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Pumps supplied for 9km Himalayan tunnel

The tunnel is 10,000 ft above sea level
The tunnel is 10,000 ft above sea level
Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) has supplied the Atal Tunnel project with its hi-tech fire-fighting pumping systems.
KBL delivered fire-fighting pump sets for deployment along the 9km tunnel, which is the world’s longest motorable tunnel.
The Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh was opened to public use earlier last month.
The tunnel connects Manali to Leh and is located in the PirPanjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the sea level.
State-of-the-art mechanical and electrical engineering systems ensure fire safety measures are in place along its stretch.
Most countries stipulate that fire pumps must meet the standards prescribed by the National Fire Protection Association – USA.
KBL has developed the FR, FH, FF and MSF series of pumps, which are exclusively used for firefighting applications.
It also designs and manufactures bespoke fully integrated packaged pumping solutions matched to the customer specifications and environmental requirements.
KBL's fire pump solutions include end suction pumps, split-case pumps, multi-stage multi-outlet pumps, vertical turbine pumps and pre-packaged pump houses.
The tunnel is 10,000 ft above sea level