Pump Selection

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A fundamental review of fluid characteristics, intended installation, and duty requirements are recommended for “best fit” design selections, whether measuring mean time between failures, repairs, changes or maintenance.  To download a PDF version of this pump selection chart, please click the button below:

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Best Type
= Best Type
Suitable
= Suitable
Limitations
= Limitations
Non-Recommended
= Non-Recommended
 
Characteristics
Chart
Heavy Duty Ball
Metallic
Heavy Duty Flap
Metallic
Containment Duty
Non-Metallic
Standard Duty
Metallic
Standard Duty
Non-Metallic
Port Size 1" through 4" 1" through 4" 1" through 3" 1/4" through 3" 1/4" through 3"
Max Flow 260 gpm (988 lpm) 260 gpm (988 lpm) 238 gpm (901 lpm) 238 gpm (901 lpm) 238 gpm (901 lpm)
Max Discharge Heads 289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi 289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi 289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi 289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi 289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi
Max Disp. Per Stroke 1.8 Gal. (6.8 L) 1.62 Gal. (6.15 L) 1.25 Gal. (4.73 L) .94 Gal. (3.56 L) .9 Gal. (3.41 L)
Max Dry Prime 20 ft (6 m) 24 ft (7 m) 18 ft (5.5 m) 20 ft (6 m) 20 ft (6 m)
Max Solids Handling 7/8" (22 mm) 3" (76 mm) 3/4" (18 mm) 1/2" (13 mm) 1/2" (13 mm)
Fluid Characterisitcs          
Water Best Type Best Type Best Type Best Type Best Type
Suspended Solids Best Type Suitable Suitable Best Type Suitable
Non-Suspended Solids Best Type Best Type Non-Recommended Limitations Non-Recommended
Line Size Solids Non-Recommended Best Type Non-Recommended Non-Recommended Non-Recommended
Sludge Slurry Best Type Best Type Limitations Suitable Limitations
High Viscosity Best Type Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Highly Abrasive Best Type Best Type Limitations Suitable Limitations
Moderately Abrasive Best Type Best Type Limitations Suitable Limitations
Low Abrasive Best Type Best Type Suitable Best Type Suitable
Corrosion Suitable Suitable Best Type Suitable Best Type
Installation          
Permanent Best Type Best Type Suitable Suitable Suitable
Portable Suitable Best Type Best Type Best Type Best Type
Containment Limitations Limitations Best Type Limitations Limitations
Flooded Suction Best Type Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable
Suction Lift Suitable Best Type Suitable Suitable Suitable
Submerged Suitable Suitable Limitations Suitable Limitations
Duty          
On-Demand Best Type Best Type Best Type Best Type Best Type
Continuous Best Type Suitable Suitable Suitable Suitable