Submersible Pumps

Advantages and Disadvantages of Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are used in multiple applications from removing excess water from household basements to moving oil from the ground to offshore oil rigs. Hermetically sealed and immersed in liquid, these pumps can move water from depths to the surface. Being able to operate under extreme and harsh conditions makes these pumps popular in many industries.

Whether a submersible pump is needed for drainage or sewage pumping, we at Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers offer pumping solutions for the most demanding applications.

The Pros of Submersible Pumps

Here are a few benefits of using these pumps you need to be aware of:Ebara Pumps - Submersible Pumps

  • Comprised of housing that resists corrosion and abrasion, they can resist the damaging effects of being submerged in water. Hermetic seals and gaskets prevent water from leaking internally and damaging the components as well as the motor.
  • When it comes to pumping liquids from a large body of water, submersible pumps are the most efficient option. Where most pumps are positioned outside bodies of water and pull water to the surface, submersible pumps are submerged and push water to the surface using direct pressure from a piping system or hose.
  • Needing less kinetic energy in the transfer of liquids, submersible pumps use very little energy to move fluid through their outlets, which increases the efficiency and longevity of the pump.
  • Functioning below the level of the liquid being pumped means that these pumps never have to be primed, resulting in less maintenance.
  • The water surrounding the pump keeps the motor cool. Should it not be submersed properly, the pump will overheat.
  • Compact in nature, they are light and portable, making them easier to be used in various locations as needed.
  • Submersed in liquid, these pumps can be very quiet during normal operations.
  • Safety can also be considered an advantage of submersible pumps. Due to the hermetic seal, they cannot be tampered with, ensuring the internal components and valves are safe from intrusion.

The advantages of submersible pumps make them ideal for use in a variety of industry applications such as slurry and sewage pumping, deep well drilling, firefighting, mine dewatering, and offshore drilling rigs, to name a few.

The Cons of Submersible Pumps

What are some cons of using these pumps?

  • Even though the seals and gaskets perform the function of keeping the submersible pump free from leaks and corrosion, they can still be prone to leaks and operation failures. Over a period of time, these parts can become weak, and the deteriorating quality of the pump will be compromised to the point where it won’t be able to push water out anymore.
  • As submersible pumps work in water and are usually placed in locations that are very deep and difficult to reach, routine maintenance and possible repairs can pose a problem. Unfortunately, that difficulty alone means some applications work continuously without checking their condition regularly.
  • The water surrounding the pump keeps the motor cool. Should it not be submersed properly, the pump will overheat.

There are very few disadvantages when it comes to submersible pumps.

Quality Pumping Solutions

When it comes to quality and reliability in pumping equipment, contact us at Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers. Our Ebara range of centrifugal and submersible pumps offers a solution that is compact, efficient, and long-lasting. We have been manufacturing and designing pumps and pumping solutions since 1987 and are more than confident that you will be satisfied with the services that we offer.


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