There are many different types of pumps available but all serve the same purpose, the transference of liquids from one place to another.
A submersible pump is a complete unit that is designed to work fully submerged in the liquid. The pump was built to withstand liquid ingress, allowing it to work effectively. The motor is normally filled with oil to ensure that it doesn’t become damaged and it is closely coupled to the pump body.
It’s worth noting that the pump works by pushing water, or other liquids, out of the pump body. OF course, as with any product, you need to choose a reputable mine dewatering pump supplier in order to ensure your pump will provide you with years of service.
There are several advantages to Submersible Pumps
No Priming Necessary
Because the pump is not always accessible they are designed to be self-priming. In other words, you don’t need to do anything for them to do their job. Whether you have a sensor that tells them to start working when the liquid reaches a specific level or a timer that tells them when to turn on and off, they will simply do their job.
The submersible pump sits in a head of liquid and this is used to push the liquid away from the pump. This is a very efficient and low-energy approach to pumping. In short, the cost of using this type of pump is very low, making it a great option for businesses and individuals.
Because the pump is submerged in liquid it is very easy to keep it cool. Overheating is one of the worst things that can happen to any pump as this dries out components and potentially destroys the seals and electric components. This will dramatically shorten the life of any pump which is why submersibles work so well, they are constantly cooled.
Submersible pumps are surrounded by liquid which makes a very effective sound insulator. In other words, you’re very unlikely to hear them operating, which s a bonus in many situations.
Of course, no pump is perfect. Disadvantages include:
Because the pump is under the liquid it needs to be removed and dried before any maintenance or repairs can be undertaken. While this isn’t much of an issue if the pump is in a pit of your basement, it is a problem if it’s at the bottom of a well or somewhere else difficult to access.
Equally any item that is continually submerged is at risk of corrosion. While the outer casing of most submersible pumps is plastic, any water ingress can cause corrosion in the footings and other metallic parts, resulting in defects and even the complete breakdown of the pump.
That’s why it’s essential to inspect and maintain them regularly. The best choice for this is actually the company that sold you the pump. After all, who knows more about the pump than the firm that makes and sells it?