Versatile utilities of pumps with a self priming mechanism

Water pumps are generally classified into two, namely centrifugal and self priming. But, in order to operate the centrifugal pump, you will have to prime or you should fill water for the pump to start functioning. This drawback has been overcome by the self priming pump. The ‘Impeller net’, an online magazine, points out that a 4” exclusively designed pump with self priming technology made of a unique combination of nickel, aluminum and bronze has been employed to lift water to a large RO unit in Manus Island Detention Centre.  The magazine points out that this pump is capable of pumping 1650 liters of water per minute to a tank located about 15 meters high.

Prevents air binding:

This sufficiently highlights the efficiency of pumps with self priming technology. As the very name suggests, the self priming pump does the priming automatically and thereby it gets rid of the problem of ‘air locking’ or ‘air binding’ which affects the pumping mechanism. The pump gets rid of the air and thereby allows smooth lifting of water. As a result, it enables the pump to lift the liquid almost instantaneously.

Can lift viscous fluids:

Unlike the centrifugal pump, the self priming pump can be effectively employed for lifting varieties of liquids. The pump with self priming mechanism can also be effectively employed for lifting higher viscous fluids. For example, the magazine ‘plant services’ has posted an article by AVO training institute wherein it is stated that in the normal course, centrifugal pumps are employed to lift viscous fluids up to100 cP. But, a great Bathurst self priming pump can effectively lift viscous fluids of more than 100 cP.  In fact, a good self priming pump in Bathurst or one in your locality is so efficient, the pump can be effectively employed for lifting of solids up to 3 inches!

The mechanism, in brief:

Interestingly, the process of priming in a self priming unit is done by the water it holds in the casing of the pump.  Thereby, by self priming mechanism, it is ensured that the pump will not ‘run dry’ because running dry even for short while can damage the pump. Once you switch on the pump, the fluid in the casing of the pump which acts as initial prime passes through the discharge unit and thereby helps in the separation of air and water. The air passes through the open end and the water passes through the discharge pipe. See more at Truflo Pumps

Initial priming:

However, when you install a pump with self priming mechanism, you will have to make initial priming operation. That means, you will have to pour water in the initial priming inlet exclusively provided. But, once you make this initial priming, subsequent priming is not required. The functioning of pumps with self priming mechanism can be enhanced effectively by installing the pumps as close to the water or liquid pit as possible.

Consult an experienced technician:

When you visit related websites on the internet (check:, you will come across varieties of water pumps and the specifications of each of the pumps are clearly described. This enables you to get the best self priming pump in Bathurst. Before buying the pump, it is appropriate to consult an experienced technician who after ascertaining your requirements would assist you in buying the suitable pump. Further, before buying, you should carefully evaluate the pump after going through the reviews. For more details, just visit

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