As the name suggests, booster pumps are used to boost or increase pressure.
These pumps are typically employed in applications whereby the system pressure is lower
than the desired level and therefore need to be increased. They can be found being used in various industries,
such as food processing, mining, aerospace, and so forth.
Booster pumps which are self-priming are able to generate and sustain adequate vacuum
level so as to introduce fluid into an inlet without any external intervention. Booster pumps are capable of
handling and transporting many different types of media. This ranges from liquids, salt water, gasoline, oil, to
chemicals and so forth.
How Booster Pumps Work
The first thing that you need to know about booster pumps is that they are not made to work
alone. For example, a booster pump will not be able to pump any type of fluid from one location to the next; you
will need to have a different type of pump for that. These pumps are made to work in conjunction with other pumps,
such as centrifugal pumps.
One of the most common uses of booster pumps is to increase the water pressure into your home.
These pumps can be added to a submersible pump, if you have a well on your property, to increase the water pressure
in your home, but they can also be used with city water lines. In the case of city water lines, where you install
the booster pump will vary based on the type of pump that you purchase. Another common application of booster pumps
is in swimming pools. These pumps work in conjunction with your filter pump to help keep the swimming pool
A great safety feature of booster pumps is that they will only run when the other pump is
running. The reason for this is to ensure that there is enough water running through the pump, so that the motor
doesn’t overheat. You can actually wire the booster pump to turn on after the other pump has turned on, so that you
can rest assured it will only run once the other pump is at full prime. Timers can also be used to turn the booster
pump on after the other pump has been running for a set amount of time. You can also use a manual switch to turn
the booster pump on or off, just in case there are problems.
Regular Maintenance Of Booster Pumps
Like all other pumps, booster pumps require regular maintenance and checking. Pumps that are used on a daily basis, such
as to increase water pressure are going to have more wear and tear than those that are used in your swimming
Regardless of how often the booster pumps are being used, if you notice any problems with the pump you will
want to shut it off immediately. You will also want to fix any problems before you turn the pump back on, as
ignoring the problems may end up costing more in the end.