REDwire Press release: PumpDrive™ and SuPremE™ Series - Advanced technology from KSB targets energy savings

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KSB SuPremE – high-efficiency synchronous reluctance motor. Photo credit: KSB Pumps Inc.

Mississauga, Ontario, April, 2014 - KSB Pumps has introduced two innovative new product families aimed at helping pump owners reduce their energy bills.

The first set of products is the PumpDrive™ series of variable frequency drives for mid-sized pumps. These units enable pump operators to adjust the operating speed of their pumps so that output characteristics (head, flow rate) precisely match system requirements.

Reducing operating speed reduces energy requirements so that pumps will run efficiently while delivering reduced flows. Energy savings of up to 60% can be achieved when compared to adjusting pump outputs by bypass circuits or flow restriction.

PumpDrive speed controls are compact, modular units that are easy to integrate into any plant environment. Smaller members of the family (up to 55 kW) can be mounted directly on pump motors, while larger units (up to 110 kW) can be wall or panel mounted. PumpDrive units would normally be combined with flow, pressure or temperature sensors as part of a control system that automatically fine-tunes pump output according to overall system requirements.

The second group of innovative products are the SuPremE™ series of high-efficiency synchronous reluctance motors. This new design features a carefully optimized rotor design that provides up to 30% higher energy efficiency than conventional electric motors, especially when the motors run at partial loads.

“Many small and mid-sized pumps spend a lot of their lives operating at output levels far below their full design potential,” comments Dirk Ruppert, KSB Pumps’ National Business Development Manager. “PumpDrive speed controllers and SuPremE motors can significantly improve energy efficiency for pumps operated under partial load conditions, especially when they are used together”.

About KSB

KSB Pumps Inc., based in Mississauga, ON, is a member of the KSB Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and systems. KSB’s history dates back to 1871 in Germany, where the company’s global HQ is still located. In 2012, KSB generated a total turnover of € 2.268 billion (approx. CAN$ 3.4 billion) with a global workforce of 16,200 employees. KSB's giant product portfolio consists of more than 3,000 different off-the-shelf pumps and valves – and thousands of engineered and customized solutions. KSB Canada has specialized in providing reliable pump solutions for the most challenging applications in industrial and utility power plants, environmental (water and wastewater) facilities and industrial processes.

For further information:

Dirk Ruppert, National Business Development Manager      
KSB Pumps Inc.                                                                    
5205 Tomken Road                                                                
Mississauga, ON L4W 3N8                                                   
Ph. 905-568-9200 

Martin Wendland
PR Toolbox
126 Neville Park Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4E 3P8
Ph. 416-830-8797


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