KSB Extends Range of Available API-Compliant High-Pressure Pumps
KSB has added a new large-size member to its CHTR series of high-pressure pumps for petroleum industry applications. Members of the CHTR family are designed to be fully compliant with the American Petroleum Institute’s API 610 standard for barrel pumps (Type BB5) and are ideal for refineries, petrochemical facilities, boiler feedwater or SAG-D applications. The new model pumps provide capacities of up to 1450 m3/h and heads as high as 2500 m (greater by special request).
In order to meet the demanding requirements of petroleum-related applications, KSB’s CHTR pumps are available in a variety of corrosion-resistant materials. Their special “cartridge” design means that all internal components (shaft, impellers, diffusers, seals, bearings) can be withdrawn from the casing as a unit, leaving support structures and pipe connections to the suction and discharge nozzles undisturbed. This simplifies maintenance and reduces down-time. With a wide range of sizes and 30 possible hydraulic configurations available, designers can choose pumps with operating characteristics that closely match their system requirements for optimal energy efficiency and long, trouble-free service lives.