Pump Know How: What the Right Submersible Pump For A Construction Site

Selecting the right submersible pump for a construction site can be a daunting task when faced with a vast choice of pumps.

Most water pumping requirements on construction sites are to remove nuisance water normally small flow where a single phase pump up to 1.5kW will handle flows up to 670 litres per minute and pump to 21metres head. In the UK all single-phase pumps for applications on Building and Construction Sites are expected to be 110volt for safety reasons.

Larger pumps will be 400-volt 3 phase with considerably more output.

The common feature of a good contractor’s pump is its design and construction, the ability to handle site conditions, and the aggressive nature of the liquids pumped. Basically, you will be looking for rugged construction to cater to the knocks and bumps of site life, plus quality materials that will tolerate the aggressive media pumped, which will have a high proportion of sand and grits.

Below are two Contractors Pumps from TT Pumps, the unit on the left is the KTS designed for dewatering where sand and grit in the liquid pumped which has a cooling jacket which allows the pump to run on snore.

The pump on the right is the KTA Slurry Pump which is designed for pumping slurries with more aggressive materials with the assistance of an agitator on the inlet of the pump. Attention has been taken to incorporate High chrome alloys to reduce wear and increase reliability.     

For optimum selection, expert advice is available from TT Pumps, (44)01630 647200.

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KTS designed for dewatering where sand and grit are in the pumped liquid
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KTA Slurry Pump which is designed for pumping slurries with more aggressive materials

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