrial pumps and valves. The KSB success formula for high-performance pumps lies in the technological strength in hydraulics, materials and automation.

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The numerous production facilities ensure that KSB as a pump manufacturer can guarantee customer proximity and first-class service. The experienced specialists are certified to ensure excellent quality and extensive experience. KSB Service takes care of the commissioning, inspection, servicing and maintenance of your pumps, valves and complete systems directly on site.  KSB also provide you with spare parts quickly. This means you get the best service directly from your pump manufacturer.