PUMP - INTRODUCTION

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SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS
Designed to be submerged in the fluid you are pumping.  There are many types and styles of submersible pumps.  All are designed to be submerged, but each is designed for specific applications.
  • Sump or Dewatering type Submersibles are the most basic of all submersible pumps.  These pumps can be found anywhere from a residential sump to a coal mine.  They are also well suited to pump water from an excavation during a main break repair.
  • Effluent pumps are designed to pump liquids containing solids up to 3/4".  Most common uses are septic tanks and areas that collect runoff water.
  • Sewage pumps are by far the most popular type of submersible pump in the wastewater industry.  These pumps are designed to handle raw domestic or industrial sewage.  They are typically referred to as "non-clog" pumps.  Depending on the model these pumps will handle solids up to 3" in diameter.  Most domestic lift stations use submersible sewage pumps. 
  • Shredder or Grinder type submersible pumps are designed to chew up whatever they are pumping.  Shredders will reduce solids considerably, while a grinder pump will completely emulsify whatever it pumps.

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CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS
Used for everything from water to sewage.  They can be open or closed impellers and can be powered by gas, diesel, electric or other means.  Depending on the type of impeller they use, that determines what they will pump and whether they will handle solids or not. 
  • Straight centrifugal pumps are used for transferring liquids and for boosting pressure.  Available in gas or electric power.
  • Self-priming centrifugal pumps can be used for pumping from excavations or for pumping from sources like reservoirs.  Because they are self-priming, they can lift water usually up to 25' from below the pump's position.  Available in gas, diesel or electric.
  • Trash or sewage pumps are centrifugal pumps that are designed to handle large solids and sewage.  They have large passages in the impeller allowing for solids to pass through the pump.  These are ideal for use in bypassing lift stations or for pumping areas where flooding is occurring.  Primarily gas or diesel powered but electric power is also available.  Units are available with vacuum assist which requires no liquid to prime.
  • Magnetic drive or seal-less pumps are ideal for transfer of aggressive chemicals such as Hypochlorite, Hydroxide and acids.  These pumps use magnets to drive the impeller from the motor so there is no seal or connection between the pump and motor.  Seal-less pumps are the safest way to handle chemical transfer.  We have pumps specifically designed for the most common chemicals in the industry

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DIAPHRAGM PUMPS
These are simple and effective in pumping most anything  They are like a giant toilet plunger that moves up and down as the engine or motor turns.
  • Units are available in gas or electric power
  • Will pump any liquid fluid enough to flow
  • They prime from dry and can run dry without damage
 
HYDROSTATIC PUMPS
Used pressurize and test new or newly repaired water mains and other pipelines.
  • Pumps are available hand operated, gas or electric powered
  • Can be fitted with chlorine feed tanks for super chlorinating
  • Flow up to 26 gpm and pressures up to 2000 psi can be achieved

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HYDRANT AND METER PIT PUMPS

Used for pumping liquid out of specific places for reading meter, inspecting valves or winterizing hydrants.
  • Available in hand operated, electric or DC power
  • Economical and simple to use
 
DRUM PUMPS
Used to pump chemicals from drums of any size.  They can be used for many different chemicals depending on the materials of construction. 
  • Units are available hand operated, air or electric powered
  • Flows can vary from less than 1 ounce to over 40 gpm
 
STRAINERS
A valuable pump accessory which protects the internal parts of the pump's waterway by preventing rocks and other debris from entering the inlet.
 
SKIMMERS
Skimmers are strainers designed specifically for shallow water conditions, that also provide pump protection from debris.
 
DISCHARGE HOSE
Discharge Hoses as the name implies, provide removal of fluids from the immediate area and are attached to the outlet.

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