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Pumps used as Turbines

Supplier: KSB Australia Pty Ltd

A pump becomes a turbine.


Energy producers the world over rely on KSB. But our pumps can do more than just assist the generating process. If the flow of water is reversed, the  impeller starts turning in the other direction, and the pump operates in turbine mode. That keeps down costs, and makes energy generation and recovery straightforward. Pumps used as turbines (PaTs) provide a solution wherever more energy is required. And prove again that KSB means a wide choice of applications, as well as products.

Expertise across the range
KSB can draw on extensive know-how and many years of experience in designing pumps to be used as turbines*. So put our expertise to work for you, and experience the quality of our products.

For heads of 10 m and above:

  • Omega (volute casing pump)
  • Etanorm (volute casing pump)
  • Multitec (ring-section pump)
  • RDL family (volute casing pump)

For heads below 10 m and high flow rates:

  • Axial flow pumps

(* Reference list and PaT performance curves on request)

Efficient solutions help you win
Top-quality products, all-in solutions and first-class service:
KSB excellence spells success for you – for example with pumps used as turbines.

  • Fast amortization of your investment
  • Reduced life cycle costs
  • Pumps as turbines supplied as all-in packages
  • Products and services from a single source (consulting, planning, product design and selection, order processing, commissioning, service, after-sales support)
  • Large choice of products and materials
  • Wide range of other components (e.g. valves)

In action almost everywhere
Pumps are used as turbines in a wide range of applications:

  • Small hydropower systems (< 10 MW)
  • Industrial systems (as an alternative to throttling devices)
  • Water transport systems (upstream of receiving water tank)
  • Bottom outlet of dams
  • Locks or sluices with low heads and large flow rates
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Oil supply systems
  • Chemical and petrochemical processes (gas scrubbers)