History Of Pumps and Applicatoion

Ever since 2000 BC when the Egyptians invented the shadoof, a pump used to draw water from wells, the pump has been a key component of everyday life. Here are several types of pumps invented since then, along with some of their most common applications. The wide variety of pumps for today made it impossible for us to include them all.

200BC:

Screw Pumps

  • Irrigation system
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Oil & Gas

Screw Pump

Reciprocating Pumps

  • Water treatment
  • Sewage
  • Hydraulic system

1593

Gear Pump

  • High-viscosity fluid
  • Precise transfer
  • Metering
  • Hydraulic fluid power

1636

Rotary Gear pump

  • Engine lurication

1650

Piston Vacuum Pump

  • Composite molding
  • Printing presses
  • Glass and stone cuttings
  • Water

1687

Centrifugal Pump

  • Water
  • Sewage
  • Fire Protection
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemical

a row of centrifugal pumps

1859

Diaphragm Pump

  • Food & Beverage
  • Construction
  • Coal & Mining

1868

Concrete Volute Pump

  • Flood control system
  • Land irrigation & drainage
  • Water cooling, intake and transfer

1874

Vane Pump

  • Automobiles
  • Soft drink & dispenser

1897

Deep Well Turbine Pump

  • Municipal water system
  • Agricultral irrigation
  • Mining & industrial
  • Gulf Courses

1906

Eccentric Disc Pump

  • Painting
  • Coating

1915

Wood Trash Pump

  • Wastewater
  • Solids handling

1916

Submersible Pump

  • Sewage
  • Irrigation
  • Deep well drilling
  • Oil drilling

1923

Sealless vertical Pump

  • Petroleum
  • heavy-duty chemical
  • Gas Industrial

1932

Peristaltic Pump

  • Apheresis
  • High solids slurring
  • Chemical
  • Abrasives

1933

Bush Pump

  • Well water extration

1936

Metering Pump

  • Chemical processing
  • water & wastewater treatment
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation

1949

Magnetic Drive Pump

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical

1950

Chopper Pump

  • Sewage
  • large trash solids

1955

Air-operated Double-diaphragm Pump

  • Alternative energy
  • Food, Cosmetic & pharmaceuticals
  • Mining & industrial
  • Petroleum Oil & Gas
  • Chemical

1962

Circulator Pump

  • Water
  • Heating & cooling

 

 

 

 

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