KSB one of the manufacturers of pumps and industrial valves has reiterated its support towards government’s efforts in reducing sulphur content in the flue gas emission by 30-35 per cent from 2005 level by 2030. This is agreed at COP 21 Summit (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Paris. As part of the commitment, KSB has localised slurry recirculation pumps required for Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) applications. The company has recently bagged total order worth Rs. 100 crore for the supply of slurry recirculation pumps in FGD plants to be installed across ten National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) sites in India. FGD systems will be installed in power plants having a total generation capacity of 166 GW in the coming years.
Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) process is aimed at reducing the SO2 (Sulphur dioxide) emission in the flue/stack gases from thermal power plants into the atmosphere. FGD plants are comparatively new to India and KSB Limited has continued its tradition of indigenising highly specialised products by adding the Slurry Recirculation Pumps required for FGD plants in its portfolio for local manufacturing. Gigantic in size, these pumps handle the critical slurry application in FGD plant and have a special lining for high wear life for more running hours. KSB has bagged several orders in these types of plants and has localized the special lining technology. With a combination of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Motor and Gear Box in the test field, KSB has the flexibility to test the pumps in-house at the various operating conditions depending on customer requirements.
Rajeev Jain, Regional Executive Officer, West Asia and Managing Director KSB Limited India, “Though the process is relatively new, the implementation of industrial pollution norms has been gaining momentum in India in the last few years. We have managed to bag orders for slurry recirculation pumps for a large number of power plants in a short span of time. We foresee a huge surge for slurry recirculation pumps for FGD systems in India up to 2022 considering the government’s support for stringent industrial emission norms.”