Valves Help Salvage the Costa Concordia

KSB Group supplied 328 pneumatically actuated butterfly valves used in the salvaging of the cruise ship Costa Concordia which capsized off Giglio island on 13 January 2012. The valves serve to fill and vent tanks located in giant steel boxes, so-called sponsons, the first 15 of which were welded to the port-side hull and acted as ballasting bodies when righting the wreck. At a later stage, these sponsons together with the other 15 to be installed on the star-board side of the cruise ship will be flooded and used to stabilise the wreck.

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