Industrial Pumps are constantly running in the background of our modern world in a range of applications that most people wouldn’t think twice about. They’re used to move liquids, air and gases in a variety of industries and are essential in manufacturing, agriculture, energy and other sectors. With a range of supplies like Southern Cross Pumps AU manufacturing and distribution industrial pumps for a range of applications they’re an essential element in the smooth running of our society.
Today we’ll be taking a deeper look into what exactly industrial pumps are and everything you need to know about their applications for a smooth and problem free operation.
What is an Industrial Pump?
An industrial pump is typically a heavy-duty process pump used to move many different types of products in industrial applications. These pumps will move water, chemicals, petroleum, wastewater, oil, sludge, slurry or food and are typically used for industrial purposes including centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps.
Different Types of Industrial Pumps
Due to the various types of fluids that can be used in an industrial application, industrial pumps come in a large array of sizes and shapes. Many industrial pumps will be a type of positive displacement pump. With more specific industrial pump types falling into piston pumps, diaphragm pumps, screw pumps, gear pumps, peristaltic pumps, progressive cavity pumps, and many others.
The only types of pumps not used for industrial purposes are those specifically designed for medical, scientific, or household usage, although many of the basic pumping operations are the same.
What You Need to Know About Industrial Pumps?
Industrial pumps aren’t always fully operational when you first receive them. While you can receive them from your supplier you can’t take an industrial pump straight from the factory and install it in your system, expecting it to run smoothly from the get-go.
All industrial pumps will need to be installed yourself. Adding oil and grease to the bearing housings, aligning the driver and rechecking its alignment after installation are all installation steps that you will have to complete yourself on the arrival of your new industrial pump.
You also can’t pump backwards to reverse the flow of your pump's liquid. Even if you put your pump into reverse the liquid will still enter the suction nozzle and exit through the discharge nozzle running at a decreased efficiency level. In some industrial pumps running backwards can even cause the impeller to unscrew and become lodged in the casing.
You should always look at your industrial pump in three sections: suction, the pump itself and the downstream. If any problems arise within your industrial pump always look into the suction section first, as this is where many operational problems occur.
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