KEPL Launches Energy Efficient API BB1 Pump


KEPL has introduced energy efficient BB1 series pump under the model name of KBAD. This new series is designed especially for process industries for various chemical and liquid pumping applications. KEPL is a Joint Venture company of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, an engineering conglomerate and an Indian MNC.

KEPL launched the “Between Bearing Axially Split Case Pump Model KBAD as per API 610 latest edition” at Pumps, Valves & Process Equipments (PVPE) International Conference 2014 in Mumbai. PVPE 2014 has been organised by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).

KEPL’s BB1 pumps are characterised by side nozzle configuration preferred for fluid transfer applications. Its near-center line mounting design makes the KABD suitable for various refinery applications subjected to ISO or API criteria for flammable or dangerous fluids with specific gravity greater than 0.7 and temperature below 200˚Celcius and 400˚Fahrenhite.

KEPL has not only developed BB1 range pumps but has also supplied first three pumps to Reliance Industries Limited, Hazira, Gujarat, for Quench Water application in their Cracker Plant. Pumps were designed, developed and customised to suit the site requirement and were supplied in a very short period delighting its esteemed customer - Reliance.

KEPL and KBL were the prime sponsors for the three day long International conference-cum-expo held in Mumbai recently. KEPL has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of engineering and manufacturing critical application pumps and turbines. KEPL has received more than 15 global customer approvals in last couple of years.

At the launch ceremony Mr. Aseem Srivastav, Managing Director, Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited said, “The launch of BB1 pumps is stepping a foot forward in the progress path of existing pump options. The journey so far with this product has given us futher insights in the area of pumps and the motivation to come up with such innovations in near future as well”.

KEPL had recently launched India’s first indigenously developed API steam turbine and has plans to roll out more products in next couple of years through in-house engineering and R&D.

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