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Centrifugal pumps transport liquids by using pressure. Because they are relatively uncompressible, the liquids are not condensed or pressurized; instead they are imparted with centrifugal force, the force that causes substances to move away from their center of rotation. Read More…

12 Volt Pumps A 12 volt pump uses centrifugal force to increase the pressure of a liquid by converting mechanical energy into rotational kinetic energy.
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Commerce City, CO  |  800-525-9930

A.R. Wilfley & Sons has manufactured pumps for over 85 years. We provide quality chemical pumps, acid pumps, slurry pumps and centrifugal pumps, all meeting ASME standards. The design of our pumps is meant to meet maximum flexibility and tailored for any application. For over 90 years our pumps have proven efficient and safe, globally. Contact us today for your free application needs assessment.

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A.R. Wilfley & Sons Inc. $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-241-1611

Here at Blackmer our centrifugal pumps are equipped with secondary features and value-added components which sets our pumps apart from the competition. We are your hassle-free manufacturer of outstanding parts. Just let us know your application and we can handle the rest. Our teams are ready to work with you today! Please give us a call today to learn more!

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Blackmer® $$$

Chicago Heights, IL  |  708-754-2940

For more than 70 years, Nagle Pumps have been the standard of excellence and reliability in heavy-duty pumps for abrasive, corrosive and high temperature applications. A wide Selection of designs, components, and Materials of construction allows Nagle to custom engineer each pump to meet your specific requirements. Nagle manufactures Vertical Cantilever, Wet and Dry Mounted, Submerged Bearing, Horizontal and Submersible pumps.

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Nagle Pumps $$$

Schaumburg, IL  |  888-887-7867

Established in 1996, Illinois Process Equipment (IPE) provides high quality specialty pumps and services to Industrial markets. Our capabilities encompass a complete spectrum of services including engineering, system design and fabrication, product stocking, field service, in-house repair, and contract maintenance. Centrifugal and self-priming pumps, among others, are among our product offering.

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Illinois Process Equipment $$$

Houston, TX  |  281-955-8035

It is our commitment to you that all of our products undergo extensive, rigorous testing under the meticulously watchful eyes of our quality control team in order to ensure that we are bringing you the best product possible. We serve many diverse markets with our products including marine, industrial, military as well as many others. Visit our website today or send a personalized email to our customer service team today!

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Walrus America, Inc $$$
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12 volt pumps are constructed out of aluminum, cast iron or stainless steel though some models have plastic housings. Because of the low amount of power these pumps use (less than one horsepower), the output is much lower than that of general purpose, industrial or commercial grade pumps. They are frequently small and compact enough to be portable and consequently are used for temporary jobs. 12 volt pumps are found on personal watercraft for water bailing purposes in case of emergency.

They are also used for camp or outdoor showers, watering gardens and pumping out a flooded basement. There are three main kinds of centrifugal pump usages: chemical, water and trash. Because of their size and energy, 12 volt pumps are generally not designed to pump the solids and debris usually found in waste water. Depending on the construction, however, some 12 volt pumps may be used to transfer small batches of liquid chemicals.

Centrifugal pumps are basic machines with few parts. The central component is an impeller which is very similar to a propeller except that the blades are not as sharp and they create suction instead of propulsion. The impeller is kept in a volute, or casing, and is mounted on a rotating shaft that connects to the motor.

As mechanical energy powers the shaft, the impeller turns as well, its vanes imparting kinetic energy to the fluid which follows the expanding volute to the discharge opening. Though the speed of the liquid is reduced, the pressure increases; 12 volt pumps can transport up to 10 gallons per minute. The maximum lift is about 30 feet with small or miniature pumps offering around 5 feet of lift. The pump diameter for a 12 volt centrifugal pump is often just a few inches.

Miniature 12 volt pumps are handheld and can be dropped into a well hole or river to lift water. Some models are submersible while others are able to run dry. Accessories are available to suit the demand and include removable strainers, hose barb connections and anti-clog measures. Many of these pumps need to be primed before they are used to expel air and allow water to be drawn in by the suction.