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5 Small Businesses That Need a Plunger Pump

Plunger pumps can be used in a wide variety of applications where high pressure is required. Wherever liquid media, such as water, oils or liquid gases, has to be pumped at high pressure, they provide suitable solutions.

The pumps can vary in flow rates from less than a gallon a minute for misting applications to hundreds of gallons a minute for industrial cleaning. The plunger pump is different from a piston pump as it includes a stationary high-pressure seal and a plunger that slides through it. Here are five small businesses that can benefit from using plunger pumps.

1. Commercial roof washers

The compounds used in soft wash solutions are harsh enough to damage electric pumps, which means they need replacing frequently. Reaching high vertical surfaces with enough coverage means many pumps don’t have enough power and flow. Gas-powered engines can work, but they may create too much noise in residential and commercial settings. 

PumpTec offers businesses the highest quality and efficiency plunger pump available in the marketplace and designs custom solutions for businesses like commercial roof washers. Its plunger pumps won’t be damaged by the chemicals in soft wash solutions, are compact in size, durable, and operate quietly.

2. Hospital disinfectant services

Disinfectant cleaning companies often provide hospitals with their cleaning services and use hospital-grade chemicals. The pumps they use have to be chemically resistant. They also need to operate quietly, efficiently and deliver fast turnaround time. 

A plunger pump can deliver a consistent ultra-fine mist of chemicals and meet all the operating requirements of a disinfectant business. By using a plunger pump, it won’t use excess product and the pump won’t deteriorate quickly because it is designed for chemical product use. A plunger pump delivers the longevity and performance that saves money for such a company over the long term.

3. Pest control services

Most pest control liquids contain chemicals that are not conducive to typical pumps. Another challenge is that some chemicals require medium to high pressure and low volume during application, while others require high volume and low nozzle pressure.

Consistent nozzle pressure and excess flow are a problem when using centrifugal and diaphragm pumps. Providing the right pressure and flow is a challenge but using a customized plunger pump solution can be the answer. This can lower operating costs and increase the precision of applications.

4. Portable watermakers

The customers of portable watermakers are those who live off the grid and travel around. They need to convert water they find into fresh, potable water. One of the most effective methods for doing this is reverse osmosis which is highly effective in treating brackish, surface, and groundwater. Those who want to turn seawater into freshwater have a challenge because seawater is corrosive. 

Portable water makers have to consider factors like compact height and weight restrictions and still generate enough capacity for users. Custom-designed plunger pumps can offer durable reverse osmosis systems suitable for just about any off-the-grid application. 

5. Professional carpet cleaners

On professional carpet cleaning machines, the pump pressure is rated in psi (pounds per square inch). This refers to the pressure at which the cleaning solution is sprayed into the carpet. For professional cleaning results, high pressure is required. Professional carpet cleaners also need to use pumps that are lightweight, easy to operate, and capable of achieving professional results. 

Using a plunger pump means that water pressure does more of the work and fewer passes are needed to clean a carpet. The pump is not affected by the chemicals used and is very reliable and durable. 

Posted by Emily Dawson on Sep 14, 2021 3:23 AM Europe/London

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