A water pump is a machine used to move, compressing, or transfer water. There are a number f different types of pumps available: gear pumps, peristaltic pumps, gravity pumps, and impulse pumps. All of them are useful across a number of different industries. For use in daily life, the most commonly used category of pump is the water pump.
Water pumps are an important tool for various residential, light commercial or agricultural jobs. Especially in rural areas, it can play a very important role. A water pump can drain water from a basement or shallow flooded areas, drain and fill a swimming pool or dam. It can also be utilised in the irrigation needed for agriculture.
Water pumps are employed for getting rid of excess water to reduce the downtime from large rain events. The fall into 2 different categories which are centrifugal pumps and the positive displacement design type.
• Centrifugal Water Pump – moves water into the pump and pressurizes the discharge flow using its rotating impeller. It works especially well with a thin and high flow rate of liquid. All types of liquids even low viscosity fluids can be pumped.
Buildings – used to pump the water supply including the pneumatic systems and also place where suction lift is not required.
Boost Application – a booster pump is used to boost pressure coming from the intake line
Wells – used in domestic water supply systems
Fire Protection System – makes sure that continuous water source is available
Hot-water circulation – used to move water in a closed system where low head is required
Sump Pits – either horizontal or vertical water pump is used wherein it is operated by an automatic switch that is controlled by the float.
Positive Displacement Design Type – these pumps are ideal in various industries where sensitive solids as well as high viscosity liquids are present. It is used to deliver fixed amount of flow in the course of mechanical contraction and expansion of a flexible diaphragm. It removes air from the lines eliminating the need to bleed the air from the lines. This type of pump is highly recommended to applications where there is low flow and high flow combination.
Other Types and Applications of Water Pumps
• Vehicle Water Pump – a vehicle water pump is used to regulate the water flow using the vehicle’s cooling system.
• Well Water Pump – a well water pump is used in home or businesses. It main purpose is to draw the water up from the ground for use in sinks and bathrooms.
• Pressure Tank Water Pump – a pressure pump is used for the regulation of water pressure that controls the water in places like homes or businesses.