Conventional industrial sump pumps and submersible pumps require liquid to rise to a high set point before the pump cycles on, allowing solids to settle while the liquid slowly rises. Solids settling out in the sumps results in clogged pumps. The Pitbull pneumatic displacement pump can cycle ‘on’ at a much lower liquid level and/or at low flow rates, so solids do not have time to settle out. The Pitbull Pump will match its cycle rate to the inflow rate, shutting off when the liquid flow stops, without external level controls and without running dry.
How Do Solids & Debris Flow Freely in a Pitbull Pump?
In applications for solids or debris handling, centrifugal pumps lose efficiency due to wear in submersible pump applications, and are often problematic with frequent clogging from solids getting lodged in the pump’s inlet or impeller. Because of the Pitbull Pump’s simple design, virtually any kind of liquid and/or solid including debris can flow through its wide-open passages without clogging. The pump cycling action of the Pitbull Pump is naturally declogging, dislodging solids that may be retained in the check valves. Since there are no moving parts or motors, very little wear occurs. This innovative design easily handles solids, abrasive particles, and corrosive materials. Plus, our all-pneumatic operation eliminates shock hazards and is suitable for explosion-proof pump requirements.
How Tough Are Our Pumps?
Pitbull industrial submersible pumps are tough enough for the tough stuff. Our pumps are well suited for industrial sump pump applications including trash sumps, mill scale, bottom ash, blood/feathers, hot tallow, raw sewage pumps, machining chips, water jet abrasives, coal, paper stock and general solids or slurry pumps. Hot liquids handling, hazardous locations, remote sites and oil/water separators are among the many other niche applications that the Pitbull Pump is uniquely capable of handling.
Well-Suited for Your Requirements
Submersible pumps are available in standard pipe sizes of 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ in steel or 304SS and 316SS. Flow rates range from 0-400 gpm, with a maximum head of 230′. Higher flow rates can be achieved with custom pumps on request. Solids capacities are equal to the pipe size in 2″-4″ units and 5.5″ diameter in the larger pumps.
To learn more about how a Pitbull pump can make a difference in your operation, read our case studies about real-life applications pumping material like:
- Benzene/rainwater from a containment area at an Ohio-based refinery
- Foundry sand and wash-down water at an automotive manufacturer
- Liquid waste to an outdoor storage tank at a Midwest packing house
- Expired produce from waste storage tanks for a Canadian grocery store chain
And be sure to contact us to receive a complimentary consultation regarding the right submersible pump for your needs. Or, if you’re ready to get down to brass tacks, submit this application data sheet to provide the necessary info to get the ball rolling.