Heavy-duty Process Pumps (API) from KSB
Mississauga, Ontario, July 2015 – KSB Pumps has introduced updated versions of its RPHb-series pumps for process applications in refineries and chemical plants. The new pumps meet the API (American Petroleum Institute) Standard 610 (11th edition) for BB2-type pumps.
The new RPHb API 610 11th Edition pumps are two-stage, long-coupled machines suitable for the most demanding refinery and chemical process environments. They are rated for heads of up to 650 metres and flow rates as high as 875 cubic metres per hour (3855 USgpm). The operating temperature range is from -80°C to 450°C. These rugged pumps feature a back pull-out design that makes it possible to remove and service the impeller, seals and bearings without having to disconnect or move the main casing. They are available in a variety of materials to ensure compatibility with a range of pumped materials, including water and petroleum products. RPHb pumps are available in ATEX-rated models, suitable for use in environments with potentially high levels of explosive flammable gases.
KSB Pumps Inc., based in Mississauga, ON, is a member of the KSB Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and systems. KSB’s history dates back to 1871 in Germany, where the company’s global HQ is still located. In 2014, KSB generated a total turnover of € 2.184 billion with a global workforce of 16,322 employees. KSB’s giant product portfolio consists of more than 3,000 different off-the-shelf pumps and valves – and thousands of engineered and customized solutions. KSB Canada has specialized in providing reliable pump solutions for the most challenging applications in industrial and utility power plants, environmental (water and wastewater) facilities, mining and industrial processes.