KA Turbo Compressor

KA series: Single stage turbocompressor part of the HV-TURBO Range and TURBLEX in the US.​

​The HV-TURBO / TURBLEX KA compressor has an advanced mechanical and aero-dynamical design and cutting edge control system. The air-end and integral gearbox have been developed and evolved based on 30 years of manufacturing experience, creating the most highly efficient air compressor available in the market today.

Each customised KA compressor is uniquely made to fit with a specific plant’s specifications thereby consuming significantly less energy compared to other compressor designs. The high quality compressor components, and the conformance with all technical standards, ensure long-term reliability and minimum maintenance.

Efficiency by design

Each of our carefully designed compressors are customised to site conditions, while consuming minimal required power. The compressors may be controlled by variable inlet guide vanes, variable diffusors, or both. The choice between the various control systems available, is based on the variable flow rate demand, the discharge pressure, and possible ambient conditions.

The KA turbo compressor is also available as the BaseLINE version, which is particularly suited for waste water treatment.

Key Features

  • Highest efficiency is automatically and continuously maintained over the entire turndown range, including the off-design ambient temperatures and pressures where compressors most often operate.
  • Variable flow by means of variable vane diffusers, pre-rotational inlet guide vanes or a combination of both systems, the Dual Point ControlTM.
  • Compact design.

Compressor flow and pressure range

Flow and pressure range from 1,000 to 125,000 (m³/h). Differential pressure up to 2.5 bar(g). The HV-TURBO® compressor series for municipal and industrial applications comprise various sizes. All compressors in the series comes as a complete package, consisting of an integrated gearbox, coupling, electric motor and lube oil system, all mounted on a common base frame.

Applications

  • Waste Water Treatment.
  • - Municipal sewage.
  • - Industrial sewage.
  • Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD).
  • Fermentation and enzyme production.
  • Pulp and paper processes.
  • Furnaces and smelters.
  • Sulphur recovery (SRU).
  • Air Lubrication System
 

Why choose KA turbo compressors?

Testing

Our advanced test rig, including the mechanical and functional testing and performance simulation, provides verification that all technical requirements have been met before the compressor leaves the factory.

Global presence, local service

In our experience, there is no substitute for local support, that‘s why we have local teams ready assist all over the world. The KA compressor is part of the TURBLEX brand in America, and HV-TURBO in the rest of the world.

Research and development

Our expert design and engineering teams are key to our customers’ success. With their unique skills and services, our dedicated R&D team members are specialists in developing high performance compressors, and creating solutions to complement the requirements from our customers’ design team. Our design and engineering expertise includes soft- and hardware engineering as well as mechanical engineering.

Contacts

North America

North America

 

Laura Golubski

laura.golubski@howden.com

 

Latin America

South America

 

Carlos Augusto Franco Falsiroli

carlos.falsiroli@howden.com.br

 

Rest of World

Rest of World - New Build

 

Britta Wenning (+49 6233 85-2282)

industrial-compression@howden.com

 

Rest of World - Aftermarket

 

Peter Kraus (+49 6233 85-2277)

frankenthal-afm@howden.com

 

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