Did you know that there are over 300,000 people employed in the oil drilling and gas extraction industry in the United States?

If you work in this industry, you should know everything about the job, but it’s nice to have a refresher. If you need gas equipment, specifically gas pumps, what should you be buying to reach your business goals?

Keep reading to learn about some of the most common gas pumps and their uses.

Centrifugal Pumps

One of the most common gas pumps is the centrifugal pump. These pumps draw fluid into the intake before pushing it back through the discharge section using centrifugal force.

Fluids that require high flow rates can be transferred through this type of pump. Single-stage centrifugal pumps are the best option for low-viscosity fluids.

You can find them as components of a more extensive pump network. You can find this pump and components by shopping for surplus gas equipment.

Reciprocating Plunger Pumps

Plunger pumps are ubiquitous industrial pumps that use a reciprocating motion. They do this to pressurize fluid in an enclosed cylinder for the piping system.

There are different constant flow pumps in the industry, and this gas pump is one of them. They are considered constant because, at a specific speed, the flow rate is constant.

An essential part of the plunger pump is a relief valve that prevents the pump from overpressuring.

Plunger pumps need more maintenance than centrifugal pumps since they have many moving parts. They are also noisier to operate.

Progressive Cavity Pumps

A progressive cavity pump, also known as a cavity pump or eccentric screw pump, is a type of positive displacement pump. It uses pump progress to transfer fluid.

Progressive cavity pumps are another type of constant flow pump. Because of this, they also require a relief valve to stop the pump and piping system from experiencing overpressure.

These pumps are used in high-viscosity applications, but they can also be used if blending pump fluid is not required.

Diaphragm Pumps

Diaphragm pumps are the most versatile pumps in the oil and gas industry. Using a diaphragm and valve, fluid can be transferred with positive displacement.

Diaphragm pumps work well for high-volume fluid transfer operations so they are often used in oil refineries. They have fewer moving parts than positive displacement pumps, so less maintenance is required.

Low-pressure conditions can slow down pumping operations inside the system. This is one of the main downsides of these types of gas pumps.

Types of Gas Pumps: Explained

There are many types of gas pumps in the gas and oil industry, but these are some of the most common.

Now that you understand the different types and their uses, you can decide if you need new gas equipment for your business. Custom process solutions are the best options for diversified oilfield applications.

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