Accessories

Pumps have to be able to move and clear large amounts of water and other liquids from a wide variety of locations. The accessories they use have to be very adaptable.

Hoses - Hoses for suction and discharge can come in polypropylene or other heavy-duty plastics or even in metals such as galvanised steel, depending on the task and the aggressiveness of the pumped liquid. They can have rounded tubing or be speciality high-pressure hoses.

Fittings - Discharge and suction hoses needed to be attached securely to the pump. Fittings and couplings should be easy to use and quick to release. The fitting may also come with a variety of strainers to clear the types of solids that may be found in the pumped liquid.

Control Panels - These may be attached to the pump or remote controls that are able to monitor the pump's progress, its pressure and temperature settings and the pumping efficiency.

Settlement Tanks - In many pumping operations it may be necessary to ensure that silt and other solids in the pumped liquids are not discharged into public drains or the water course. One solution is a settlement tank attached to the discharge port of the pump. The tanks come with lifting eyes, weirs, drain plugs and rapid-release coupling sets.

Drip Tray - When pumping fuels or other chemicals, it is important to ensure than none drip on the ground, for safety as well as environmental reasons. Drip trays in a wide range of sizes provide that extra protection.

Road Ramps - Larger-sized pumps are heavy and difficult to manoeuvre over kerbs and pathways. Road ramps allow the pump to move smoothly over such obstacles when mounted on a special trolley or on a vehicle.