Oil Drum Pump

An oil drum pump is a great way oil used for fuel, oil used for lubricating, and oil used for non-corrosive purposes, from one location or another. The average hand-operated rotary pump is able to transfer 10 gallons of oil per minute.
Storing your oil in drums allows you to prevent contamination from outside forces. If you purchase an oil drum pump that has a filtration device, you can also remove any contamination or impurities as the oil is pumped from one location to the next.
While there are a lot of oil drum pumps to choose from, picking the right one can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for. Check out our in-depth information about oil drum pumps.

Oil Drum Pump

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The more you know about an oil drum pump, the better understanding you will have when it comes to purchasing, or using one. Here, we will cover the drum pump filtration system and universal design. You can choose to use a manual pump or you can add a motor to make transferring the oil a lot easier.

Most of these pumps are used for occasional use. They are not meant for high volume jobs. However, you can purchase one that is meant for medium or large volume jobs. When you are purchasing your pump, make sure that you know the exact contents that you will use it for, the type of container it will be stored in, the size of the container it will be stored in, and exactly what type of oil you will be storing and pumping.

Oil Drum Pump Filtration System

If your drum pump comes with a filtration system, chances are it comes with a dispensing nozzle that provides a continuous flow and monitors that amount of lubricant that passes through the hose. The device should come with a rubber nozzle cap that will prevent the oil from exiting the hose when you don’t need it to, and to protect the liquid from becoming contaminated by things that want to enter the nozzle.

The average system is able to provide a flow of 4.5 GPM. They are also usually rated for lubricants with a viscosity of up to 7,000 SUS. Make sure to purchase a drum pump filtration system with a 10-micron filter. This will prevent even the tiniest bug from entering the lubricant. You can also purchase pressure gauges with different options to customize your experience.

Universal Design

Always purchase an oil drum pump that is universal. This will allow you to choose the type of filtration system used, and allow you to increase the micron filter gauge to accommodate contaminants in your area. Most of these oil drum pumps require you to manually pump the oil from the drum to another location by hand unless you buy a pump. However, you do want to make sure that your filter remains intact at all times when you are pumping from one drum to another device. This will reduce particle contamination and eliminate the risk of spilling precious oil.

There are several types of oil drum pumps you can purchase, including:

  • Hand-Operated Drum Pumps
  • Two-Way Drum Pumps
  • Air Transfer Pumps
  • Hydraulics Pumps
  • Pneumatic Pumps
  • Plumbing Pumps
  • Digital Pumps

Looking for the type of oil drum pump you will need will depend on a number of factors, including your own personal preference.
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