Should I Use A Thermoplastic Sump Pump?
Homes with basements and low water tables use sump pumps to prevent against flooding. They pump out water that accumulates in the sump basin (usually found in basements) saving homeowners from paying out large sums of money for flood damage.
In industrial and commercial applications, sump pumps are used in wash plants and machinery pits where machinery run off, ground water or general drain water may contain a mix of solids or silt which need to be removed with water to keep the plant operational. Sump pumps can be high-pressure models used for rainwater tanks or those used to pump raw sewage.
A strong, rugged and well-designed pump that can deal with different types of solids and corrosive, hazardous or toxic fluids at a range of temperatures and pH levels is needed by most industries, whether manufacturing, utilities or water treatment. Thermoplastic sump pumps have the following advantages:
- No galvanic corrosion or rusting as plastics don’t corrode
- No inter-batch product contamination
- Metallic contamination of fluid is ruled out (there’s no contact with metal)
- Galling becomes a thing of the past
- No galvanic interaction or issues with troublesome eddy currents
- Fluid absorption, wicking or bleeding is no longer an issue as thermoplastics don’t wick nor absorb capillary action
- Advanced resistance to abrasion
- Greater chemical resistance over the pH range
- Lighter weight
- Easier to handle
- Less maintenance = less cost over time
A ruggedly-designed thermoplastic pump can deal with a variety of different solid content, providing a reliable and long-lasting solution for most applications. For example, Vanton’s vertical thermoplastic sump pump is part of the Vissers’ product range due to its ability to handle water of high purity, reagent chemicals and other fluids that can’t be contaminated. Even the alloy steel shafts are separated from the fluid being pumped by thermoplastic sleeves.
The design of Vanton’s thermoplastic sump pump prevents impeller binding at different temperatures by allowing expansion between the metal shaft and thermoplastic column. It can also be installed conventionally, skid mounted or floating on a pontoon.
While thermoplastic sump pumps might be the perfect solution for your needs, the type and brand of pump depends on the type and size of the application. Call our toll-free number on 1-800-367-4180 to talk through your process and we’ll help you choose the right sump pump.
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