KPL axial-flow propeller pumps are built with a range of innovative features that offer cost and efficiency benefits when moving large volumes of water. Our compact design reduces the footprint of building and civil construction cost by up to 20%.
This innovative solution is an expandable rubber ring mounted on the perimeter of the pump volute that expands and adapts to the pipe as water flow and pressure increases, reducing turbulence and the efficiency losses this causes.
High-precision one piece propeller resolves the potential malfunctions from blade adjustment, and the smooth design means rags and solids slide off the propeller, resulting in less clogging.
These axial-flow propeller pumps are designed for high flow – up to 150,000 gpm – at low head of 30ft. Built to handle large quantities of water, the pumps are ideal for a wide range of applications such as:
- flood and storm water control
- large volume drainage and irrigation
- raw water intake
- transfer of liquids in large-scale municipal sewage treatment plants
- circulation of large quantities of water
- water level control in coastal and low-lying areas
- filling and emptying of dry docks and harbor installations
- filling or emptying of reservoirs
KPL submersible axial-flow propeller pumps range from 15 to 1060 hp and are available in 11 frame sizes with 6-, 8-, 10-, 12-, 14-, 16- or 18-pole motors.
Features and benefits
Reliability meets excellent value
- Best-in-class hydraulic efficiency
- Compact and lightweight design
- Great non-clogging performance
The KWM Mixed flow pump is designed for high flow at medium head.
With Flow capacity up to 184,920 GPM [700 m3/min] at a Head up to 164 ft [50 m], the Grundfos KWM Mixed flow pump is ideal for flood control as well as other applications where large volumes of water are moved.
Every KWM pump is individually engineered to suit your requirements, ensuring cost-efficient performance. For the best results, contact Grundfos during your planning stages – that allows us to consider aspects such as pumping station design, pump selection, future requirements, and the total Life Cycle Costs.
Built to handle large quantities of raw water, the pumps are ideal for a wide range of applications.
• Flood and storm water control
• Large-volume drainage and irrigation
• Raw water intake
• Circulation of large quantities of water, e.g. in water parks
• Water-level control in coastal and low-lying areas
• Filling and emptying of dry docks and harbour installations
• Filling or emptying of reservoirs
• Treated sewage
• Cooling water intake in power stations
• Process and discharge water
• Other low to medium head/high flow applications
Features & Benefits
Reliability meets excellent value
• Quality products• Robust, reliable and cost-effective
• Maximum value for money
Minimal, easy service
• Simple pump design ensures lasting trouble-free operation
• All pumps are individually tested and registered, so the right spare parts can be supplied very efficiently. Even after many years.
• All models available in cast iron or stainless steel
• 50 or 60 Hz
• Special materials (E.g. propeller in aluminium bronze is standard. Stainless steel available on request)• High voltage (up to 10KV by special request) models available
• Pump and motor size up to 1MW by special request
- Quality products
- Robust, reliable and cost-effective
- Maximum value for money
Grundfos is a world-wide provider of pumps and related systems. We have a highly educated and trained staff of service engineers who will be able to support you during the installation phase of the pump or the solution. Grundfos supplies high-quality products, but to maintain a long life of the product or the system we have many years of experience in different kinds of installations and have achieved good practice in installation techniques.
We will be able to support you with the following elements:
- Information about a proper protection of our pump.
- Physical placement of the pump to maintain necessary service/repair.
- Physical placement of the pump to maintain proper operation.
- Correct cabling to fulfil the requirements of good practice and Electro Magnetic Compliance
Do not hesitate to contact your local Grundfos company to obtain full support for your new installation.
Recommended Spare Parts
Even though the Grundfos strategy is to supply the best pump solutions for our customers, long operation will result in wear and tear of some of the components in the construction in specific situations. If a short operating downtime is a demand or if the pump is installed in inaccessible areas where delivery of service parts may take a long time, it is recommended to have a small stock of recommended service parts. Do not hesitate to contact your local Grundfos company to obtain advice about what is recommended for your specific application.
Do not hesitate to contact your local Grundfos company to obtain information about recommended spare parts or service kits for your Grundfos product.
Grundfos offers an Efficiency Analysis of your existing pump system, providing you with suggestions for increasing efficiency, with cost savings over time.
Increase the efficiency of your existing system
Conducting an Efficiency Analysis of your existing pump system provides you with a basis for increasing efficiency, with cost savings over time. An Efficiency Analysis results in suggestions for doing this and will show how this will save you money.
Grundfos offers the following steps for analysing efficiency of your pump system:
- Installed base checks
A minor evaluation is conducted based only on the data from the identification plate on the pump compared with the newer, more efficient technology and materials found in modern pumps.
- Pump efficiency quick check
Pressure and kWh consumption of the pump are measured. Flow is estimated based on available pump data and the measured results.
Some of the resulting suggestions for improving efficiency are, for example, a speed control upgrade, a motor upgrade, differently dimensioned pipes, the installation of a controller, or perhaps an agreement for routine service.
Complete Pump Audit
The Efficiency Analysis offered by Grundfos comprises the first steps of our Pump Audit, a diagnostics tool that we use to clarify whether the pump system is energy optimized to guarantee that your costs are kept to an absolute minimum – now and in the future. See Replacement Analysis to find out more about Grundfos Pump Audit. A Grundfos Service Agreement ensures efficient and uninterrupted operation of your pumps system and gives you access to Grundfos Service Centres and authorised Service Partners worldwide, 24 hours a day.
