Dr Vanessa Romero Segovia from Model-based Product
Development at the Frankenthal development test stand
In Germany, KSB’s largest test facility for dry-installed water transport pumps is situated at our Halle location, and the largest test facility for boiler feed
pumps is located in Frankenthal. Both of these test stands offer variable speed tests
with and without the customer’s motor and with all necessary auxiliary units.
Frankenthal is also home to the central development test facility with more than 60 test stands able to test
products from all production locations. “Throughout KSB, we have the unique ability to implement time-intensive
and application-specific tests such as hot water and hot oil tests, or low-temperature tests down to minus 20 °C,”
explains Andreas Karsch, Head of Testing Engineering.
“We want to get the most out of our pumps,” says Karsch. “We are essentially the competence centre for KSB’s test
stand technology. We design and build test stands, create central KSB standards – for online acceptance tests for
example – and develop KSB’s in-house software for data acquisition on all KSB test stands worldwide.” Continuous,
cutting-edge development of testing options and thus of KSB products is ensured thanks to the work of more than 30
staff and numerous students who always bring fresh ideas, as well as cooperations with multiple universities.
“This is what we stand for. And our know-how is available to the entire KSB Group,” underlines Karsch.