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KSB is an international supplier of highly engineered pumps, valves and related systems. Industries served include wastewater, building services, water treatment and transport energy, process engineering, mining, and power plant processes. With 40 manufacturing facilities and 170 service centers, KSB operates in 130 countries on five continents. The KSB brand provides customers with reliable, quality products and technical expertise that only years of experience can deliver. It also guarantees dependable service worldwide. Engineered products tailored to customer specifications are developed for jobs with particularly demanding requirements.
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Conquering The Clog: Overcoming Grease, Rocks, Rags, And Oils
Lloyd Knauer, maintenance and operations supervisor and a 23-year veteran for the Valley Forge Sewer Authority, helps explain why life is easier these days at his regional treatment plant, in large part to their non-clog pumps.
Upgraded Pumping System Eliminates Clogging
The pumps that operated at the septage receiving wetwell at the Valley Forge Sewer Authority’s collection system in Phoenixville, PA were constantly clogging.
KSB Maintenance Event- Operations Challenge 2018
This year marks the 30th year of the Operations Challenge. KSB is excited to be supplying the package for the Operations Challenge KSB Maintenance Event through 2021.
Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?
An optimized pump and slurry system can make or break a business in the Canadian Oil Sands. Costing up to $100,000 per hour due to lost production, it’s no secret that sites plagued by frequent shutdowns, pump malfunctions, or constant parts replacements struggle to control costs. If you’re struggling with the wear life of your pump’s parts, you may not be operating optimally. Use these tips to boost your efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
Optimizing Activated Sludge Mixing
Mixing activated sludge to a velocity of 0.03 meters/second is important because it keeps bacteria in motion, avoids sedimentation and optimizes the biological wastewater treatment process. Water Talk recently caught up with Michael Lebkuecher, Director of Product Management for Solids Handling Pumps and Rainer Kutzko, Senior Project Engineer, both with KSB to learn more about mixing considerations.
Take A Virtual Look At The Next Generation Of Waste Water Pumps
As KSB continues to produce superior technology to #ConquerTheClog in wastewater pumping applications, visit WEFTEC Booth #4651 to experience the latest technology to conquer today’s waste water challenges.
Boiler Feed Water Pump Local Instrumentation — Necessity Or Nuisance?
Anyone remember the old cars of the 1950s and 1960s? They all pretty much came equipped with an ammeter, an oil pressure gauge, a water temperature gauge, as well as a speedometer and a fuel level gauge. Then came the ’70s, ’80s, even the ’90s and turn of the century cars, where “idiot lights” replaced the ammeter, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. Now the latest up-to-date vehicles have again returned to certain analog gauges, and digital read-outs, as well as computerized “information centers” that tell the operator more than they possibly ever wanted to know about their vehicle.
KSB’s research centers focus on hydraulics, materials technology and energy-saving motors and equipment to ensure high overall energy efficiencies. Customers benefit from innovative ideas and dedication of more than 16,000 employees.
KSB in the USA is a subsidiary of KSB AG and has been doing business here since 1974. KSB brings 140-plus years of global experience and competence in centrifugal pump technology with cutting-edge designs for optimum reliability and maximized performance.
The Richmond, Virginia, office is backed by a network of sales and service locations. We maintain an inventory of assembled pumps and parts and manufacturing, testing and repair facilities in Richmond.
In 1996 GIW Industries, Inc. became a full subsidiary of KSB AG. GIW is renowned for its severe abrasive handling pumps and is a world leader in wear technology. In 2016, GIW commemorated its 125th year of servicing the minerals and mining industries.
GIW has grown in size and expertise to ensure that KSB’s GIW Minerals products are at the forefront of slurry technology. Our production facilities recently completed a multimillion-dollar expansion to provide the best in slurry solutions. It was designed to increase the capacity for large flask sizes and has more than doubled foundry capacity.
In 2010 KSB acquired Standard Alloys Inc. Since 1926, Standard Alloys has provided high quality replacement parts, part repairs, complete replacement pumps and other industrial equipment through its manufacturing location in Port Arthur, Texas. Originating from a demand for replacement parts for the refinery industry, Standard Alloys expanded into the chemical, municipal and power industries. In 1982 we added a repair center in Vidor, Texas. With the support of KSB and fueled by its desire to be customer centric, the company expanded its geographical coverage and now has service centers in Port Allen, Louisiana, and Deer Park, Texas. The fully integrated manufacturing process is mission critical to the high quality and quick delivery offering.
The reverse engineering process developed at Standard Alloys has been proven successful and continues to help customers keep equipment running by eliminating obsolesce concerns and offering rapid product delivery. As a single source solution provider, Standard Alloys continues to expand our engineering excellence by offering metallurgical upgrade, mechanical upgrades and hydraulic upgrade to improve customer’s mean time between repairs. Our engineering can help you reduce the total cost of ownership for your pumps.
First-class products and excellent service take top priority at KSB. Which is why the entire group works to uniform and secure quality guidelines based on the Business Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
KSB products are backed by our service network in the USA:
Port Allen, LA
Deer Park, TX