One of the most commonly used devices in fluid transfer is an end suction pump. Known for their simple makeup and affordability, end suction pumps are easily integrated into a variety of components that require a pumping action. There are many advantages of end suction pumps, and their importance to the process of fluid transfer (especially in the dry cleaning industry) cannot be understated. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the use of end suction pumps and how these devices are essential to the function of your dry cleaning equipment and the success of your business!

What Are End Suction Pumps?

Simply put, end suction pumps are centrifugal devices used for fluid pumping applications. From HVAC equipment to fire protection systems, plumbing, boilers, and dry cleaning equipment, end suction pumps are vital to a variety of industries. If there’s a need for any sort of fluid transfer, an end suction pump is likely involved in the process.

End suction pumps are typically comprised of one impeller with a suction component on one side and a discharge device on the other. As fluid is pumped through the system, it will increase in speed as it travels through the impeller. The fluid’s velocity is then converted into pressure before exiting the end suction pump.

There are various types of end suction pumps, including frame-mounted end suction pumps, commercial end suction pumps, floor-mounted end suction pumps, lined end suction pumps, and close coupled end suction pumps.

Advantages of End Suction Pumps

There are several advantages associated with end suction pumps. Perhaps one of the most notable advantages, however, is how affordable they are. End suction pumps come with a low initial cost for most applications, and this affordability isn’t a trade-off for poor quality. End suction pumps have a reputation for working efficiently and effectively as well.

Some other key benefits of end suction pumps include:

  • Their simple, valve-free design.
  • They take up very little space in the application.
  • They contain very few moving parts, making them easier to maintain.

However, there are some situations where end suction pumps are not the best application. For instance, these pumps often need to be primed before use and may also be subject to cavitation, which occurs when excess air makes its way into the pump before it is fully primed.

Common Applications

End suction pumps are used for most pumping applications when fluid transfer is needed, so they cover a range of applications. Some of the areas where these pumps are used include:

  • HVAC equipment
  • Refrigeration
  • The oil and gas sector
  • Irrigation and sprinklers
  • Plumbing parts and components
  • Water supply applications
  • Cooling towers
  • Factory pumping
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Other commercial and municipal applications

Contact Rema LLC

Many dry cleaning products rely on end suction pumps to ensure smooth and efficient fluid transfer. For more information on end suction pumps, how they can help meet any fluid transfer needs, and the role they play in Rema LLC equipment, contact our team. As a leading provider of high-quality dry cleaning equipment, we’re here to provide support for your business and needs.

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