Choosing the Right Pump: Diesel Water Pump vs Electric Pump
Choosing the right pump for a specific application is crucial for ensuring reliable performance, durability and cost-effectiveness. Be it for dewatering or on-site industrial work, many factors are to be considered before choosing the right one between diesel and electric water pumps.
Diesel Water Pumps vs Electric Pumps:
Unlike other industrial machine tools and equipment, technological supremacy or precision may not be the right parameter to choose the right one among the lot. If both options are equally efficient for your specific application, then one must carefully scale up these pros and cons to rank them and make the right decision.
Ease of operation, operative conditions, and duration of the projects, environmental impact and cost of operations are some of the factors that play a key role in helping choose the right pump for your application. According to our engineering experts at C-Way Exports, here’s how these factors can influence the choice of pump:
Site Access – Altitude: Altitude does tilt the scales in favour of electric pumps as it impacts the performance of a diesel water pump. Given the high altitude reduces the air pressure and oxygen level, diesel water engines may not deliver at the same efficiency when compared to the location at a sea level. These changes in performance can also increase the operational costs of the pump (fuel costs). Naturally, the performance of the electric pump is independent of the altitude and hence fares better.
Environmental Cost: Naturally, electric pumps especially submersible pumps are quieter and cleaner and more environment-friendly solutions compared to diesel engines. Electric pumps are also preferred in locations where the risk of explosion is high or the spillage could be a concern for areas with wildlife and water resources.
Maintenance: A diesel water pump’s ability to work at higher speeds for a longer duration comes with additional work of consistent maintenance and refuelling. Regular inspection of batteries, cooling systems, fuel storage tanks, ventilation, and oil changes will increase the maintenance and cost of operations needed for diesel water pumps.
On the contrary, electric pumps are popular for being labour-friendly with minimum maintenance. They do not require as much maintenance as diesel water pumps demand. Moreover, its operation can easily be integrated with digital systems for automation. If electrical infrastructure is on point, electric pumps easily score above diesel pumps when all the other factors are constant.
Cost of operations: The cost of electricity varies according to the location and even time (peak hours), the same goes with fluctuating cost of diesel. So the working hours of the system, cost of diesel and electricity and maintenance costs must be taken into account while calculating the cost of operations.
Electric pumps in principle are low-maintenance, costs less and function reliably in a wide variety of conditions. So one can always choose to switch from diesel to electrical pumps in case these benefits tilt scales in favour of their application.
Though electric pumps seem to triumph over diesel water pumps there is plenty of application where the latter fits the bill perfectly. For example, in industrial applications, maintenance is no longer an issue diesel water pumps are still referred to for their high horsepower and usability.
Either way, if you are looking for diesel water pumps or electric pumps, C-Way Exports is ready to assist you. As one of the leading water pump suppliers in India, we specialize in supplying both types of water pumps and our engineering experts can assist you to choose the right pump for your application. For more information on our water & industrial pumps, come this way: https://www.cwayexports.com/industrial-supplies.html#