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Transfer Pumps

What is a transfer pump?

A pump is used to move fluid from one receptacle to another. There is a wide variety of applications in which this type of fluid transfer may be necessary. For example, transfer pumps are commonly used in small-scale personal, commercial, or agricultural applications in which a fluid, especially oil or gasoline, needs to be moved from one tank to another. They are also used in much larger scale applications such as mining and shipping or in construction projects when a body of water needs to be moved to a nearby location.

How do they work?

Because there are so many different applications for transfer pumps, they come in many different shapes and sizes. The larger ones are typically heavy duty centrifugal pumps that use a spinning impeller to draw the fluid out of the original receptacle and pump it forward. Smaller versions designed for personal use may be hand-driven reciprocating pumps, though the vast majority of transfer pump types are powered by either electricity or internal combustion engines.

Other related Pump Types include: water pump, hydraulic pump, wastewater pump, solar pump.

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