Snow-Making Equipment

    Snow making with KSB – for boundless winter fun

    Climate change is making our winters milder and milder. KSB’s energy-efficient components for snow making leave winter sports resorts less dependent on the weather and guarantee great slopes. 

    Snow-making equipment with KSB pumps

    Perfect snow making – as challenging as the slopes themselves

    Snow-making equipment tends to consume a lot of energy and incur relatively high operating costs. Our winters are also becoming milder, shortening the winter sports season. It is therefore important that the pumps installed in these systems – e.g. submersible motor pumps or high-pressure pumps from KSB – are not “energy guzzlers”. Instead, they should make a positive contribution to total life cycle costs. 

    But this cannot come at the cost of performance: Pumps and valves employed in snow making must be able to perform excellently at all times and work reliably even under high pressure, as water extracted from streams or rivers sometimes has to be raised hundreds of metres in altitude.

    A machine room used to treat water for the production of artificial snow

    At the Jenner ski resort on the Königssee lake, variable speed high-pressure pumps make for reliable production of artificial snow.

    Impressive winter landscapes – thanks to robust technology from KSB

    KSB’s energy-efficient pumps reduce the operating costs of your snow-making equipment and thus minimise the total life cycle costs. Featuring sturdy materials and larger dimensions of impellers and bearings as well as casings with large wall thicknesses, the robust design of cast steel pumps from KSB makes for a long service life. With its submersible motor pumps, submersible borehole pumps and high-pressure pumps, KSB offers the right technology wherever needed in snow-making equipment.


    Products from KSB: unbeatable performance on every slope

    KSB pumps make the operation of snow-making machines extremely cost-effective and energy-efficient – especially if they are equipped with automation technology such as PumpDrive which automatically adjusts the flow rate to provide the output required. 

    KSB automation solutions record all relevant operating data and optimise the pumps’ energy efficiency. Cutting-edge monitoring equipment enables you to keep track of all operations at any time. 

    KSB high-pressure pumps for snow-making machines are also used in industry. Here, robust design and smooth operation are crucial, and these pumps are engineered for reliability. They help you avoid downtimes and their expensive consequences. 

    KSB products and services have proven their worth in many regions synonymous with winter sports all over the world including major ski resorts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy. 

    Benefit from 24-hour service and comprehensive consultation – from planning and commissioning all the way to maintenance and repair.

    Our portfolio

    KSB offers a wide range of products for snow-making equipment

    • Submersible motor pumps
    • Submersible borehole pumps
    • High-pressure pumps
    • Mobile pumps
    • Mixers / agitators / tank-cleaning units
    • Various drive systems
    • Variable speed systems

    Applications include

    • Water extraction from rivers or lakes
    • Pumping and transport of water – even hundreds of metres of altitude upwards 
    • Water supply for snow cannons 
    • Automatic control of pumps
    • Pressure control of the main pump
    • Monitoring of snow-making equipment

    Your benefits


    • Robust, energy-efficient pumps reduce overall operating costs 
    • Powerful pumps enhance equipment’s performance  
    • Economical, optimum operation thanks to variable speed systems and the latest monitoring equipment
    • Less downtime and consequential damage due to reliable products and straightforward maintenance
    • 24-hour service and comprehensive consultation in all project phases 

    Amarex KRT

    Amarex KRT

    Horizontal or vertical single-stage submersible motor pump in close-coupled design, with various next-generation impeller types, for wet or dry installation, stationary or transportable version, with energy-saving motor and models for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

    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.

    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.

    HGM

    HGM

    Horizontal radially split product-lubricated multistage ring-section pump with radial impellers, axial and radial single-entry inlet.

    BOA-H Mat E

    BOA-H Mat E

    Automated globe valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, with electric actuator and 3-point actuation, actuating forces from 2000 N to 14,000 N, stem sealed by maintenance-free PTFE V-packing (up to 250 °C) or graphite gland packing (up to 350 °C).

    BOA-CVE H

    BOA-CVE H

    Service-friendly control valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, either with linear or equal-percentage control characteristic at Kvs values of 0.1 to 630 m³/h and closing pressures of up to 40 bar; all internal parts are easy to replace without special tools, including the reversible seat; noise level reduced by standard two-stage pressure reduction combining a parabolic plug and multi-hole cage; with electric actuator.

    ISORIA 10/16

    ISORIA 10/16

    Centred-disc butterfly valve, sealed by elastomer liner, with lever or manual gearbox, pneumatic, electric or hydraulic actuator. Wafer-type body (T1), semi-lug body (T2), full-lug body (T4) or U-section body with flat faces (T5). Body types T2 and T4 are suitable for downstream dismantling and dead-end service with counterflange. Connections to EN, ASME, JIS.

    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
    Spare parts kits for pumps and valves

    Spare Parts Kits

    KSB offers complete spare parts kits for many pump ranges. The kits contain sealing elements, bearings and impellers, for example, and are considerably less expensive than purchasing each part separately.

    • All main wear parts in one set
    • Easy to order and available at short notice