Best Submersible Pumps
A submersible pump is a pumping system that is placed in the liquid it’s going to pump. This makes submersible pumps more difficult to engineer. Still, they offer better efficiency than dry pumps and have fewer issues with disrupted flow due to cavitation.
Not all submersible pumps are the same, as each type is designed for a specific purpose.
Some of the factors to consider include:
Characteristics of the fluid pumped
The fluid’s viscosity, density, and abrasiveness are essential factors to consider when selecting a submersible pump. Some submersible pumps are specifically designed for pumping slurry, abrasive, or corrosive materials, especially those used in mining, construction and wastewater facilities. The pump must handle the fluid’s characteristics without damaging the impeller or other pump components due to cavitation or blockages.
Pump capacity and head
The pump’s capacity and head are essential things to consider when selecting a submersible pump. The pump’s capacity must match the required flow rate – and the head must match the required discharge pressure.
Pump material and construction
The material and construction of the pump are critical to withstand different conditions. More abrasive or corrosive fluids require a more durable and reliable wear-resistant pump. These can be constructed with high-chromium or stainless steel, for example.
Depth of submergence
The pump’s submergence depth must match the fluid’s depth to avoid cavitation and ensure the pump operates at optimal efficiency.
Maintenance and repair
Like any other machinery, even the best submersible pumps require maintenance to ensure their efficient operation. Regular maintenance tasks include checking the pump’s impeller, bearings, and seals for signs of wear or damage, inspecting the intake screen for debris (and cleaning it if needed), and regularly checking the pump’s electrical components and motor for damage. You should also check the pump’s discharge hose or pipe to ensure it is not kinked or obstructed.
We recommend the best submersible pumps:
- 62 HD Series – This heavy-duty pump features a 4×6-inch flanged discharge capable of moving a large volume of water and solids.
- 260 Series Sewage Pumps – Explicitly designed for sewage applications, you can choose either an effluent or dewatering model.
- Barnes Pumps – As a leading submersible centrifugal pump supplier, Vissers Sales provides a variety of pumps to homeowners and industries. This pump works well in areas prone to flooding, such as garages, barns, and basements.
Whether you’re looking for specific-sized pumps, a high flow rate, a high head or a combination of both, contact us today at 1-800-367-4180 (toll-free). As your submersible pump supplier in Canada, we’re here to help you choose, install, maintain, and monitor a variety of equipment. And to answer questions about things you’ve previously tried gone wrong.