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.