KEPL develops API Steam Turbine for IOCL

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  • Jul 22,15
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KEPL develops API Steam Turbine for IOCL

Pune, July 22, 2015: Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited (KEPL), a sister concern of Kirloskar Brothers Limited and leader in critical process pumps and API Steam Turbines, has successfully completed the testing of indigenously-developed API Steam Turbine 'K-TUR', which is being supplied to Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Vadodara facility as a driver for the Boiler Feed Water Pump. The test was conducted at KEPL Kirloskarvadi works in Maharashtra.

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The test on this 340 kW steam turbine was conducted in accordance with the API 611 specifications. No Load Mechanical Run Test (NLMRT) is an hour long test of the steam turbine where the steam machine is run at its rated speed (measured in rpm i.e. revolutions per minute) and various parameters are monitored before the turbine is dispatched to the customer.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Aseem Srivastava, Managing Director, KEPL, said: "KEPL has developed K-TUR through its in-house capability and R&D programme. We are delighted to provide our indigenously developed product to IOCL. KEPL products carry its core value 'Reliability', and this machine is being built on the breakthrough technology developed under the 'Make in India' drive. With this supply, KEPL is successfully putting another foot forward in supporting the initiative".

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K-TUR is among the most efficient single-stage steam turbines and is currently, available in three frames. The first one KT-B is for the power requirements up to 1 MW and the second frame KT-D is for the power requirements up to 3 MW. These K-TUR Drive Turbines are also available in Condensing and Back Pressure Configuration. The third frame KTBH is a high back pressure variant of the model which can generate powers up to 2200 kW.

KEPL is a joint venture company of Kirloskar Brothers Limited in India. Established in 1988, it is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified firm, and a leading brand in API process pumps and API steam turbines. KEPL caters to hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, fertilizer and chemical process industries, power plants, water treatments plants, etc.

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