We are using centrifical water sludge pumps with 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch discharge outlets with direct drive connect to 110 or 220 volt 1/2 and 2 hp electric motor. We are pumpimg 1000 litre batches of 50% by weight verticle less than 10 feet. A 50% by weight mixture of non disolved fine grandular chemical with specific gravity of 1.68 and water. The 1/2 hp motor regularily blows 15 amp fuse on 110 ten.The 2 hp motor always blows 30 amp fuse on 220 volt. What configuration would work?
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Ross Mackay Forum Moderator 94 Posts
Re: Configuration for centrifical water sludge pumps3 August 2006 at 1:29pmYou are trying to pump a very heavy slurry with a small off the shelf type water pump. As you are discovering, it simply wont work. I suggest you approach a local pump supplier with the complete details of what they are trying to do and have them suggest the appropriate pump.