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Uses for Electric Submersible pumps

A submersible pump is actually a sealed motor that is fixed in pump body and the total assembly is absorbed in the fluid that requires to be pumped. This versatile pump can be used in many scenarios with a key feature being that it can provide a significant amount of lifting power.

The reason for that is it does not depend on external pressure. The particular pump has a system of mechanical seals that is helpful in preventing the fluid being pumped from entering into the motor which can cause short circuiting. There are two options and you can either attach it to a pipe or a flexible hose.

There are different kinds of these pumps including:

  • Bladder pumps
  • Bilge and ballast pumps
  • Borehole pumps
  • Booster pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Condensate pumps
  • Dewatering pumps
  • Fountain pumps
  • Grinder pumps
  • Micro pumps
  • Sampling pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Utility pumps
  • Well pumps

The submersible pumps are made for different applications and these pumps are:

  • Water submersible pumps
  • Sewage submersible pumps
  • 12-volt submersible pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • Irrigation submersible pumps
  • Solar submersible pumps.

As far as a solar submersible pump is considered, they are made to perform various functions and they are very much suitable for slow and steady water transfer into a holding tank.

The submersible pumps can be seen in several appliances. Single stage pumps are used for drainage, sewage pumping, general industrial pumping, and slurry pumping. For water abstraction, multiple stage submersible pumps are used and the particular pumps are also helpful in oil wells. Furthermore, submersible pumps can be placed straight in a pond and need relatively little installation. A key feature of these particular pumps is that they are comparatively silent.

There are four major specifications that should be kept in mind at the time of selecting a submersible pump and they are:

  • Maximum expulsion flow
  • Maximum discharge pressure
  • Horsepower
  • Discharge size

In past, the major problem of these pumps was that its pump seal might rupture and release oil coolant into the water. On the other hand, the newer pumps are magnet-driven, and no longer need a coolant, but the magnet-driven pumps are pricier and expensive, although they consume less electricity. So, the benefits of the submersible pumps outweigh the drawbacks, and using these particular pumps can be seriously helpful on site.


Shorflo offers the latest in pumping technology in services and equipment to water authorities, civil engineering companies, construction firms and industry. Shorflo's specialist pump equipment includes diesel driven pumps, solid handling immersible pumps, electric submersible pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, hoses and fittings, fuel tanks and water settlement tanks. For more information contact a member of the team on: 0800 111 4980 or email us, groundforce@vpplc.com