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KBL’s HYPN system: An intelligent water supply solution for serving the changing water demand at constant pressure

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 11:35 AM

Mumbai, 10th May 2021: Kirloskar Brothers Limited’s (KBL’s) pressure boosting Hydro-Pneumatic (HYPN) system is an intelligent water supply solution ideally designed for residential and commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, and industries that can serve the changing water demand at constant pressure. HYPN system is a conventional pumping system converted into an automated pumping system.

A HYPN system maintains constant pressure and helps eliminate unnecessary functioning of pumps in case of low flow conditions. Also, the performance of the HYPN system is controlled, smooth, and facilitates energy and water optimisation. KBL’s energy-efficient HYPN system requires low maintenance and its customised configuration and design ensures its long life, making it one of the most cost-effective pressure-boosting systems globally.

An operational standard pump significantly contributes to operational expenditure in two ways: high energy consumption and high spending on pumps’ maintenance. The HYPN system helps curb these associated costs, majorly by optimising the energy cost through greater control on the supply capacity of liquid, varying it as per user or system demand.

KBL has accomplished further value addition by coupling HYPN system with remotely accessible smart monitoring devices such as mobile phone, iPad, among others. As a result, customers can remotely monitor and keep a tab on the status of their system on the go, wherever they are, right on their mobile devices. The remote monitoring option gives customers an edge in two ways: firstly, through its predictive modelling capabilities, customers can take corrective measures before pump breakdown and, secondly, it substantially reduces dependency on field inspectors thus ensuring manpower optimisation.

Most pump manufacturers offer only vertical inline multistage pumps in pressure booster applications. However, site conditions may require a different type of pump. KBL has successfully coupled its pressure boosting technology with a wide range of pumps like inline, end suction, sump pumps, split case pumps, VT pumps, among others. This ensures the most suitable pump being used yielding the best performance over the entire life of the system. This customisation has also enabled the application of KBL’s HYPN system in almost all the industrial verticals right from pharmaceutical and chemical process industries to other critical sectors such as mining, textile, steel, railways, hotels, hospitals, malls, multiplexes, and metro, among others.

KBL is a UL registered supplier of packaged pumping systems. As far as the certifications and accreditations for its HYPN system are concerned, KBL achieved one of its biggest milestones recently when the company became India’s first manufacturer of HYPN systems to be recognised with the prestigious India Design Mark (IDM), a design standard backed by a stringent evaluation process that symbolises product excellence in the form of quality and innovation. The IDMsymbol is a befitting

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testimony to the extensive and dedicated efforts of KBL’s R&D and Design team that went into the development of such a highly usable, durable, and efficient HYPN system.

KBL has a dedicated facility for testing its Kirloskar HYPN systems located at Shirval, Maharashtra. In fact, KBL is among the only few pump companies in the country to possess a dedicated facility for testing HYPN pumps.

The HYPN systems are primarily used for maintaining critical water supply across some of the biggest and dedicated Covid-19 hospital buildings built or set-up for the treatment of coronavirus patients. These included the 551-bed hospital building set-up near Kasaragod, Kerala, the 500 bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Covid Hospital constructed by DRDO at Delhi, the 400 bed District Hospital building at Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and the 800-bed Covid-19 hospital in Pune. In all these hospitals, KBL’s HYPN pumps are operational.

About Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL): KBL is the flagship company of the US$ 2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. The company was established as Kirloskar Brothers in 1888 from which various group companies emerged later. Kirloskar Brothers was officially registered as a legal entity into Kirloskar Brothers Limited on January 15, 1920. KBL, a global conglomerate, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, building & construction, process industries, irrigation, oil & gas, and marine & defence. It engineers and manufactures industrial, agricultural, and domestic pumps, valves, and hydro turbines. It is also India’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturer with eight manufacturing facilities in India along with other international subsidiaries and operations in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by the best-in-class PAN-India network of authorised service and refurbishment centres.

All manufacturing plants of KBL have the necessary Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety, and Energy standard certifications under the Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and ISO 50001:2018). The company’s Kirloskarvadi plant is a state-of-the- art integrated manufacturing facility, which houses Asia’s largest hydraulic research centre with a testing facility of up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr.

KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India and the 9th in the world to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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