Plumbing Central

May 2, 2010

What is a Submersible Sewage Pump

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:43 pm

Sewage Pumps have been used for many years to move liquids and semi-liquids from areas of lower elevation to areas of higher elevation. There are many different types of pumps; however, one of the most popular types of pumps is the submersible pump. These types of pumps, such as submersible sewage pumps, are able to be submerged in liquid and still fully function. There are a variety of reasons why a submersible sewage pump is better than a standard pump. Most often, the logistics of using a standard pump will not work. Therefore, a submersible pump must be utilized.

In order for submersible pump to be used, the motor of the pump must be protected from liquids. These motors are often encased in oil inside a plastic or metal housing. In order for the motor to work there must be a system of seals in place for the motor to perform its function and keep liquids from seeping in.

The two most popular types of submersible pumps are single stage pumps and multistage pumps. Simple single stage pumps are typically used for drainage and to move slurry. This would include the submersible sewage pump. More complex multistage pumps are typically used in things like oil wells.

There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing a submersible sewage pump. Four of the main factors to keep in mind are the horsepower of the pump, the discharge size, the maximum discharge pressure, and the maximum expulsion flow. If you are incorporating a submersible pump for residential use it is wise to get the specifications you need from a reliable plumber in order to choose the right submersible pump for your situation.

Submersible pumps play a number of roles in many functions in both residential situations and commercial settings. Submersible pumps can be found in nearly any plumbing supply house.


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  1. […] second type of pump is the submersible sewage ejector pump. These types of pumps are able to be set inside the well completely immersed in the sewage. A […]

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