Kirloskar Brothers Limited ( KBL) receives Patent for Hydro Power Generation System

Kirloskar Brothers Limited ( KBL) receives Patent for Hydro Power Generation System

National, September 25, 2023: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), an industry leader in fluid management solutions for over 90 years, has recently been granted a patent for its PICO pump turbine, a groundbreaking hydropower generation system. This accomplishment underscores KBL’s unwavering commitment to energy solutions and technological progress.
The patent has been bestowed in accordance with the Patents Act of 1970. The PICO pump turbine is poised to revolutionize energy generation across various sectors and industries.
Expressing elation, Rama Kirloskar, Joint Managing Director, KBL remarked, “The
grant of a patent for our PICO pump turbine fills all of us at KBL with immense pride. It unequivocally reaffirms our dedication to forging superior energy solutions. The PICO Pump turbine system stands as a distinctive solution that generates electricity. Beyond its attractive investment aspect, it also significantly contributes to environmental preservation, a cause close to our hearts at KBL. PICO boasts cost-efficiency, portability,
and low maintenance, rendering it an ideal choice for rural areas, hilly regions with
water streams, high-rise structures, and even power plants. We take pride in crafting eco-friendly energy alternatives and being a driving force toward a greener future.” Engineers at KBL have ingeniously developed the PICO pump turbine system as a versatile solution capable of generating electricity. This revolutionary technology presents new avenues for meeting energy demands efficiently and economically within industrial contexts. Notably, PICO delivers a substantial return on investment (ROI) while actively contributing to a more sustainable tomorrow. PICO encompasses a range of features and advantages that position it as an exceptional energy solution. Its zero operating costs, enhanced mobility due to portability, minimal maintenance prerequisites, and user-friendly compact design that simplifies installation
set it apart. Moreover, standardised replacement parts bolster the ease of maintenance and ensure their ready availability. Furthermore, the PICO system serves as an energy supply option, making it a prime candidate for off-grid or remote locations where dependable energy access holds utmost importance.
The innovative design of the PICO system renders it suitable for diverse applications,
including household lighting in rural areas, electricity generation in farms, powering tall buildings, battery charging, and integration into power plants connected to smaller gridgrids. With its extensive range of capabilities encompassing various flow rates and pressures, affordability, versatility, straightforward installation procedures, and swift delivery times, KBL’s PICO system is poised to exert a significant influence on the renewable nergy sector. With the patent grant for PICO, KBL has unequivocally solidified its status as a pioneering force in the realm of sustainable energy solutions.

About KBL –
Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is a world-class pump manufacturing company with
expertise in the engineering and manufacturing of fluid management systems.
Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is the mother company of the
Kirloskar Group. KBL manufactures industrial, agriculture and domestic pumps, valves and hydro-turbines.
Over the years, KBL has developed innovative products, which have enabled it to carve aniche globally. It is a global conglomerate and is equipped with the best technologies in the world. It is also India’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturer with nine manufacturing facilities in India along with other international subsidiaries and
operations in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. KBL has over 16,000 channel partners globally and is
supported by a best-in-class Pan-India network of authorised service and refurbishment centres.


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