Mounting adapters simplify submersible pump installationJuly 13, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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KSB’s new family of mounting adapters are designed to simplify the installation of its efficient and reliable Amarex N submersible pumps in facilities configured for pumps from other select manufacturers.
How it works
In wastewater treatment facilities, submersible pumps are usually installed on a duckfoot and claw arrangement. Also referred to as a discharge elbow, the duckfoot is a fitting that is located at the lower end of the outlet pipe, typically at the bottom of the well or tank. When the submersible pump is lowered into place (usually with a guidewire or guide rail system), a claw adaptor mounted at the outlet nozzle of the pump engages with fittings on the duckfoot to ensure that the pump is properly aligned with the outlet pipe. Gravity holds the pump in place and, when it is necessary to gain access to the pump to clear a blockage or for service, the pump can easily be hoisted to the surface.
Each pump manufacturer provides duckfoot fittings designed for their products. However, KSB’s new mounting adapters make it possible to use KSB pumps as “drop in” replacements for other manufacturers’ pumps without any changes to the plant infrastructure. These adaptors, which are bolted onto a pump’s outlet nozzle, allow pump owners to take advantage of the reliability, efficiency and long service life of KSB’s submersible pumps without disruptions or costly plant modifications.
A leading manufacturer
The new mounting adapters are available in Canada from KSB Pumps, the Mississauga, Ont.-based Canadian subsidiary for the KSB Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and systems. KSB Canada specializes in providing reliable pump solutions for the most challenging applications in industrial and utility power plants, environmental facilities, mining and industrial processes.