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Flooded Suction Pumps

Flooded suction pumps, both vertical and horizontal, move slurry and liquid from tanks, hoppers, and other storage systems to another system. A flooded suction pump is installed on the outside and towards the bottom or below the liquid. The liquid uses gravity to feed the flooded suction pump, always keep it primed. Priming a pump is crucial in its operation. Because the chamber and piping inside the pump are always filled with water, starting and stopping flooded suction pumps are quick and easy. The horizontal pump style is more common than the vertical pump style. Horizontal flooded suction pumps offer easy maintenance. The vertical design is offered when working with limited installation space.

DAE Pumps designs and engineers top-of-the-line heavy-duty vertical and horizontal flooded suction pumps with non-clog impellers and reliability you can trust. We build quality pumps to the industry’s top requirements at affordable prices. Contact us today for help selecting a pump!


DAE Pumps Horizontal Flooded Suction

H-Series Horizontal Flooded Suction Pumps 

Horizontal flooded suction pumps use gravity to feed slurry or liquid that is above the pump. The heavy-duty flooded suction horizontal pumps by DAE Pumps see use in all kinds of applications. These affordable to operate pumps minimize downtime and improve productivity by pumping solids with ease using non-clog impellers. 

DAE Pumps Vertical Flooded Suction

V-Series Vertical Flooded Suction Pumps

The heavy-duty vertical flooded suction pumps by DAE Pumps are ideal when there is limited space for install and see use in all types of applications. Flooded suction vertical pumps use gravity to feed slurry or liquid that is above the pump. These affordable to operate pumps minimize downtime and improve productivity by pumping solids with ease using non-clog impellers.

DAE Pumps Vertical Flooded Suction

SPW-Series Flooded Suction Pumps

DAE Pumps SPW-Series Flooded Suction Pumps are centrifugal pumps that use gravity to feed slurry and liquid from tanks and hoppers to the pump with flow rates up to 16,000 GPM. The SPW-Series carries a variety of pump sizes with intakes ranging from 1.5- to 14-inches and discharges between 1- and 12-inch. non-clog impellers.

About Flooded Suction Pumps

Flooded suction pumps can be used for a variety of applications. They can be used for agriculture, oil and gas, sand and gravel pumping, mining, and many other pumping applications. Flooded suction pumps are similar to submersible pumps, other than that they are not in the liquid. These gravity-fed pumps do not require a vacuum pump for priming. Flooded suction systems consist of a pump and motor. The motor is typically an electrically driven pump with a variable frequency drive (VFD). The VFD monitors the start-up and speed of the pump. It monitors how much RPM the pump is running to control the flow and pressure. Another type of motor used for these pumps, but less common, are diesel driven.

Liquid must be consistently feeding the flooded suction equipment to prevent damage. If the material is too thick, air can build up, and a vacuum pump or self-priming pump may be necessary to help pull the liquid to the pump. DAE Pumps also carries a variety of self-priming pumps if this may occur.

Features of DAE Pumps Flooded Suction Pumps

  • Capable of Pumping Wide Array of Materials
  • Large Selection of Pumps and Configurations
  • Pump Abrasive and Gritty Material with Ease
  • High Tolerance Between Impeller and Pump Casing, Allowing Larger Solids
  • Low Maintenance

Advantages of Flooded Suction Pump

  • Always primed because the liquid is gravity fed directly into the pump
  • Easier and quicker to turn on and off
  • Highly efficient because they do not need to use too much energy suctioning liquid to the pump
  • Easy to access and maintain since they are mounted outside of the tank or hopper

Disadvantages of Flooded Suction Pump

  • No way to completely block off the suction within the pumping chamber unless there is a separate suction valve when doing repairs

  • Too thick of mixture can cause air pockets and cause the pump to lose prime

  • The consistent liquid in the pumps and pipes cause corrosion

Pump Accessories

Get complete solutions that include slurry hoses, slurry flow meters, power units, and more. Choose from multiple sizes of slurry hoses for the transferring of materials, wireless flow meters for measuring the flow rate in gallons per minute of liquid, and power units for operation. Parts are always in stock and available for immediate shipping to anywhere in the US and the world.

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A pump curve is a graphical representation of a pump’s flowrate against a certain level of the head. Using a pump curve that is accurate for your application will greatly help in selecting the correct pump, ultimately saving you time and money.

Pump curves are developed from data gathered during testing of the pump’s performance at the manufacturer’s facility and provide the end-user with a graph of how the pump will operate over a set range. To build the pump curve, our engineers compile several variables, including the type of material, fluid viscosity, distance to pump, target GPM, and job-specific factors. This ensures the most efficient pump is recommended for your project.

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