Prevention is better and more cost effective than cure
Once you have purchased your pump, you want it functioning efficiently and reliably, and a formal Service Agreement with Grundfos gives you peace of mind. It also makes sound economic sense, giving you a firm overview of your maintenance budget and access to substantial discounts.
Let us carry out scheduled maintenance visits to prevent downtime.
You will be serviced by specially trained staff at all times.
The cost-effective choice
Well-maintained pumps can reduce your energy consumption by up to 50 % and in a series of pumps working together one faulty pump can affect all the others. A Grundfos Service Agreement keeps your total cost of owning a pump to a minimum, because our careful consideration of the Life- Cycle Cost of all our products means that we have control of the real costs of ownership of our pumps.
Signing up for a Service Agreement and letting our highly skilled service technicians service your pumps is your safeguard against unforeseen expenditure. Regular servicing and maintenance of your pumps ensures that they are working with optimum efficiency. Grundfos Service will maintain and repair your pumps and our service professionals can advise you on efficiency issues, offering suggestions for saving money in the long term.
Repair and maintenance of your existing pumps system
Of course, you can always call Grundfos for repair and maintenance of pumps you have purchased from us. Grundfos can repair your pumps to the same specifications as new pumps, but it is important to remember that an upgrade or even a replacement pump can be cheaper than repair in the long term. See Upgrades and Replacement for how this makes good business sense.
Effective service – wherever you are
Grundfos Service is always close by. Together with our local authorised service partners, we offer worldwide service, and help from qualified pump professionals is never far away, whether you need immediate assistance or you are interested in hearing about your savings possibilities.
Grundfos Remote Management is a cost-effective, secure and reliable way to monitor and manage pump installations from an Internet PC at a very low price.
Connecting pumps and people
With a secure and reliable remote management system, you can monitor and manage your pump systems from an Internet PC at a very low price.
Grundfos Remote Management is a cost-effective and straightforward way to monitor and manage pump installations in commercial buildings and in water supply and wastewater infrastructure. It reduces the need for onsite inspections, and in the event of an alarm or warning, the relevant people are notified directly.
Compared with mobile phone-based monitoring, the system offers a wider range of benefits and functionalities. For those who do not require remote process automation, Grundfos Remote Management is the ideal solution for monitoring and remote control as opposed to traditional SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. Initial investment is minimal, and a fixed low fee covers data traffic, hosting costs and system support, including back-up of all data.
Efficient alarm management
Via its on-call schedule, this new telemetry system ensures that alarms from onsite controllers go directly to the relevant people. From a PC anywhere, the system manager can log on and plan who is to receive alarm messages from each installation at any given time of the day. Managers can plan years ahead and easily handle daily exceptions to the schedule.
Optimize service and maintenance
Changes in pump performance can be tracked using trend graphs automatically generated by the system. This can give an indication of wear or damage in the installation, and service and maintenance can be planned accordingly.
The communication interface (the CIU27 modem) enables data transmission via GPRS/SMS from your Grundfos pumps and controllers. The built-in multi-purpose I/O board allows you to connect sensors and switches.
Grundfos Pump Audit is our replacement analysis and is a complete diagnostic tool, focusing on your facility, your system’s energy efficiency, your pumping solutions total Life-Cycle Costs, and detailed recommendations for replacement and pay-back time.
Let our Pump Audit tell you how to save energy costs
The Grundfos Pump Audit is a comprehensive check up of your pump system. It measures flow, pressure, power absorbed and the overall efficiency of your installed pumps over a determined period and highlights how much energy you could save by switching to a more efficient pump & motor selection.
The process starts with the Pump Audit team visiting your facility and listening to your requirements, to ensure the best possible definition of the task ahead. The next step is a comprehensive on-site visual inspection of your facility, including inspecting existing pumps, their surrounds, piping, valves and line drawings.
The purpose of CAPS is to offer a complete tool that contains an extensive catalogue of Grundfos products and a sizing programme to select the most suitable pump for your application.
On top of that there is a comprehensive pump replacement function for central heating circulating, hot water pumps and the wastewater S pumps and the possibility of producing professional quotations including curves, drawings, quotation texts, wiring diagrams etc.
It is possible to export all this in the most popular file formats including gif, bmp, txt, dxf, etc.
Last but not least the programme contains the instruction and operating manuals for nearly all pumps of Grundfos in multiple languages. Service drawings, exploded views and parts lists are available for all sewage products as well as several other pump types.
CAPS is available in two versions: WinCAPS is available on a CD-ROM and the online version called WebCAPS is available at the Grundfos website . Additional features in WebCAPS include CAD Drawings and Literature.
BE Responsible is one of our key drivers in Grundfos. It is therefore essential to us, that our pumps are developed with a low energy consumption and the highest possible performance throughout their life. Therefore, Grundfos Service Offerings including spare parts and replacement kits are defined already in the development phase.
Customized service offerings, online ordering and rapid response distribution centres ensure you to have the parts when you need them.
Recommended Spare Parts List
The list specifies the parts you should have on site to service your pumps. These recommendations can be found at the product site in our WEB Caps tool.
Specially Designed Service Kits
Service Kits include everything you need for a specific maintenance or repair task, including instructions for dismantling, replacement and reassembly.
24-hour Spare Part Delivery Service
To be extra sure you do not have to wait, we can set aside a stock of your operation critical spare parts. This will make them available for you, whenever you need them.
Spare parts for the Grundfos pump you buy today will still be available for 10 years - this is our guarantee to you.