The plants’ and animals’ life depend almost entirely on water, sages to the credence, “water is life,” without water there is no life. The sinking of boreholes and water reservoirs was purposely to supplement the natural water sources. To make life more enjoyable water pumps were introduced to help people draw water from the sources for home and domestic use.
What to consider when buying a water pump
Water pumps are special mechanical or chemical machines used in drawing or transporting water or its solution from one point to another by the use of centrifugal force. This machine has been of rising in demand due to the high number of boreholes and wells sunk across the globe to supplement the very important resource, water.
Investing in this machine requires prior knowledge before deciding to buy one, the following are some factors to put into consideration when buying one.
- The proposed purpose of the machine
Water pumps are task-specific, each is made for a specific activity. We have pumps that are meant to handle corrosive chemical solutions and those that work with clean water, therefore, a mismatch in their tasks will certainly destroy them. For example, the chemical solutions may corrode the pipes to that which only deals with water. Know the purpose of the pump first.
The pumps have different energy capacities also called pumps pressure. The distance to be covered while transporting the liquid is a serious factor to consider. Some pumps pump water for just a few metres while others cover any distance e.g. the submersible pumps. It is worth noting that you must know the pump pressure you need.
- The machine’s source of energy
The pumps either use fuel or electricity. The high pressure diesel water pump in Kenya is a good example of a water pump that uses diesel fuel. It is therefore the responsibility of the investor to know the energy source he can afford well hence purchasing a pump that is in line with his or her preferred power source.
- Accessibility of the pump
Is the pump you plan to buy easily accessible? What about its spare parts? These are good investment questions you should answer before making the step to buy the machine. Some may suit your intended purpose but fail this factor. What you have to put in mind is that buying this machine is an investment hence should be able to provide a stream of benefits.
- Costs of having the machine
These are the fixed expenses of buying the machine and the recurring current costs. An investor always goes for a project that will incur minimal costs in running. This will allow deriving maximum net benefit. Assume you buy a machine that frequently breaks up during pumping, will you enjoy using it?
To conclude, the decision you make towards investing in a machine is much more important than the investment itself. Poor decisions will make you continuously incur more costs hence making the investment worthless. Machines are to make work easier and minimize expenses, invest in one that does exactly that.