What are Drum Pumps?
Drum pumps are pumps that are used for pumping liquid into or from a container or drum. The liquids may be water or another kind of liquid. Water weighs around 8.3 pounds per US gallon. However other liquids may weigh a lot more due to their density. That is why it can be impractical, difficult, or even unsafe to tip a drum in order to empty it. A good drum pump draws the liquid in or out with a low risk of any spillage.
Many kinds of food processing plants, chemical plants, and other types of processing and manufacturing plants that buy pasty products or liquids in totes or drums (large containers) use drum pumps. Usually, those companies need to have a practical way of pumping small fluid quantities from containers.
There are many different kinds of liquids that must be handled, transported, transferred, and process. Therefore, drum pumps have been designed to be able to handle various kinds of liquids. the following are some of the common industries that use drum pumps:
Pharmaceutical and food processing plants
Other types of processing plants
There are many different kinds of drum pumps that are available – pneumatically operated, manually operated, and electrically operating. They also can be used interchangeably, although they are sometimes hard-wired into a barrel or drum. This kind of liquid transfer equipment is portable and can be hard-piped into the factory’s system. They are available in both non-metallic (plastic) and metallic so that corrosion is minimized when used with a corrosive liquid.
How does an electrically operated model work?
The way that an electrically operated drum pump works is by fitting into the drum’s top opening via a narrow tube housing a vertical shaft. This type of drum pump is comprised of a small motor that is attached to the shaft and runs on either a DC or AC electric motor. A switch on the motor turns the drum pump on. Once the pump has been activated, its pumping mechanism will come out of the base of the tube and suck the content up. The base of the tube will use either a rotor or a small centrifugal pump. An electric-operated drum pump looks like a manually operated one but it uses electric power. This type is ideal for use on jobs with higher volume transfer. This kind of pump is available in both wired and battery-powered models. To find out more about battery-powered models search battery pump. There are also different voltages that are available. Higher voltage models usually are heavier and thicker and have different lever lengths and lever shapes. It is good to use an electrically operated system with large drum drainage volume quantities.
How does a manually operated model work?
You can actuate a manually operated drum pump by hand through the use of a piston pump or crank. They are well-suited for remote pumping applications as well as in situations where there is no or little power available. Manufacturers use materials that range from aluminium metals and stainless steel to plastics such as PVC, polyphenylene sulfide, and polyacetal. The inlet size ranges from 1/2″ up to 1 1/2″. A manually operated pump provides spark-free, leak-free, and easy pumping. Since they are very affordable, they are perfect for low use and low volume applications. Many manually operated pumps have also been approved to use in hazardous environments. However, if it is not practical to use manual pumping due to the use and volume, then a pneumatically operated model would be your next option.