The Many Uses of Pumps
Some pumps use mechanical action and there are some three kinds of pumps which are gravity pumps, displacement types, and direct lift pumps.
Sources of energy may comprise of industrial plants, medical applications such in medical field where a microscopic is used and they are diverse in sizes, may use wind power, engines, electricity or they may be manual.
Pumps may be used to pump water from ponds, aquarium filtering, wells, fuel injection, cooling towers, natural gas, pumping oil and for energy industry and when used in the health field they are used as biochemical methods in manufacturing and developing medicine, as well as for body parts replacement such as the penile prosthesis and artificial heart replacement.
There are also steam pumps, gravity pumps, velocity pumps, impulse pumps and positive displacement pumps and they mainly use two methods of pumping that is centrifugal and positive displacement.
Displacement pump makes the water to move by catching a certain amount of the water and then forcing it to get trapped in the discharge pipe and the suction side decreases the cavity of the discharging side.
A safety valves or internal relief is present because this is used a safety precaution and the return suction line is also provided for increasing the safety.
Some intricate highly viscous fluids which have higher rates of flow that assist in increasing the viscosity while others have close clearances in the rotating pump which makes it to do the rotation slowly but a speed that is steady.
Some pumps operate at very high speeds and the may make the fluid to cause some erosion which after a long time causes the enlargement of clearances and this makes some liquid to pass through easily and by doing so the efficiency is reduced.
It is important to have safety valves in the pumps for the sake of one’s safety.
In the contemporary world there are many uses for pumps and they include pumping water into swimming pools, pumping air into bouncing castles which children use them to play, putting gas into cylinder, filling huge tanks with water for irrigation and even more devices which are used fir car sparing and house paining where air is used instead of a brush.
The other uses of pumps is in the fire fighting equipment’s where trucks get filled with water by pumps but other special pumps are used to eject water at very vast speed to put off the fire and in the worst of cases the armed forces and police also use special trucks mounted with huge water tanks to emit high jest of water from special jets which is thrown at the rioters.