Water is the primary thing most domestic pumps will be used to pump, unlike industrial pumps which do more. For this reason, industrial pumps are bigger than domestic home pumps. More advancements are also found in the industrial pumps as opposed to the pumps used at homes. Some of the materials pumped through pumps in industries include water, chemicals, petroleum products, sludge, slurry and food. These substances will, therefore, require the pumps to pump at different pressures based on the viscosity of the materials. 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. Before getting an industrial pump, here are some good tips you may need to put into consideration.
Size and nature of your industry is the first thing you need to look into before the purchase of a pump. There are industries that deal primarily with liquids. Such industries include those dealing with petroleum products, water or even chemicals. 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 such as the pumps longevity and pressure it can generate are normally given in the pumps specifications.
The second thing in a pump as an industrial pump buyer you should consider is the nature of the material to be pumped. Previously, we saw that some of the fluids pumped by industrial pumps include chemicals, food substances and petroleum products. Chemicals being corrosive will need to be pumped by pumps that can resist corrosion by the fluid. For pumps used to pump water and other fluids with oxygen, the pumps should be those that cannot rust. Pumps for food materials should be made of substances that cannot contaminate the food.
Another thing one also needs to put into consideration when buying an industrial pump is its power consumption. This single factor may determine the amount of profit that an industry makes. Pumps that take in a lot of power use up a huge amount of money from the industries’ revenues. The manufacturers manual can be used to determine how much the pump uses when pumping. Based on the value of substances you need to pump, the manual will give you a clue of the expenses on power on the pump.
How easy it is to customize your pumps is the last thing to consider. 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. How the customization is done will depend on the nature of the industry as well as the fluids being pumped. The easier pumps to customize in most occasion give the best service.