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21.02.2011

KBL Erects and Commissions FM/UL Approved Fire Hydrant System in Plate Mill Project

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL)

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) announces the successful erection and commissioning of a Factory Mutual (FM) and Underwrites Laboratories (UL) listed Fire Hydrant System for the Plate Mill at Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), India.

Kirloskar Brothers has three factories located in India, UK and USA that are Factory Mutual (FM) approved and capable of manufacturing this range of pumps.

The FM-UL fire hydrant system at JSPL site was inaugurated by Mr. N.A. Ansari, Executive Director, Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Raigarh (CG). The project included erection and commissioning of two FM/UL approved Fire water Pump set (Head – 88m, Discharge – 273 m3/hr) driven by electric motor and diesel engine, two jockey pumps, valves and pipes. JSPL are one of the first steel plants in India to install this advanced Fire Fighting system, which is a standard in European and American steel plants.

FM-UL fire fighting pump sets fully comply to American standard - NFPA 20. Accordingly, the pump, engine, controller, which are FM approved and UL listed, give more reliability of operation at any point of time. Quarterly audit of manufacturing are conducted by FM/UL to ensure strict adherence to quality norms laid down by this standards. FM/UL approved controller enables weekly programming which allows automatic running of pump sets for set timing and keeps all records of pump operation so that pump is always in working condition.

Picture: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL)

Source: KBL

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