India’s Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has manufactured its largest-ever horizontal split-case pump for an Indian installation.
The order was received from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for Gujarat Pipavav Power Co’s 700 MW power station.
The pump has been successfully tested at Kirloskarvadi in the presence of a BHEL team.
The UPH 1200/160 M pump develops a flow of 7000 litres per second at a head of 27.5 metres and will be coupled to an electric motor of 2700 KW running at 425 RPM. The pump weighs about 26 tonnes and is more than 4 metres in height.
Kirloskar Brothers has already supplied the same sized pumps for export markets. These are currently operating in Portugal and Sudan.
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Kirloskar Brothers supplies horizontal split case pumps