A Quick Guide to Clean Water Pumps

Clean water pumps are somewhat unique in that they need to be made of the right materials and configured in a way that they keep clean water clean. Usually, they are centrifugal pumps that are made with stainless steel parts. Stainless steel is used in sanitary applications because it is a “clean” material that never contaminates water that flows through it. However, clean water pumps can also be made with bronze, plastic, aluminium or cast iron.

A Quick Guide to Clean Water Pumps

There are many different designs for clean water pumps. They can also be built into “booster systems,” where multiple pumps are used to increase pressure for use in large buildings and residences such as apartment buildings, hotels and office buildings.

Our centrifugal pumps are of the highest quality. They usually stay primed while they are working. They tend to be sanitary and resilient, making for long life cycles. Here’s a quick look at three different kinds of clean water pumps.

Single Stage Centrifugal Pumps

We have six different series of single stage centrifugal pumps, covering many different applications. The BG series are simple, self-priming pumps used mainly for drinking water. The FH series are compliant with EN733-DIN 24255. They are made of cast iron and ASI 316 stainless steel. They can be used for hot, cold and moderately aggressive liquids.

Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pumps

We carry six different series of multi-stage centrifugal pumps. They are made to different specifications for a wide variety of uses: domestic, industrial and critical suction applications.

Booster Pumps

The GEN series is specifically for firefighting. The GSD 20, GSD 30 and GHV series are used for commercial and industrial use in sets of two, three or four pumps. They are designed for intermittent supply powered by electric motors.

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At Pump Solutions Australasia, we don’t just sell pumps: we create solutions. Whatever you need, from a small residential pump to a large pumping station or wastewater plant, we can find it for you. We have found the best pump manufacturers in the world so you don’t have to spend your time looking for them.

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Water Pumps: Choosing the Right Pump for the Right Job

There are many different kinds of water pumps. While this list is by no means complete or definitive, we would like to give you a brief description of which pumps work the best for which applications.

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are extremely versatile. They turn rotational energy into fluid energy via impellers. They can be used for almost any liquid as long as it has low viscosity and does not contain vapours or air. Magnetic drive centrifugal pumps are sealless and can be used for hydrocarbons or chemicals. Multistage centrifugal pumps can be used for high pressure applications such as boilers, descaling and reverse osmosis.

Choosing the Right Water Pump for the Right Job

Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are centrifugal pumps that are hermetically sealed and can be used underwater. They are used for sump pumps and dewatering pumps in sizes ranging from home use to large mining operations. They can also be used for wells.

Positive Displacement Pumps

All pumps that aren’t centrifugal pumps are generally classified as positive displacement pumps. They move fluids by increasing and decreasing the volume of a chamber. Here are some different kinds of positive displacement pumps.

Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps

AODD pumps are operated by air, as their title suggests. They are good for applications with no electricity. They are also good for high viscosity liquids or liquids with a high solid content.

Gear Pumps

These are your best choice for moving clean oil and other liquids with high viscosity.

Peristaltic Pumps

Peristaltic pumps, also called hose pumps, are perfect for applications where a sterile environment with no cross contamination is required.

The Two Most Important Factors in Choosing Water Pumps

The two most important factors to consider when choosing what brand of pump to use for all applications are efficiency and durability. You can’t afford unexpected downtime. That’s why we scour the world for you to find the best pump manufacturers and import their high quality pumps into Australlia. To learn more or to speak with customer service, call us today: 1300 793 418.

All About Flojet Pumps

Flojet pumps are one of the products we carry that are popular all over the world. Flojet was established in 1975 as a manufacturer of pumps for precise applications. In 1995, they were purchased by ITT, where they would eventually be placed under the aegis of Xylem.

They are now a leading supplier of water pumps and related equipment in the beverage and water purification markets as well as the marine/RV market. Xylem, like every company within ITT, practises kaizen, or daily improvement. This creates an environment where they constantly re-invest profits into research and development. They are also dedicated to offering the finest in customer service.

Flojet pumps are the “go to” selection for some parts of the beverage and hospitality industry, especially for coffee and tea. They are also still OEM in many boats and recreational vehicles.

All About Flojet Pumps

We have access to any Flojet pumps, including centrifugal pumps, circulation pumps, booster systems, water purification system pumps, oscillating pumps and variable speed pumps.

Flojet Pumps and ITT

When ITT bought Flojet in 1999, they did so to add to a growing portfolio of pumping solutions. The dominating presence of Flojet pumps in the beverage industry allowed ITT to provide even better service to the market. ITT’s Fluid Specialty Group was immediately able to provide service to more specialty niches.

The applications for Flojet pumps are too numerous to list, but their specialty is making smaller pumps that can be used in situations where sanitation is mandatory. At the time, Flojet was headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California. They also had a facility in Milton Keynes, England. The move to ITT increased their resources for production and for research and development.

They are not an international provider of small pumps. Besides the aforementioned applications, Flojet also makes pumps for lawn and garden applications.

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We don’t just sell pumps; we provide solutions. Our customer service is the best in the industry. To learn more or to talk to customer service, call us today: 1300 793 418.

