Industrial pumps are used in a wide variety of environments. Depending on your industry, you might or might not have purchased one before. But what if this is your first time? What if you aren’t sure how to sift through your options and find the one pump that’s right for you? If you’re in the market for this necessary industrial tool, here are just a few considerations for your next shopping trip.
- Speak the Lingo
If a manufacturer asks about your desired GPM, you’ll need to know that they’re talking about gallons per minute and that it refers to the pump’s flow rate. You won’t get very far in an intelligent discussion if you don’t speak the language of pumps and pump parts, so do your homework and start assimilating the information. You’ll want your ultimate purchase to be a smart and well-informed one.
- Know Your Brands
With so many manufacturers and distributors out there, you’ll need to be careful about the one that you choose to supply you with a pump. Do they have a good reputation? Are they affiliated with any professional organizations like the National Sewerage Association (NSA)? What are their reviews like? What do previous customers have to say about them?
- Think About Functions and Features
Buying an industrial pump is kind of like buying a car. There are endless details to consider when it comes to size, speed, power and longevity. If you need a pump that can handle a lot of pressure, think about total head calculations. If you need something with specific dimensions, pay attention to its size and volume specs. The functions and features of your chosen pump can make or break your overall purchase, so don’t cut corners with your research.
These are just a few things to keep in mind …