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Irrigation

Rich crops – thanks to KSB solutions for irrigation.

All over the world, irrigation assists in growing agricultural crops and pastures, maintenance of landscapes and revegetation of disturbed soils in dry areas during periods of less than average rainfall. A challenge KSB handles with competence.

Field Irrigation

Responsible use of water resources

Irrigation needs are totally based on efficiency, starting by the extraction of water and pumping it with the correct pressure to the indicated network. The more precise the pumping system is, the more efficient and cost-saving an irrigation system becomes. This is why KSB has developed multiple solutions to help the irrigation sector to optimise the use of resources with energy-efficient products that will help you all along the way: Intake of screened raw water, ultra filtration or pumping water into the supply network. 

Paddy field flooded with water

Not only paddy fields but worldwide nutrition highly depend on sustainable irrigation.

KSB ensures that you are better equipped for any challenge in the field of irrigation

Many of the crops grow in areas that do not have enough rainwater, so the water used in irrigation is a scarce, valuable resource. Since water value and costs are being elevated, specialists are always attentive and looking for profitability, focusing on energy optimisation and better use of water resources.

Irrigation systems are permitted to use pure water or water treated with chemicals. The classification of irrigation systems takes into account factors such as the design of the pumping system, the type of drop and the drop size. Another determining factor is the type of crop, which strongly influences the choice of irrigation method.

KSB’s expertise and extensive range of pumps and valves help you to meet all these requirements efficiently and affordably by selecting the right product. 

Irrigation pumps are used to pump water from a lower to a higher level, from which it flows through pipes to the fields requiring irrigation (lift operation) or the pumps raise the pressure for spraying the fields (sprinkling). Usually the heads involved range from about 1 m for normal lift operation to 40 m for sprinkling. In special cases, heads exceeding 100 m may be required. The flow rate varies according to the area to be irrigated, the nature of the soil, the type of crop cultivated and the climate. A quantity one to two litres per second and hectare can be assumed as a rough value for orientation.

Our Portfolio

KSB offers a wide range of products for irrigation:

  • Submersible borehole pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Axially split pumps
  • Systems for monitoring pump conditons
  • High-pressure in-line pumps
  • Globe valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Check valves

Applications includes

  • Water extraction
  • Water distribution
  • Raw water transport
  • General Irrigation and spray irrigation systems
  • Pressure boosting
  • Polder pump stations
  • Drainage

Your benefits

  • Broad portfolio featuring pumps of different designs for all irrigation processes ensures you will find the product you need.
  • Expert advice for consultants, engineering contractors and operators thanks to extensive international experience
  • Improved system performance due to intelligent drive technology and variable speed systems
  • Reduced energy consumption via submersible motors with high levels of efficiency
  • Optimised selection of pumps and matching valves with KSB EasySelect
  • Reliable international supplier of pumps, valves and service – on the market for 150 years
  • Service and spare parts solutions covering the entire product life cycle complemented by 24-hour service from more than 3000 specialists in over 170 service centres worldwide

Etanorm

Etanorm

Horizontal volute casing pump, single-stage, with ratings and main dimensions to EN 733, long-coupled, back pull-out design, with replaceable shaft sleeves / shaft protecting sleeves and casing wear rings, with motor-mounted variable speed system. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation with the KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.

Omega

Omega

Single-stage axially split volute casing pump for horizontal or vertical installation, with double-entry radial impeller, mating flanges to DIN, EN or ASME.

Multitec

Multitec

Multistage horizontal or vertical centrifugal pump in ring-section design, long-coupled or close-coupled, with axial or radial suction nozzle, cast radial impellers and motor-mounted variable speed system. ATEX-compliant version available.

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.

Inspection service

Inspection service

KSB’s inspection service provides regular pump inspection and pump maintenance to ensure the reliable operation and increased availability of your system.

  • Preventing failures
  • 24-hour on-call service
Reverse Engineering for pumps and valves

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering makes it possible to quickly manufacture spare parts for pumps, valves and other rotating equipment that are hard to find or no longer available.

  • Optimisation thanks to engineering services
  • Quick reproduction of spare parts
KSB mechanical seals for pumps and valves

KSB Mechanical Seals

The mechanical seal is one of the most important components in any pump. KSB’s in-house shaft seals ensure that your system operates efficiently.

  • Longer service life
  • Reduced costs for maintenance and spare parts