What You Need to Know About Lowara Pumps

Lowara pumps have been in production since 1968. They would be acquired by ITT and finally by Xylem and are now part of Xylem. They have their own 45,000 sqm manufacturing facility and it employs 800 people.

Lowara, like all companies under the ITT/Xylem umbrella, adhere to the corporate philosophy of kaizen, meaning continuous improvement. Consequently, they reinvest a sizeable portion of their profits to develop innovative design solutions and highly advanced methods of manufacturing. The end result is that they produce products that are highly efficient and reliable using cutting edge stainless steel technology.

Lowara Pumps: King of the Wastewater Industry

Lowara pumps are used extensively in the wastewater industry, especially their submersible pumps. Wastewater can get pretty ugly and have a lot of solids that need to be transported. Submersible pumps for wastewater have to be versatile enough to transport a wide range of materials from homes and businesses to wastewater treatment plants.

About Lowara Pumps

Once the wastewater gets to the plant, Lowara makes pumps to transport water through every process at the plant. Lowara can provide the total package that allows any plant to meet the high pressure requirements for processing sewage. They make propeller, centrifugal and mixed flow pumps for large waste streams and storm water. They can also provide macerators which can convert rags and other large solids into smaller pieces that are more manageable.

But Wait…There’s More: Lowara Makes Clean Water Pumps, Too

Lowara also makes stainless steel pumps for transporting clean water. They use ASI 304 and ASI 316 fabricated stainless steel. When sanitation is mandatory, stainless steel is the “go-to” material because it is so smooth. The process of making stainless steel makes its surface so smooth that bacteria, viruses, fungi and organic material have a hard time sticking to it.

If you would like to learn more about Lowara Pumps or if you would like to talk to customer service about any of our pumps, call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.

This Water Pump Cleans the Ocean

We usually use our blog to tell you technical information about various water pumps that we import from other countries into Australia. But today, we would like to tell you about the most creative use we have seen for a water pump and a filter. It was invented by two surfers from right here in Perth and it is called the Seabin.

What Does the Seabin Do?

The Seabin uses a water pump, a filter and a few pipes to clean debris from the ocean. The pump, which is above the water, transports the water into the Seabin, which traps the debris. The filtered water goes through the pipes, into the pump and is pumped back into the ocean on the other side.

Ultimately, the Seabin is a device that is like the skimmer in your swimming pool, but a lot bigger.

Water Pump Cleans the Ocean

Is the Seabin Really Necessary?

According to current estimates, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of garbage in the world’s oceans. The North Pacific Ocean between the US and Japan is called “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” It has an estimated area of 15 million square kilometres. In every square kilometre, there are an estimated 335,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometre.

This affects many different species of wildlife. On Midway, an island between Japan and the US, the entire population of Laysan albatrosses, 1.5 million, nearly all are thought to have plastic in their digestive systems. Over 267 marine species around the world have been found to be affected by plastic waste in the oceans.

Meet the Inventors

The inventors are Andrew Turton and Peter Ceglinski. They grew up together and spent most of their childhoods in the ocean. They have become so dismayed with the growing debris problem that they quit their jobs to do something about it.

They designed a prototype right here in Perth with the backing of WA firm Shark Mitigation Systems. They are marketing it in Mallorca, Spain, which is known as the “Marina capital of Europe.”

They began in Indiegogo campaign and netted $34,000 their first three days. As of now, they have raised $267,000. In addition, French company Poralu Marine has contracted to manufacture the Seabin. The first production models are planned to be installed by December 2016.

According to Mr Ceglinski, even the most beautiful tropical islands have garbage floating at the beaches and it ruins the experience for him. He is disgusted that “the world is full of trash” and feels it shouldn’t be that way.

Keeping the Oceans Clean

Citizens, governments and corporations have tried various interventions on local levels for years. This has resulted in numerous coastal cleanups and attempts by manufacturers to make product packaging less bulky and less likely to be thrown to sea. But the problem has become worse and worse as time goes on.

According to Mr Ceglinski, marinas are a logical place to start ocean cleanup efforts, because they have the most oil pollution, fuel pollution and the highest amount of human activity. It is important to Mr Ceglinski to keep plastic and other materials from floating out into the ocean where they affect marine life.

Mr Ceglinski and Mr Turton have set up their research and development centre not in Australia, but in Mallorca, due to the amount of marinas there. They hope to develop production techniques there.

What it Means to You

The Seabin won’t have a direct effect on you now, but it could be a great start at tackling the problem of our garbage becoming toxic waste in our oceans. We also like it because it shows that pumps can solve even more problems than we know about if they are used creatively.

The Finest Imported Pumps are at Pump Solutions Australasia

If you need a pump for any reason, call Pump Solutions Australasia today. We import the finest pumps from around the world because we know you can’t afford downtime. That’s why so many hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities and mining operations depend on us for their equipment.

A cheap pump can cost you thousands in downtime and cleanup. Don’t take that risk. Call us today: 1300 793 418.