Does a submerged pump need to be ATEX rated?

Submersible pumps do not need to be ATEX rated, however, this depends on the application and preferred requirements by the client. For example, water companies in the UK generally request ATEX approved pumps within their site due to the nature of waste water pumping stations potentailly containing explosive gas. 

What is a drainage pump?

A drainage pump transports water, sewerage or liquids from one location to another. Drainage pumps typically use layflat hose and suction-delivery hose attached to the pump inlet and outlet to transport the water. Some variations have permanently installed pipework to move the liquid from one location to another. Drainage pumps can be used in many applications including domestic, industrial, agricultural, quarries, sewage treatment works and for general water extraction.

What size borehole pump do I need?

The motor size of a borehole pump will depend on the head and flow required for your application. Speak to a member of our team who will be able to assist with this on 01630647200. 

Alternatively complete the following enquiry form:

What does a borehole pump do?

It is designed to pump water out of a borehole (which is a narrow drilled hole vertically into the ground) to supply water or another liquid to the surface.

What is the best borehole pump?

A reliable and energy efficient borehole pump that is able to deliver the required duty point. Speak to our dedicated team if you need any assistance on 01630647200 or email response@ttpumps.com.

Which borehole pump do I need?

The motor size of a borehole pump will depend on the head and flow required for your application. Speak to our dedicated team if you need any assistance.

How to choose a borehole pump?

By looking at the pumping duty curve and selecting a pump that is able to deliver the required duty point. Alternatively T-T Pumps can select a unit from a provided duty point.

How to fit a borehole pump?

Lower the borehole pump into a drilled borehole that is the correct size for the pump. Attach the pipework and a lifting rope or chain, before electrically connecting it.

How to secure a borehole pump?

The borehole pump is usually secured by the connection to the pipework and  lifting rope or chain when installing the pump.

How does a submersible borehole pump work?

Our borehole pumps use centrifugal force to pump water from a borehole to the surface.

How to repair a borehole pump?

A competent electrically and mechanically trained engineer should perform any repair, T-T Pumps has a service department that can perform repairs in our dedicated clean water workshop. Contact T-T Service on 01630647200 for more information.

How to prime a borehole pump?

Borehole pumps do not require priming as they are submersible water pumps.

How to service a borehole pump?

Servicing a water pump should be done by a competent electrically and mechanically trained pump engineer. T-T have a dedicated Service team, for more information get in touch. Call 01630647200 for more information.

How to remove a borehole pump?

To remove a borehole pump, lift the pump up with the delivery pipework and some form of lifting equipment.

How to calculate borehole pump capacity?

Look at the pumping duty performance curve at the head requirement for the application. Then read down the curve to the flow capacity at that point.

How to connect a borehole pump?

A borehole pump will need mechanically connecting to the pipework and electrically connecting to the energy supply (with suitable protections). Please ensure this is done by a competent engineer.

How do drainage pumps work?

By pumping water away from the waterlogged area to speed up drainage of the area.

How to install drainage pump?

Drainage pump installation should be done by a suitably mechanically trained person, T-T Pumps has engineer teams that can install equipment if required.

How to clean drainage pump?

Many drainage pumps have a strainer base due to a low tolerance for solids passing through the pump, the most important thing is to keep this clear to allow sufficient water into the pump for normal operation.

How does sump pump drainage work?

A properly placed sump collects water with the submersible drainge pump in the sump to pump the water away to another location.

What is a drainage pump?

A pump for removing water from an area to increase how quickly that area becomes water free.

What is an engine driven pump?

A pump that is powered by a petrol or diesel engine.

How does an engine driven fuel pump work?

The pumping action operates as normal, we offer centrifugal and diaphragm engine pumps. The unit is powered by a petrol or diesel engine instead of an electric motor which is commonly used.

What size irrigation pump do I need?

The size of an irrigation pump will depend on what it is irrigating as well as the nozzles being used and the pipework arrangement. 

What is an irrigation pump?

A pump to supply water for irrigation purposes i.e. to water crops or grass.

What is the best irrigation pump?

The best irrigation pump is a reliable and energy efficient pump that can provide the duty needed for the required application.

What is an irrigation well pump?

An irrigation well pump is a well pump being used for irrigation purposes. A well pump is a submersible pump for a hole with a large diameter that is filled with water.

