Most people think of submersible pumps as being popular for home use, but they are also used in a number of different industries. Not only are they used to pump water out of flooded homes, they are also used for pumping slurries, general industrial pumping, sewage pumping and the extraction of water in water wells and oil in oil wells.
They are also used for/in sewage treatment plants, fire fighting, seawater handling, artificial lifts, offshore drilling, irrigation systems and mine dewatering.
Submersible Pumps: How They Work
Submersible pumps are have motors attached to the pump body. The motors are hermetically sealed, as is the electrical cable attached to it. That’s why they can be submersed in fluids. For the pumps to operate, they must be fully submerged beneath the water. One of the best advantages of a submersible pump over other designs is that they don’t suffer from cavitation.
Submersible pumps push fluids to the surface, making them more efficient than jet pumps, which pull fluids.
A submersible pump is basically a centrifugal pump that can be submersed in fluid. It has an impeller which is driven by a motor. Rotational energy turns into kinetic energy and then into pressure energy as the water enters a diffuser.
Submersible pumps also require a special, heavy duty cable. Fittingly enough, it is called a submersible pump cable. It has to be durable and reliable enough to be operational deep within a well or surrounded by slurries or sewage. It can be used in freshwater or saltwater and can be buried directly within well castings.
Submersible pump cables can be simple or can be used to access an array of controls, depending on the application.
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