Remote witness testing: a first by KSB

When purchasing large pumps, hydraulic acceptance tests and a final inspection are an essential proof of compliance with the guaranteed values.

In the past, customers had to travel to the test facility to witness their purchased pump being tested. As testing usually takes place at the KSB manufacturing plant overseas, this is a time-consuming and costly trip to make from Australia.

Online acceptance testing is KSB Australia’s answer, developed as a process enabling reliable and standard-compliant pump acceptance testing.

The tests conducted are transmitted live via a secure internet connection.

In an online meeting between pump manufacturer and customer, the customer can see the live camera view of the pump in the test facility, as well as the characteristic curve measurement during testing.

In addition to pressure and flow data, the test software records all further performance data required for a measurement to inspection/testing standard DIN EN ISO 9906, enabling the derivation and assessment of the pump’s efficiency.

Measurements can also include the sound level and vibrations. Prior to the acceptance test, KSB provides the customer’s test engineer with organisation information, order data sheets and a precise description of the acceptance testing.

This comprises details on the measuring instruments used, including the corresponding calibration certificates. After the acceptance test, KSB emails the test engineer the certificates to be signed.

This tried and tested process is implemented in compliance with the acceptance test standards.

Online acceptance testing is available from KSB’s Halle site, specialised in water and wastewater pumps, as well as at some of the pump manufacturer’s other sites. The test facilities can accommodate pumpsets with a drive rating of up to 10MW and a flow rate of up to 21,000 m3/h.

String tests with the customer’s original motors, transformers and frequency inverters can also be performed.

At KSB Australia’s stand at OzWater, a 360-degree presentation will give interested parties a good impression of the test facilities for online acceptance testing at the KSB site in Halle, Germany.

This partner content is brought to you by KSB. For more information, visit www.ksb.com.au

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