Pune, 28th September 2023: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), a stalwart in fluid management solutions for over nine decades, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone with the grant of a patent for its PICO pump turbine. This revolutionary hydropower generation system underscores KBL’s unwavering dedication to innovative energy solutions and technological advancement.
Awarded in accordance with the Patents Act of 1970, the PICO pump turbine has the potential to revolutionize energy generation across diverse sectors and industries.
Rama Kirloskar, Joint Managing Director of KBL, expressed immense pride, stating, “The patent grant 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.”
The PICO system boasts several key attributes, including cost-efficiency, portability, and low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for various applications such as rural areas, hilly regions with water streams, high-rise structures, and power plants.
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, promising a substantial return on investment (ROI) while actively contributing to a more sustainable future.
Key features and advantages of PICO include zero operating costs, enhanced mobility due to its portability, minimal maintenance prerequisites, and a user-friendly compact design that simplifies installation. Standardized replacement parts bolster ease of maintenance and ensure their ready availability. Additionally, the PICO system serves as a reliable energy supply option, making it a prime candidate for off-grid or remote locations where dependable energy access is crucial.
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 grids.
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 energy sector.