Why won't my irrigation pump prime?

It is best for the unit and attached system to be inspected by a suitably mechanically trained person. Although this depends on the pump being used as an irrigation pump as some pumps used for irrigation do not require priming.

Why won't my irrigation pump shut off?

If the irrigation pump is supposed to operate automatically with a controls system it is best that someone suitably electrically trained inspect the pump and controls, which T-T Controls can help with.

Why won't my irrigation pump switch on?

Whether the irrigation pump is manually or automatically operated, it is best that someone suitably electrically trained inspect the pump (and controls if appropriate), which T-T Controls can help with.

Why will my irrigation pump not hold pressure?

The main cause for a drop in pressure is a leak in the system or the pressure vessel has failed, causing a drop in pressure of the system.

Where is best to buy an irrigation pump?

We at T-T Pumps sell irrigation pumps as well as offering bespoke sizings for the pumps and accompanying control systems as required.

Where to install an irrigation pump?

Normally an irrigation pump will be installed near the water supply or water tank that is feeding the system and then pump the water to where the irrigation is required.

How to replace an irrigation pump motor?

Replacing a pump motor should be done by a suitablly mechanically and electrically trained person. T-T Pumps have travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

How do you control an irrigation pump?

Our T-T Controls department can create bespoke controls for an irrigation system to match your desired operation for the system. One (simple) example would be a timer that runs the system at specified times.

How do you use an irrigation pump?

Connect the irrigation pump to a water supply and electrical supply then have it pump water to the desired crops or grass etc.

How to troubleshoot irrigation pump?

Speak to a competant electrically and mechanically trained engineer, you can call or email T-T Pumps for help with pump related enquiries.

How do you winterize an irrigation pump?

Check the O&M manual for the pump and check what temperature range the pump can work in. If the pump needs protection from low temperatures take care that it still has sufficient cooling for the motor to run without overheating.

How to drain an irrigation pump?

A variety of pump types can be used as irrigation pumps, not all of which will hold water however to drain the pump and pipework any non-return valves will need to be opened or removed.

How is an irrigation pump set up and pressurized?

Once the pumps are installed and commissioned the pipework system must be sealed and then the pumps are turned on in order to provide the pressurization within the system. This should be done by a suitablly mechanically trained person, T-T Pumps has travelling site enineers who can help with pressurizing systems.

How do you wire an irrigation pump?

Competant electrically trained engineers should connect the unit, T-T Pumps have travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

How do you replace an irrigation pump?

If you contact T-T Pumps with the details of your application and / or the name of your current pump model we can size a replacement unit for you. Please note it is best practice to size from application details.

How to calculate an irrigation pump size?

The size of an irrigation pump will depend on what it is irrigating as well as the nozzles being used and pipework arrangement. T-T Pumps can do bespoke sizings for irrigation pumps if provided with the details of the application.

How does an irrigation pump work?

The pump supplies water for irrigation purposes i.e. to water crops or grass, the pumps we supply at T-T Pumps typically use centrifugal force to achieve this.

How do you use a puddle pump?

Attach hose and secure to the discharge connection, lay hose appropriately to where you would like the discharge water to be removed to. Connect to a power source, this should be done by a competent electricially qualified person. For automatic operation combine with the PumpPal control unit and LevelPal. The LevelPal is a level detection unit which will communicate to the PumpPal when to turn the pump on and off.

How does a puddle pump work?

By using a special seal in the base of the pump, puddle pumps can pump to a low level (1mm) using centrifugal force to pump water away and can be automated with accessories, we offer the PuddlePal pump with the LevelPal and PumpPal.

What is a puddle pump?

A type of pump designed to pump low-levels of water due to the pump being fitted with a special seal and volute in the bottom of the unit which enables the low-level pumping. These can be as automatic puddle pumps or puddle pumps with a float switch.

Will sewage pumps handle tampons?

No pump is designed to handle tampons, and stopping them from entering the pump through educating the users of a system and or screening the sewage reaching the pump is best. This being said most sewage pumps are "free passage" types. This means that they allow solids through the pump into the pipework, so if the free passage if large enough it should pass a tampon.

Do sewage pumps work?

