Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Pump for Every Need

Since the time Archimedes of ancient Greece invented a screw pump to move water, pumps have been an important part of society. From the homeowner to large companies and municipalities, pumps are used in hundreds of different applications daily. The concept is simple, moving a liquid away from one area and into another. The methods of doing this are seemingly endless.

They are used to distribute water from a city water supply to its citizens and from main water lines into homes across the country. They are used to irrigate crops across the world, to draw water from underground aquifers and oil from deposits deep inside the ground. 

When liquids need to be drawn away, they are used to move toxic waste out of a dangerous area and to move flood water out of a populated area. From keeping a car engine cool to filling beverages in a restaurant, it is difficult to imagine a world without the use of pumping machinery.

There are companies that have devoted their business to distributing and servicing nothing but liquid pumps, for applications large and small. They may offer many different types for sale:

• Centrifugal Pumps in which a rotary motion and a finned rotor draws liquid from one area and forces it to another;
• Diaphragm Pumps, utilizing a flexible disk to create suction through a vacuum to draw liquids;
• Piston pumps that use a piston in a cylinder to create a vacuum and draw a liquid from the ground;
• Vertical turbine pumps to lift liquids.

Companies that concentrate their business only on pumping normally develop all of these types, and more, to meet the needs of their customers. Because it is there only business, they are able to use the same basic technological knowledge and apply it to a wide variety of uses. 

Rather than the customer identifying the type of pump needed, the customer can often just explain the liquid to be moved and the volume to be moved, and the pump company can then find a pump to meet the customer’s needs. In some cases, the company may be able to design a custom pump for their needs.

A company such as Master Pumps has built a business solely on the principle of moving liquids from on place to another. It sells a large variety of pumps to the oil industry, municipalities, farms and family homes. They can be reached through the Contact Us page on their website.