Large Submersible Motor Pumps for Mexico
HENRICO, Va. - Pump and valve manufacturer KSB is set to supply 20 pump sets worth several million dollars for one of Mexico's largest infrastructure projects.
The KSB pumps involved are the largest submersible motor units in the company's history with a power output of 1,150 kilowatts and a total weight of 15 tons. They are currently under construction at the Halle factory. Each pump can handle 2,000 liters a second at a head of almost 44 meters. KSB hydraulics experts also advised the customer on the construction of the intake structures. With the help of CFD analysis and model tests they developed the ideal compromise between cost-saving construction and hydraulically optimized structural design.
A combined waste water / stormwater pumping station planned for completion in 2012 is currently under construction in Mexico City at an elevation of 2,200 meters. Overuse of groundwater reserves in the metropolis of 20 million residents has resulted in major subsidence of the ground on which the city stands. This means that many sewers now lack their required gradient. In addition, the city is suffering repeated flooding due to poor drainage and heavy rain falls between May and September. Mexico City's municipal authorities have therefore been investing in new sewers and pumping stations for several years.
Short delivery periods of six to ten months and positive references from the previous "La Caldera" project, for which KSB supplied 24 waste water pumps, were decisive in winning the contract.
About KSB in USA
KSB began operations in the U.S. and Canadian markets in 1974 and has specialized in highly engineered pump products for industrial and utility power plant services, environmental applications, and water and wastewater processing. KSB's 130 years of experience in centrifugal pump development and design ensure that KSB pumps incorporate quality features that provide efficient performance and the highest level of safety. KSB, Inc. is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified. See www.ksbusa.com for more information.
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