Submersible Pumps Vs Centrifugal Pumps

While both submersible and centrifugal pumps rely on centrifugal force to move water and fluids through their system, they still have a range of differences. A Lowara centrifugal pump, for example, is built differently and requires different installation locations to achieve the highest performance possible. Today, we'll be covering the diverse operational needs of these two pumps to ensure the productive operation of your business. 


Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are designed to be underneath your water supply. They are meant to stay that way throughout their operation, whether in a pond, tank or other storage location, with their most common users falling into mining, navy, emergency services, sewage and more. 


Being used predominantly for groundwater extraction through deep wells, the design of these pumps is essential, with the engine sealed within cavities filled with oil. These cavities stay sealed to prevent any exposure to transfer media. 


Submersible pumps are designed to lift water from deep wells or deposits. Throughout use, the pump will change rotary energy into kinetic energy, transforming pressure into energy to drive this underground water to the surface through your pump. These pumps can also pump out larger solids or grind these larger particles down into smaller quantities. They also work efficiently to move wastewater at a higher pressure and more significant flow rate. 


Centrifugal Pumps

The one main difference in centrifugal pumps compared to submersible ones is their location requirements. Centrifugal pumps can't be submerged and need to be kept out of your body of water. This means that accessibility is much easier and can offer a higher-pressure level. These pumps are used to transport liquids that can include oil, chemicals, water, based on the centrifugal force used within your pump. The most common industry applications which use these pumps are industrial, agricultural or domestic environments. 


The design of centrifugal pumps use a mixture of stationary and rotating parts, with the nozzle, casing and bearing housing all immovable components whilst the impeller and shaft all rotate. A centrifugal pump will work by transforming the centrifugal force into kinetic energy to drive the water out of your area. The water is moved into the pump before droplets rotate from the impeller's increased movement. The energy created from this force drives out your water with the help of a diffuser. 


Who Reigns Supreme?

Both of these pumps have robust and efficient systems that work to increase productivity. To ensure that you're achieving this high level of operation, you must have the right pump for the job at hand; this will ensure that your pump reigns supreme on your worksite. 


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