Wherever there’s a need for water extraction, trash pumps are sure to make an appearance. Required for pumping massive amounts of water, trash pumps are essential items on oilfields.

Portable and heavy duty, these nifty tools can work with thousands of gallons of fluid without becoming clogged, and without grinding any material that ends up in them.

Made from cast iron, steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, trash pumps come in different specifications, and have different functions.

Syringe Pumps

Used broadly for chemical and biomedical research, syringe pumps work, well, you know, like a syringe. They’re used to extract a certain amount of fluid at exact intervals. They can be further divided into withdrawal and infusion pumps. Withdrawal pumps help clear out fluid, whereas infusion pumps work with the fluid that’s being processed at extreme and controlled pressures.

Sanitary Pumps

Used in the food and beverage industries, sanitary pumps are effective when dealing with meter solutions and slurries.

Progressive Cavity Pumps

Used for higher sanitation-requisite jobs (such as biomedical research), progressive cavity pumps transport fluid from the suction area to the discharge section on the pump.

The fluid then passes through a pipeline and is stored in a tank. They are very effective with viscous fluids, which move more slowly.

Positive Displacement Pumps

These are the kinds of pumps you’d usually find on an oil rig. They consist of gears and diaphragms and all the elements needed to handle a viscous liquid such as oil, which is being processed under high pressures. Positive displacement pumps work by creating a vacuum.

Hydraulic Lift Pumps

There are several kinds of pumps that go with a hydraulic lift, and all have their specific functions to perform.

Free Parallel Pumps: centrifugal pumps, when placed parallel to each other, are effective with a greater volume of liquid than one pump alone would be.

Insert Pumps: these are rod pumps that can be inserted into tubing. Insert pumps are great at clearing trash inside the assembly, allowing it to operate smoothly.

Jet pumps: commonly found in offshore wells with limited space, jet pumps use the jet propulsion method to use low pressure for fluid transfer. A strong sole triplex can power multiple wells on its own, which is why jet pumps are so revered in offshore wells.

Pump Parts

Working with a trash pump requires pump parts. With Contact Instruments, there will no longer be a problem when you set out to look for them. We have a wide variety of trash pump parts that you can browse through here. Whether you need an impeller or a volute or a seal kit—we’ve got you. You can also find other oilfield instruments such as gauges on our online store.

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