10 Jul Submersible Pumps | Chemical Handling
Enhanced Safety and Efficiency with Submersible Pumps for Chemical Handling
Chemical handling pumps are used for several applications from processing pharmaceuticals through to water treatment. When it comes to selecting submersible pumps for transferring fluids from wells, boreholes, sumps, and tanks, trust Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers, the preferred manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of chemical- and water-handling pumps.
In this article, we’ll explore selection criteria for submersible pumps, as well as their advantages.
Selection Criteria for Submersible Pumps
As much as other pumps, such as centrifugal pumps, are needed to transfer fluids from one point to another, a submersible pump performs the function of pushing fluids to the surface for use. Variables such as flow rates, pressure required, and the environment need to be considered before selecting the right type of submersible pump.
- The pump must be compatible with the type of fluid being transferred.
- Submersible pumps need to handle the required flow and pressure rates for the chemical application.
- Temperature and proximity to, as well as use of, hazardous materials have a direct impact on the pump selected.
- The materials used in the manufacture of submersible pumps must be able to handle the fluids that need to be transferred. If corrosive fluids need to be moved, then select a pump made from non-corrosive material.
Advantages of Submersible Pumps
As submersible pumps are built with uniquely sealed parts to withstand being submersed in the fluids being transferred, they offer several advantages over other pumps, including increased operating efficiency, lower operational costs, reduced downtime, and safety. Every component of submersible pumps has been designed to strict safety standards, enabling them to handle harmful fluids safely, thereby reducing risks of accidents and protecting the health of those that operate and service them.
Common Preventative Steps to Ensuring a Continued Service Life for Submersible Pumps
A pump is an investment, and as such, preventative steps can be taken to ensure the continued efficiency and longevity of submersible pumps.
- As much as submersible pumps are self-priming, applying lubrication will assist in reducing frictional losses in the pump’s overall performance, especially in the case of water transfer when continuous use is required.
- Certain conditions can cause these pumps to overheat, which may seem counterintuitive as submersible pumps are submersed in the liquid that needs to be transferred. If at any point the pump isn’t functioning properly or there is a lack of water, this could lead to unnecessary and major repairs.
- Checking and servicing the pump’s motor on occasion will increase efficiency.
- Carrying out quick inspections is an easy way to check for any damaged parts, which can then be replaced, and prevent any issues further down the line.
If, at any point, submersible pumps start making a noise, stop the motor and schedule a service repair. There are several reasons why this could happen, such as a clogged component, and it is best to have it taken care of immediately.
As much as these steps will assist in increasing the lifespan of our range of submersible pumps for sale, we would suggest that you contact us for professional advice.
Leaders in Chemical Handling Pumps
At Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers, we have been designing, manufacturing, and supplying pumps and pumping equipment for over 30 years. Even though our principal range lies in chemical handling pumps, we manufacture centrifugal and filtrate pumps used both for water and chemical transfer and circulation. We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service and unbiased input in pump-management systems.