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Pump It Up!

Sep 14, 2007
Pumps are pump in anyway you put it. The word alone can give you an idea what it is. Its main purpose is to pump liquid in and out of a vessel or vessels.

Pumps are employed to every imaginable job that is detailed with liquid or water. Basically, pumps have been in use for as long as the good Lord has allowed man to invent it. Its use ranged from medical mileages to outer space. And the versatility of this tool has since been renowned.

How a pump works is quite simple, but that depends on what kind of pump. There manual pumps and motorized pumps. Manual pumps are those used for small amounts of liquids that don't really require much effort to pump in or out.

These are the aspirators for manually forcing air into a vessel or liquid into a vessel. These are commonly used pumping out milk from a mother's breast to preserve them for later use.

But there is also a motorized version of this that is used mainly for cows and pump out their milk for commercial consumption. And there's the medicine dropper, which is also a kind of manual pump used to take small amounts of liquid from a bottle or vial.

This is used to administer medicine to children and infants that have yet to develop swallowing. This is also used to prevent over dose in little children. A syringe can also be considered as a manual pump, since it it's used to pump out blood sample from people or to administer medicine to them.

Besides being used for administering medicine or taking blood samples, pumps are mainly designed to get water or to dump water to and from a source. Deep wells used this primarily. Places were tap water isn't available out of a faucet; people use pumps to get it out of the ground.

These are called deep well pumps. Over the years, because of the shortage of the supply of water in some countries, the developments of motorized pumps have gone into consideration. It's more of putting a good thing and making it better for people.

Motorized motor pumps were first introduced to areas where the water pressure is low. They used this to add pressure to their water lines and provide them with more water.

These pumps still work the same way as other pumps, the only difference is that instead of manually doing all the pumping, a motor is hooked up into the pump to make the pumping faster and at a steadier phase. These are the residential motor pumps or jet pumps.

Its main job description is to aid the low water pressure that's being pumped out of the city's main line.

Speaking of cities, every major city has a massive network of pumps and plumbing that deliver the water throughout its borders. But this time, instead of just pumping out water to an outgoing line they have a specialized central pump that pumps the water back into the city's water treatment facility to cure the water and the water waste.

It all starts with the water reservoir of the city, which also contains the water treatment facility. They pump the water out to the main line to the connecting pipes all over the city.

After distribution process, the water wastes are pumped back into the treatment facility to have cured and be ready for distribution again. But besides all of these commercial usage pumps are also used in agriculture, construction, and even aeronautics.

So the list goes on and on for the pump but still, one thing is for sure when there's water or liquid that needs to be moved in or out, go grab a pump apparatus.
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James Monahan is the owner and Senior Editor of PumpPortal.com and writes expert articles about pumps.
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