Which pump is best for your transfer job? – Part 1

There are a lot of questions to ask when considering which pump will be best for your transfer solution.

If you are going to stop tipping drum to pour out liquids… CONGRATULATIONS. But there are still a lot of questions to ask so that you get the best fit.

Below are few of those questions. We have more questions that will help you select the best pump for your job – and it might not be a GoatThoat Pump. If you want more help, give us a call at +1.646.486.3636 or email us at info@goatthroat.com. Please specify HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PUMP in the Subject line for the email.

SO… HERE WE GO
Define your application – what do you want the pumps to do?

A. volume (how much at one time)

B. flow rate (speed – how fast)

C. How often will you repeat this action – daily, weekly, monthly?

D. How accurate do you need it to be – ie, what is the error tolerance; do you need flow control?

E. What is the distance from the source container to the use position?

F. How much height between the source container and the use position?

G. Is the use indoors or outdoors? What is the temperature of the use?

H. Does your safety system require grounding of equipment in use with flammable liquids?

Next, think about the mechanical characteristics you’d like in for your system. here are some choices.

1. Positive displacement – constant flow a. Rotary b. Pressure (GT pumps)

2. Suction and Lift aka Draw pump (pulse)

3. Siphon

We have more questions that will help you select the best pump for your job – and it might not be a GoatThoat Pump. If you want more help, give us a call at +1.646.486.3636 or email us at info@goatthroat.com. Please specify HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PUMP in the Subject line for the email.