An impeller pump is a type of centrifugal pumps. The impeller is the rotating component of the pump. This component ensures that, through the rotating movement, the liquid can be pumped. There are various types of these impellers, such as the vortex impeller.
Functioning of the impeller pump
Due to the rotating movement of the impeller, the liquid is moved to the outer edges of the pump housing and can therefore move forward. This impeller does, of course, need a liquid to move. Without fluid, the pump will not be able to do its work, and there is even a chance that the impeller will wear out. An impeller pump can therefore not pump air. That is why this pump must first be filled with the liquid to be pumped before it can be started.
Applications of impeller pump
An impeller pump can be used for many industrial tasks. However, they are mainly used in the food, chemical, oenological and pharmaceutical industries. Why here? The impeller pump has a low rotational speed and is extremely suitable for sticky liquids which may contain solid particles. For these reasons, impeller pumps are suitable for the above industries. To be sure that the impeller pump is suitable for the job you have in mind, we recommend always contacting us first. This way you can be sure that you are not using the wrong pump.
Selecting the right pump
Choosing the right pump is a difficult process in which you have to take numerous factors into account. The most important of these is the environment in which the pump will be installed. This determines 90% of the type of pump you should use. To be sure of making the right choice, we recommend that you talk to our experts at IB Pumps. They will be happy to provide you with appropriate advice!