Ways in Which Water Booster Pumps Are Used
Water supply systems usually need high pressures so as to pump water to longer distances. Similarly, cyclical water systems where water moves in a loop experience instances where the pressure in the system falls below a certain minimum value. This is where the idea of a booster pump system to supply the extra pressure comes in handy. The following are some of the ways in which a booster pump can be put to use.
Where the System Covers a Large Geographical Location
A working system of water supply makes use of pipes, valves and gates to direct water to a given location. Friction, which is an opposing force to the flow of water, acts on the water in the pipes. The amount of frictional force experienced directional to the length of the system piping. In the end the pressure imparted on the water by the pump tends to drop after some time and distance. Due to this phenomenon, there’s need to inject in some extra pressure to ensure that the water reaches its intended endpoint. For overcoming the challenge of long distances, the system is equipped with booster pumps at certain regular intervals.
Deep Well Water Extraction
Sometimes it is necessary to pump water from wells that are very deep. This often happens when sinking boreholes in relatively dry areas that have low water tables. Water from such wells usually need high pressure to overcome the force of gravity and deliver it to the ground service for supply. It is, therefore, necessary to supplement the system with booster pumps because the task cannot be handled by a single pump.
Pumping System with a Varied Load
Water supply systems for city and municipal areas normally have a fluctuating demand regime. This is because people utilize different amounts of water at various times in the course of the day. This gives rise to peak demand hours as well as off-peak hours where the demand peaks. Peak consumption rate is hardly the parameter to use when setting up a supply system since this would mean losses for the company. Instead, a system is put in place such that it can comfortably handle the off-peak consumption rate an then have a supplementary system in place with booster pumps to take care of the peak consumption rates. Doing so guarantees that the system operates optimally regardless of the prevailing conditions.
Human Waste Disposal Systems
Sewage waste encountered by city waste management systems normally has thickness levels that change with time. The amount of pressure necessary to drive the waste through the pipes changes with the viscosity of the waste, with the more viscous waste needing higher pressure and vice versa. To take care of the highly viscous flow, a booster pump will have to be installed to supplement the normal system.