5 Things to Know Before Buying a Pump

What Are You Pumping?

Questions to ask include:

  • What is the viscosity and specific gravity of the fluid?
  • Are there solids present? If so, what is the particle size, percentage of solids in the fluid and are they smooth or sharp?
  • Are there chemicals present? If so what are they and what are their concentrations?
  • What is the temperature of the fluid?

Where Are You Pumping?

What Are Your Head & Pressure Requirements?

What Flow Rate Do You Need?

Questions to ask include:

  • Are you transferring, decanting or dosing?
  • Are there chemicals present in the fluid, and if so, what are their concentrations?

What Inlet Size Do You Need?

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