Submersible Pumps South Africa
The Use Of Submersible Pumps In South Africa
There are a variety of different industries that rely on the services of submersible pumps. South Africa has an extremely well developed agricultural sector where water supplied for crop irrigation is often sourced from rivers and wells and in these cases submersible pumps are used extensively by South African agricultural concerns. These single stage submersible pumps rely on a hermetically sealed watertight casing for operation with the whole pump being submerged in the piqued that is to be pumped.
There are various applications where submersible pumps are used and these include sewage pumping. Submersible pumps are also used for drainage and even slurry pumping, where the highly wear resistant qualities of the submersible pump allow it to operate in the harsh environment that characterises slurry pumping. These pumps are also resistant to the effects of pumping material that contains semi solid components, such as slurry.
The use of chopper type submersible pumps in South Africa for sewage pumping purposes is necessary as the pumps action is designed large concentrations or tough semi solid waste that would damage other types of submersible pumps. These types of pumps are often used in municipal waste water applications and work by macerating the solids so that the pump can continue operation even in these heavy duty environments.
Submersible pumps are also used for pumping purposes in dams and reservoirs and the fact that these pumps are highly wear resistant and are manufactured to extremely high tolerances means that service and replacement intervals are extended. This is extremely important when submersible pumps are used for these purposes in South Africa as dams and reservoirs in the country can be remote and the costs involved in repairs and maintenance can be extremely high.
Submersible pumps are also used for oil pumping purposes and exploration. Although in South Africa these pumps are not often used for this purpose there are submersible pumps in use in the country that share some of the same attributes of those used for oil well pumping. One of the common features of submersible pumps is that the control and power mechanisms used to control the flow rate of the pumps and supply power are situated on the surface, while the pump is sunken in the well. These sunken pumps are generally much more effective and feature higher flow rates than other types of pump.
The newer types of submersible pumps used in oil pumping are highly effective as they feature oil / water separators which are used to re-inject the water back into the well. This increases the effectiveness of these types of pumps even further.
Without submersible pumps the activities of the agricultural sector, as well as mining and other industries would not be as effective as they currently are. Companies like Tribix have been supplying high quality submersible pumps to companies in South Africa involved in a variety of industries. These pumps are manufactured to the highest tolerances and international standards. Tribix and other companies that manufacture and distribute pumping technologies are keeping the wheels of South African industry turning through innovative pumping solutions and high quality customer service.