We have provided pumps and pumping systems for numerous wastewater plants across Australia. We thought it might be helpful to tell you about these barriers to increasing wastewater plant efficiency and how to overcome them. Is it Really Funding? Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to get the … [Read more...] about Overcome These Barriers for Wastewater Plant Efficiency
While many know us only as a prolific importer of pumps in Australia, we also offer a full menu of maintenance services. We import the best high quality pumps from around the world, but even a high quality pump is worthless if it is not properly maintained. From mining to manufacturing to massive … [Read more...] about Outsourcing Maintenance: Why it is Better than In-House Maintenance
If you have ever checked out the “about us” section here, you will notice that we were founded by a migrant German engineer who was responsible for many major innovations, including the system still in use for transporting fish at the Geraldton Fish Market. While we now concentrate on importing the … [Read more...] about Why Engineers are Risk Averse and Why We Agree With Them
We provide a lot of pumps for many different industries in Australia. Our customers represent a diverse cross-section of different industries. But if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s that everyone is concerned about the costs of their pumping systems. However, many are concerned … [Read more...] about Pumps and Pumping Systems: How to Manage Life-Cycle Costs
At Pump Solutions Australasia, we don’t just sell pumps: we provide pumping solutions. And one of the best solutions to a major problem is called root cause analysis. When a part goes bad, it is tempting to just replace it and keep going. But what about the underlying problem? What made the part go … [Read more...] about Root Cause Analysis: the Five P’s System and How it Relates to Pumping Systems
Filter Technics is the unquestioned global leader in filters for pumps of all kinds. They were established in Belgium in 1992 and were quickly able to dominate the market due to their high quality and a concept called Total Filter Management. If there is a filter or a replacement filter for … [Read more...] about Filter Technics for Pumps: the King of Air Filtration
At Pump Solutions Australasia, we take our name seriously. We don’t just sell pumps; we provide solutions. From the smallest submersible pump to a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment facility, we provide entire pump systems. We work with manufacturers such as Lowara, Speck, Becker, … [Read more...] about Pump Solutions Australasia: More than Just Selling Pumps
We import the finest pumps from all over the world into Australia. To the casual observer, it may seem that we could stand to handle some cheaper pumps that can “do the job just as well” as the high quality pumps we offer. But the reality is that cheap pumps don’t “do the job just as well.” As a … [Read more...] about How Shortcuts can Lead to Expensive Pump Failure
If you have ever bought a gear water pump, an oscillating piston pump, or a rotary vane pump, there is a very good chance that you are familiar with Fluid-o-Tech. They were founded in Italy in 1948 and concentrated on the automotive, textile, aeronautic and computing industries. In 1976, they … [Read more...] about Know Your Pump Manufacturers: Fluid-o-Tech
There are a number of companies that make good quality pumps and that supply to Australia and beyond, but none quite makes the same kind of pump that Becker does. A company that holds itself to the highest standard in the industry, Becker produces top quality pumps that do more than just what … [Read more...] about Becker Pumps: A Superior Standard of Pumps
In summary, peristaltic pumps work by having a motor move the tube containing the liquid in such a way that the liquid is pumped. Unlike centrifugal pumps only the tube comes into contact with the materials inside, and without the motor to move it along, it would just be a regular tube. These types … [Read more...] about Solve Your Industrial Problems with Peristaltic Pumps
There are many people, possibly including you, who own a swimming pool but without the right kind of quality pump. However, it may simply be a breeding ground for all kinds of unwanted insects and microorganisms. When a pool is not in use or even when it is, when not treated properly, all kinds of … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Pool from Becoming a Microorganism Magnet
For many water pumps gland packing is used to prevent any leakage from the shaft of the pump. … [Read more...] about The Eight Types of Gland Packing
Among the many types of pumps that are used both in the home and in industry, vacuum pumps stand as some of the most versatile and useful. Their design is somewhat simple, yet they can perform a wide variety of tasks that you may not even realise. The basic idea behind the vacuum pump is to … [Read more...] about The Many Uses of Vacuum Pumps
We have seen a lot of water pumps over the years, and most of them fall into distinct categories. Grundfos, however, now offers a pump that is in its own category. It is called the S-tube. The S-Tube is designed for wastewater processing, and combines the designs of a few different types of pump to … [Read more...] about Is the Grundfos S-tube the Wastewater Pump of the Future?
