As the name suggests, a submersible pump can be fully submersed into liquid without the liquid entering the motor or control section of the unit. A submersible pump consists of a pump end fitted to an electric or hydraulic motor. This makes submersible pumps well suited to a range of domestic, light industrial, heavy industrial, mining and municipal applications. Applications include draining indoor and outdoor flooding, emptying large containers of water such as swimming pools, rainwater tanks, fountains, ponds etc through to larger applications including transferring sewage, wastewater & stormwater from pumping stations at commercial buildings, housing & industrial estates, treatment plants and the like.
Depending on the type, a submersible pump can transfer a variety of liquids, such as:
- black water
- grey water
- raw sewage
- trade waste
- subsoil water
- bore water
- food stuffs
The primary advantage of submersible pumps is that because they are submersed in liquid, these pumps never need to be primed. Furthermore, being surrounded by liquid, it helps to keep the motor cool. Submersible pumps are generally very quiet because the surrounding liquid dampens the noise generated by the pump.
There many different types of impellers used in submersible pumps including open & closed centrifugal impellers, vortex, axial flow, turbine, single channel, cutter, grinder, helical rotor, chokeless, non-clogging. With many different options, the right impeller can be selected for the type of liquid being pumped.
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General Pump Company stocks a huge range of submersible pumps, including Sewage Cutter, Sewage Grinder, Positive Displacement Grinder, Drainage, Large Drainage, Heavy Duty Dewatering, Vortex, Axial Flow, All Stainless Steel and more. With so many different types to select from, we are sure to have the right submersible pump for you.