What is a transfer pump? A transfer pump is used to transfer liquids to other places like in tanks or pipelines. Some of the liquids that are handled by this pump are water, petrol, diesel, waste oil and trash. This tank drains off water from congested or flooded areas or can transfer gasoline in and out of gas tanks. It has an engine that works with gasoline, AC or DC power source and diesel.
The following are examples of transfer pump.
- Water transfer pumps are pumps that work well with transferring water. These kinds of pumps are very handy in supplying water to especially large industries that do not have a permanent water source. Water pumps siphon water from its filling agent.
- A diesel transfer pump was specially designed to effectively handle and transfer diesel from a fuel tank to a vehicle and ensure that the diesel’s purity is maintained. There are materials that could react with diesel leading to a fatal reaction. To prevent this, the materials used in making this diesel pump neither lead to the contamination of the diesel nor react with the pump that could be harmful either to the person handing the pump or the diesel itself. This pump can be an automatic or a manual fuel transfer pump.
- For the decent and safe handling and disposal of waste oil, waste oil transfer pump is used. Safe disposal of waste oil is a very crucial matter. Failure to ensure safe handling and disposal, the ecosystem can be harmed and destroyed, affecting the people as well as the plants and animals. This transfer pump has the ability to pump oil at a steady pressure of 150 psi making them very popular for use in industrial applications.
- If you are looking to pump large amounts of water that is accompanied with mud, pebbles and leaves, trash pumps are advisable. These pumps are designed not to be blocked by any solids unlike other transfer pumps. They can feed centrifuges for decanting and treating water from the upstream business. They are, therefore, ideal for use in farms and fish ponds and other agricultural and horticultural industries.
When selecting a transfer pump, it is important to consider the following details.
- The area the pump is expected to supply. The larger the area to supply, the bigger is the pump required. Always note that a big pump is not always the best pump.
- Consider what liquid is to be pumped. For petroleum, which is flammable, the pump ought to be made of material that would not lead to flames or any other dangerous reactions.
- Transfer pumps are often used in pumping fluids from an area of low pressure to an area of high pressure.
Make sure to know what liquid you would like to pump out before purchasing in order to get the appropriate transfer pump to do the job!