KSB makes waves at Quebec Surf Centre
Mississauga, ON – Indoor surf centres are becoming very popular around the world, and this exciting concept has arrived in Canada with a new facility, called “Oasis Surf” in Brossard Quebec, powered by KSB pumps.
Oasis Surf’s 24 foot wide wave machine is built to provide a range of experiences, starting from two foot standing waves that are ideal for newcomers to the sport (who appreciate a controlled learning environment) up to a six foot “tube” that can challenge experienced enthusiasts who want to polish their skills in the off-season.
Creating a stable standing wave in a surf pool means moving water. A lot of water! At Oasis Surf, the SurfStream system from California-based American Wave Machines is powered by four KSB Amacan axial flow pumps. “Amacan pumps are ideal for applications with high flow volumes and relatively low heads” remarks Joe Buckman, Western US Regional Manager for KSB Inc.’s Water and Wastewater division. “They are highly reliable and deliver very good energy efficiency”. For the Oasis Surf facility, the pumps are powered by 160 horsepower motors and equipped with variable frequency drives (VFDs), which allow the pump speed to be adjusted in order to create different wave conditions.
KSB pumps are used worldwide in water parks, both for surf pools and for attractions such as slides, flume rides and artificial white-water kayaking courses. Efficient operation and a bullet-proof design featuring highly effective seals and waterproof cable entry systems ensure maximum uptime for operators.
KSB Pumps Inc., based in Mississauga, ON, is a member of the KSB Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves and systems. KSB’s history dates back to 1871 in Germany, where the company’s global HQ is still located. In 2013, KSB generated a total turnover of € 2.247 billion with a global workforce of 16,500 employees. KSB’s giant product portfolio consists of more than 3,000 different off-the-shelf pumps and valves – and thousands of engineered and customized solutions. KSB Canada has specialized in providing reliable pump solutions for the most challenging applications in industrial and utility power plants, environmental (water and wastewater) facilities, mining and industrial processes.