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Pumps

In commercial and industrial systems, pumps are almost always a necessity. They are what propels media from one place to another, whether it be water, chemicals, petrolium, oil, wastewater, or anything else. Without pumps, you would be unable to move anything through a pipeline. Commercial Industrial Supply now carries a broad line of pumps that are strong enough for the most demanding industrial applications, but precise enough for the smallest lab systems.  Browse our selection to find the exact pump you need for your industrial/commercial applications.

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Each type of pump has its own specialties and some media it is not compatible with, so there is no perfect, one-size-fits-all pump. It all depends on what your needs are! You would typically use a different pump for wastewater treatment than you would for petroleum and oil processing, for example. If you have any questions about any of our pumps or other professional process equipment, feel free to call us and speak to a professional at 866-777-8001 today!

Pump Applications

Pumps can be found in just about any system in which pipes transport something. The following are just a handful of the many industries that utilize pumps during everyday operations:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Paint and Dyes
  • Petrochemical
  • Petroleum and Gas
  • Pool and Spa
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Conditioning
  • Water Treatment

How Do Pumps Work?

We all know that pumps propel liquid and other media through a system, but how exactly is that achieved? This depends what type of pump it is: Positive displacement, impulse, or velocity are just a few. We will quickly cover how each of these pumps works without getting into too many of the messy details. Positive displacement pumps make fluid move by trapping some amount and pushing (or displacing) that trapped fluid into the discharge pipe. The volume must remain constant, which is what gives the fluid constant flow.

Impulse pumps use pressure created by air or some other gas to create pressure that can push some of the liquid upward. Sometimes this is in the form of a hydraulic system. finally, velocity pumps are pumps which add kinetic energy to fluid, which then increases the flow velocity and pressure. Some of that pressure is lost when the fluid exits the pump, but this is still a very effective way to pump fluid in a system.