Submersible Pumps: An Overview

Submersible pumps are very popular for home use, but also have a host of industry applications. A submersible pump is so named because it can be submersed in fluids. The electric-powered motor is inside of a hermetically sealed casing that keeps fluids from touching either the motor or the electrical cord.

Submersible pumps are seen as more efficient than jet pumps which are often used for similar applications because they push water instead of pulling it. Because they are submerged in fluid, they are self-priming. A sensor is used to detect fluids, turning the pump on when they are detected and off when they are not present.

Overview Of Submersible Pumps

Because the pump mechanism is sealed, there is no chance of contamination of the parts. This ensures durability and consistency. In addition, submersible pumps push the water in a chamber alongside the motor assembly. They are also self-cooling, and because the impeller directly moves the water, there is virtually no wasted energy.

Applications for Submersible Pumps

We carry a line of portable submersible pumps that are great for home use, but we carry a full range that are used in many different applications. They can be used for drainage, slurry pumping, general industrial pumping and sewage pumping. They are the pump of choice for filtering ponds.

Submersible pumps are also popular for wells, from residential water wells to industrial oil wells. They can also be found in seawater transport facilities, sewage treatment plants, deep well drilling, mine dewatering, offshore rigs, artificial lifts and irrigation systems.

When using them for combustible liquids, care must be taken that a submersible pump is designed for handling them properly.

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At Pump Solutions Australasia, we carry a full line of pumps for every conceivable application. We pride ourselves in only carrying the best because we know your business depends on it. We carry the finest pumps from around the world, all known for their performance, consistency and durability.

To learn more, call 1300 922 973 today.

Is Your Current Pump Failing? Here is a Possible Answer!

As one of the foremost importers of pumps in Australia, we have learned a lot about pump failure. Even the finest pump in the world can fail if it isn’t used and maintained correctly. Occasionally, a pump will have faulty parts, but more often it is a case of inappropriate use or shoddy maintenance.

Answer For A Failing Pump

Operation and Design

Any pump must be used as the manufacturer intended and it must be the right design for the job. For example, a pump should operate between 80-110% of its basic efficiency point (BEP). The BEP is the point at which the pump performs best.

Some engineers purchase pumps with higher BEP’s, anticipating that more use will make a higher BEP pump necessary. This makes these pumps perform in an area that is less than 80% of its BEP. Other engineers are given budgetary constraints and are forced to buy pumps whose BEP’s are on the low end. This forces the pumps to operate at more than 100% of the BEP.

In the case of centrifugal pumps, either of these situations creates an imbalance in the mechanics of the pump, causing it to underperform and decreasing its life cycle. The imbalance creates excessive vibrations. This can cause increased temperature, cavitation and erosion, among other things. It ends a chain reaction resulting in pump failure.

Make sure you have the right pump for the right job.


A proactive maintenance program can help you extend your pump’s life cycle while keeping it at maximum performance. There are too many different kinds of pumps to list every possible maintenance technique, but always follow your manufacturer’s recommendations.

It is always easier to prevent failure through maintenance than it is to fix or replace equipment and suffer downtime.

Pump Solutions Australasia

The other important solution is to always use a high quality pump for your applications in Perth. We import the best pumps from Europe and carry Australia’s best. Call us today for more information: 1300 922 973.

Peristaltic Pumps Produce Great Results in Purifying Wastewater

How Verderflex peristaltic pumps saved the day for one South Korean electronics manufacturer.

Recently, a large electronics manufacturer in South Korea approached peristaltic pump manufacturer Verderflex with a problem. Previously, their wastewater treatment facilities had been dosing aluminium sulphate by using metering pumps. Unfortunately, years of this practice had uncovered three problems that they were unable to solve.

Peristaltic Pumps Manufacturer Verderflex

When tank levels were low, their setup was not able to produce consistent dosing of the aluminium sulphate. In addition, their plants were plagued with high maintenance costs and too many unscheduled maintenance periods.

Verderflex representatives were able to quickly get to the root of the problem. They recommended that the existing metering pumps be replaced by eight peristaltic tube pumps: model Rapide R2S. The system now produces flow rates from a low of 78 ml/min to a high of 1080 ml/min. Discharge pressures are now as high as 1.5 bar.

