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.
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.
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 (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a 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.
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.
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.