Posts about pump choice

Guidelines for Fuel Oil Pump Set: What You Need to Know

Fossil fuels still provide the basic fuels that enable modern societies to function, and their use will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Also known as furnace fuel for its historic use in heating applications, fuel oil, like any other fossil fuel, requires a means to transport it, regardless of whether it’s used for heating or fuel. Oil pumps designed to convey fuel oil from storage to where it’s used must be designed to deal with its various properties.

Different Types of Pumps

Pumps are essential tools used in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, and agriculture. They play a crucial role in moving liquids from one location to another, making them an integral part of many processes.

However, not all pumps are the same. Several types of pumps serve different purposes and have unique features. This blog will discuss the different types of pumps, their uses, and their benefits. By the end, you'll better understand which type of pump suits your specific needs and factors to consider when choosing one.

What is a Fuel Oil Pump?

Fossil fuels are the basis of modern society, and their use is unlikely to end anytime soon. Derivatives of crude oil and other fossil fuels run trucks, trains, ships, cars, and other vehicles, while these fuels can also be used to heat homes and power generators. Regardless of the type of fuel, a fuel oil pump transports fuel from a storage tank to where it’s to be used. Fuel oil pumps do everything from bringing raw crude oil from reservoirs underground to filling up a car’s fuel tank. In a sense, the fuel pump in a car does the same thing, transporting gasoline from the fuel tank to make the engine run.

What are the Different Types of Pump Strainers?

Strainers for pump systems primarily function as filters for the liquids or gases going through the system’s piping. While a seemingly simple assignment, many pump applications depend on properly working strainers. For pumps used in any pipeline operation, sediment that may include sand, dirt, or other detritus can build up within the pipes or elsewhere in the system. Whatever the pumping application, strainers for pumps ensure the whole system runs smoothly. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Pump Distributor

There’s a vital role played by those involved in supply chains between manufacturers and end users. When it comes to the sale of pumps, distributors help provide quicker response times, offer value-added services, augment a pump manufacturer’s sales and otherwise aid with the logistics of getting their products to those who need them. Instead, pump distributors should be considered partners, with manufacturers building relationships that enable them to sell more of their products while helping to educate customers about them.

What Dual Voltage Ratings Mean for Pumps

Choosing a pump can be confusing if you are unaware of the different pump specifications and categorizations, specifically when it comes to ratings for different voltages (also known as dual voltage pumps).

Picking the Perfect Pump...for your Pumping Application | Hayes Pump

Choosing the correct Pump can mean the difference between consistent reliable operation versus downtime causing sometimes catastrophic consequences.  This article outlines the steps and the considerations for ensuring you pick the perfect pump for your application.  Special thanks to the original publisher, John Amundsen, District Manager at The Gorman–Rupp Company.