Simply put, a water pump is a device used to transfer liquid from one point to the next. Sounds simple enough, right? It is, but there are many different types of water pumps that have specific uses and applications that they have been designed for.
As the specialists in power products, we’ve put together some thoughts on exactly what water pumps are and what they have been designed for.
Read on to find out more.
The definition of a water pump, according to Wikipedia, is a device that moves fluids like water, and sometimes slurries (which is water with dirt particles in) from one place to another via a mechanical action. Water pumps come in a variety of sizes from small pumps for medical use to large ones for industrial use and all are operated via an energy source like electricity, diesel or petrol engine and even wind power.
It is a simple mechanism that is completed by this important piece of machinery. Many industries rely on water pumps to help them function optimally like farmers who use water pumps for irrigation or mining companies who need water pumps to move dirty water from mines to filtering plants.
Once our customers have given us the answers to questions 1, 2 and 3, we can then recommend what kind of pump is needed. We put all the information together into one mathematical calculation to determine the total head and flow rate. Once we know this, we can take this data and select the pump accordingly.
Water pumps are split into three groups depending on the mechanisms they use to move the fluids they are pumping, namely direct lift, displacement or gravity pumps. There are many different types of water pumps and each have been designed with a specific use in mind.
“At Goscor Power Products, we’ve seen that the most commonly used pumps are clear water pumps, chemical pumps, trash pumps, slurry pumps and irrigation pumps” says Mark Bester, Managing Director for GPP. “These types of pumps are used across industries like agriculture and farming, as well as mining and construction too. A variety of industries use water pumps for different reasons, there is no one size fits all machine” he adds.
For the South African market, Goscor Power Products mainly supply water pumps for industries that need pumps that are between 1-inch and 6-inch in diameter. Mark adds that the most popular uses for the water pumps GPP supplies include:
When it comes to machinery like water pumps, no matter what industry they are needed for, clients want excellent before and after-sales service. “Most customers want to know that the water pump they are buying is going to work hard for them, and get the job done well. Goscor Power Products works through a network of dealers who do a pre-delivery servicing and explain the do’s and don’ts of using water pumps. We always highly recommend that our customers regularly service the water pumps as well as the parts at the recommended service intervals” ends Mark.
Read our next blog to find out how to choose the right water pump for your needs. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions when it comes to water pumps.
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