KSB hydraulic systems for large and powerful concrete volute pumps
The BEVERON pump is the result of close cooperation between KSB and Bosman Watermanagement. This concrete volute pump is ideally suited to flow rates of 4 to 30 cubic metres per second.
KSB engineering plays a major role: KSB fits the BEVERON pumps with powerful, reliable SEZ hydraulic systems. It uses product-lubricated, wear-resistant KSB Residur ceramic bearings, which are able to cope with continuously high loads. This well-proven bearing type ensures reliable operation and increases the pumps’ long-term availability.
KSB’s hydraulic systems are used in the following applications:
- Coastal protection and flood control
- Low-lift pumping stations
- Water removal at shrimp and fish farms
- Dry docks
KSB also supplies impellers made of duplex stainless steel for the BEVERON pumps. The impellers have a long service life and contribute considerably to smooth operation of the concrete volute pumps.
KSB also serves its partner company Bosman Watermanagement as a consultant, making sure that projects run smoothly and successfully right from the start.
St Germans Pumping Station – a success story
Work has been completed on the construction of the UK’s largest land drainage pumping station and involved the building and supply of six enormous Bosman Beveron concrete volute casing pumps complete with KSB SEZ hydraulics and associated drives. Mounted on 4.5m shafts, the 2.10m diameter impellers produced for the pumping station are the largest ever built by KSB to date.
The £38 million project for the Middle Level Commissioners at Wiggenhall St Germans, Cambridgeshire in the East of England was to replace the existing pumping station which was commissioned in 1934. The new pumping station came on line in the summer of 2009 and was formally opened in January 2010.
The original pumping station at St Germans comprised of four pump sets and had total capacity of 70cumecs. However, its replacement comprises six pump sets each capable of raising some 16.66cumecs to a static head of 4.25m and will be expected to maintain this level of output for up to 75 years.