WHAT KIND OF PUMP DO YOU NEED?
Help us help you in determining which of our pumps best suit your application. This article describes in detail some of things you need to know in order to get the right pump for your application.
In order to help in your search for the right pump, we at Florida Pump Service have come up with a list of things you need to know to choose the right pump.
The following is a list of the categories which help in your search.
Several of the following categories will need to be answered with certain measurements. In order to help with conversions, please see this unit conversion website Here
- Voltage: What is the voltage that will be supplied to the pump? It will usually be 110, 220, 230, 240, or 220-460.
- Hertz: What are the hertz of the pump? The United States uses 60 Hertz, while Europe and most of the world uses 50 Hertz. At this time, Florida Pump Service does not carry pumps in 50 Hertz
- Phase: Is it single phase or three phase?
- Horsepower: What is the horsepower of the pump?
- Gallons Per Minute: What is the flow you need the pump to produce? This can be given in Liters or Gallons, and per minute or hour.
- Discharge Pressure: How much pressure do you need the pump to produce? There are several different measurements for this, and we can work with any of them (i.e. PSI, feet, meters, bars, etc.).
- Vertical Lift: What is the vertical distance from the pump to the beginning of the water? Your well may be 200 feet deep, but the water might only be 15 feet deep, or maybe the pump isn’t lifting at all, but rather drawing from a lake or boosting a high-rise. This is very important since it will effect end production of the pump.
- Flow Rate: What is the production of the source of water? If it is a flowing well, what are the gallons per minute produced?
- Water Drawdown: When the pump is pulling water, how far does the water source drop down? Certain wells can have significant drawdown. Serious damage can happen to a pump that is starved of water.
- Liquid Type: What substance are you trying to pump?
- Viscosity: How fluid is the liquid you are trying to pump?
- PH: Do you know what the acidic level of the liquid you are pumping is?
- Temperature: What is the temperature of the liquid you will be pumping? Certain pumps have the ability to handle extreme temperatures, while others do not