Learn about the different types of industrial fluids pumps


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Outstanding for their versatility, industrial pumps offer interesting operational advantages in many economic sectors. The operation principle of these fluids’ equipment is based on the Bernoulli principle, transforming mechanical energy into the hydraulic energy needed to move the fluid through the pressure difference.

Are you thinking of renewing your business with a new fluid pump and would you like to know its different types? What benefits does which one provide and for what uses are they recommended? Read on and discover everything you need to know about today’s most used industrial pumps!

Volumetric pumps

According to their operating principle, we can classify these industrial pumps into two main categories: volumetric or positive displacement pumps, based on hydrostatics, and rotodynamic pumps, whose operation applies hydrodynamics. Peristaltic pumps, for example, are one of the best-known models within them volumetric industrial pumps, very versatile in terms of their applications: food industry, chemical, pharmaceutical, oenology, sludge and wastewater treatment …

Peristaltic pumps are rotary or rotatable volumetric pumps, which work by generating a low-pressure zone at the chamber inlet and a low-pressure zone at the outlet zone, maintaining a constant flow. This type of industrial pumps also includes other models, such as lobe, gear or vane pumps, excellent for reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, nebulization, dosing or cooling or heating systems, among other applications. In addition to roto-static pumps, we can also find alternative plunger volumetric pumps, in which the volume of the chamber compartments is variable, such as piston pumps.

Rotodynamic pumps

In rotodynamic industrial pumps, the pressure difference needed to circulate the fluid is generated by the movement of an impeller with blades, which cause a variation in its kinetic moment. Depending on the direction of the flow of the fluid with respect to the position of the impeller shaft, we can distinguish three main types: radial or centrifugal, axial and diagonal or heliocentrifugal pumps. This time, we will focus on centrifugal pumps, which represent one of the most popular  industrial fluid pumps, like the ones you will find in Boyser.com,  due to their infinite applications for industrial use.

This type of rotodynamic pumps includes multiple options, from metallic pumps to anticorrosive plastic pumps, submersible centrifugal pumps, perfect for sectors such as mining, construction or heavy industry, or self-priming pumps, noted for their excellent performance in extreme conditions, widely used for the treatment of sewage or sandy waters, quarry waters or light oils.

Industrial pneumatic pumps

If we look at its drive principle, we can also find different types of industrial pumps, such as manual pumps, electric pumps, diesel motor pumps or pneumatic pumps, which work with compressed air equipment. This last type deserves a special mention for its interesting applications within industrial sectors such as wastewater treatment, water suction and the transfer of all kinds of chemical products, from paints or oils to acids and corrosive fluids. The most popular today are double diaphragm or double diaphragm pneumatic pumps, highlighted for their reliability. These self-priming pumps lack packing or mechanical seals, making them extremely strong and durable.

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