What You Need to Know About Pump Intake Screens

Pumps are superb machines that can move large amounts of liquid from one place to another and are used in various settings. However, pumps alone are sometimes not enough to get the job done and they can greatly benefit from other equipment, such as a pump intake screens. These supplementary items are important for filtering out any unwanted debris and sediment from a pump to make the process smoother and more efficient.

Underwater Filtering

Screen for Submersible PumpsPump intake screens are most especially useful for submersible pumps because sediments and debris are much more common under water.

To make the filtering process as efficient as possible, intake screens used on these kinds of pumps are made of special materials; copper and nickel alloy are usually used. The use of high quality metals not only provides the best kind of filtration, but also ensures that the screens can last as long as possible under water and prevent rust and corrosion. Stainless steel is often used for this reason as well and mechanisms are usually built in for easy maintenance.

How to Clean

Cleaning intake screens is not difficult at all. In fact, the method was designed to be easy to make the entire operation run more smoothly. Compressed air is pushed through the screen through a flush system, which reverses the flow, thus bringing unwanted particles to the other end.

Behind the Screen

Pump intake screens are useful additions to any kind of pump, especially submerged ones, to filter out any kind of unwanted debris. They are designed in such a way that makes them easy to use and are regulated to not do any harm to the underwater environment. Built out of stainless steel and metal alloys, they are sure to serve for many years to help all of your pumping operations run smoothly and effectively.

To learn about our options for intake screens and their relationship to our pumps, please call us on 1300 922 973.