What is a Sump Pump
A sump pump is class of centrifugal or submersible pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit.
Vertical Sump Pumps are a semi-submerged arrangement with the pump end submerged in the fluid and the bearing column protruding out the top of the fluid.
Sump pumps are used for handling slurries, liquids with abrasive solids in suspension and severe pumping problems such as corrosion, abrasion and temperature extremes.
Applications for Sump Pumps
Sump pumps are used in domestic, commercial, industrial, municipal and agricultural application or wherever an accumulation of water or other liquids are removed / lifted out of a basement, pit or collection tank.
Types of Sump Pump
Centrifugal pumps are used to transport fluids by the conversion of rotational kinetic energy to the hydrodynamic energy of the fluid flow. The fluid enters the pump impeller along or near to the rotating axis and is accelerated by the impeller, flowing radially outward into a diffuser or volute chamber (casing), from which it exits.
Common uses include water, sewage, agriculture, petroleum and petrochemical pumping. Centrifugal pumps are often chosen for their high flow rate capabilities, abrasive solution compatibility, mixing potential, as well as their relatively simple engineering.
Submersible pumps consist of a pump body with a hermetically sealed motor attached to it. This allows the pump to be safely submerged in fluids without compromising the motor.
Submersible pumps are used in nearly all industries including Mining, Oil & Gas, Commercial, Food Processing, Industrial, Medical / Hospitals, Municipal, Petro-Chemical, Water Supply & Water Treatment, Residential.