Pumps are used throughout the world for a variety of purposes which contributed to the rise of civilizations. Early applications includes the use of the windmill or watermill to pump water from the ground and other reservoirs. In the age of modern and advanced technology, the pump is used for irrigation, water supply, food processing, fuel supply, air conditioning systems, refrigeration, chemical movement, water treatment, flood control, marine services, recreation and other complex systems.
Because of the wide variety of applications, pumps come in different shapes and sizes depending on the stock of the manufacturers and suppliers in Singapore. From very large to very small, from handling gas to handling liquid or any types of fluid which includes concrete mixture, from high pressure to low pressure, and from high capacity to low capacity.
Learning from your past is the best way to evaluate and progress in the future. The Egyptians invented the first pump in 2000 B.C. It is a very simplistic design which integrated a long suspended rod, a bucket and a weight. This simple, but efficient combined materials that formed a machine functioned as the method to fetch water from a well and is still widely used in third world countries.
The invention of the air-driven diaphragm pump has been the largest contribution to Jim Wilden’s achievements. He presented the technology for an air-operated double diaphragm pump (Wilden Pump) in 1955. This technology was utilized for heavy construction and mining industries. In the 1980s he modified his design with plastic materials for corrosion resistance for potentially dangerous chemical applications. Today, the Wilden pump has advanced and developed in ways we could never imagine.
Wilden pumps, which is widely used in Singapore, are used in facilities of all scopes, and in a variety of different industries. From petrochemical to food and beverage, these pumps are common and versatile. Their exceptional design is perfect for moving highly coarse or viscous fluids and have sufficient suction lift that can handle sludge with a relatively high amount of grit and solid content. A Wilden pump is a type of positive displacement pump that uses compressed air as power source. The pressurized or compressed air is transferred from one chamber to the other by a connected shaft that allows the diaphragms to move in chorus. This back-and-forth motion forces the valves to open and close that moves the liquid out of one chamber and into the discharge piping while the other chamber is being filled with liquid at the same time.
Since the Wilden pump is air-operated, it will not overheat because of the expansion of the endothermic process in the exhaust air pump temperature is lower and it has no harmful gas emissions. This pump has a self-priming function and can run empty without any danger. It has no complex control systems, cables, fuses, etc. The working environment will not trickle down pollution because the operation does not include too much lubrication, therefore, it is easy to maintain.
There is a very wide range of pump industries and suppliers in Singapore which produces high quality and high performing items. Mainly because it is the heart of Asia where large industries like oil, gas, chemicals, and related materials are being produced and shipped. Singapore’s GDP is topped by the manufacturing industry. Nearly all manufacturing factories require pumps and Wilden pump is widely used because it is very efficient, low maintenance, safe, and environment friendly.