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Information on Phantom Self Primer Pumps

Pump InformationSelf-Priming Pumps are used all over the world in many applications. They are used to pump fluids out of sumps, tankers and buried tanks. If a self-priming pump is installed like a standard pump, it will not “self-prime”. To understand why self-priming pumps must be installed differently from standard centrifugal pumps, it is important to understand how they work.

An industrial pump is said to be primed when its casing and all the suction piping are full of liquid. The beauty of self-priming pump is that they do not need either an external vacuum source or a foot valve and filling source. Please note that a self-priming pump will re-prime if it becomes air bound.

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