At Husum WindEnergy 2012 fair, held in Husum, Germany from 18 to 22 September, German pump and valve manufacturer KSB presented its products and services for suppliers and original equipment manufacturers of wind energy systems.
Etaseco canned motor pumps are installed in the wind turbines’ cooling circuits to cool the power electronics. KSB says that the pumps’ compact design, low weight and no-leakage feature makes it suitable for the confined space conditions of a wind turbine nacelle.
Also on display in Husum was the UPA submersible borehole pump for offshore systems. The pump is designed to operate fully immersed in seawater. It is used in fire-fighting, pressure booster as well as cleaning systems and ensures seawater extraction in offshore wind parks and transformer stations.
Besides a number of other products intended for use in wind power applications, KSB will also presented its portfolio of services for wind energy systems. KSB’s subsidiary gear-tec GmbH is specialised in overhauling the gearboxes of wind turbines. Based in Eggebek, gear-tec’s specialist technical staff provide support for components of gearboxes of any make which can weigh up to 65 tonnes each, with power ratings ranging from 100 kW to 6.5 MW.