08 Aug Submersible Pumps | Submerged Fluid Pumps
Going Below the Surface with Submersible Pumps
A submersible pump is a pump that has been specifically designed to be submerged or immersed in the fluid that needs to be transferred or moved. Submersible pumps differ from other pump types in several important ways, including their design, operation, and application. Other pump types, such as centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps, are installed outside the fluid they transfer or move and rely on suction or other mechanical mechanisms to draw the fluid into the pump.
Submersible pumps are commonly used for various applications, including water supply from wells, boreholes, and tanks, as well as in sewage and drainage systems, oil wells, and other industrial processes. These pumps may play a crucial role in various chemical handling applications, including pharmaceutical processing, water treatment, and industrial chemical handling.
Clear Advantages of Submersible Pumps
Submersible pumps are typically more efficient than other pump types for applications that require the pumping of liquids from deep sources, such as wells or boreholes. Immersion in the fluid reduces friction losses, which improves overall efficiency.
Submersible pumps are also compact and require less space than most other pump types since they are placed directly into the fluid source. Other pump types may use a larger footprint for successful installation.
They typically produce less noise and vibration during operation than other pump types do because they operate while submerged in the fluid being pumped. The fluid surrounding the pump dampens the sound and vibration the pump emits.
To enable the operation of fully submerged submersible pumps, they are equipped with a hermetically sealed motor and pump assembly. This design effectively prevents any fluid from entering the motor while it is in operation. Sealed construction enhances safety and reduces the risk of motor damage due to fluid penetration. A sealed design and fewer moving parts also result in less maintenance being needed.
The initial cost of submersible pumps may be higher than some other pump types due to their specialised design and construction. However, their increased efficiency and reduced maintenance costs over time will usually offset the initial cost differential.
In summary, submersible pumps offer high efficiency, compact design, reduced noise, and sealed construction, making them ideal for several applications, particularly when pumping fluids from deep sources or in environments where safety and minimal maintenance are critical.
Let the Industry Leaders Assist You
There are several factors that should be considered when selecting the appropriate pump, submersible or any other pump type. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, the pump must be compatible with the specific fluid being pumped. Pumps need to meet the required flow and pressure rates for efficient pumping in chemical applications.
Temperature, proximity to hazardous materials, and the general operating environment will directly influence the choice of pump best suited to the application. These considerations also affect the choice of materials they should be manufactured from. A pump should be capable of handling the fluids being transferred. For example, where corrosive fluids are to be pumped, a pump made from non-corrosive materials is essential.
Let the pump experts guide you to the optimum pump solution. We at Prochem Chemical Pump Manufacturers boast over 30 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and supplying pumps and pumping equipment. While focused on chemical handling pumps, we also offer centrifugal and filtrate pumps for water and chemical transfer and circulation. We are committed to exceptional customer service and providing objective advice on pumps and pump-management systems. For professional advice on submersible pumps or any other pumps or pump-related equipment, contact us today.