Posts Tagged ‘test bay’

Slurry test rig for pump optimizing

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 von admin

Pumping of extremely abrasive media, e.g. mixtures of iron ore and water, poses major challenges to mine operators all over the world. In order to improve lifetime and increase MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) values, reliable and well-proven technological concepts are required, especially in terms of wearing part resistance. The Mulitsafe double hose-diaphragm pump offers a proven technology for these highly abrasive applications. The only real wearing parts of this pump are the suction and discharge valves. To guarantee continuous improvement of the already high valve lifetime, a special test rig has been installed at the Feluwa works in Mürlenbach/Germany. Daniel Nägel and Philipp Werhan are describing, how this test rig (Fig. 1 – with pump type TGK 250 3 DS 35, performance data: Q = 14 m³/h, p = 130 bar(g) ) allows testing of customer-specific media under real conditions.

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Pump acceptance testing – now online

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Ifat trade fair (14 to 18 May 2018) the KSB Group is introducing a trade fair novelty to its visitors: the newly created online pump acceptance testing. When purchasing large pumps, hydraulic acceptance tests and a final inspection are an essential proof of compliance with the guaranteed values. In the past, customers always had to travel to the test facility to witness their purchased pump being tested.

As testing usually takes place at the manufacturing plant, this is a time-consuming and costly trip, especially for international projects or those that are far away. Online acceptance testing is KSB’s answer, developed as a process enabling reliable and standard-compliant pump acceptance testing. The tests conducted are transmitted live via a specially protected part of the Internet. In an online meeting between pump manufacturer and customer, the customer can see the live camera view of the pump in the test facility as well as the characteristic curve measurement during testing.

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