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News 13/2015

The 47th Power Plant Technology Colloquium at the Technical University Dresden once more attracted the attention of the energy-technical specialist world. Also a team of KÜHME Armaturen GmbH actively participated in this important symposium on 13th and 14th October. Every year the Saxon capitol is a very well-known meeting place for scientists, planners, producers and users to inform and discuss about new ideas, research results, latest developments and applications in all areas of the power generation.

The colloquium was held in the Congress Center near the river Elbe facing the very picturesque downtown of Dresden centering the world-famous Church of Our Lady.

This year the focus of the colloquium was flexibility and optimization of existing fossil power plants, latest developments in gas and steam turbines as well as supply reliability of the transmission systems.

More than 780 participants took the opportunity to visit 24 sessions with 87 individual lectures and also to join the nuclear power plant symposium. Again there was a heavy rush in the exhibition, where KÜHME Armaturen GmbH was represented with an own stand. Especially during the breaks important information could be exchanged and number of reunions took place.


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Halbzeitziel erreicht
Halbzeitziel erreicht

News 12/2015

In October 2014 Hitachi Power Europe awarded KÜHME with the supply of an extra-large valve skid package for two new Indian power plants. This major contract includes the high performance valves as well as all valves skids for the fuel oil supply including atomizing- and purge systems for both of the dual block power generating plants Solapur and Meja in India. NTPC owns and operates these two power plant installations which are designed for a generating capacity of 2x660 MW each.

What’s inside the package?

KÜHME’s scope for each boiler unit contains 52 customized valve skids as well as an extensive range of high performance valves. KÜHME delivers all safety shut-off valves and control valves for the fuel oil supply – starting from the main shut-off valve skid up to the individual burner management skids for these two new India power stations. The KÜHME valves are handling various types of flow media such as Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), Light Diesel Oil (LDO), atomizing steam as well as atomizing air.

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News 11/2015

For adhering to our high quality requirements within the scope of design and production of our valves, piping systems and other pressure-retaining components special requirements must be fulfilled. A central role for full integral and compliance check plays the hydrostatic test.

How does a hydrostatic test work?

During a water pressure test, also called hydrostatic test, all connections of the test object are closed and the interior space is completely filled with drinking water and corrosion inhibitor. After that the determined test pressure is applied and maintained for a specific time. During this holding period the test pressure must not decline, visible deformations at the test object are not permitted.

To perform the water pressure test safer and more efficient, KÜHME has installed a new mobile test bench.

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News 10/2015

ACHEMA is the world forum and leading show for the process industry.
It takes place in a three-year-rhythm in Frankfurt. From 15th to 19th of June this year 3800 exhibitors from all over the world presented products, technology and know-how. The trend of the last years has been intensified – first time the percentage of the foreign exhibitors was more than 50 %.
With approx. 1.000 exhibitors the most predominant application area was „pumps, compressors and valves“. On the five-day exhibition more than 166.000 international visitors took see opportunity to see latest innovations and developments in process technology.

For the 15th time also KÜHME again participated as exhibitor in the ACHEMA and presented latest product innovation. At the new designed modern stand the numerous visitors intensively tested the fully functional exhibits. The focus of the KÜHME product innovations was on the topic of highly reliable safety control for valves in challenging critical industrial processes.

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News 09/2015

For customers from Finland and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) the way to KÜHME products is even shorter: in August 2015 the cooperation agreement between the company Oy Konwell Ab and KÜHME Armaturen GmbH was signed. In the above mentioned countries Oy Konwell Ab is now official KÜHME sales and service partner for the entire KÜHME-Product portfolio.