Surface mounted pumps are non submersible pumps that are installed away from the medium that is to be pumped.
What are the advantages of surface mounted pumps?
Surface mounted pumps are typically compact and portable, making them ideal for use in emergency situations where the fast removal of nuisance water is needed.
Because they are not submersed in liquid, surface mounted pumps are much less likely to experience corrosion or motor damage compared to submersible pumps, which may be installed in aggressive or chemical mediums and therefore have to be constructed from stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant materials; this means surface mounted pumps are often a more cost-efficient choice.
Maintenance and repairs are much easier and safer to undertake on a surface mounted pump when compared with a submersible pump, as they can be worked on without the need for operatives to enter confined or otherwise hazardous spaces in order to reach the pump.