A Closer Look at Pumping Equipment

Pumping equipment is an important component without which many factories would go out of business. This is simply because all factories need gasses, chemicals, and cooling fluids without which they won’t be able to perform their day to day operations. These gasses and fluids need to be pumped with high amounts of precision. For instance, there’s an entire science behind calculating total dynamic head for chemical pumps.

There are predominantly two kinds of pumps used in factories; the conventional pump and the magnetic drive pump. Most factories in the US are switching to magnetic drive pumps because these pumps are declared as safer to be around when dangerous liquids are in circulation. However, there is still use for conventional, shaft driven pumps as well. Here are the things that these two pumps do best.

Shaft Driven Pumps

These pumps, as the name implies are driven by a rotating shaft that moves the fluid around. This shaft is encased and sealed to avoid spillages but there’s always the risk of spills occurring. These pumps are better at handling solid particles along with fluids, making them the superior pumping equipment for channeling out waste liquids.

Magnetic Drive Pumps

These pumps are driven by an external magnetic force, which is why they’re much safer as well. They bind to pipes securely and the risk of leaks and evaporation is greatly reduced. Leaked substances can be dangerous to both the environment and human life as well, in addition to being expensive. Magnetic drive pumps are also very low maintenance and can run for up to 10 years without needing to be taken down for repairs, which makes them more productive as well.