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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 clean.

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 pool.

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.

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