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What kind of Pump is this?

What kind of Pump is this?

What kind of Pump is this?

Last week we went to an auction in subic, Philippines wherein they all displayed all the equipments that is up for auction. After several hours looking at trucks, we decided to go home. And afar, i saw this pump. Since my father is already outside the premises, i only take a pictures of this and on the 4th shot, i thought i have captured the nameplate but when i was at the car and reviewed the pictures, i couldnt find the image of the nameplate. So here i am asking for any resourceful person in this forum that can give me an insights of what this pump also do. I am allen, managing a small company of well drilling and also into installation of different kinds of pumps.

Thanks! 😊

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

electric submersible of some sort, and looks like 2 different configurations. 113 is bottom inlet and side discharge, the other 2 have inlet into the case from the top via the drive shaft opening, typical of mineral froth handling process pumps with vertical discharge from the volute - the hose attached to the top of these 2 pumps has me stumped at the moment.

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

I think artisi is on the right track and looking at the two configurations it might be some sort of slightly strange air cooled motor system?? The larger canvas tube seems to lock on to the motor element and would allow cooling even if submerged or partially submerged without needing to circulate potentially dirty water through the motor.

Never seen anything quite like this, but that seems to match the pictures.

Happy to be proven wrong...

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RE: What kind of Pump is this?

LI, air cooling sounds a pretty good thought, though you would think a much smaller hose would do the job.

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

It may be a combined trash and dewatering pump.


RE: What kind of Pump is this?

Appears to be a quantity of 3 electric submersible pumps for construction dewatering. Looks like 5 Hp pumps

Why don't you call the auction house. The pumps have the lot numbers for the auction pasted on them. For example, Lot #1135, Lot #1134, Lot #1136.

It will be easier to call the auction house than play the bar game named 20 questions on here. .

Webpage for Lot #1135, Lot #1134, Lot #1136

Auction House: Asia International

The auction house should be able to provide more information than what is posted.

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

I talk to a friend this morning. He was also at the auction. As what he understand looking at this pump in the picture, the 2nd pic was the main motor with a 5" discharge port. The hose that attached on the discharge port connected directly to the 3rd pic. And it puzzles me an 8" hose on top. It seems to me, this is like another discharge pipe. Was this pump is parralleled connection?

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

Thanks bimr. Thats what im doing now.

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

Auction houses often know little about what they are selling, especially if it is not a common item. These picture are a puzzlement. They do appear to be some kind of sump pump but with strange plumbing.

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

Asia International (the auction house) for this listing, listed 3 separate pumps and hoses on the webpage yesterday. Two of the pumps were listed as 5 HP. One pump was listed as being new. No brand names were listed.

Today, the auction house webpage has been taken down.

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

I don't see space for a motor on items 1135 and 1136.
Could they be some kind of jet pump, using a volute instead of a venturi?

E.g. high pressure water pumped down through the smaller hose enters a volute, that maybe contains an impeller and a shaft that drives what appear to be scraper blades inside the screen, maybe intended to break up cohesive mud so it can be pumped up the larger hose?

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

You make a excellent point Mike! I see no wires and no motor space. Great observation. Bet you're spot on.

Maybe pump water down the small hose at high pressure and get suspended and diluted low pressure up the big hose where the lift actually only starts at the surface of the fluid.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: What kind of Pump is this?

Not so fast.

The electrical submersible pumps were listed and observed on the Asia International website as being 5 HP before the webpage was taken down as noted above.
The hoses show what appear to be Chinese characters which would indicate that the pump and motor systems are also Chinese products.

The lead wires for the electrical motors are clearly shown in the pictures. Both pictures show motor leads at the top of one of the pumps. These clearly are electrical motors, maybe not the type or shape of motor casings that one sees in the US.

Using a temporary hose to pressurize a venture or jet pump does not make any sense as the pressure limits would be exceeded on the hose material. This type of operation would also entail a smaller hose with higher pressure using the pump device to pump a larger volume. Not very likely as the webpage stated 5 HP motors.

Don't know why the hose is fastened over the electrical motor, maybe just a temporary method to secure the hose to the skid. Another pump also has a piece of a hose clamp resting on the motor.

The web cache of the auctioneers lot numbers is still on the web:


Dear Sir,

Warmest greetings from Asia International Auctioneers!

Lot Nos. 1134, 1135, and 1136 were already sold through auction last June.

We will have new stocks available in September 2018.

Please see this link for our auction brochure with some of our featured units: https://www.aia-auction.com/downloads/sep2018broch...

Should you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us again.


AIA Customer Support

Asia International Auctioneers, Inc.
Bldg. 1492 Lower Mau Camp, Argonaut Highway,
Subic Bay Freeport Zone 2222, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+6347) 252-3333
Fax. No.: (+6347) 252-6840
Email Address: info@asia-intl-auctioneers.com
Website: www.asia-intl-auctioneers.com

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