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Top 5 Factors to Consider While Choosing the Perfect Pump for your Application

Posted: 07/12/2018
Category: Industrial Pumps

Here, at Sintech Pumps – water pump manufacturers, in our interactions with clients, we often find that they are overwhelmed. Even an experienced client, who has been in the industry for several years, finds it difficult to grasp new industry terminology. The result – they are baffled while selecting new or replacement pumps. Worry not, here our pump experts love nothing better than helping clients. They’ve compiled a quick list of factors that will help simplify your search for the perfect pump for your specific application. What is a Pump? Simply put, a pump is a hydraulic machine that helps to displace a liquid (or in some cases, a fluid) from one place to another. Pumps are used in plenty of applications from residential to commercial. Residential pumps are simple and small in size. On the other hand, industrial pumps are complicated machinery and can be huge. What are the Factors to Consider While Choosing a Water Pump? Just like all other gadgets, there are several factors to consider while choosing the right pump that suits your specific application. Here are the Top Factors to Consider:

  1. Flow Rate
This is one of the most important factors to consider while selecting a pump. The flow rate determines the effectiveness of the pump. It refers to the time taken by the pump to displace a specific amount of liquid. It’s usually measured in litres per minute. For most homes, a water pump with flow rates ranging from 100 – 200 litres is sufficient. On the other hand, for commercial applications, like industries and factories, you’ll need pumps with a flow capacity of over 2500 litres per minute.
  1. Size of the Inlet
Typically, most water pumps have an inlet size that ranges from 1 to 6 inches. However, it can also be more. Here’s a simple explanation of the working of pumps – pumps suck in water from the inlet and discharge it via the outlet valve. This means, bigger the size of the inlet valve, the higher is the amount of water that is dispatched from the pump. Simply put, bigger the inlet size, faster will be the pump able to do its job and higher is the amount of water dispatched.
  1. Maximum Head and Pressure
The maximum head of a pump indicates the maximum height (aka the longest distance) the pump will be able to pump the output liquid. Let’s explain this with an example. For instance, when you buy a water pump with a maximum head of 80 metres, then it means that if you try to pump water to heights higher than 80 metres, the pump’s flow rate will reduce to zero. The general rule of thumb is to choose water pumps with a maximum head that is higher than the height you want to displace the liquid. Say, you want to pump water to a height of 50 metres, then you should look for pumps with a maximum head of 60 metres or more.
  1. Quality of the Pump
This is another crucial factor that determines the life of your pump and other costs. Look for high-quality pumps from reputed manufacturers like Sintech. When you invest in a high-quality pump, it not only lasts for several years to come but also reduces your repair and maintenance costs down the line. Do your homework. Do your research on pump brands, read reviews or ask your peers. Spend some time investigating the quality of the pump, including the motor and engine. Remember the time you spend on evaluating the quality of the pump will save you tons of money, later on.
  1. Liquid to be Dispatched
This is the final factor that you’ll have to consider. Some pumps work only for water, while others can handle liquids with higher viscosities. If you’re looking for pumps for applications like paper manufacturing, food processing, sugar refining or chemical plants, then you’ll need to pump liquids with high viscosities. Make sure that the pump you choose is suited to the liquid you want to transfer. Final Thoughts If you need any further help in choosing the right pumps for your specific application, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our pump experts here at Sintech. Drop us a mail at or give us a ring at +91 120 4176000 to be connected with our friendly sales representatives, who will walk you through the entire process. Cheers and Good Luck on Finding the Right Pump for your Applications!

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