Kirloskar Brothers supplies fire-fighting pump sets for Atal Tunnel project

FM approved & UL listed fire-fighting pump sets of Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) are deployed along the 9-km Atal Tunnel, which is the world’s longest motorable tunnel that connects Manali to Leh
Kirloskar Brothers supplies fire-fighting pump sets for Atal Tunnel project

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), a Kirloskar Group Company, has achieved the unique distinction of powering the historic Atal Tunnel project with its hi-tech fire-fighting pumping systems. KBL supplied fire-fighting pump sets for deployment along the 9-km tunnel, which is the world’s longest motorable tunnel. The Atal Tunnel situated at Rohtang, Manali in Himachal Pradesh was opened to public use by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi earlier last month.

The strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel connects Manali to Leh and is located in the PirPanjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the sea level. The tunnel is an engineering marvel and a distinguished example of ‘Make in India’ success. It deploys the best-in-class technology and state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical engineering systems, which are essential for fire and life safety of the project.

Most countries stipulate that fire pumps meet the standards prescribed by the National Fire Protection Association – USA. KBL designs fire-fighting pump-sets as per NFPA-20 specifications to meet the stringent fire safety norms and at the same time for cost-effectiveness. 

Kirloskar Brothers has developed the ‘FR’, “FH”, “FF” and ‘MSF’ series of pumps which are FM approved / UL listed and are exclusively used for fire-fighting applications. It also designs and manufactures bespoke fully integrated packaged pumping solutions matched to the customer specifications and environmental requirements. The pumping systems of KBL are manufactured and exhaustively tested in compliance with stringent approval standards set by these agencies. KBL has also developed the KFE series of engine-driven pump sets for firefighting applications in buildings and industries. Each KFE pump set is factory assembled and tested as per NBC (National Building Code) and IS standards so you can rest assured that the pumps protecting your precious lives and property meets all fire requirements of India.

All the KBL fire pumps comply with the highest quality standards. KBL's fire pump solutions include end suction pumps, split-case pumps, multi-stage multi-outlet pumps, and vertical turbine pumps, and pre-packaged pump houses.

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd - the flagship company of the $ 2.1 billion Kirloskar Group - provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, irrigation, oil & gas, and marine & defence. KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India and the 9th in the world to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It engineers and manufactures industrial, agricultural, and domestic pumps, valves, and hydro turbines. It is also India's largest centrifugal pump manufacturer with eight manufacturing facilities in India along with other international subsidiaries and operations in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US. The company's Kirloskarvadi plant is a state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility, which houses Asia's largest hydraulic research center with a testing facility of up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr.
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