Gradually, water is becoming scarce due to climate change. Man is, therefore, faced with the task of getting this commodity by whatever means. Water pump invention is what has made this possible. Water pumps are designed with the ability to drive water from great depths. Man uses pumps to get water from sources such as underground wells and boreholes, rivers, lakes and bigger water bodies.
What makes a water pump great? Apart from the amount of demanded water which determines how big a pump is, other things need to be considered before going for a water pump. This is because water pumps are not only used to deliver water in places. Nutrients can also be pumped into farms while dissolved in water by the use of water pumps.
Aeration and circulation of water in aquariums is another area water pumps may be used. Water pumps are also very useful in underwater operations like excavation of minerals and construction. Fire extinguishing and salvage operations will also require the use of water pumps.
Pressure to force water out is what pumps require to work. Two specific types of pumps are very commonly used for the purposes listed above. One type is that which uses compressed air to force water upwards called airlift pumps. The second types called centrifuge pumps use kinetic energy to force water downpipes. The two are effective in almost a similar measure. For your interest we will look at some qualities of good water pumps.
First, the water pumps should be customizable to the needs of the consumer. Industrial water can in no way, for instance, be the same as household water pumps. The sources of water are also different and water from sources containing solid particles cannot have a pump customized as that in a clean water source.
The amount of power being consumed by the pumps is another thing to consider. This can be gotten from looking at the size of its motor or its pumping mechanism. A pump using excessively large amounts of power is also likely to encounter other issues like overheating and explosion.
A good water pump should also be made of materials that do not rust easily. For this reason, stainless steel is among the most used materials. The risk of pumping using a rusty pump is that the rust may make its way to the final user and occasion certain health problems.
Finally, as we have established earlier, pumps may heat up and explode during the pumping process. Users are at a risk in such situations. Good pumps should, therefore, be made from explosion-proof materials.