Peristaltic pumps are important to the mining industry. In South Africa, they are playing a major role in rebalancing the pH of water in and around the mines. South Africa is a different situation than WA, but it does serve as a warning for what can happen here in WA if the mining industry isn't … [Read more...] about Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps Repair Mining Damage to Water
Water pumps come in all shapes and sizes, but Fluid-o-Tech has come up with a way to make your coffee infinitely better. It is called the F-Caffe, and it is a nanofiltration system that you can install on your coffee machine. The F-Caffe is technically a reverse osmosis pump. Your water affects … [Read more...] about How to Make the Best Coffee in the World
Peristaltic pumps are very versatile. They work by peristalsis, which is the process that pushes food down the GT tract. Since pumps don't have muscles, they use a rotor with shoes, also called wipers, lobes, or rollers. As the rotor moves, the shoe compresses the tube in a circular motion, moving … [Read more...] about If You have an Industrial Application, We Have a Verderflex Peristaltic Pump
One market segment that has a high demand for water pumps in Perth is builders. In March 2011, an initiative was formed and an alliance was signed between the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (ACMA) and Pump Industry Australia (PIA) to create a standard pump to be used as a … [Read more...] about What is BIM-MEPAus and What Does it Mean to You?
Sometimes, what happens thousands of miles away in Vancouver, British Columbia, can have an impact on water pumps in Perth, Australia. British Columbia is as cold as Australia is hot. They are mountainous while Australia is mostly shoreline, coastal cities and towns, and bushland, with the … [Read more...] about Grundfos Leads the Way with Energy Saving Pumps
We import water pumps from all over the world into Australia. RAN pumps are made in Istanbul, Turkey, and sold on every continent. They specialise in diaphragm pumps, and manufacture both air operated and electro-mechanical diaphragm pumps. Diaphragm pumps are used in many industries, such as food, … [Read more...] about Manufacturer Spotlight: RAN Double Diaphragm Pumps
The short answer: Verder peristaltic pumps. Western Australia has benefited greatly from the mining boom, and we have seen the movement of Verder peristaltic pumps go “off the charts” for mining applications. But slurry pumping for the mining industry is only one use for Verder peristaltic pumps. … [Read more...] about What do the Mining Industry, Wastewater Treatment, and a Good Cup of Coffee Have in Common?
When unexpected flooding strikes and you need the perfect pump to remove residual water, Pump Solutions Australasia is here with exactly what you need and the best pumps in Australia. Based in Perth in the western half of the country, we supply a variety of different pumps for any occasion including … [Read more...] about Wake of the Flood: The LH Series
When it comes to moving large amounts of water, slurry, or any kind of liquid, the best thing to have is a good quality pump and Pump Solutions Australasia is just the company to supply you with that. Located in Perth in Western Australia, we offer a wide range of pumps for many different … [Read more...] about Better Pumps for Sewage: BE, BZ, and PU Series
Water circulator pumps are notorious for wasting energy, but the MAGNA3 series from Grundfos has changed everything. Toward the end of 2012, the Danish Design Awards were held at the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Awards were given to pumps in six different categories. The MAGNA3 won … [Read more...] about Award-Winning Grundfos MAGNA3 Pump Series Sets the Standard
Pump Solutions Australasia offers a vast number of different pumps, including vacuum, centrifugal, peristaltic, and submersible pumps. Located in Western Australia, specifically in Perth, we bring you only the highest quality pumps, parts, and accessories. We also provide specialised repair services … [Read more...] about The Pumps of the Deep: KTZ & KTV
Pump Solutions Australasia works hard to bring you the best pump options to suit most applications. To accomplish this goal, we offer a variety of different pumps manufactured by the best pump companies in the world. Tsurumi is one of these manufacturers, they build many variations and different … [Read more...] about Underwater with Quality: Tsurumi Submersible Pumps
If you’re trying to transport any heavy liquid, a slurry pump is often the best choice. Slurry pumps use centrifugal force to increase the pressure of slurry, or a liquefied heavy solid. By converting electrical energy into potential and kinetic energy, the machine can easily transport heavy … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Transport Industrial Liquids? Definitely Slurry Pumps!
