KEPL launches indigenously-developed next-genAPI steam turbine

 KEPL has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’. KEPL is the first Indian company to develop the steam turbines in compliance with the American Petroleum Institute (API 611) specifications.
KEPL is a part of the Kirloskar Brothers, an engineering conglomerate and an Indian MNC. Speaking at the occasion, Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), said, “The next-generation steam turbine is an effective alternative to imported ones. While the Indian industry is reeling under the pressure of abiding by the Past Track Record clause, KEPL is the first Indian company to have developed the breakthrough technology and that too, as per international specifications. “
Aseem Srivastav, Managing Director, KEPL said, “The launch of “K-Tur” steam turbine is a major milestone for KEPL and is the testament of our commitment to deliver indigenous technology solutions.”
K-Tur is among the most efficient single-stage turbines with a wide spectrum of interesting features such as Steam Shields, Blade-tip Seals and Reusable Bearing Liners. The steam turbine uses Profile blading, which helps in reducing the windage losses, thus improving its efficiency. K-Tur machine also has the facility of installing mechanical seals instead of the normal carbon rings.
Currently, the K-Tur turbine is available in two frames. The first one (KT-B) is for the power requirements up to 1 MW and the second frame (KT-D) is for the power requirements up to 3 MW. The K-Tur Drive Turbines are also available in Condensing and Back Pressure Configuration.

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