Dewatering Pumps And Equipment
Dewatering Pumps And Equipment – Positive Displacement And Rotodynamic
There are two main categories for dewatering pumps and equipment namely rotary dynamic pumps and pumps that use positive displacement in their operation. Rotodynamic pump use a propeller to move fluid through pipes. The force created by the turning of the propeller in turn is converted into suction that causes the fluid to move.
Positive displacement dewatering pumps and equipment on the other hand use a method of trapping a defined of amount of fluid forcing it into an outlet. This main difference in the way that these two types of pumps operate makes them ideal for the removal of different types of fluids. Rotodynamic pumps are more suitable for moving fluids that are in a total liquid state and have solid particles. Gases are also best moved using a rotodynamic pump system.
The process used by positive displacement pumps allow solid particles to form part of the fluid being moved by the dewatering pumps and equipment. This is due to the fact that no propeller exists in which particles can become trapped in any way intervening in the pumping process. These types of pumps are therefore widely used to remove slurry or sludge in the mining sector, sewerage plants and other environments where particles are inherent in fluids.
Different types of dewatering pumps and equipment fulfil specific requirements for the removal of fluids. The size of the solid particles that will be present in the fluids often dictates what kind of positive displacement pumps are the most suitable for an application. It is important to assess this and the other requirements for the movement of fluids such as the volume of the liquid and solids when selecting between the various pumps available on the market.
It is also important to keep in mind that although these two types of pumps form the basic two categories, there are many different subcategories and makes and models of pumps. Make sure that you research these subcategories once you have determined whether rotodynamic or positive displacement dewatering pumps and equipment will be best suited to your pump requirements. Also find out more about the different manufacturers of these pumps to ensure that you get a high standard of quality and reliability in the pumps and equipment that you invest in.
To find out more about the subcategories for dewatering pumps and equipment to make sure you choose the right pump for an application, you can simply contact us.