Understanding the Importance of Pressurization Pumps for Water Systems

Whatever a water system is needed for, the selection of pressurization pumps comes down to two major factors, which are the amount of water that needs to be moved and the pressure that needs to be generated to get the water to where it has to go. Without pressurization pumps, water systems would be ineffective. We at Bestline Manufacturing supply a wide selection of piston and plunger Cat Pumps for domestic, commercial, and industrial applications, ensuring that the water systems you rely upon work constantly and efficiently without pressure being affected.


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Applications that Rely on Effective Pressurization Pumps

As the primary function of pressurization pumps is to feed water from one point to another, selecting the right flow and pressure rates based on individual requirements plays a vital role in the efficacy of the pump in water systems.


  1. Reverse Osmosis, Seawater Desalination, and Water Purification

Effectively removing contaminants from water in water-treatment facilities through reverse osmosis relies upon the most efficient and durable pressurization pumps on the market, such as Cat Pumps. With operating capacities of up to 320 GPM (gallons per minute) and 7 000 PSI (pounds per square inch), these pumps provide the required amount of flow and pressure needed for water purification.

Pressurization pumps are used to push untreated water through semi-permeable membranes, allowing pure water through whilst holding a majority of contaminants back. The more concentrated the saline is in the water, the higher the pressure that needs to be applied to feed the salinated water through the membrane. The applications for reverse osmosis are multifaceted as these systems take up minimal space, use limited energy, and deliver a consistent quantity of quality water.


  1. Hydrostatic Testing on Pipelines and Pressure Vessels

Pressurization pumps have the distinct advantage of providing a consistent flow regardless of the pressure, which makes them ideal for hydrostatic testing. Hydrostatic tests are relied upon to detect leaks in pipelines and to ensure the structural integrity of certain pressure vessels, such as storage tanks, gas cylinders, and plumbing systems. This involves filling the pipeline or vessel with water at required pressure ratings to ensure that there are no leaks or damages, helping to maintain safety standards and durability over time.


  1. Alternate Water Sources

With the scarcity of water being a growing concern, many households, businesses, and industries have turned to rely on alternate water sources such as water storage tanks, boreholes, reservoirs, and dams. To effectively carry the water from the source to its intended location at the required pressure and flow rates, pressurization pumps are needed. The agricultural sector relies heavily on pressurization pumps to water livestock and for crop irrigation.

Should you be considering pressurization pumps as part of your borehole or rainwater harvesting system for grey water, irrigation, or household use, there are several factors to consider:

  • Distance over which water needs to be fed as well as the size of the pipes
  • Whether the water source is above or below the pump
  • How much water needs to be moved and the number of outlets that it needs to be moved to
  • Amount of pressure needed


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As the sole distributor of Cat Pumps in Southern Africa, we at Bestline Manufacturing have been at the forefront of supplying reliable, durable, and superior-quality pumps in the domestic, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors for over 50 years. Contact us and we will assist you in selecting the right size and type of pump for your requirements.


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