Industrial sites often have areas that get clogged with excess water and sludge from things like the rain, a high water table, and melting ice. Dewatering is an essential process in such cases. However, it requires adequate planning and preparation. So how can you select the right dewatering pump for your building? Let’s take a look at factors you should consider.
It is the size of the dewatering pump that determines how much load it will be able to process. Pump sizes may range from 1 kW to 10 kW for most industrial purposes. Operating the pump at its maximum capacity makes it prone to mechanical issues which may create downtime. So, if the pump needs to be run continuously, it is better to install multiple dewatering pumps at the site. Called parallel pumping, this method helps your equipment to function for longer periods.
You should also consider the total height of the discharge pipe which is known as the discharge head, along with the height from the point that the water is pumped. If you need to pump the water from a significant height, be sure to choose a higher discharge head. As well, the suction head capacity will determine the depth of the water being pumped.
The flow rate of the pump indicates how much time the pump will take to complete the work fully. Depending on how fast you would need the dewatering process to be finished, select a pump with a flow rate that matches your requirements appropriately. Keep in mind the size of your site and the amount of water that is to be removed. For a quicker rate, pick a pump that can discharge a higher volume of fluid per minute.
Flexibility of location
If the nature of your work demands that the pumps be moved around easily as opposed to fixed to a particular location, it would be best to choose a pump that is portable. Although it may be tempting to select a cheaper model that is not, doing so would take more time and resources to relocate during operation and cause inconvenience.
Availability of electricity
The dewatering pumps will need electricity to function, so it is important to ensure that there is access to sufficient electricity at the site.
The dewatering process can unearth a lot of sludge and other solids from groundwater. This is why it is necessary to select a pump that can withstand and pass these through an efficient built-in waste removal system.
Keeping the above factors in mind will help you make a prudent choice when looking for the best dewatering pump for your building and application.
For more information on industrial pumps, motors, and other equipment, please contact VEMC at +91-9819907445. As one of the authorized dewatering pump dealers in Mumbai, we would be pleased to assist you in finding the best match for you based on your requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.