Pumps are pieces of equipment used to transport fluids through the mechanical action of a plunger, vane, or piston. Pumps are used in homes to make sure water supply is continuous throughout the family’s daily needs, in agricultural files to effectively supply water to crops, in industries, and in firefighting equipment like water sprinkles to deal with fire emergencies. Also, sanitary pumps are available to transport all products with human contacts like food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and others. Because of the variety of purposes pumps serve, it is important to pick the right one for your requirement. There are many pumps on the market you can pick from. In fact, each type of pump varies in terms of brands, make, and specifications.
That is why before buying a pump, it is important to keep the following factors to in mind:
Kinds of Pumps
There are many pumps available online including sewage submersible pumps, rotary gear pumps, centrifugal pumps, and booster pumps. In general centrifugal pumps are driven by electric motors and have at least one impeller. This kind of pump can pump all types of liquids except those that have vapors or air. Centrifugal pumps tend to have the highest flow rates. Meanwhile, rotary gear pumps are used in the chemical, food, and construction industries. Booster pumps are used for further pressure improvement in the system.
Specifications of the Pump
When buying a pump, you need to consider the fluid’s chemical composition. Also, determine how many gallons that can be transferred per minute. As you decide on a pump based on its robustness, consider the fluid’s viscosity. A higher fluid viscosity requires more robust pumping equipment. Aside from the pump’s specification, you should also think about the pressure and temperature specifications.
The Number of Pumps Required
For some large-scale projects, you may need more than one pump to guarantee smooth function. Analyze your requirement beforehand and invest your money accordingly.
Type of Power Source
The location of the water dictates whether or not a power source is required. If the water is situated in an overhead reservoir or in a higher elevation, you don’t need a power source as the flow of gravity can flush down the water. Pumps can be powered by either wind or electricity. In different settings, electric motors are used extensively to drive pumps. When compared with other power sources, electric motors tend to be more affordable.