19 Apr Submersible Pumps | Advantages of Using Submersible Pumps
5 Advantages of Using Submersible Pumps in Industrial Applications
Submersible pumps work in a similar way to other pumps, transferring a medium from one point to another with the added benefit of being completely submersed in the fluid or medium that is being moved. The reliability and durability of submersible pumps have made them indispensable in several industrial applications.
Whether these pumps are used for dredging harbours, wastewater processing, sewage treatment, or boreholes, to name a few, we at Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers have a wide range of Ebara pumps designed to withstand the harshest conditions.
5 Advantages of Submersible Pumps
Here are five benefits of using submersible pumps that are worth mentioning:
While many pumps are located outside of the medium or fluid that needs to be pumped, submersible pumps have been specifically designed to keep the internal components dry whilst being completely submersed in the liquid that needs to be pumped. Watertight seals and gaskets prevent any leakage whilst the hermetic seals prevent exposure to corrosive or abrasive materials and the external coating provides resistance to corrosion.
Lowered Maintenance Costs
Due to the design and placement of submersible pumps, they require little maintenance. As they do not need to be primed and the possibility of damage to the internal components due to the hermetic seals is greatly reduced, they can be easily and economically maintained.
Where external pumps are used to pull fluid to the surface, submersible pumps push fluids through impellers to the surface using kinetic energy. The pressure of the water assisting in moving fluid through the outlets makes submersible pumps extremely energy efficient. Using less energy means that the pumps don’t need to work as hard, which extends their longevity.
Reduced Noise Due to Placement
With working parts contained in a sealed unit and conveniently placed in the liquid being pumped, the noise when operating submersible pumps is greatly reduced.
Safe and Portable
Relatively lightweight, submersible pumps are easily portable, making them ideal for industrial applications that require dewatering at multiple locations and with the inner elements being completely sealed, they are tamper-proof.
Before selecting a submersible pump, it is important to factor in the type of fluid that needs to be pumped and if the fluid needs to be transferred at longer distances, the amount of power needed to move it.
Industrial Applications that Rely on Submersible Pumps
Submersible pumps are the perfect solution for the transportation of water as well as the removal of excess water in several industrial applications:
- As mine water comes from a multitude of sources, submersible pumps are required to remove the excess water from underground tunnels and open pits for mining operations to be carried out safely.
- Construction sites are vulnerable to standing water and rely on submersible dewatering pumps to assist in moving water away from the sites to designated drainage pits or tanks for off-site removal.
- Raw, untreated water needs to be moved through various treatment processes, which can only be done by submersible pumps that are placed in tanks or reservoirs.
- You can pump water for irrigation systems and from wells or boreholes to above-ground storage tanks.
Finding the Right Pump for Your Requirements
For over 30 years, we at Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturing have been designing and manufacturing pumps and pumping equipment in South Africa. Although our primary range may lie in chemical handling pumps, we manufacture and supply centrifugal and filtrate pumps for water transfer and circulation. Finding the right type of Ebara submersible pump for your specific requirements is just a phone call away.