From Industry to Agriculture: Applications of High Pressure Pumps

The uses for high pressure pumps in commerce and industry are extremely vast. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find an application that doesn’t require the reliability and durability that these pumps offer. Working behind the scenes, high pressure pumps are built to last and are uniquely designed for the transfer of several fluids at a required pressure. As the sole distributor of Cat Pumps in South Africa, we at Bestline Manufacturing have a range of piston and plunger pumps suitable for your requirements, and in this article, we’ll explore various uses of high pressure pumps.

High Pressure Pumps | Applications5 Applications of High Pressure Pumps

Here are five applications of high pressure pumps worth mentioning:

  1. Water Purification through Reverse Osmosis

With growing concerns over water shortages, finding alternate sources of this vital commodity has many industries turning to seawater desalination through the application of reverse osmosis. This process relies heavily on high pressure pumps to remove the salted minerals and other dissolved solids from the water through a semi-permeable membrane. The resulting permeate is the purified water that passes through the membrane. It is the most used method of water purification as it consumes less energy, requiring only the high pressure action of the pump to force the fluid through the membrane.

  1. Micro Misting in Agriculture

Micro misting is a method of delivering water directly to the root zone of plants at low pressure and flow rates. Referred to as localised or trickle irrigation, it is used in agriculture for propagating row crops, orchards, and vineyards. High pressure pumps feed water through elaborate piping systems and strategically placed nozzles, producing consistent drops that are delivered directly to where they are needed the most, the root system of plants. This form of irrigation reduces the likelihood of overwatering the landscape.

  1. Dust-Suppression Equipment

Airborne dust can cause a number of problems and a plethora of health-related concerns. Many industries are subject to regulatory compliance that requires them to control dust emissions. A dust-suppression system makes use of high pressure pumps to pump water through high pressure atomising nozzles. These nozzles distribute the water into fine droplets over a large surface area, which allows them to combine with the dust particles and settle them using gravity, thereby effectively controlling dust without saturating the surrounding area.

  1. Hydrostatic Testing Equipment

Hydrostatic pressure testing is an effective method to test pressure vessels and pipelines for leaks and flaws. This test involves filling the vessel or pipes with water and then applying pressure, through high pressure pumps, greater than the maximum operating pressure of the vessel or pipe. This applied pressure must be held safely for a specified amount of time and then released. The pressure forces leaks to open up, making them visible, and assists in checking for structural flaws in pressure vessels, such as a gas cylinder or boiler.

  1. Commercial and Industrial Cleaning

Commercial and industrial cleaning require the pressure and flow produced by high pressure water pumps for hard surface cleaning, removing stains from carpets, or removing an unwanted build-up of grime and mould on driveways. As these pumps are used daily, they need to be durable enough to handle consistent pressure and be used in harsh environments.


Cat Pumps Are Designed to Outlast

At Bestline Manufacturing, we stand behind the superior quality, reliability, and durability of Cat Pumps. As leading suppliers of high pressure positive displacement Cat Pumps, we guarantee that they offer unsurpassed corrosion resistance, strength, and longevity, ensuring that the pump and accessories you select meet your stringent requirements. Contact us to find the right pump for your application.