A water pump is used to pump water as the name describes. These pumps come in many different shapes and sizes and can transfer water in large volumes at rapid speeds or slow speeds depending on the end user’s requirements. Water pumps can start off as small as your hand with 15mm/half inch connections ranging all the way through to 8inch bolt on flanged connectors. Water pumps are not designed to work with liquids which contain solids or particles and in most cases will have a filter prior to the inlet if the likely hood of any contaminants entering the pump is possible.

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Uses Of Water Pumps

Where would you expect to find a water pump performing its task? The locations and uses are endless, but some of the more common places they are found in the plumbing industry across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills are as follows below:

Water pumps can be used in multi storey developments (offices, apartments, shopping complexes, hospitals and hotels) to assist in the transferring of potable water from the ground floor up to plantrooms typically located towards to the top of these buildings. If
for example a building may be over 10 stories in build height, there may be multiple plantrooms split up over an even number of floors and therefore numerous sized pumps used to evenly distribute the water throughout.

Water pumps are also used to transfer potable hot and warm water around the various locations of these buildings listed above
from there respective plant rooms. When a pump is used to circulate hot or warm water there will also be numerous STAD valves (also known as balancing valves) installed which assist in the even distribution of flow and pressure to each floor.

Majority of the fire protection systems for commercial complexes will incorporate the use of numerous water pumps in the case of a fire they will be used to jack the street pressure and deliver a large volume of water to where ever the fire is taking place. The
benefit of using these pressure water pumps is that consistent water volumes will be dispersed out of a sprinkler or hydrant allowing the fire to be quickly contained and extinguished.

It doesn’t have to necessarily be in multi storey developments where a water pump is found, they can be used for the transfer of rain water from a house storage tank to a toilet or laundry tap or on a large scale project such as a farm where water is transferred via pump from one location to another due to a lack of mains water available to the property.

Water Pump For Rural & Agricultural Holdings

Another example of pumps being used frequently for water is the agricultural industry there are many pumps used and needed to keep water up to stock and crops. You may find brands such as Onga, Davey and Grundfos performing these tasks.

When we look at remote locations across Australia there is still a lot of work being performed in these areas by pumps and drinking water is not always available so water filtration plants will be set up and inside of these you will find large scale water pumps which are used to transfer the water around the plant and out to the end users. The water quality which a water filtration plant may be receiving its source from can sometimes be very poor and a high level of contaminants in it, with this is mind the pumps will need to be sized adequality to push the water through various filtration processes inside the plant room.

It is important to make note that the water quality entering a clean water pump should be considered. Many water pumps used for transferring clean water will not cope with particles over 1 to 2mm and should have a pre filtration system installed. In many cases
a simple Y inline strainer is sufficient, but in a situation where the water quality entering the pump may have a high level of large particles in the fluid a finer filter may be required to protect the pump from failure. Once a pumps impellor is clogged with particles it could over heat or need the services of a pump technician to overhaul the pump.

The use for water pumps is endless and what we have listed is only a small handful, if you have an enquiry about your water pump please contact us today.