Pumps are mechanical devices which transfer fluids or gas from one point to another. They move liquid from a low pressure area to a higher pressure area and they can move liquids from a low elevation to a higher elevation.

what are the types of pumps?Pumps are classified into 2 types;

1) Rotodynamic Pumps – where energy is continuously added to the liquid to accelerate its velocity.

In a Centrifugal Pump, it uses kinetic energy to force fluid movement from one location to another through centrifugal force using impellers.

Impeller designs of a Centrifugal Pump

The Impeller designs are grouped as either radial flow, mixed flow, or axial flow depending on their hydraulic geometry.

Regenerative pumps, are centrifugal pumps whose impeller rotates in a ringlike channel with an inlet and an outlet opening.

2) A Positive Displacement Pump is when energy is periodically added to the liquid by the direct application of force to one or more movable volumes of liquid. A positive displacement pump is classified into 2 types;

Reciprocating pumps are also among the oldest types of pumps used. They consist of a piston that moves back and forth within a cylinder.

Rotary pumps are the most widely used positive displacement pumps and they are used to pump viscous liquids such as motor oil, syrup, and paint.

What is the main function of Pumps?

Pumps move or circulate fluids or gas within a piping system which may include vessels, heat exchangers, valves, mixers and monitoring devices & instrumentation.

What is the difference between Industrial process pumps & Chemical process pump?

Industrial process pumps are normally used for clean /non-corroding fluids which may or may not contain solids i.e sewage.

Chemical process pumps are generally designed for corrosive fluids, often at high temperatures and pressures. They may also contain small solids.

Flexachem offers a wide range of Industrial and Chemical process pumps; including Centrifugal Pump, Double Diaphragm Pump, Progressive Cavity Pump, Rotary Lobe Pump, Magnetic Drive Pump, Disc Rotor Pump, SIHI Side Channel Pump, Multi-stage, Sanitary Pump, Sump Pump, Self-Priming Pump, Industrial Macerator Pump and Pump Accessories to offer complete reliability and low total cost of ownership.

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Did you know that the Flexachem Pump team have over 100+ combined years of pump experience in Fluid Handling?

External sales: 41 years

Internal sales: 64 years

Service: 22 years.

We have internal and external product specialists who support each process and duty application. This is supported and backed-up by our Service engineers who offer in-house installation and commissioning.

With this super resource at our customer’s disposal, customers are assured of the best recommendation, thus giving the lowest cost of ownership over the life of the equipment.

We also have an extensive inventory of Hydraulic Pumps and Spare Parts in stock so why not contact us when you run low and we will gladly check for you!

Contact our Pump Specialists:

Phil Soltan (External) – mob: 086 185 3782

Adrian McSweeney (Internal)

Paul-Fox Morris (Internal)

Tel: (021) 4617260