Be Monsoon Ready with KBL’s Flood-Control Autoprime Pump Unit The high-capacity pump sets by KBL have been frequently pressed into service for major dewatering and disaster management mission at the global level

Mumbai, 31st May 2021: The Autoprime pump sets of Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is among the most preferred and ideal solutions for prompt dewatering or flood-control or wastewater management. This high-capacity, mobile flood-control and inland water-management unit is vastly used for dewatering the flood-affected areas in India and abroad during flood-like situations in monsoons.

Water logging in cities, towns and many other areas, during monsoon is a grave concern as it not only affects business operations, resulting into economic loss, but also brings public movement to a stand-still and sometimes even results into loss of life. KBL’s dedicated Autoprime pump set can be critically helpful in duly combating such flood-like situations as it facilitates quick dewatering of the water logged areas.

The Autoprime pump set comes with an easy to operate plug-and-play for quick start-up and requires no manual intervention during priming. It is a light-weight, portable, trolley-mounted product that can be mobilised easily to the affected area without any hassles. Autoprime is mainly used for dewatering, over-pumping, sewer bypasses, industrial and municipal pumping applications.

Autoprime pump sets are unique in nature as these are the largest-ever portable pump sets developed and supplied by KBL for flood control and drainage application in the Indian subcontinent. The pump set comes as a complete package, including a pump, prime over which could be an engine or electric motor, Autoprime unit, suction and discharge pipe and other necessary components. Its waterproof and acoustic canopy design and rugged construction ensures longer life with minimum maintenance, thus facilitating hassle-free operation of the pump set for many years.

Backed by rigorous on-site testing and guaranteed product performance, the Autoprime pump set is also a recommended choice for dewatering purposes globally.  With 100-plus installations, KBL’s Autoprime pump sets are operational in major cities, airports, and industries across the country.

Earlier, the company’s Autoprime pump sets also played an integral role in dewatering operations carried out by the concerned municipal corporations in the flood-affected areas of Kerala and Maharashtra in India as well as in Sri Lanka.

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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