At Pump Solutions Australasia, we carry a full line of Tsurumi aerator pumps. Aerator pumps are submersible water pumps that inject air into water. They are used primarily for wastewater treatment and for aerating water in ponds or aquafarms, but can be used anywhere water lacks oxygen, often … [Read more...] about Pump Solutions Australasia and Tsurumi: Aerator Pumps for your Wastewater and Aquafarm Needs
Though most pumps are made of metal, plastic pumps are superior in a number of ways. Plastic pumps operate the same way as other pumps, but have the defining feature of being made of plastic and plastic-like materials. This design alone creates a number of advantages over pumps made from traditional … [Read more...] about A Different Kind of Pump: Plastic Pumps
For most irrigation systems, the best water pump will either be a submersible pump or a centrifugal pump. Often, you will find pumps on the market that are called “irrigation pumps.” Sometimes, they will be sufficient, but they will often be cheap pumps that barely get the job done under the best of … [Read more...] about What Kind of Pump Do You Need for Your Irrigation System
If you need to move corrosive fluids, a peristaltic pump is the standard pump of choice. A peristaltic pump is named after its action, which resembles peristalsis, or the mechanism of swallowing food or liquids, present in most mammals and reptiles. It is classified as a positive displacement pump; … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Move Corrosive Fluids? Try a Peristaltic Pump
Not only do we have a full line of submersible pumps, vacuum pumps, and water pumps for all residential applications, we also have access to large, powerful, high volume commercial pumps which can move huge quantities of water or waste water. This post is about the larger pumps that it takes to move … [Read more...] about Will You Soon Be Drinking Desalinated Seawater?
Pump Solutions Australasia carries a full line of water booster pumps for fighting fires in your commercial building. Most commercial buildings have an in-house fire-fighting system because it can save lives and it can save your business from huge losses associated with fires. We carry the Lowara … [Read more...] about Fire-fighting Pump Systems from Pump Solutions Australasia
We are happy to announce that our line of Speck pumps has just been expanded yet again. In the TOE-G and TOE-M series, we now have frame size 100-200. In addition, Speck is currently testing a 100-160, 100-250, and 125-200 frame sizes. Speck has added what they feel are very important improvements … [Read more...] about Speck Pumps Expands Heat Transfer Pump Series
A swimming pool pump is a water pump that helps keep your swimming pool clean and sanitary. There are many steps to maintaining a swimming pool, but the most important ones are dependent on a swimming pool pump that circulates water quietly, day after day, with no lapse in performance. The water is … [Read more...] about Tips for the Summer: Maintaining Your Swimming Pool with a Swimming Pool Pump
Though history is always subject to speculation as to its accuracy, we have a reasonable history of water pumps. Though some credit the Egyptians with inventing the pump around 2,000 BC, their “pump” called a shadoof, was actually a bucket tied to a rope that removed water from a well. We don’t … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Water Pumps and How They Have Affected the World
First of all, we’d like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2013. We’d also like to thank the best people in the world for making it a great 2012: our customers. The New Year is a great time to reflect on the past, learn from it, and look to the future. At Pump Solutions Australasia, we are … [Read more...] about Product Improvements from Fluid-o-Tech and Grundfos Ring in the New Year
Submersible pumps can add beauty or charm to your pond. It not only filters your water and keeps it moving, but looks good while doing it. Even though it will probably end up in the middle of a small pond in your yard, or a larger one on a golf course, a submersible pump still needs to be used with … [Read more...] about Submersible Pump Safety
We at Pump Solutions Australasia would like to remind everyone to take the extra time to learn about pump safety. Water pumps don’t seem like they are dangerous, but they can cause a lot of water damage, personal injury, or even death if not operated properly. We would like to give you some tips on … [Read more...] about 9 Tips for Water Pump Safety
Pump Solutions Australasia, is proud to announce that we have added a new member to our family of high quality pumps in Australia: the Grundfos ALPHA2. The ALPHA2 is a small circulator pump that is designed for circulating water and other liquid through a heating system. We will tell you more about … [Read more...] about Pump Solutions Australasia Introduces the Grundfos ALPHA2
It would almost take a college level mechanical engineering course to fully explain a double diaphragm pump, but we can give you the basics. Double diaphragm pumps work by pumping fluids, solids, or any mixture thereof with two separate reciprocating diaphragms. Due to the alternating pump … [Read more...] about What is a Double Diaphragm Pump?
