Vertical Sump Pumps
What is a vertical sump pump?
A type of sump pump that is specially designed to provide a versatile vertical pumping solution for many types of industrial and residential uses. Whereas standard sump pumps are bulky mechanisms that are usually permanently installed during the construction of a building, most types of vertical sump pumps can be moved from use to use, either to move fluids from sump tanks or to perform any number of other tasks such as emptying barrels or easily transferring liquid foodstuffs from one location to another. They’re also used in smaller applications such as dewatering, basement draining, and water transfer.
How do they work?
Vertical sump pumps are partial submersible pumps, meaning that their impellers and at least part of their casings are placed beneath the fluid to be pumped, while the main power mechanism is kept above the fluid. They’re generally made so that a little bit of fluid or splash will not do any damage to the motor. In fact, the pump is designed for corrosive substances and are usually made with corrosion resistant materials.
Lobee manufactures a line of heavy duty industrial vertical sump pumps with a max flow of 130 gpm and 80 ft of head. Lobee's pumps are made with a continuous operating design and the SA and SHA models are cover suspended while the S and SH vertical sump models are floor mounted.
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