Industrial pumps are specifically designed to be used in heavy-duty or harsh applications. They move a variety of material types, which include wastewater and water, petroleum, chemicals, slurries and sludges, as well as food.
It is important to choose the right pump for your application because failing to select the appropriate pump for a particular use case may result in inefficient operation at best, and catastrophic failure of equipment at worst.
Types of Pumps and Their Uses
Pump solutions typically fall under one of two categories:
- Dynamic pumps
- Positive Displacement Pumps
A positive displacement pump controls fluid by moving at a constant speed regardless of the speed of the fluid when entering the inlet valve. On the other hand, dynamic pumps add kinetic energy to the fluid by increasing the speed of the fluid and that energy transforms into pressure at the slowed outlet point.