How Do Submersible Pumps Work?

Submersible pumps are popular in a range of applications, becoming an invaluable tool when water or any other fluids get in the way of your project. Submersible pumps like Lowara pumps can even work to remove small materials from your water source. 

If you want to get the best out of your submersible pumps application, you need to understand how they work and where they work best.

 What is a Submersible Pump?

Submersible pumps are pumps that operate while being fully submerged. These pumps can be fully submerged in water, sewage, or other liquid settings that need to be pumped elsewhere. Which can work productively in a range of settings from construction to irrigation.

How Do Submersible Pumps Work?

Submersible pumps work by pulling liquid in before pumping it elsewhere. The motor, which is attached to the pump body, is completely sealed. So are the electrical cables that power the pump. 

The seals in these systems are required so that the pump can work while submerged in water, it also needs to be submerged completely for it to work functionally. 

Manufacturers of submersible pumps design many common models to make them suitable for immersion. The motors of submersible pumps are encased in oil-filled compartments that do not have contact with the substance they are pumping. They have the advantage of being essentially self-priming because they operate below the surface of the media to be pumped.

Submersible pumps work to push fluids toward the surface, unlike other types of pumps that use a pulling motion. Because of the intense setting that these pumps need to work in they require heavy duty cables to operate. Because of how they’re made, they’re able to withstand being submerged in sewage, or operate deep inside a well. They can also run in both salt and freshwater, running smoothly individually or in multiple systems. 

Different Types of Submersible Pumps

A submersible pump is one of the two types of sump pumps available; the other type is called a pedestal pump. Both of these pumps sit down in a “sump,” or an area where water or other fluids accumulate. 
From there they take in the fluid, then pump it elsewhere. 

Submersible pumps operate while being totally submerged, but pedestal pumps stay outside the water. Instead, they use pipes to reach the water and pump it out.

Applications for submersible pumps are numerous. These pumps, in their simplest form, pump water off of the floor or from the bottom of a tank. Submersible pumps also transfer wastewater, pumping ground up solids to smaller sizes. The following submersible pumps are used in a variety of venues. There are irrigation submersible pumps, sand submersible pumps, sewage submersible pumps, solar submersible pumps, 12-volt submersible pumps, and water submersible pumps.

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