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Used heavily by the UK water authorities, the Flygt pump (with the market leading N impeller technology) has an unrivalled ability to cope with the contents found in our sewer network due to the excellent sewage handling capabilities. But what are the three types of sewage pump? Here we delve a bit deeper.


Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are used to transport fluids by the conversion of rotational kinetic energy to the hydrodynamic energy of the fluid flow. The rotational energy typically comes from an engine or electric motor. They are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery.

These pumps are most widely used for the purpose of lifting sewage. Centrifugal pumps work on the basic principle of centrifugal force, and this action occurs when the sewage that enters into the pump is revolved at a very high speed through the use of an impeller. The sewage is thrown to the periphery of the surrounding environment by centrifugal force.

The advantage of the centrifugal pump is that it requires minimal space for installation and can also be easily installed, since this pump can also easily transport the suspended matter within the sewage without getting clogged up. Additionally, the pump can’t be damaged because of high pressure.

Centrifugal process pumps are one of the most common pump types used in industrial processing applications because they’re engineered to be low-maintenance, easy to operate and highly efficient.


Reciprocating Pumps

A reciprocating pump is a class of positive-displacement pumps that includes the piston pump, plunger pump, and diaphragm pump. These pumps are generally not in use these days, and they may sometimes be used for pumping larger quantities of sewage against the low head. They typically come in two types, both propeller type and ram type. The ram-type consists of a closed cylinder in which a plunger or piston moves rapidly by the use of a connecting rod. The connecting rod is typically hinged with a wheel which is rotated by a motor.

During the suction stroke process, sewage can enter into the cylinder and during the delivery stroke, the sewage typically forces its way through the delivery pipe. In the propeller type of reciprocating pump, a propeller moves vertically inside the pump casing, causing the sewage to lift itself up.


Air Pressure Pumps

Air pumps are used for pumping smaller quantities of wastewater, and consists of a tight tank into which wastewater flows by gravity. The wastewater is automatically forced whenever a sufficient amount of wastewater has accumulated to raise a float. Air pumps are incredibly efficient because they require minimum supervision, these pumps are not likely to be clogged, and they are typically found to be more economical because a smaller quantity of wastewater is required to be pumped.

Pump Supplies offer a fleet of Wilden Air Pumps, market leaders in compressed air double diaphragm pumps. These pumps are ideal for use in industrial and construction applications and are used for pumping abrasive sludge and heavy oils with certain models suitable for use with hydrocarbons and both acidic and alkaline chemicals.

Pump Supplies are a leading supplier of electric submersible pumps into the UK and Irish markets.

We operate out of 5 strategically located depots across the UK and our business specialises in all aspects of submersible pumps, from hire & service to sales and pump station installation. We are the UK’s leading distributor of Flygt pumps, including spare parts and accessories; all tailored towards offering a complete and bespoke solution to our customers.

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