Fuel dispensing pumps dispense and track liquid or gaseous fuel. Fuel dispensers are used to fill liquid fuels like petrol, kerosene, diesel, or oil into an aircraft, a vehicle, a storage tank, or a mobile container. Gaseous fuel pumps are used to refuel vehicles or machines that run on hydrogen or CNG, or they can just be used to transfer gases from one place to another.
There are many different types of fuel pumps and dispensers, each with its own set of features and way of working. Choosing the right type of fuel pump can be hard for a customer who isn’t furnished with sufficient information. Here, in this blog, we hope to give you an idea of various types of fuel pumps and their functioning so that you can make better decisions in the future.
Before making a firm recommendation, Tatsuno India Private Limited, a leading fuel dispenser manufacturer in India, always makes sure to understand what the clients need. We then make decisions based on their requirements. When it comes to commercial fuel pumps, one of the most important things we do is always consider how and where the fuel pump will be used.
Let’s go through the various types of fuel pumps now.
Fuel pumps are generally divided into 2 sections namely,
- Electronics – This part of the fuel pump controls the pumping unit and meter, which measure how much fuel is filled and how much it costs.
- Mechanical – This part is made up of an electric motor that controls how fast fuel flows from the underground storage tank (UST) to the pumping unit, filter, meter, valve, nozzle, and finally to the fuel tank of the vehicle. Here, the filter removes bubbles and solid impurities.
Types Of Fuel Pumps
The fuel dispenser pump operates on a suction or pressure basis.
- Suction Pumps:
Most fuel stations use suction pumps to get fuel from underground tanks. It uses the law of asymmetrical pressure, which says that low pressure in the UST helps push the fuel up through the pump and pipe to the different types of dispensing nozzle.
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- Submersible Pump:
It can be used when the layout of the gas station allows the UST to be put in at a level higher than the fuel pumps. Instead of a suction pump, you would have to use a pump that can be put under fuel. Suction pumps tend to pull in air at that high altitude instead of getting rid of it. This action causes bubbles to form in the fuel in the UST.
There are also a few other reasons why fuel stations will choose submersible pumps:
- When there is a long distance (more than 30m) between the fuel source (UST) and the dispensing point,
- When there are many dispensing pumps (that is, one UST supplying fuel to 4 or more dispenser pumps).
Flow rates for pumping or supplying fuel are often a deciding factor when choosing a fuel pump. When choosing the flow rate of a fuel pump, keep in mind that fuel pumps used to fill up cars and other vehicles, pump between 30 and 40 liters per minute. On the other hand, most commercial fuel pumps start at 50 LPM, and some can deliver fuel as fast as 120 LPM.
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Fuel dispensing pumps are used in filling fuel tanks such as liquid fuels like petrol, kerosene, diesel, or oil into an aircraft, a vehicle, a storage tank, or a mobile container. Fuel pumps are generally divided into 2 sections. The electronics part of the fuel pump controls the pumping unit and meter, which measure how much fuel is filled and how much it costs.
The mechanical section is made up of an electric motor that controls how fast fuel flows from the underground storage tank (UST) to the pumping station. Fuel pumps used at filling stations