Understanding Machine Maintenance For Manufacturing Facilities

Understanding Machine Maintenance For Manufacturing Facilities

Choosing the Right Pump for Your Needs

by Willie Horton

Moving water from one place to another is not overly complicated, but sometimes you may need to use a pump. The pump dictates the amount of water and how fast you get it, so choosing the right pump for the job is essential. 

Pressure Versus Volume Pump

Not all water pumps are the same, even though they do the same job. Sometimes the way they do the job is as important as the job itself. 

Pressure Pump

A pressure pump will move water, and it may do so quickly, but the design of the pump creates high pressure, and so the water coming out of the pump may be hard to control. Often, pressure pumps are used in things like pressure washers or industrial applications that use a lot of water pressure to cut material. 

The amount of pressure these pumps produce can vary, so if you need a pressure pump, you will need to look alots of options to get the pump with the amount of pressure you need but not so much that it can damage other parts of the system. 

Volume Pump

A volume pump is very efficient at moving large amounts of water, but often they use large impeller chambers, so there is a lot of room for the water to move through the pump. Large diameter hoses and pipes are also common in a volume pump system. These features allow for the maximum flow of water through the system. 

A volume pump uses very efficient impellers inside it, so even though the pump can move a lot of water, the pressure at which the system is running is very low. In many cases, a low-pressure, high-volume water pump is used to transfer water from a tank to a reservoir or other location. Firefighters also use volume pumps to move a lot of water from the source (i.e., fire trucks, a lake, or pond) to the fire.

Electric or Engine Driven Pumps

The way you power the water pump can vary. For some situations, an electric motor is the best option for the pump. If the pump is inside a factory or facility of some sort, you need a zero-emissions pump. 

If your pump runs outside or in remote locations, a pump with a gasoline or diesel engine is a good option that can add a lot of flexibility.

There are many options available to you, so take a look at the project and find a pump that makes sense in your situation. Once you choose a pump, invest in installation services from a professional near you. To learn more about water pump installation, contact a company near you.


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Understanding Machine Maintenance For Manufacturing Facilities

Owning any kind of industrial manufacturing facility means working with a lot of equipment and machinery. When you're new to this kind of thing, you may be wondering about what kind of ongoing maintenance the equipment will need. If you're lucky, the prior owner has logs and records that will tell you what you need to do. If you're not, that's what we're here for. We're sharing information here to help business owners like yourself to take care of the equipment in your facility today. We will post new information regularly, so check back often for the latest tips and plans.