As the name suggests ‘fuel transfer pumps” or “fuel transfer pumps” are used to transfer “fuel” from one place to another for commercial or personal use. Fuel transfer pumps are also called as heavy-duty pumps as they are used widely on a commercial level to transfer fuel from one area to another. These pumps are easy, safe and durable and have made transferring of fuels like petrol, diesel, and gasoline quite an easy task. Not just that, you can even find transfer pumps for water. This helps in transferring water from one area to another. It is of great use during floods as it helps in dewatering.
Earlier these fuel tanks were quite costly but nowadays you can buy it at the most affordable price. There are a number of options available on the market as well as in online stores. Make sure to choose as per your needs. While buying a Pump for Petrol Transfer you must keep few things in mind especially if you have a tight budget. This will help you in getting the most out of fuel transfer pump in the most cost-effective way.
- Purpose of the fuel transfer pump
There are number of transfer pumps available in the market and to buy the best one for yourself you need to make sure the reason you want to purchase it. You need to understand your need, whether you need the transfer pump for commercial/heavy duty use or for standard duty purpose.
If you are going to refuel small equipment like lawn mowers, ATVs, small tractors, snowmobiles, racing automobiles, plumbing contractors then you need to buy a standard fuel transfer pump. On the other hand, if you are going to refuel large farm equipment, mining operations, construction sites, oil tanks, oil exploration etc. then you will have to buy heavy duty or commercial fuel transfer pumps.
- The power source used to operate the pump
Are you going to use mobile or fix tank installation? Are you going to use your buildings power supply to run your pump? Or, will you require a pump powered by a battery to refuel out in the field? Generally, fuel transfer pumps come in two different types:
1. 12V DC power pumps for mobile use
2. 115V DC power for fixed use
For commercial use, you can even find fixed 230V DC and mobile 24V DC pumps. Make sure to choose the fuel pump that matches your power supply otherwise it will be of no use. Just in case you do not have an access to a power supply or you want to avoid using power supply you can go for hand pumps too. They are easy to use and are economical as well. You can use these hand pumps to transfer gasoline and other fuels on small scale.
- Type of fluid to be transferred
Not all transfer pump models are designed to transfer all kind of fluids. For example, most transfer pumps are used for transferring gasoline, petrol, kerosene etc. But on the other hand, there are pumps that are specifically designed to transfer highly viscous fluids like motor oil, antifreeze etc. So while buying a pump make sure to select the pump according to your transfer fuel.
- How often do you need the fuel pump?
Are you going to use the fuel tank on daily basis or at times? What is the size of the equipment you need to refill? The answer to these questions will determine the flow rate you must have for the pump. The flow rate is determined by GPM (Gallons per Minute). Higher GPM rating the fuel transfer pump has the lesser time it will take to refill the equipment.