The Fluid-o-Tech FG100 Series pump-motor unit may be small, but it packs a big punch, and it is one of the most versatile pumps in the market, and we are proud to be able to make it available to our customers across Australia. The FG100 is a type of gear water pump. It is called a “pump-motor unit” … [Read more...] about Fluid-o-Tech FG100 Series: a Small Pump-motor Unit with a Large Resume
There is almost as much information about water pumps as there are water pumps. This can make it tough to decide which one is right for the job. There are a lot of subsets for pumps, too. Home pumps are rather simple, while pumps for industrial use bring many variables into the picture. When it … [Read more...] about Which Water Pump is Right for You?
A submersible pump, also called an electric submersible pump, is a pump that can be fully submerged in water. The motor is hermetically sealed and close-coupled to the body of the pump. A submersible pump pushes water to the surface by converting rotary energy into kinetic energy into pressure … [Read more...] about How Submersible Pumps Work: Advantages and Disadvantages of Submersible Pumps
Centrifugal pumps are fairly simple in nature. They use the kinetic energy of a motor to move liquids. An engine is attached to the axis, which then rotates the pump impeller, which is reminiscent of an old ship’s “water wheel”. The rotation moves the water from its entry point through the casing, … [Read more...] about How Centrifugal Pumps Work: Advantages and Disadvantages of Centrifugal Pumps
Pumps are vital to the food and beverage industry. Many of the applications are for compressors, which are basically food grade pumps used to pump gases instead of liquids. Here are some of the applications for pumps functioning as compressors in the food and beverage industry. Coffee Making … [Read more...] about Pumps in the Food and Beverage Industry
Pumps as a type of machine come in many different shapes and sizes and are used for a variety of reasons in a plethora of different industries in Perth. Within the group of pumps, there too are various kinds that operate in certain ways to best serve the function they were intended for. One of these … [Read more...] about A Basic Guide to Centrifugal Pumps
To maximise the functioning and results of any pump system, you must choose the correct valves. Each application has a valve that works best. Some of the factors in choosing the correct valve include: flow rate, amount and characteristics of substance, how materials react with the substance and how … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Correct Valve for the Correct Application
In today’s competitive business environment, equipment such as pumps are often “maxed out” with 24-hour continuous heavy-duty operation. In addition, the operating conditions are less than ideal, causing equipment to degrade significantly. In an application such as a chemical plant, one pump ceasing … [Read more...] about Tips to Make Your Pump Last Longer
In today’s competitive business climate, every penny a company can save is welcome. For example, many are taking advantage of technological breakthroughs that have produced smaller hydraulic systems, saving on power due to the smaller size. However, getting the same amount of work done with a … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Varnish Accumulation with Lubrication Additives
When many businesses decide they need a pump, they fail to consider a number of crucial factors. In today’s competitive business climate, many industrial plant executives ask two questions: “What is the smallest capacity we can get away with” and “How cheap can we get it?” This is not the way to … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Pump for Your Business
If you use any kind of pump in your industrial operations, especially submersible pumps, you want to make sure that they last a long time. The biggest part of this is being able to prevent corrosion in all parts of the pump. Corrosion can wear down pumps, decreasing their lifespan. This problem can … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Pump Corrosion
Pumps are superb machines that can move large amounts of liquid from one place to another and are used in various settings. However, pumps alone are sometimes not enough to get the job done and they can greatly benefit from other equipment, such as a pump intake screens. These supplementary items … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Pump Intake Screens
If you are using a packed pump, installing and adjusting it properly can be the difference between the pump succeeding or failing. If your pump has a lantern ring, make sure to remove both the ring and the packing beneath it. Also, make sure not to damage the shaft or the bore if you use a packing … [Read more...] about Tips on Pump Packing Installation and Adjustment
If you operate any type of pump in your home or business, then you obviously want them to be in the best shape. If they operate at optimal levels, then the efficiency of your system is maximised. To accomplish this, it is important to perform regular maintenance on your pumps. Weekly checks could … [Read more...] about 6-Month Maintenance on your Pumps
Fire pumps are especially important because they maintain a safety net in case of a fire emergency. Because of this importance, you should make sure that the pumps are working the way that they are supposed to. In addition, you want your pump to last as long as it possibly can to reduce the cost of … [Read more...] about Extending the Life of your Fire Pump