While those numbers may not mean anything to someone who isn’t “in the industry,” these numbers will. The average service period has been increased from 600 hours to 1000 hours. The end result has been less downtime and less maintenance costs.

Customer feedback indicates that the manufacturer is very satisfied that both operation and maintenance of the new pumps is far less complicated than with the metering pumps. They are also happy with the relatively easy process of changing the tube of the Rapide R2S by using the ski-boot clamp. They are most satisfied with the sizeable reduction of labour costs.

Pump Solutions Australasia

If you need a peristaltic pump for any Perth application, we carry the Verderflex VF series and Dura series. The VF is the original Verderflex hose pump and their VF 125 is currently the largest hose pump on the market in the entire world.

The Dura series combines the benefits of the more traditional long coupled pump with the compact nature of the close coupled pump.

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Experience the Pump Solutions Australasia Difference

Pumps are some of the equipment that are often taken for granted when in fact, they are used in a variety of industries and perform an almost unlimited number of functions. Ranging from simple to complex, pumps come in many different shapes and sizes. If you are involved in an industry that utilises pumps, then you know that it is important for your pumps to be of the utmost quality and at an affordable price.

At Pump Solutions Australasia, you get both of these and more in the form of at-the-ready support and service.

Experience the Pump Solutions Australasia Difference

Professional Quotes

Even before you purchase the pumps you need for your industry, you begin to experience the Pump Solutions difference. At any given time, we have a team of dedicated and trained professionals who are willing to help you pick out the perfect pump to fit your business and situation. They know all about the plethora of pumps that we have in stock and can help you find the one you need.

In addition, with some of the best prices in the field, we can help you not only find what you need, but at a price that is as good as our products. Quotes are usually available after speaking to our sales representatives.

All-Time Service

What makes Pump Solutions more than just a pump provider however is the service that we offer to our customers. We have a service centre located in Wangara, just outside of Perth, that is equipped to repair any damaged pumps. If you can’t make it to our workshop, we are happy to send a team to your location.

In addition to a wide selection of pumps, we also have any spare parts that you would need, from both domestic and overseas companies, to ensure that the pump remains functioning at maximum capacity.

The Best Solution to Your Pump Problems

Pumps are an important machine to have in many industrial settings, so to make sure that yours is the best it can be, you need a company you can trust to supply and service these pumps. Pump Solutions Australasia stands out from the rest of the pump providers by delivering complete sales support and ready service for any damaged products.

To learn more about the quality of our pump services, please call our Perth office on 1300 922 973.

Mining Industry Pump Applications

There are many applications for pumps in the mining industry. Centrifugal pumps, slurry pumps, submersible pumps, magnetic drive pumps and diaphragm pumps are just some of the pumps used in the mining industry.

Slurry Pumps

Pumps in Australia In Mining IndustrySlurry pumps are usually submersible pumps, peristaltic pumps or centrifugal pumps. They are used to transfer slurries, which can be thick and/or abrasive. One of the most abrasive slurries is produced in the process of benefaction. Pumps for acidic chemicals and abrasive slurries must be able to produce high flow rates and operate under high pressure.

Every situation is different and it is crucial to select the correct pump models and types if you want to create and maintain a high-efficiency pumping operation. It is also important to choose the right materials for rubber or metallic lining depending on application. At Pump Solutions Australasia, our customer service staff has a great deal of knowledge about all of our product lines.

We can also provide access to dedicated customer service personnel from various pump manufacturers if needed for large projects.

Mine Dewatering Pumps

Simple submersible pumps can often be used for mine dewatering. Their advantage is that they can be submerged in water, thus ensuring that they are always primed. The water also acts as a cooling agent for the pump motors. The pumps are hermetically sealed, as are the power cords, to ensure that no fluids get inside of them.

Other Processes

We also carry a variety of pumps for mineral processing, reagent dosing, tailing, water supply, boosting and wastewater transfer.

Looking for Pumps in Australia?

No matter what kind of pumps you need, we have the perfect solution for you. No application or operation is too big or too small. We import pumps from the best global manufacturers because we want to guarantee high quality. We have selected only manufacturers who have reputations for consistent performance, high quality and minimal downtime.

To learn more or to speak to the best customer service people in the business, call us today: 1300 793 418.