Three high-efficiency KSB pumps transport water in the biggest city of Australia. Sydney derives part of its drinking water from the Nepean Dam, which is located some 100 km south-west of the city and its several million inhabitants. For transporting the water, the city relies entirely on KSB. The three pumps of the RDLO series extract raw water at the lowest point of the dam and transfer it to a filtration plant. It is then treated and pumped to Sydney via a network of pipelines.
To ensure that the pumps run at maximum efficiency even under conditions of fluctuating demand, they are fitted with frequency inverters. These ensure that the motor speed is always in the most energy-efficient range, thus minimizing the operating costs of the pumping station.
KSB provided its customer, the construction company Baulderstone Hornibrook, with much more than just pumps. During the planning stage of the project, KSB supported the customer by designing and sizing the entire system. The KSB competence centre in Germany provided valuable help with the calculations and assisted with the entire process right through to commissioning of the system.
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