Submersible Pumps: How They Work and When They Are the Best Choice

Submersible pumps are electric pumps that are hermetically sealed. The motor is close-coupled to the pump body. The pump is submerged into the water or other media which is to be pumped.

Advantages of Submersible Pumps

The main advantage of submersible pumps is that they are not prone to cavitation because they are submerged to the media they pump. When there is a large disparity in the elevation of a pump and the media it moves, that can cause pump cavitation. There is no disparity in elevation when using a submersible pump, so the problem is solved.

Also, the positioning of submersible pump allows them to push fluids to the surface as opposed to a jet pump, which has to pull fluids. Pushing fluids is more efficient than pulling them, so the submersible pump is more efficient than other options.

How Submersible Pumps Work: the Simple Version

Submersible Pumps: How They Work and When They Are the Best Choice

Submersible pumps are actually a different style of single and multistage centrifugal pumps. There are many moving parts, but essentially the water is moved through the pump by an impeller.

Applications for Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are used for many more applications than one might think. They are the most popular choice for pumping water out of a basement. They are also the go to choice for a water well. They are also used for slurry pumping, drainage, sewage pumping and general industrial pumping.

In addition to water wells, submersible pumps are also popular for oil wells. They can also be used to handle sea water, treat sewage, for offshore oil drilling rigs and even for firefighting.

When is a Submersible Pump the Right Choice for You?

A submersible pump is the correct choice for any of the applications we have mentioned above. Because they are so efficient, we recommend them as a first choice for any application in which a submersible pump can be used.

To learn more about submersible pump or for a solution to your pumping operation needs, call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.