Standard petrol and diesel water pumps are designed to pump water that's relatively clear. If you use them to pump contaminated water filled with sand, soil or solid objects, this can affect their performance or even cause the pump to clog or the motor to break down, requiring expensive repairs or replacement.
Centrifugal trash pumps are robust machines that can handle solids like pebbles, twigs, leaves and sewage with ease, taking care of your dewatering problem and preventing flooding.How do they work?
Trash pumps suck in dirty water, separate the contaminants, then eject this filtered water out the other end. The method of separation depends on the type of trash pump you're using.
Portable trash pumps use centrifugal force to create an area of low pressure that draws up the water, while diaphragm pumps create an air vacuum. Any solid matter that remains inside the pump is siphoned through an impeller before the water's ejected.
Trash pumps can run on diesel, petrol or 240V electricity.What are the different types of trash pumps?
The type of water pump you choose should depend on the type of water you need to remove, as some can handle harder debris than others. There are three types of trash pumps:What to look for in a trash pump
Whichever option you choose, there are a few questions you should ask yourself or your supplier to make sure you hire the right pump for your needs, such as:
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