“Gear Water Pump” Applications

It is often referred to as a “gear water pump” but a gear pump can transport a wide variety of viscous fluids, too. Gear pumps have one gear or a pair of gears that rotate, creating suction and transporting fluids into the intake part of the pump. The gears physically transport the fluids to the discharge end of the pump.

There are numerous tweaks and variations but these are the basics of how a gear pump works.

Gear Water Pump Applications

General applications of gear pumps include hydraulic pumps and petrochemical solutions for crude oil, lube oil, diesel oil, pitch and bitumen. Gear pumps are also used for chemicals such as acids, mixed chemicals, plastics, isocyanates and sodium silicate.

Gear pumps are also used for print, ink, adhesives, resins and many chemicals used for processing pulp and paper, including sludge, latex, lime, kaolin, black liquor, lye, acid and soap. In the food industry, they are used for cacao butter, chocolate, sugar, fillers, fats, vegetable oils, animal food, molasses and similar foods.

Fluid-o-Tech Gear Pumps

At Pump Solutions Australasia, we import Fluid-o-Tech Gear Pumps. Fluid-o-Tech was founded in Italy in 1948 and now have a worldwide presence. We import the DGD09 direct drive series and the DGM09 magnetic drive series.

DGM09 Fluid-o-Tech Magnetic Drive Gear Pumps

The DGM09 series is designed for clean water and for viscous fluids at low pressure. They are used primarily for water purification, low pressure carbonation, condensation removal, water recirculation, spraying and laser cooling.

DGD09 Fluid-o-Tech Direct Drive Gear Pumps

DGD09 Fluid-o-Tech Direct Drive Gear Pumps are also designed for clean water and for viscous fluids at low pressure. They are used primarily for water purification, food processing, syrup dispensing, vending machines, water recirculation, laser cooling, spraying and condensation removal.

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To learn more or to place an order, call Pump Solutions Australasia today. We have a wide selection of the best imported pumps from around the world and world class customer service to make sure your business or operation gets exactly what it needs. Call us today: 1300 793 418.

Gear Water Pump Applications

At Pump Solutions Australasia, we offer a full line of gear water pumps. However, gear pumps are used for more than just water. We would like to tell you how gear pumps work and tell you about some of their various applications.

Gear pumps use the meshing of gears to move fluids. The process qualifies as positive displacement. This means that for each revolution, they pump the same amount of fluid. One of the main uses for gear pumps is pumping high viscosity fluids in the chemical industry. There are two basic designs of gear pumps: external gear pumps and internal gear pumps.

Gear Water Pump Applications

External gear pumps have their gears, called spur gears, on the outside of the pump. Internal gear pumps have an internal spur gear in addition to an external gear.

How Gear Water Pumps Work

Gear pumps have gears that separate on the pump’s intake side. This creates a void, which creates suction. The suction brings the fluid into the pump, where the gears then carry it to the other side, or outtake side, of the pump. The motion of the gears displaces the fluid. Because of small mechanical clearances and a high speed of rotation, the fluid can only move in one direction.

The gears and housing of gear pumps are rigid. This allows gear pumps to pump viscous fluids and operate at very high gradients of pressure.

Some Applications of Gear Pumps

Gear pumps are popular in the petrochemical industry. They are used for lube oil, crude oil, diesel oil, pitch and pure or filled bitumen. They are also used for moving chemicals such as acids, sodium silicate, mixed chemicals, plastics, isocyanates and other dangerous chemicals.

They can be used for paint, ink, adhesives and resins. In the paper and pulp industries, they are used for sludge, latex, lime, kaolin, black liquor, soap, lye and acid.

The food industry uses gear pumps for a host of different applications, including cacao butter, chocolate, sugar, fillers, vegetable fats, vegetable oils, animal food and molasses.

Call Pump Solutions Australasia Today for Fluid-o-Tech Gear Pumps

If you need a gear water pump or any gear pump, call us today. We import Fluid-o-Tech pumps from Italy because they are the most efficient and reliable gear pumps in the world. To learn more or to place an order, call us today: 1300 793 418.