Industrial trash pumps are handy pieces of equipment for successful pipeline dewatering processes in various terrains and environments. These are also substantially useful in excavation, mining, and construction excavation. 

High-quality trash pumps are designed to manage stubborn elements like debris and solid components like pebbles, leaves, twigs, and muddy water. They consist of discharge openings, impeller veins, and pump housing to make the dewatering process seamless on building and construction sites.

The different size options and endless range of accessories in industrial trash pumps can often make choosing the right ones challenging for industrial operators.  

Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a trash pump for a successful job site dewatering experience.

Determine the Terrain Type

The first step to determining the perfect trash pump for your usability is understanding the terrain you’ll be working on. It’s because every landscape has different sizes and types of debris and solids that require numerous trash pump specifications for dewatering.

Smaller solids like sand and mud work perfectly with small, portable, semi-trash pumps for a dewatering job. However, pumping water from terrains with larger solids like pebbles, twigs, leaves, and stones might require a trash pump with a larger hose diameter.

An excellent way to choose a suitable trash pump is by picking one with a hose diameter that’s twice as large as the debris’s diameter that’ll pass through it.

Pick the Right Hose Size

Trash pumps come in various hose sizes. Therefore, it’s essential to go over the size specifications before purchasing or renting a trash pump. The distance coverage of a trash pump on the job site can help you determine the perfect hose size for you.

For instance, longer distances require trash pumps with “lay flat” hoses because they’re a lot lighter and convenient than rubber hoses.

Remember to choose the adequate length of the trash pump’s suction hose. It’s best to use a pump that offers the minimum suction amount (20-40ft). Consider upsizing the hose or incorporating an additional pump inline if you intend to pump long distances or steep hills with vertical terrains.

Semi-Trash vs. Trash Pumps

Finally, choosing the right trash pump requires you to understand the differences between semi-trash and trash pumps. While both of these machines are similar, the only difference lies in the kind of debris each of them can handle.

Semi-trash pumps are excellent for handling smaller debris, while trash pumps are suitable for larger solids. Moreover, semi-trash pumps come with relatively larger discharge openings to allow components to pass through seamlessly.

Most trash pumps require regular maintenance and part replacements for increased efficiency on construction sites. At Contact Instruments, we provide user-friendly and easy-to-use trash pump parts engineered for professional applications. Add value to your trash pumps by purchasing their parts from us today! Contact here for more information.