Properly sized sewage pumps work. The engineers at T-T Pumps can do a customised sizing of a pump if you are able to provide the site details by email or on the phone. We can also provide sewage pumping station for larger scale projects.

What are sewage pumps used for and what do they do?

Sewage pumps are pumps used for pumping sewage on to a further location, for example from a sewage pumping station (domestic sewage pumping station and commercial sewage pumping stations) into the sewers. 

What are the best sewage pumps?

The best sewage pump is an reliable and energy efficient pump that is able to supply the required duty for an application.

Who makes the best sewage pump?

Zenit create many great ranges of sewage pumps and T-T Pumps is the sole distributor for Zenit in the UK and Ireland, we have had many years success with these pumps in a great variety of sewage applications. The best sewage pump for any application is one suited to the requirements, at T-T Pumps we offer bespoke sizings from site details to give smooth and efficient pumping.

What are sewage pumps?

Sewage pumps are any pumps used for pumping sewage. Most commonly these are free-passage type pumps that allow some solids to pass through the pump and continue pumping.

What are sewage pumps used for?

Sewage pumps and sewage systems are pumps used for pumping sewage on to a further location, for example from a pumping station into the sewers.

Are sewage pumps noisy?

Our sewage pumps commonly are 70dB at a 1m distance, although this depends on the offered pump.

Are sewage pumps reliable?

A correctly sized sewage pump should run reliably if the system is not abused. At T-T Pumps we offer bespoke sizings of pumps to offer pumps suited to the application and we are the sole distributor for Zenit pumps in the UK and Ireland who have been producing reliable sewage pumps for many years.

How do sewage pumps work?

The most commonly used sewage pumps are free passage types that allow solids to pass through the pump whilst using centrifugal force to move the sewage.

How do sewage ejector pumps work?

Normally an venturi attachment is fitted to a sewage pump to allow the pump to offer some aeration. T-T Pumps can offer bespoke sizing of sewage ejector pumps or aerators.

How to install sewage pumps for basements?

If a sewage pump is going to be used in a basement there will need to be some way to collect the sewage and contain the smell of the sewage such as the Trojan range from T-T Pumps, as these are above ground packaged pump stations. We also offer a range of below-ground basement pumps, these are our Pluto range.

How much are sewage pumps?

There is no set price for sewage pumps as the cost will depend on the size of the pump which is determined by the duty required in an application and we can help with the bespoke sizing of pumps from site levels given by email, phone or by completing one of our enquiry forms.

How do submersible sewage pumps work?

The most commonly used submersible sewage pumps are free passage types that allow solids to pass through the pump whilst using centrifugal force to move the sewage.

How long do sewage pumps last?

There is no set period of time a sewage pump will last for, although a properly selected and maintained pump will often long outlast the manufacturer's warranty period. We can help with pump selections and servicing through our sales and service departments so please contact us by email or phone.

Can you pump sewage uphill?

Yes, sewage pumps can be sized and selected to ensure the liquid is transerred at the appropriate distance and head for the application.

Can a sewage pump be used as a sump pump

Yes, a submersible sewage pump can be used in a sump application. The typical difference between a sewage pump and sump pump is the solids handling. Typically a sewage pump is required to handle larger solid particles whereas a sump pump or drainage pump is used for pumping clear waters. Although all submersible pumps can be used in a sump, they just need to be sized correctly, with the correct starting equipment to fit in the size of the sump.

Can a sump pump pump sewage?

A sump pump, or drainage pump is typically designed to pump clear waters. A sewage pump is designed to have a higher solids handling, so as not to get blocked by the sewage. You would need to check the pump you are using has the correct solids handling for the liquid you are looking to pump.

What is a sewage pump?

A sewage pump transports sewerage liquids and solids from one location to another. They are typically used when sewerage can not be moved via gravity. If the sewerage is lower than the sewer and sewage pump is used to move the liquid to the sewer. Sewage pumps usually have a vortex, channel or chopper impeller, these impellers are suitable for handling the solid content present in the sewerage.

How does a sewage pump work?

Sewage pumps are centrifugal pumps, meaning they contain a motor which spins the impeller.
The rotating impeller creates a suction that lifts the liquid into the pump and through out the discharge. Sewage pumps need to have a suitable impeller to allow the solid particles to pass through the pump body.

