KEPL Develops First Indigenous API Steam Turbine
Pune, India: KEPL, a pioneer and leader in the manufacturing of ‘API process pumps’ and API steam turbines, has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’. KEPL is the first Indian company to develop the steam turbines in compliance with the American Petroleum Institute (API 611) specifications. ‘K-Tur’ is built on the breakthrough technology developed by an Indian company. Appreciating the ‘Make in India’ call, KEPL has developed K-Tur through its in-house capabilities and an intensive R&D programme. K-Tur machines will also have KEPL’s core value ‘Reliability’ and will have limited or no dependency on foreign technology.
In addition to this, KEPL was awarded Gold Trophies at an event organised by the Pune Chapter of Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) at their 29th Annual Convention on Quality Concepts. KEPL teams from CMM Inspection, Pump Machine shop and Turbine Machine shop departments presented case studies on quality improvement in the manufacturing process and shared their success stories. KEPL participated in this event with the Kaizen theme “Quality in everything” which is one of the prime values of the company.