Types of Wastewater Pumps | Purestream Inc.

by Administrator5. January 2014 21:08

When it comes to wastewater pumps, there are many different types available for every type of situation. Understanding which pump to use for your application is important, both with reducing costs and maintaining longevity. Let's take a look at some of the different types of wastewater pumps.

Centrifugal Pumps

"Centrifugal pump" is a general name for a wastewater pump with one or more impellers. There are many different kinds available out there, for use with many types of application. Centrifugal pumps are used to move wastewater by the converting kinetic energy to hydrodynamic energy. It's powered by an electric motor or engine. They're the most popular type of pumps used today because of the number of uses, which include fire pumps, grinder pumps, end suction pumps and magnetic drive pumps.

Many different liquids can be processed with centrifugal pumps. They have a high flow rate and can handle many different types of liquids and clean water or wastewaster. The liquid processed shouldn't contain air vapor.

Drum Pumps

Drum pumps were made to eliminate having to dump the liquid inside the pump when it got full. Drums are made so that all you have to do is insert the tube into the pump, turn it on and the wastewater is drawn out steadily. Drums are good for reducing the chance of spillage. Drum pumps are commonly used in chemical plants and food processor plants.

Grinder Pumps

Grinder pumps are submersible pumps used to grind wastewater solids. They are normally used for in groups of housing or a commercial sewage setting, such as for a school. Grasping the idea of grinder pumps is simple: The pump is used to grind the solids up, send it out, and pump it to a large nearby sewage collection site. It is then combined with the sewage from other buildings and homes and pumped to the sewage treatment center and onto a lift station.

We'll go over even more types of pumps (along with their uses) in our next blog post. Stay tuned.


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