Pump Products

Commercial Pumps; Trash Pump


In a building, mining or construction site unwanted water may accumulate either on the surface, underground or even as a mixture of soil. This water needs to be removed safely because it can pose a danger to the workers at the site. This process of removing water from a site of construction, building or mining is commonly referred to as dewatering. It can prove to be time-consuming as well as expensive is proper equipment is not used. Proper planning of the process needs to be embraced as well for successful dewatering. Trash pumps can successfully handle dewatering situations, especially where the water that needs to be removed has a lot of unwanted solid materials such as rocks, mud, rotting leaves among others.


Trash pumps appear in different styles and sizes. When the trash pumps has been set up correctly with meticulous maintenance, it can remove high levels of water at a particular timeline. Most of these trash pumps use a centrifugal pump. The centrifugal pump has blades of rotating impeller housed to establish flow in a liquid to force the fluid towards a discharge container or area. The discharge means is usually a pipe that leads the trash into a container such as a weir tank or another suitable disposal channel. Since trash pumps handle water with solid or semi-solid deposits, they require stronger impeller blades than other centrifugal pumps which are meant to induce pressure to cause the fluid to flow.  The discharging pipes are also wider. 


Some of these pumps can even flush out dry trash materials without being damaged. Others are made with slurry gates that add water to the drier or more difficult loads to make the trash easily movable. Technology has also introduced those diaphragm pumps that do not need to be manually operated to function. These kinds of trash pumps have a self-priming centrifugal pump that is designed to create a partial vacuum at the pump suction which removes air from the suction line. Therefore they can lift the trash without having to fill the suction piping with fluid to induce pressure.


It is worth to note that trash pumps are submersible hence their motor-close coupled to the pump body is sealed.  Therefore they operate while they are fully submerged in water. Due to this nature, they can optimally reduce water table in mining and construction sites. They can either be gas or electrically powered. Be careful when choosing a trash pump so that you can be sure of the pumping efficiency according to the trash you want to be removed from mining or construction site. For more facts and information about commercial pumps, visit http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/pumps-modern.