Types of Dewatering Pumps

July 3, 2024


There are different types of dewatering pumps in Nigeria. Dewatering pumps can be differentiated according to the brand, function, shape, engine capacity and price etc.

A dewatering pump is a specialized type of pump designed to remove water or other liquids from a specific area, typically from construction sites, excavation sites, mines, or any location where water accumulation poses a challenge. The primary purpose of a dewatering pump is to lower the water table or remove unwanted water to create a dry working environment.

types of dewatering pumps

Types of Dewatering Pumps

The following are the types of dewatering pumps:

Submersible Dewatering Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps

Diaphragm Pumps

Screw Pumps

Wellpoint Pumps

Submersible Dewatering Pumps

A submersible dewatering pump is a type of water pump that works when submerged in water. Thhis type of dewatering pump is usually submerged in a bod of water for it to be able to pump of transfer water from one place to the other.

Submersible dewatering pumps are powerful; they can be used for dewatering, mining, land reclamation, flood control, irrigation and other industrial uses.

Centrifugal Pumps

A centrifugal pump is a type of water pump that converts the kinetic energy of a rotating impeller into pressure energy that is then used to pump or move water.

Centrifugal pumps can be used to remove water from construction yards, they can also be used for irrigation purposes. Centrifugal pumps can also be used as mine dewatering pumps and flood control pumps.

Diaphragm Pumps

A diaphragm pump, also known as a membrane pump, is a type of positive displacement pump that uses a combination of the reciprocating action of a rubber, thermoplastic, or Teflon diaphragm and suitable valves on either side of the diaphragm (check valve, butterfly valve, flap valve, or any other form of shut-off valves) to pump a fluid.

Diaphragm pumps can also be used dewatering pumps.

Screw Pumps

A screw pump is a type of pump used to move water and other liquid by means of one or more screws. These screws rotate within a cylinder, causing the fluid to move along the screw's axis. As the screw turns, it creates pockets that carry the liquid from the pump's intake to its discharge end.

Though rarely used, screw pumps can be used for dewatering applications.

Wellpoint Pumps

Wellpoint pumps are a type of dewatering pump that are specifically designed for dewatering applications at wellpoints. These pumps work by creating a vacuum that pumps water into a wellpoint system, which is then removed using a suction pump.

Wellpoint pumps can be used for dewatering construction sites, domestic and industrial water supply, flood control and mining applications.

Do you know other types of dewatering pumps commonly used in Nigeria? If yes, please continue the conversation in the comments’ section.

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