By definition, submersible pumps are designed to be fully immersed within the media they are installed to move, with motors sealed away from the media they are transferring. Employ submersible pumps to move fluid of any viscosity, from water to wet sand. Wastewater treatment, wells, paper mills, steel production facilities, food processors and agri-businesses utilize a submersible pump.
Submersible water pumps aren’t just for water. Think about where in your business you need to transfer anything that can be moved in a fluid motion from one place to another. Chances are a manufacturer markets a submersible pump design to fit the bill. Three main job categories to consider include:
1. Transferring fluids at high pressure with submersible well pumps.
2. Grinding up solids before transferring out with industrial submersible pumps.
3. Moving out sludge and slurry with submersible sewage pumps.
Reach the deep end with submersible well pumpsPump producers design well pumps with a narrow, cylindrical shape to drop down well holes easily. Use these pumps to de-water mine shafts or pump out oil deposits.
Chop it up with industrial submersible pumpsRather than risk byproducts suspended in water from your manufacturing process coagulating and clogging pipes, install a pump with a chopper at the intake to pulverize any solids prior to pumping.
Go with the flow with submersible centrifugal pumpsSubmersible pump design has developed pumps with open, flow-through bodies that can allow fluids with up to 70% solids to pass right through, good for mining and dredging operations.
- As you review submersible pump information, keep in mind four main specifications: 1) Discharge flow, which depends on the pressure head where the pump feeds into your system; 2) Discharge size, which your system's outlet connection also determines; 3) Maximum discharge pressure; and 4) Horsepower, which is usually how the pump's power rating is advertised.