Three Kinds Of High-Pressured Air Pumps And What They Do When Installed

Air pumps and air pump installation all depend upon what the air pump is used for. Not surprisingly, there are dozens of different air pumps, all tagged and bagged based on their type, what they do, and how much pressure, if any, is involved. That said, take a closer look at three kinds of high-pressured industrial air pumps and what they do after they are installed. 

Air-Powered Hydraulic Pumps

These pumps suck air in, build up pressure internally and then send the air out an exit. They are small, compact, and relatively easy to install. Their purpose is to provide hydraulic pressure for machinery, tools, work-related vehicles that need a hydraulic pump for certain components, etc. Every one of these oddly shaped and designed air pumps has a gauge, a "sucker," and a "blower," as well as release buttons when you want to manually control the release of the air. 

Hydraulic Water Pumps

Paper mills perch their industries on the edges of waterways. The company spends thousands of dollars on equipment that draws water into the plant to be used for making paper. They do this by the use of hydraulic air pumps because there is no other way to naturally collect the water they want to use in production. Their special hydraulic water pumps suck in water (but not fish and other water creatures) and then immediately pump it upward into a series of pipes that takes the water to the paper mash vats. Without this type of air pump and where/how it is installed, you would have zero paper products in your life. 

Air Pumps for Gas

This sounds like overkill for some reason. After all, air is gas, right? Well, not exactly what you might expect.

The gas referenced here is often propane or natural gas, but it can be helium or another big gas that is used in industrial situations. The air pump uses air from the current environment to push and pump the other, heavier gas toward a piece of machinery that needs it either for fuel or to make the machinery operate in a specific manner. The gas cannot move through pipelines on its own because it will not simply float along. It has to be pushed or sucked along to get to where you want it to go. It is the same in any propane or natural gas furnace; it does not move on its own. It requires a pump to motivate the gas in the right direction.