How Does a Dewatering Centrifugal Pump Work?

A dewatering centrifugal pump works much like a regular centrifugal pump, but with one distinctive difference. This type of pump is built with a special feature that allows the fluid passing through it to be controlled and maintained in its movement. Let’s explore what this means and how a dewatering centrifugal pump does this.

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What is a dewatering pump used for?

A dewatering centrifugal pump, just as the name suggests, is primarily used to remove water from a particular place and transfer it to another location. A dewatering pump finds several uses across industries including construction, mining, mills, and municipal operations. Any place that needs to be kept dry and clean, such as roads and worksites, will benefit from having a dewatering pump to work with. During the monsoon season especially, a dewatering pump comes in extremely handy thanks to its effective flood control, inland wastewater management, and prompt drainage functions.

How does a dewatering pump work?

A dewatering centrifugal pump actually functions as any other pump does. Just like a centrifugal pump, the dewatering pump makes use of an impeller that has a blade to start and keep up the movement of the water. The fluid goes into a smaller part of the impeller called the impeller eye. The flow of the water is then collected from here and directed to the diffuser, which is a discharge nozzle that is shaped like a cone. This is when the velocity of the water is decreased and the energy of the water flow is changed to pressure energy.

After the above process, the water is then removed from the pump at an angle of 7 to 10 degrees for optimal efficiency. This is the stage of dewatering. To help this process along, usually, an electric motor is used. However, some pumps may use different types of motors.

Special features of a dewatering pump include a robust and compact design, light weight for portability, high fluid capacity, and high abrasion resistance to enable the most efficient handling of muddy water and slurry.

Dewatering centrifugal pumps are also easy to operate and because they are usually installed above the source of water and a ground level site, they are also quite easy to access.

Today, there are dewatering centrifugal pumps available in the market that offer extremely high performance, durability and are very reliable. Many top brands are also providing quality maintenance services. Make sure to select one that offers hassle-free servicing of parts. This will minimize the possibility of downtime and ensure that your dewatering centrifugal pump continues to function at peak efficiency levels.

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