A KSB RPH process pump that will be used in the new solar thermal power plant near Seville.
A KSB RPH process pump that will be used in the new solar thermal power plant near Seville.
The KSB pump units included seven process pumps for pumping thermal oil at a drive rating of up to 315 kW, and four canned motor pumps with a maximum 45 kW rating. All the units were built to American Petroleum Institute (API) standards and specifications.
 
The pumps perform a number of tasks at the concentrated solar power (CSP) power plant, including the daily start-up of the solar field, controlling the level of the thermal oil at temperatures of up to 400 °C, protecting the solar field from freezing and overheating, and cleaning the oil.
 
The power plant will be commissioned at the end of 2013.