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How do I choose the right pump for my application?

When a pump is needed, it is important that you choose the right one for the job. To avoid selecting the wrong pump, try to answer as many of the following questions as possible:

  1. What GPM (gallons per minute) capability do you need?
  2. How many feet of head do you have?
  3. What are you pumping? What are the concentrations of the chemicals being pumped?
  4. What are you pumping from?
  5. Do you need a self priming pump?
  6. What voltage does it need to be?
  7. What is the temperature of the fluid being pumped?
  8. What inlet and outlet port connections do you need?
  9. What type of motor do you need (explosion proof, air operated, TEFC, or open drip proof)?
  10. Does it need to be food grade?
  11. Does it need to be continuous duty?
  12. What is the specific gravity of the fluid being pumped?
  13. What is the viscosity of the fluid being pumped?

If help is needed in selecting the appropriate pump for your application, please contact our technical department.

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Title: How do I choose the right pump for my application?
Description: Questions to ask yourself before ordering a pump.
Published: 5/15/2008
Last Edited: 1/3/2023
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