Water is the primary thing most domestic pumps will be used to pump, unlike industrial pumps which do more. Compared to the pumps used at home, industrial pumps are bigger. Apart from size, industrial pumps will require to be more advanced due to the demands they have to meet. Some of the materials pumped through pumps in industries include water, chemicals, petroleum products, sludge, slurry and food. Owing to the difference in viscosity of the materials being pumped, industrial pumps have the ability to pump high pressure. The fact that the fluids pumped are of different chemical composition makes it necessary to have the pumps made in different designs and from different materials. Below are some tips to help you decide before getting an industrial pump.
The first thing anyone getting an industrial pump will need to consider is the size and nature of the industry. There exists some industries whose main business is in fluids. Chemicals, petroleum products and water companies are among such industries. The pumps used in such industries have to be able to pump large volumes of fluids at very high pressures. The amount of time these pumps are required to pump water is also long.Details of a pumps longevity and the pressure levels are usually provided for in the pumps specifications.
Something else to be considered by a pump buyer in a pump is the nature of the fluids being pumped. Previously, we saw that some of the fluids pumped by industrial pumps include chemicals, food substances and petroleum products. Materials such as chemicals make it necessary to have the pumps made of materials that can resist corrosion by the chemicals they pump. Water and other fluids with oxygen need to be pumped by pumps made of materials that can resist rusting. On the other hand, a pump for pumping food materials is to be made from a material that will not contaminate the food material.
Another thing one also needs to put into consideration when buying an industrial pump is its power consumption. The amount of power a pump takes in as it pumps may determine how much profit your industry makes. Revenues of the company will be reduced greatly by the power consumption of a pump. The manufacturers manual can be used to determine how much the pump uses when pumping. The value of the product you are pumping may give you an inclination on the effect of the pump’s power consumption on your profits.
Lastly, consider the ease of customizing the industrial pump. The customization done on an industrial pump may include the addition of extra feed or outlet pipes, the addition of valves or flow direction changes. Your pump’s customization depends on the needs of the industry or the fluids being pumped. The easier pumps to customize in most occasion give the best service.