Submersible Pumps South Africa
Applications for Submersible Pumps in South Africa
Submersible pumps are used to remove different types of liquids or liquid derivatives from a defined area while being immersed in said liquid. There are many different applications for submersible pumps in South Africa but these are more commonly used in boreholes to pump liquid from the water table to an appropriate faucet or piping system.
Submersible pumps in South Africa are also widely used in the mining sector. Standing water from rainfall can have disastrous effects in mines causing erosion and corrosion of the soil layer resulting in mine collapses. Water below the earth’s surface can also become a problem when these pockets or underground water tables are tapped due to digging. Submersible pumps are the ideal tool to use to safely and conveniently remove this water to prevent flooding and other disasters that can be created in mines.
Submersible pumps can also be used to remove semi-solid liquids or sludge while immersed. When solid materials come into contact with water they more often than not dissolve creating a more dense liquid. Pumps used to remove this dense liquid differ from liquid submersible pumps in South Africa and require a greater pumping action and power. While sludge pumps are used in the mining industry they are also used in municipal applications to remove slurry or sewerage.
A submersible pump differs from other types of pumps in that the motor creating suction or a pumping action needs to be sealed airtight so as not to become affected by the liquid in which it is immersed in. Water and other liquids are good conductors of electricity and will cause a motor to blow and a pump that is not sealed in an airtight container to breakdown.
In fact some submersible pumps in South Africa require the continuous flow of water for them to operate efficiently and not to blow. These pumps are normally not used in the removal of liquids from one area to another but rather to recycle water, liquids or semi-solids within a specific system. This cycling has varied applications but is commonly used in water treatment plants to help purify and cleanse water.
The smallest versions of submersible pumps in South Africa are used in fish tanks to cycle water. With the use of a filter these pumps can also provide the function of clearing debris out of the water and keeping the water cleaner for longer. Clean water in fish tanks is very important to the survival of both flora and fauna in the fish tanks. The larger the fish tanks the more powerful the submersible pumps need to be. Alternatively more than one pump can be placed in the tank to ensure continuous and proper circulation of water.
Aerators can also be used in conjunction with these types of submersible pumps in South Africa. This is to ensure that there is enough oxygen in the water to keep the fish, other marine life as well as plant flourishing in the fish tanks.