KSB is set to supply four 52-tonne waste water pumps for the construction of the Lee Tunnel in London. Each of these pumps will feature an impeller measuring 2.2 metres in diameter. At this year’s IFAT trade fair in Munich (7 to 11 May), KSB will be presenting one of these giant impellers as a special highlight at its stand. A total of six pump sets including two smaller drainage pumps will be installed in a shaft structure 85 metres below the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London – Britain’s largest waste water and sewage treatment plant – and used to transport combined stormwater and sewage.
Archive for April, 2012
The ATEX-rated E-Series manufactured from Almatec, which provides superior containment and safety, will be on display at Achema in Hall 8.0, Stand L79. These air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are designed specifically to handle and transfer the most dangerous chemicals, including acids, solvents and caustics.
As the beating heart in all manner of systems including diaphragm pumps, diaphragms have to withstand long and heavy loads. They also have to meet the toughest of requirements in pneumatic systems, fittings, and many, many other applications. With diaphragms made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Freudenberg Simrit has succeeded in taking a decisive step towards significantly extending the service lives of diaphragms. TPU is also incredibly resistant to abrasion, which means that the components in which it is used in get top grades for lifecycle duration and economic efficiency.
PepsiCo is installing an integrated reuse solution from Siemens Industry Automation Division at its snack food production plant in Santiago, Chile. As part of a wastewater treatment plant upgrade, the manufacturing facility is increasing its wastewater treatment capacity by 20% and incorporating environmentally beneficial technologies. The Siemens system will lower fresh water consumption by up to 70%. It is expected to become operational in April 2012.