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The Different Industrial Pump Types and Uses

If you work in the oil or farming industry, chances are you've become intimately familiar with industrial pumps. Uses for industrial pumps encompass everything from moving water to petroleum or even food. 

But what are the different types of industrial pumps? How is one industrial pump different from the other? That's what we're here to look at today. Read on to find out more about the different types of industrial pumps and how they work. 


Different Types of Pumps

When it comes to the different types of industrial pumps, most usually refer to two main categories: dynamic and positive displacement pumps. Let's go over the subsets of these different types and break down each one.


Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are likely the most common type of industrial pumps used today. It produces an enhancement within force by channelling mechanical power from the motor to the liquid through a revolving impeller. 

They're strong, incredibly efficient, and relatively inexpensive. This makes it a great all-around pump for various industrial contexts.


Vertical Centrifugal Pumps

Due to its dynamic design, there are different variations of the centrifugal pump, starting with the vertical centrifugal pump.

The design allows the volume to fall into a pit, hence the vertical monicker. It uses throttle bushing and is generally used for parts washers. 


Horizontal Centrifugal Pumps

Pumping services often use horizontal centrifugal pumps, which use a minimum of two impellers. The shaft is placed horizontally, hence the name, and is placed between the bearings or is overhung. 


Effluent Pumps

Effluent pumps are used for pumping out greywater, or water with limited solid that you don't need. Whether it's laundry water or other wastewaters, effluent pumps are essential for this process.

These pumps are used in greywater applications where you can't use gravity to get the water out of your systems. It's an essential pump for residential and commercial applications.  


Sewage Pumps

Sewage pumps transfer sewage solids and liquids around a house or building from one place to the next. It's located at the lowest point in the sewage basin.

Most sewage pumps are submerged. That's why a lot of people call it a submersible sewage pump. There are different types of sewage pumps, such as manual, dual-mode, or automatic pumps. 


Deep-Well Pump

Deep-well pumps are essential if you use a well at your home. They sit above ground and draw water through two pipes. One draws water from the well and the other pushes that water upward. 

Deep-well jet pumps can draw water upwards from under 25 feet with the right configuration. The further the distance of the jet over your water level, the greater your pumping efficiency will be.


Leveraging the Right Type of Industrial Pump

We hope our guide helps you better understand which type of industrial pump you need for your project.

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