How does a submersible mixer work?

A submersible propeller creates a current in the liquid in order to mix it.

How do you plumb a washdown pump?

A suitably mechanically trained engineer should connect the pump to the discharge pipework and if required the suction pipework.

How does a washdown pump work?

A washdown pump works by discharging water, at a higher pressure and flow than the mains water supply to enable washdown.

How do you mount a washdown pump?

The pump should be mounted to ensure adequate water supply whether it is a surface mounted or submersible pump.

How do you wire a washdown pump?

A suitably electrically trained engineer should wire the connection.

How do you winterize washdown pump?

Ensure the unit is housed in a container, potentially with a heater, in order to prevent the temperature of the pump dropping below the minimum.

How do you install a washdown pump?

The pump should be installed by a suitably mechanically and electrically trained engineer.

What is the best washdown pump?

The best washdown pump is one that provides high flow and reasonable pressure in the system it is installed in, whilst preferably being energy efficient.

Can a well pump freeze?

Yes, a well pump can freeze, so check the operating and maintenance manual for information on the minimum and maximum operating temperature range.

Can a well pump run constantly?

Well pumps are normally rated for coninuous operation, although always check the model specific datasheet to be sure.

Can a well pump overheat?

Well pumps can overheat but cooling is normally provided by the water in the well the pump is submerged in, if you are unsure please speak to our sales department who can advise further.

Can a well pump clog?

Well pumps can get clogged, they are designed to handle small bits of grit etc. that may be present in the water in a well and not larger solids.

Can a well pump run backwards?

Well pumps only run in one direction.

Do you need to prime a well pump?

No, well pumps are submersible units and do not require priming.

Can a well pump leak?

A well pump is unlikely to leak but the pipework it is connected to could leak, it is best this is checked by a suitably mechanically competant person. T-T Pumps has travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

Can a well pump be moved?

Yes it is possible to move your well pump if required but uninstalling and reinstalling the pump should only be done by a mechanically trained engineer. T-T Pumps has travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

Are well pumps noisy?

Well pumps do make noise when they run, however due to being down a well it is unlikely that this will be heard from ground level.

How long can a well pump run?

Well pumps are normally rated for coninuous operation, although always check the model specific datasheet to be sure.

How long will a well pump last?

There is no set period of time a well pump will last for, although a properly selected and maintained pump will often long outlast the manufacturer's warranty period. We can help with pump selections and servicing through our sales and service departments so please contact us by email or phone.

Will a 230V well pump run on a 110V supply?

No, the well pump's motor is made to run off a 230V/1Ph/50Hz electrical supply not a 110V/1Ph/50Hz electrical supply.

What do you do if a well pump will not turn off?

A suitably trained electrical person should inspect your control system for the well pump, T-T Pumps has travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

What do you do if a well pump will not turn on?

A suitably trained electrical person should inspect your control system for the well pump, the electrical supply and the pump itself. T-T Pumps has travelling site engineers as well as a workshop at our site that can help with this.

What to do if a well pump will not hold or build pressure?

This could be because of a few reasons, either the pump is blocked, there is a leak in the pipework system or the pump has worn. We would advise a competent pump engineer inspect your system, we have travelling site engineers who can look into this for you. Get in touch with our service department on 01630647200 to arrange a visit.

How often should a well pump cycle?

Your requirement for water and the flow of the well pump will determine the cycle of a well pump, up to and including continous operation. Our sales department can help with bespoke selections including cycle times so please contact us by email or phone.

How does a submersible well pump work?

Our well pumps use an electric motor to rotate the impeller and create centrifugal force that then moves the water from the well to the desired location.

Why is my well pump constantly running?

If there is no controls system your well pump will run as long as there is a power supply to the pump and will need someone to stop the power supply to the pump. If there is a controls system this will need to be tested by a electrically competent person to check for faults.

When do you replace a submersible well pump?

If the pump becomes damaged and stops working at the required duty and it is not cost effective to repair the unit then a replacement becomes the best choice. Our sales department can do bespoke sizing of pumps including replacement well pumps.

What is the best well pump?

The best well pump is a reliable and energy efficient unit that provides the required duty. Our sales department can do bespoke sizings of well pumps so please contact us by phone or email.

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