KSB, the world’s most experienced supplier of pumps, valves, and service, offers one of the most versatile multistage pumps on the market: the Multitec high-pressure pump in ring-section design. From ski resorts making snow to Caribbean enterprises looking to distill seawater/brackish waters, this pump is a great fit for nearly limitless applications. Best of all, the Multitec’s low-maintenance design and long-lasting reliability make it cost effective in any setting.
Multitec is one of the most versatile multistage pumps out there. Its impressive versatility is due in part to the great number of available options for customization. Pump users can choose from six material combinations ranging from cast iron to super duplex steel to fit numerous fluid inputs including hot, cold, clean, seawater, or brackish. The pump can be installed horizontally or vertically—with a total of seven installation types—and also offers easy adjustment of the suction and discharge nozzles.
This versatility allows Multitec pumps to process just about anything imaginable. Users can supply water or drinking water (ACS), heat water, filter water, fight fires, run wash plants, irrigate crops, transport mud, distill seawater, support carwashes, and more. KSB customers also use Multitec pumps in power stations, industry (ATEX), high-rises, boiler systems, and even ski resorts.
KSB invented the distinctive ring-section design for multistage pumps, and they introduced the compact multistage Multitec pump to the market in 1998 and has improved upon its design ever since. Now in its third generation, the Multitec’s time-tested technology has advanced, becoming more reliable and user-friendly. Customers aren’t forced to select between costly trim levels. Instead, Multitec pumps cut costs by providing one flexible design to match customers’ needs.
Users can maximize space with one of seven compact installation types. The special first stage suction impeller adds to the Multitec’s flexibility, providing a low NPSH value while eliminating the need to raise a tank.
Multitec pumps employ a balancing drum to compensate for axial thrust, reducing stress on the pump and extending the pump’s service life. The wear-resistant design has a self-aligning plain bearing made of silicon carbide for long-lasting suction performance on Multitec versions A and B. In addition, the pumps are easy to service with user-friendly bearings for simple dismantling.
All of this, combined with the highly efficient hydraulic system, delivers low operating costs. On its installation version A or B, operating costs are reduced further thanks to only one shaft seal.
The Multitec is a versatile, high-pressure multistage pump with boundless applications, low maintenance, and proven reliability. KSB experts are available to help companies pinpoint the optimum setup to take advantage of its many cost-saving benefits.
About the Author
Douglas Pereira is KSB’s regional manager of the energy, industry and desalination division. KSB’s more than 140 years of experience in centrifugal pump development and design ensures that KSB pumps incorporate quality features that provide efficient performance and the highest level of safety. KSB, Inc. is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified. For more information, visit www.ksbusa.com.
MODERN PUMPING TODAY, November 2014
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