Kirloskar Brothers receives patent for concrete volute pumping assembly

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  • Nov 18,21
The patent received for Concrete Volute Pumping Assembly is a significant milestone as it will help the company offer these pumps with reduced submergence leading to reduced excavation cost to the customer.
Kirloskar Brothers receives patent for concrete volute pumping assembly

Mumbai, November 2021

The fluid management solutions provider Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) has received a patent for its concrete volute pumping assembly which will the company to offer its concrete volute pumps (CVPs) with reduced submergence leading to reduced excavation cost to the customer. The patent will further consolidate KBL as a leader in the designing and manufacturing of concrete volute pumps worldwide.  

KBL has designed and constructed CVPs for many large irrigation and powers projects, stormwater applications, including Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, Reliance Energy Ltd, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), BMA Thailand. 

The concrete volute pump was a revolutionary development in the pump industry. Concrete volute pumps derive their name as the casting & suction draft tube is concrete, while the rotating parts are metallic. As the casing is constructed in concrete at the site, CVP is the most suitable pumping option from techno-economic consideration for handling large volumes of water. Concrete volute pumps guarantee strength and rigidity and virtually eliminate the problems of corrosion and erosion. It also ensures higher & consistent pump efficiencies over a sustained period of operation. Due to the simplicity of construction and ease of maintenance, the reliability achieved is 99.95%. 

Concrete volute pumps by Kirloskar are widely used for applications like sea water, circulating / condenser cooling water for power plants, lift irrigation, water supply, drainage and flood control, dry docks and desalination. High reliability, design simplicity and superior operating performance make Kirloskar concrete volute pumps a trusted choice. 

Kirloskar Brothers provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, building & construction, process industries, irrigation, oil & gas, and marine & defence. 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. KBL has over 12,000 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by the best-in-class PAN-India network of authorised service and refurbishment centres. 

All manufacturing plants of KBL have the necessary quality, environment, occupational health & safety, and energy standard certifications under the Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and ISO 50001:2018). The company's Kirloskarvadi plant is a state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility, which houses Asia's largest hydraulic research centre with a testing facility of up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr. 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).

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