Once again, KÜHME Armaturen from Bochum participated in this trade congress as an exhibitor. Visitors had great interest in the new products and services, such as underground gas gate valves and quick-closing safety valves, presented at the KÜHME stand.


In February 2012, another big German energy producer decided to install the proven steering arm flaps of type PK III/D by KÜHME.

The 12 new flaps were installed in a 240 MW gas-fired power plant in Duisburg which is fired with blast furnace gas and coke oven gas. The new quick-closing flaps DN 1.200 were installed as safety shut-off valves upstream of the burner and replaced products from competitors which after 8 years already posed considerable problems and had leaks. The safe power plant operation had been severely disrupted by the high failure susceptibility of the competitor’s shut-off valves.