The Benefits of Pumps
A pump is a machine that is used to make work easy in moving of liquids like water from one place to the other with the aid of pressure. Pumps have existed in making the transport of water easy since the early Egyptian era. Due to the development of technology, pumps have seen a great improvement in the way they function in making it even more easy for them to be used to move water. Pumps are classified into different groups all separated by how they function and where they are used.
Pumps are classified into dynamic pumps and positive displacement pumps depending on their mechanical action. Centrifugal pumps work based on the pressures exerted on the fluids at the outlets and inlets hence giving it the propelling action to move the liquids. The pressure in the outlet and the pressure exerted at the inlet determines how the pump will operate. Centrifugal pumps is among the first pumps to be invented in use and has been in use the longest. Centrifugal pump has had developments due to the advancement of technology.
Submersible pumps are functional when in water fully, they are a type of dynamic pumps too. They are made to function while in water and a good example is the septic pumps. Fire hydrant pump system is a dynamic pump that is driven by diesel or electric motor to pump water. The system is connected and is divided into parts that work together in ensuring proper flow and movement of the water or other types of liquids being pumped.
Diaphragm pumps are driven pumps that function by the pressure exerted by the air and is also a type of positive displacement pumps. The air in them is made to suit different situations where the liquids are to be pumped from one place to another. The pumps serve a lot of purposes in different ranges and cover a lot of things including movement of dangerous liquids in compromising situations. Another type of positive displacement pumps is the gear pumps that work depending on the action along the mesh. They are capable of pumping water at high pressures and succeed in pumping highly viscous liquids efficiently.
Peristaltic pumps are positive displacement pumps that are made to blend liquids and give an end product as required. These type of pumps can be found in industries that deal with production of liquids that need to be mixed or blended to give out what is desired like in the food processing industries. The piston depends on the displacement motion where the pistons never come in contact with each other creating a push and pull effect on the whole system. Piston pumps are used in many applications and can also be applied in the transfer of chocolate for example.