Potable Water Pump FAQs
Potable Water Pump FAQs
Also know as drinking water – potable water is water that is safe for human consumption and is used for drinking, cooking, cleaning and any other applications that require hygenic water.
Potable water is treated to be fit for human consumption, clear and clean water are the same - they may look clean but they have not been treated. Clearwater can include any surface/subsurface water that is not sewage, e.g. storm water that can gather in pipes and drains.
A clean water booster set is a pump system for boosting water pressure where there is insufficient flow, this can be caused by a low mains pressure or the height of the property the fluid is being pumped to.
Low flow pressure can lead to insufficient water supply to outlets such as showers, taps and irrigation systems, causing daily inconveniences in domestic and commercial settings.
T-T Pumps has two water booster sets available:
This depends on the size of your application, the geography of the area and factors such as head losses and ancillary equipment. A site with high water demands, a hilly landscape and several water outlets will need a booster set with more pumps to complete the job reliably.
Sizing your booster set should be left to the experts, due to the many factors that can affect the requirements of your application in terms of pressure and flow rate.
For help with choosing the ideal booster set for your application, contact our experts by emailing email@example.com; by calling +44 (0)1630 647200; or by filling in our enquiry form.
Alternatively, check out our How-to guide, How-to: Select a Water Booster Set over in our Knowledge Hub for more information.
Booster sets are available in fixed and variable speeds designs:
- Fixed speed booster sets provide a constant pressure based on the maximum flow rate required by a system, this pressure is managed by pumps turning on and off when more or less pressure is required.
- Booster sets with variable speed control drives (VSDs) adjust system pressure in real-time, changing the motor frequency and pump speed in response to fluctuating site demands; providing a more stable flow rate.
T-T's booster sets can be controlled in two different ways:
- Via mechanical pressure switches for fixed speed applications.
- Using the Vasco variable speed control drive to maintain constant pressure during varying flow rate demand.
Find out more about water boosting sets in our expert-written guide, How-to: Select a Water Booster Set, over in our Knowledge Hub.