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Booster Pumps

A booster pump is a machine which will increase the pressure of a fluid. They may be used with liquids or gases, but the construction details will vary depending on the fluid. A gas booster pump is similar to a gas compressor, but generally a simpler mechanism which often has only a single stage of compression, and is used to increase pressure of a gas already above ambient pressure. Two-stage boosters are also made. Boosters may be used for increasing gas pressure, transferring high pressure gas, charging gas cylinders and scavenging.

Booster pumps are usually piston or plunger type compressors. A single-acting, single-stage booster pump is the simplest configuration, and comprises a cylinder, designed to withstand the operating pressures, with a piston which is driven back and forth inside the cylinder. The cylinder head is fitted with supply and discharge ports, to which the supply and discharge hoses or pipes are connected, with a non-return valve on each, constraining flow in one direction from supply to discharge.

When the booster pump is inactive, and the piston is stationary, gas will flow from the inlet hose, through the inlet valve into the space between the cylinder head and the piston. If the pressure in the outlet hose is lower, it will then flow out and to whatever the outlet hose is connected to. This flow will stop when the pressure is equalised, taking valve opening pressures into account.

Once the flow has stopped, the booster pump is started, and as the piston withdraws along the cylinder, increasing the volume between the cylinder head and the piston crown, the pressure in the cylinder will drop, and gas will flow in from the inlet port. On the return cycle, the piston moves toward the cylinder head, decreasing the volume of the space and compressing the gas until the pressure is sufficient to overcome the pressure in the outlet line and the opening pressure of the outlet valve. At that point, the gas will flow out of the cylinder via the outlet valve and port.


No matter what your reason is for being on the market for booster pumps, you can be sure you've arrived at the right place.


What do you need your booster pump for?


Need the best, most powerful, extremely productive and surprisingly efficient way to irrigate your garden or are you just looking for an easy and affordable way to increase that all-important water pressure for your home, organisation or property? A pressure booster pump is the solution.


But when it comes to the range of booster pumps at Waterpump Services, that's not all they're handy for. Booster pumps can also be the most reliable way to pump and supply water around an entire caravan park, to or from a swimming pool, or within a multi-story dwelling with plenty of taps and outlets. And that's not to mention boosting systems for supplying drinking water, filling up toilets, supplying water to appliances including washing machines and dishwashers, providing an excellent flow of water to showers and irrigation systems, transferring water around and so much more.


Booster pumps for domestic or commercial use


So if what you've been looking for is the sort of pressure booster pumps that have earned their stripes to solve a myriad of potential issues both domestically or in your commercial space, you won't be let down by the range at Waterpump Services. We've been in the business for almost three decades, and during that time the entire team - from the cleaners to top management! - has gained so much experience in the supply of all sorts of water pumps including submersible pumps, and all the booster pumps you can buy from here at Waterpump Services.


It makes sense that booster pumps can be deployed for a range of applications, but what's the most common use of booster pumps in Southern Africa? It's what it says on the tin: providing an often much-needed 'boost', whether you need that in a submersible product or not. Often, a system simply needs some more water pressure and that's what a quality booster pump selected from the excellent range at Waterpump Services will reliably give, because the way it pumps pressure is unbeatable. In short, extra pressure needed by your system will be built up by your new booster pump, providing the power for pumping water long distances if required, or using that high pressure for something else, like speed pressure booster spraying.

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