Vertical Turbine Pumps
Water safety is nothing to mess with, and at Brotcke Well & Pump we have the tools to get the job done right. In designing and constructing your water supply system, we know just about everything concerning the different parts that we’ll use in your system, and you should too.
“Vertical” turbine pump?
The pump is the part of your water supply system that gets water to flow. Though both submersible pumps and vertical turbine pumps both succeed in transporting water, submersible pumps are more typically used as they prevent against pump cavitation, a process in which vapor cavities are created in liquid. Pump cavitation is largely caused by a liquid having to undergo major pressure changes in getting from its source to its destination, but sometimes that issue is inevitable. If your water source is much deeper below ground than where you’re trying to pump it to, you may need to forego a submersible pump and go for a vertical turbine pump. A vertical turbine pump is able to transport water over a great vertical distance, as they’re designed to access water sources located deep underground.
What’s the difference between vertical turbine and submersible?
Vertical turbine and submersible are the two main types of water pumps, so it’s important to know the difference between the two. Besides the fact that vertical turbine pumps are typically used to access water that’s located deeper underground, the key difference between the two is that in a vertical turbine pump, the motor is located above ground, as opposed to underwater toward the bottom of the pump as it is in submersible pumps. The motor in the vertical turbine pump is then connected using a long vertical shaft to attach to impellers near the base of the pump.
Vertical “turbine” pump?
The name is a little confusing, as, as we said above, vertical turbine pumps work by way of a motor, which is not, in fact, a turbine. In actuality, the motor is usually powered by either diesel or an AC electrical induction motor.
When are they used?
Vertical turbine pumps are typically used for systems in which water must travel a large vertical distance to get to its destination. Notable examples would be found in municipalities that rely on ground water rather than surface water, as they need that ground water to be pumped up at a sufficient pressure level so that it’s accessible to all citizens. Vertical turbine pumps can be used beyond well systems too, and can be used to pump water from bodies of water such as rivers or reservoirs.
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