Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps vs. Sanitary Diaphragm Pumps

While both pumps have their benefits, there are several differences between a sanitary centrifugal pump and a sanitary diaphragm pump. These differences make each pump ideal for an array of applications. Here are some examples of how these pumps differ and how they are used:

Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps: The most widely used hydraulic pump, the sanitary centrifugal pump utilizes an electric or gas powered motor to pump and transport fluids. This motor causes the conversion of rotational kinetic energy from the rotating blades that move the fluid, into hydrodynamic energy, caused by the continuous flow of the liquid. These pumps are popular in a lot of industries that require water transportation, such as agriculture, food and beverage, chemical transport and construction.

Sanitary Diaphragm Pumps: Another popular option, the sanitary diaphragm pump works using compressed air as its main source of power, in conjunction with inlet and outlet valves connected to two chambers. As air is brought to the bottom of an air cylinder, a piston on the inside rises and pushes the diaphragm and inlet check valve upwards. As the check valve lifts, liquid flows into the pump and is pushed out of the bottom of the pump, due to the compressed air at the top of the diaphragm chamber the pushes the piston down. Sanitary diaphragm pumps are a popular choice for industrial and mining applications, as they can handle liquids with high levels of contaminants and solids, helping them separate out waters from metals and other materials. They are also highly effective where electricity and flammable devices such as a small motor would not be permitted.

At Lincoln Suppliers, we provide sanitary centrifugal pumps and sanitary diaphragm pumps for various applications. Call us today at 844-818-1242, or visit our website to request a free quote.