Sanitary pumps have many different kinds of applications in the field of agriculture or food processing industries where certain things are to be transported from one place to the other.

Following are few different types of sanitary pumps that are generally used:

  • Centrifugal pump

Here centrifugal force is applied to generate velocity and by using rotating impellers the velocity is further increased in order to push fluids through an outlet valve.

  • Jet pump

Here fluids are forced through nozzle and thus fluid energy gets converted into velocity energy.

  • Positive displacement

Here rollers and gears or impellers are used to move fluid into the fixed cavity so that with the help of vacuum that gets created whatever fluid that exist are drawn.

  • Airlift pump

In this air or gas is mixed with the liquid media and the air-liquid mixture which has lower specific gravity as compared to the liquid rises up and get discharged.

There are a number of features available in sanitary pumps. There are few pumps where the speed of the pump can be adjusted and the operator can easily adjust its speed. There are few other types of pumps that run continuously with 100 per cent duty cycle. Some of the sanitary pumps has the capability to operate for extended period of time without any lubrication.

Some waste water pumps may include the following:

  • Grinding mechanism
  • Back up battery
  • Control panel for Pressure gauge
  • Strainer
  • Thermal overload protection
  • Filter
  • Level control device

Some other type of waste water pump has following features:

  • Close coupled
  • Belt driven
  • Hygienic
  • Frame mounted
  • Explosion proof
  • Self-priming
  • Seal less
  • Portable

These pumps can also transport sticky or stringy materials too. Few other types of pumps have the feature of reversible and plug-in types of feature. Sanitary pumps can be used for moving media either horizontally or vertically based on the direction of the stator/rotor assembly of the pump.


Following are few important specifications that is needed while you try to buy them from the market:

  • Maximum discharge pressure
  • Maximum discharge flow
  • Discharge size
  • Inlet size
  • Media temperature

It can work with both AC and DC power source. In addition to that it needs the following:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel fuel
  • Compressed air
  • Hydraulic system
  • Steam water
  • Natural gas
  • Solar energy
  • Water

If the sanitary pump does not need any power source then it can be run manually powered pump or by using hand or foot power.

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