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Heavy duty penstocks for demanding environments
Although ACE KSA penstocks are already very robust, handling 5m of water pressure as standard, some applications can be even more demanding. The ACE KSA-HD range of penstocks is designed to cope with 10m of water pressure at a minimum, and have previously been tailored to cope with depths in excess of 30m. Manufactured in full Stainless Steel 316L as standard, the heavy duty penstocks have a unique design allowing them to offer unrivalled sealing even when subjected to incredible depth of water.
As well as being suitable for high pressures, the KSA-HD can be used in marine environments, sewage and other process applications, and where required higher grade materials such as Duplex can be offered as required.
The KSA-HD has a tapered frame, meaning that the seals are not in contact with the frame until the point of closure, ensuring the penstock seals remain reliable without regular maintenance, and once set up during commissioning, needs no further adjustment.
In high pressure situations, the heavy duty penstocks also have the option to be filled with grout to ensure an incredibly strong bond to the concrete structure, without the need to cast in complicated wall thimbles during construction.
As well as the KSA-HD, ACE regularly design bespoke penstocks for particular environments, including the use of alternative drive systems such as hydraulics and rack and pinion lift equipment. Projects such as St Germans Pumping Station, Salters Lode Sluice and Morpeth FAS can be found in our Projects section.
To discuss your requirements and our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.