3 Things To Consider When Looking To Buy a Dewatering Pump

There are many types of dewatering pumps on the market, featuring a range of specifications, and suitable for a broad variety of applications. So what are the key considerations when buying a dewatering pump? In this article, we will address them.

Pump Specifications

Let's begin by covering some key specifications that you'll come across when considering dewatering pumps. The first is the inlet size. The inlet uses valves to take in the water. Inlet sizes can range anywhere from 1 to 12 inches. You should note that the larger an inlet, the quicker you can expect your water to move. Therefore, the size of the inlet that you choose could be determined by the scale of the task that you are undertaking. The size of your pump's inlet will dictate the size of your suction hose.

It’s also important to keep in mind exactly how much water you need to move, how fast, and how far. Additionally, the amount of pressure required if supplying a wash plant is key.

What Are You Using Your Dewatering Pump For?

Dewatering pumps are fantastically versatile. On construction sites, they are able to solve the problem of greywater floods. In mining, quarry dewatering pumps can be essential for clearing flooded excavation sites. When buying a dewatering pump, you should ask yourself how high and far the water needs to go, and whether the water contains solids.

Is Your Dewatering Pump Fit For The Task?

Low oil shut off can be a handy feature, alerting you if your oil levels are down and helping to prevent a ruined engine. Also, look at how easy the pump is to maintain, how quickly it can be up and running again, how reliable it is, and if it is electric (if you have pumps) or diesel-powered (which is now very expensive and not very sustainable).

At Atlantic Pumps, we take a sustainable approach to dewatering, working to reduce energy wastage from pumps and decrease energy use by 20% on the average site. Get in touch with our expert team to find out more!