A positive displacement pump, or PD pump for short, is a vital piece of equipment for many processing facilities as well as other businesses and organizations. This pump type allows for a near-constant flow of liquids at a fixed speed, regardless of extraneous variables like counter pressure, and at Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions, we have a wide range of positive displacement pumps including an air diaphragm pump to suit your unique application requirements.
All positive displacement pumps transport fluid by trapping a set amount of fluid within the system and forcing that fluid out through a discharge pipe, but how efficient and capable the pump is for your application will depend on the type of PD pumps you choose for your operation.
Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions offers both rotary and reciprocating PD pumps, and we can help you determine which option will work best for you and your particular application. First, it is important to understand the differences between these PD pump varieties.
Rotary Pumps: A rotary air pump uses one or more parts to move the fluid circularly and discharge the liquid away from the pump. This movement results in a smooth flow of liquid. Designed to transport viscous fluids, rotary pumps are often smaller than reciprocating pumps without sacrificing efficiency and reliability.
Reciprocating Pumps: A reciprocating pump propels liquid forward using a mobile component and releases the liquid when that component (usually a diaphragm or piston) moves, often resulting in a pulsating discharge of liquid. Typically only used for viscous fluids, these pumps are able to discharge high-pressured liquids in small quantities.
Still unsure which pump is best for your facility? Not a problem. Our experts are standing by ready to assist you. We can even provide you with engineering services and/or design a custom, pump packaged system to address each and every one of your processing equipment needs. In addition to pumps, these systems can contain compressors, blowers, and more.
If you are in search of a positive displacement pump for your Florida or Georgia facility, contact Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions today for more information about our PD pump selection. We look forward to serving you!