Archive for the ‘Pump Applications’ Category

Pumps cut power consumption at Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 von admin

One of the most important museums of contemporary art in Italy, the famous Palazzo Grassi in Venice, is able to considerably improve its energy balance due to the use of pumps with highly efficient, intelligent drives. The pumps and valves to modernise the heating and air-conditioning systems were supplied by pump manufacturer KSB.

For a building of historical and architectural significance, maintaining a particular room temperature and humidity as well as air quality is a costly and major challenge. After a careful analysis of the energy consumption, those responsible for building management started an extensive refurbishment project in 2015. Planning and installing a completely new pumping infrastructure in a historic building presents a great challenge since the building was not designed for such equipment.

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Three-screw pump for high-pressure machine tool coolant service

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 von admin

Intended for use in metalworking applications, transfer lines, and grinding and deep drilling machines, Emtec-C pump delivers coolant at a high flowrate, allowing machines to run at peak levels without compromising tool life.

“We’ve improved Emtec-C to achieve maximum three-screw pump efficiency with a lighter weight and fewer components,” said Kapil Rai, Circor Vice President, Industrial Pumps, EMEA, India & Asia. “It also features several difference-making innovations.”

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Rotary lobe pump combined with macerator enables collagen production

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 von admin

Fish is not just one of the staple foods in all the world’s coastal regions, its high-quality constituents – from omega 3 fatty acids to iodine – mean it is also becoming a significant component of a healthy diet worldwide. On the other hand, most of the residues are disposed of or processed into cheap animal feed, although the skins do for instance contain valuable proteins. In addition to fillet production, Vinh Hoan Corp., one of the largest pangasius exporters in Vietnam, has therefore built up its own production line for collagen powder. The powder is now used in food supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. For this, Netzsch supplied a combination of a high-performance twin shaft macerator and a hygienic full-metal rotary lobe pump.

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Technical Paper: API 676 compliance of progressive cavity pumps

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 von admin

Owing to their operating principle and their roots in waste water treatment, Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP) come with typical deviations against petrochemical standard API 676. Some of these deviations are inevitable, others can be healed. It is a preservative headache and topic of discussion for project engineers to understand and identify which of these deviations are relevant, critical or acceptable for their project.

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New hygienic container pump

Monday, July 30th, 2018 von admin

For the production of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products as well as for the processing of foodstuffs, a special thoroughness and cleanliness must be ensured to consumers. When using hygienic pumps, the operator expects besides a high system availability and low maintenance requirement an absolutely perfect hygienic and easy to clean design.

The B70V SanitaryPlus barrel pump has a one-piece joint-free drive shaft and is consistently without threads in the hydraulic area. Just a few components reduce the assembly and dismantling times for approx. 80 % as well significantly reduce the cleaning effort.

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Water intake pumps to China’s mega-refinery

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 von admin

Over the past decades, international technology Group Andritz has become a byword for highest quality and customized pump solutions and is now a preferred partner on a global scale. In the interests of its customers, the Pumps division does not set itself any limits with regard to size and flow rate in the development and manufacturing of tailor-made pumps. Thus, Andritz has been commissioned to supply the water intake pumps for China’s first privately managed and largest petrochemical plant.

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Centrifugal Pumps in the production of frozen bakery products

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 von admin

Technical paper by Susanne Suttrop

Committed to their slogan – Coppenrath & Wiese – Where else can you get quality like this? –  the company has earned a reputation in the field of frozen desserts that has been solidly anchored in the consciousness of consumers for more than 40 years (Fig. 1). But a slogan alone is not enough to satisfy customers if not simultaneously associated with reliably high quality products. That is why the company insists not only on high quality, fresh ingredients and skilled, talented employees but advanced production processes as well.

With a daily production volume of 3.3 million rolls as well as more than 200,000 various tortes, failure of even one component can lead to significant financial losses. For this reason, the company’s expectations for high-quality production systems are just as high as the expectations of consumers for outstanding products.

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Impeller improves suction characteristics in high-pressure pumps

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 von admin

KSB experts developed a special impeller for its Movitec multistage high-pressure pumps. This new impeller significantly improves these pumps’ suction characteristics (NPSH value).

It proves its worth particularly in applications with critical inlet conditions (e.g. boiler feed applications) as well as applications in which the pump is required to take in water from low-lying tanks or at higher temperatures. Under these conditions, a pressure drop in the intake area may cause cavitation to occur in the first pump stage. This can result in excessive wear of pump parts or motor bearings as well as a reduced service life of the pump due to damaged parts and an unbalanced hydraulic system.

The new impeller is offered as an alternative to the standard product.

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Pumps used in mining for transporting packing material

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 von admin

Salinen Austria AG is one of Europe’s leading salt suppliers. The company’s most important products include brine for the chemical industry, food, industrial and melting salt, and chemically pure salt for pharmaceuticals. Three sites (Bad Ischl, Hallstatt, Altaussee) produce more than 3 million cubic meter of brine. Because of this, Austria is one of the most important salt producers in Europe. Salinen Austria AG contracted with Altmayer Anlagentechnik to construct a system that would be used to transfer tailing piles from the brine purification process used in the production of evaporated salt into the caverns. The tailing piles from the brine purification process are to be used to pack the salt cavities that have been created.

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New app simplifies pump operation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 von admin

This new KSB app called ‘FlowManager’ can be used to operate and configure the PumpDrive 2 and PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed systems. It can also be used to adjust the fixed speed of MyFlow Drive to the optimum operating point. The new KSB FlowManager app features all of the familiar basic functions from previous versions of the MyPump Drive app and supports both IOS and Android devices. It is available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play Store free of charge.

The app’s main functions can be summarised under the terms operation and monitoring.

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