HAF604 Certificate – KÜHME made an important step to Chinese Nuclear Industry 1
    HAF604 Certificate – KÜHME made an important step to Chinese Nuclear Industry 2

News 03/2016

In 2008 new regulation was issued by Chinese National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) that foreign Manufacturers of specified safety-relevant components for nuclear power plants must register their products with NNSA and obtain the certificate named HAF 604 in order to be legally traded and applied to plants.

The prerequisites for the applicants to gain the certificate is that the nuclear product / technology of foreign supplier is innovative, mature and has proven superior operating performances in China.

As a top industrial valve manufacturer, Kühme has supplied High-Tech Containment Shut Off Valves
PKIII DN1200 and DN250, eight (8) pieces for a comprehensive range of valve sizes to TIANWAN nuclear power plant Unit 1 & 2 in China.

   Sind die noch ganz dicht? - Die Produktinnovation von KUEHME 1

   Sind die noch ganz dicht? - Die Produktinnovation von KUEHME 2

News 02/2016

KÜHME installed a new automatic leakage control device especially suitable for liquid media


Among other things, standard EN 12952-8
chapter 4.4 describes the requirements on safety shut-off devices for burners. According this standard it is necessary that in regular intervals a tightness test has to be foreseen at any installed quick-closing equipment.
Most of the plant operators, who have equipped their firing systems with state-of-the technology, generally would like to perform these tightness tests after shutdown of the burners automatically.

This can be achieved for gaseous fuels by already proved equipment elements. For liquid fuels these equipment elements have not been available yet.

The demand of experts and plant operators that also safety shut-off valves for liquid fuels shall be equipped with leakage control devices (LCD) has become more intensive in recent years.
As experienced manufacturer of high-quality safety shut-off devices KÜHME has developed a new automatic LCD especially for liquid media. For this product innovation by KÜHME a patent has been applied.

   Stress test for our process-oriented Quality Management

   Stress test for our process-oriented Quality Management 2

News 01/2016

All certified companies know, that the functional capability of a quality management system is to be proven. This also applies for KÜHME in the course of the annual monitoring by TÜV NORD CERT and of course for day-to-day work.

As KÜHME is certified since 1994, we appreciate the advantages of a process-orientated Quality Management System. The systematic further development of our process landscape, associated with a successful quality assurance is an essential requirement for the maintenance of our approvals.

This year, the KÜHME Quality Management System was audited by TÜV NORD CERT in the course of a re-qualification. As in recent years we have demonstrated our efficiency and passed a several-days audit without nonconformity. Of course we also have been pointed to improvement potential. For further improvement, we consistently take up these valuable suggestions in our quality circles.

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Foto: © DIAM Bochum - Germany

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News 15/2015

After the extremely successful premier event in the year 2013 and the intermediate session in Munich last year, the Deutsche Industriearmaturen Messe - DIAM (German Industrial Valves Fair) opened its gates for the second time on 4th and 5th November 2015 in Bochum. Thus, for KÜHME the exhibition year 2015 is coming to an end with a successful home match in the very impressive Jahrhunderthalle (Century Hall).

This particular location is part of a historical former Gas Power Station and thus a link and a very good opportunity to showcase KÜHME’s state-of-the-art valve technology. At the same place where up to the year 1968 big gas engines were fueled with blast-furnace gas for power generation, the KÜHME Team presented to the visitors among others the latest developments of the Emergency Shot Down Devices (ESD). With a closing time less than 0.1 second as well as being optimized for high-performance range in pressure and temperature, this innovation is a leap in valve technology. This new type of Safety Shut-Off Valves is perfectly fitting for the new generation of high-efficiency gas turbines. The aspect history meets modern was added by further innovative main topics in the area Combined Regulating Quick-Closing Valve Technology and High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS).

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News 14/2015

Early summer 2015 KÜHME Armaturen GmbH has been awarded the contract from the industrial burner company Fives Pillard España SAU on engineering and manufacturing of special gas valve stations. In total three (3) boiler units from company LOINTEK with each two (2) gas burners from FIVES PILLARD will be equipped with KÜHME skids on the Mexican fertilizer Agronitrogenados Plant. This project is part of the plant revamping following the recent acquisition of the plant by the oil company PEMEX.
For repeatedly time KÜHME Armaturen GmbH could convince the Fives Pillard Group from the entire package and the innovative KÜHME-ideas.