The Role of Sump Pump Systems in Industrial Applications

Industrial Pump and PipeWhen operating commercial or industrial applications, it’s your responsibility to ensure proper disposal of sewage through reliable industrial pump systems. During the season of heavy rains, groundwater could find a way into your building’s foundation and compromise its structural strength. The easiest way to deal with that water is to install vertical sump pumps in the pit to pump out any water that goes below the ground level.

Some of the common types of a sump pump system that you can use for industrial and commercial purposes are the following:

Submersible Pumps

Just as the name suggests, these pumps are ideal for underwater applications. Due to the environment that these pumps operate in, they’re not susceptible to overheating. Typically, the installation of the pumps is inside the pit.

Pedestal Pumps

These pumps require maximum space for the circulation of air and to minimise the chances of overheating. These depict a simple configuration with drainpipes for pumping out the fluid. Although these pumps can run throughout, you need to get a float switch to turn on the pump once the fluid goes below a set level.

Among the common types of fluid switches are:

  • Vertical Switches – These fit into small pits and activate faster to protect shallow pits from overflowing.
  • Tethered Switches – These are ideal for deep sump pits.
  • Electronic Switches: These depend on electrical mechanisms to detect fluid levels in a particular place and determine whether the pump should go.

Sump pumps are an essential part of any industrial pump system, as without them you risk flooding your building from the overflowing water. However, it’s equally hard to get the right switch as is to get the appropriate sump pump. Therefore, consult with your supplier for advice on the switch that matches your pump, and understand the needs of your facility and do some research too.