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Different types of pumps and their uses

Heating pumps speed up hot water circulation in a centrifugal heating system, moving the water from the boiler to the radiator and back. Sump pumps, macerators and septic tank pumps are similar as they handle underground drainage systems. They are used to remove water from basements and wastes in septic systems. The macerator is slightly different as it pumps the waste while grinding. They are used in RV systems or installed in your home toilet.

A progressive cavity pump is a positive displacement pump that handles viscous fluids accurately and consistently. The pumps have a motored rotor and a stator. The rotors create cavities in the stator for drawing and pushing fluids and are used in chemical industries such as adhesives, lubricants and resin. Such pumps can be used as fuel pumps to transfer heavy crude oil in the oil and gas industries. Water pumps have a wide range of applications, from irrigation to household and industrial applications. A well pump is a unique water pump used in wells. The water pumps push water from a lower to a higher zone for easy accessibility. Air pumps compress or transfer air either manually or electrically. Some common air pumps are hand pumps, electric and compressor pumps. Alibaba.com’s global suppliers have different pumps for sale ranging from air pumps, such as vacuum pumps, to water pumps. Peruse their catalogue to get the best deal.

What are the differences between a centrifugal and peristaltic pump?

A centrifugal pump is a dynamic pump that increases fluid velocity using an impeller. The pump’s spinning impeller creates a centrifugal force that pushes the fluid. They are used in HVAC systems, pumps for pools, irrigation and industrial processes. A peristaltic pump moves fluids using a squeezing mechanism. The pump has a rotating roller that closes a flexible tube pushing the fluid. They are used in medical and laboratory applications, pharmaceuticals and food processing plants.