Canadian Consulting Engineer
KSB Introduces New ANSI/ASME-Compliant Valves for Power IndustriesEngineering
Mississauga, Ontario, November 2014 – KSB Pumps Inc. has announced a new family of valves for power plants and similar applications that are designed and manufactured to comply with ANSI/ASME standards. The newly available valves, called “SICCA” and “ZTS”, include gate valves, globe valves and check valves. “This announcement is of particular significance to KSB Canada”, remarks Dirk Ruppert, National Business Development Manager for KSB Pumps. “While valves have been an important part of KSB’s international product portfolio, the DIN-standard valves have not been distributed in Canada. With the introduction of ANSI/ASMI standard valves, we can now offer this important product line to our Canadian customers.”
The valves are available in pressure classes up to ANSI Class 4500. Built from forged and cast steels that meet ASTM standards, these valves are designed for controlling the flow of boiler feed water, steam and condensate. Their nominal diameters range from ½ to 32 inches. Operating temperatures, depending on the material, can be as high as 650 °C (1,200 °F) and they are rated for pressures of up to 600 bar (8,700 psi).
ANSI/ASME standards are used in the United States, Canada, India, China and many other countries in the construction of power plants and other large boiler installations. KSB’s new products join the company’s established range of DIN-compliant valves. The valves are manufactured at KSB sites in Germany and India to uniform quality standards. Products and support services are available worldwide.
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 2013, KSB generated a total turnover of € 2.247 billion with a global workforce of 16,500 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.