For most homeowners and in many industrial operations, submersible pumps are probably the first thought that comes to mind when someone says “pump.” These pumps are the first choice for dewatering applications from the smallest home dewatering pump to large submersible pumps used in mining operations. They are also the most sensible choice for water wells and oil wells.
Submersible pumps are pumps that can operate safely underwater. The motor is hermetically sealed so no water can reach it. This also protects the pump from cavitation. These pumps provide above average efficiency because they push fluids instead of pulling them.
Some Common Applications for Submersible Pumps
Besides dewatering and wells, these pumps are also used for groundwater pumping, fire-fighting, irrigation systems and even the pumping of sewage and slurries. They are used in the ocean for transporting oil and water. They can also be used to aerate ponds or swimming pools.
Submersible Pumps: Our Manufacturers
We have submersible pumps on hand from three different international manufacturers: Tsurumi, Lowara and Grundfos.
Tsurumi is one of the oldest manufacturers of submersible pumps in the world. They are located in Osaka and are more than 90 years old, having been established in 1924. They make wastewater/sewage pumps, sand/slurry pumps, dewatering pumps and corrosion resistant pumps.
Lowara is part of a giant in the pump manufacturing industry: Xylem. Their main submersible pumps are clean water pumps for use when sanitation is mandatory. They use AISI 316 and AISI 304 fabricated stainless steel to ensure sanitation and erase possibility of cross-contamination for water or chemicals.
Grundfos was established in 1945, but has grown to be the world’s largest pump manufacturer. Most of their pumps are used in the mining industry. They are owned by a foundation developed by their founder that is focused solely on making their products better. They invest all of their profits back into the foundation with a large percentage earmarked for research and development.
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