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Pumps for refinery and chemical plant applications

Don Horne   

ksb 1115These RPHb series pumps from KSB Pumps meet the API (American Petroleum Institute) Standard 610 (11th edition) for BB2-type pumps. They are two-stage, long-coupled machines suitable for demanding process environments. They are rated for heads of up to 650 metres and flow rates as high as 875 cubic metres per hour (3855 US gpm). The operating temperature range is from -80°C to 450°C. These rugged pumps feature a back pull-out design that makes it possible to remove and service the impeller, seals and bearings without having to disconnect or move the main casing. They are available in a variety of materials to ensure compatibility with a range of pumped materials.


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