Posts Tagged ‘KNF’

Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in October 2018

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Tapflo: New plastic centrifugal pump for aggressive liquids containing solid particles
  2. Sulzer to be distributor of MV variable speed drives in North America
  3. Lutz: Mobile horizontal eccentric screw pumps
  4. KSB extended portfolio with vertical turbine pumps
  5. KNF: Pumps for the ISS
  6. PSG brings oil and gas pump expertise to ADIPEC 2018
  7. Tapflo: New series of Low Energy Air Diaphragm Pumps

The actual Top 10 posts on  Δ p Online in German:

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Pumps for the ISS

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 von admin

Liquid pumps made by KNF were on board an HTV-7 unmanned cargo spacecraft launched from Japan on September 23, 2018, destined for the International Space Station (ISS). These space-worthy liquid pumps are part of a new Life Support Rack for the ISS. Also known as an Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS), the rack purifies air and produces oxygen for the ISS. It was developed by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA). The new ACLS rack will be installed in the ISS’s Destiny module (also known as the US Lab) by ESA astronaut and ISS commander Alexander Gerst on November 2, 2018.

KNF-Engineers worked with Airbus for four years to specify and design the pump, which is based on the proven FEM 1.09 dosing pump. The project was part of Airbus’s COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) program, which uses well-established components to reduce the price tag for space flight.

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