Sprinkler Pumps

What are sprinkler pumps?

A type of pump designed to move water through a sprinkler system. They are used in several different applications including residential systems, agriculture and fire system. Sprinkler pumps used in agricultural or residential systems are designed to deliver a set amount of water at a given rate, and many are driven by automated systems that turn them off and on.

Fire pumps, meanwhile, are usually stored in the basements of large buildings, and they're designed to instantly deliver water at high pressure when one of the sprinklers in the building is triggered by heat in a room.

How do they work?

Residential and agricultural sprinkler pumps usually deliver a rigidly controlled pulse of water. They may be centrifugal pumps or positive displacement pumps.

Fire pumps, meanwhile, need to begin pumping large amounts of water instantaneously. For this purpose, some of the most useful mechanisms include self-priming split case pumps, horizontal split case pumps, end suction pumps, and vertical inline pumps.

Expert Advice

Article explores some of the key principles behind positive displacement pumps and what makes them different from centrifugal pumps.

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Industry Updates

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KNOLL America recently announced the availability of its new Double Spindle Pump, a pump system for plasticizing and pumping high viscosity products in solid block form including chocolate, fondant, mincemeat, butter, cheese, margarine and fruit fillings.

The world's drinking water plants will spend just under $6 billion this year for pumps, according to a new report from the Mcilvaine Company.

Colfax Fluid Handling has created an online energy savings calculator for oil and gas industry pump applications, World Pumps reports. The calculator allows comparisons between centrifugal pumps and rotary positive displacement pumps in single and multiple pump applications.

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Pump Tweets

ITT Goulds Pumps announced a worldwide effort to celebrate pumps. The company has established a Pump Appreciation Day on April 10, 2012. A company press release states that various festivities will recognize people who keep pumps running.

KSB has purchased a majority stake in the Danish pump manufacturer Smedegaard. Smedegaard produces circulating pumps used in heating systems.

Colfax introduces an online energy savings calculator for oil and gas industry pump applications. The calculator allows head-to-head comparisons between centrifugal pumps and rotary positive displacement pumps in both single and multiple pump applications. Check it out at the Colfax website.

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