A diesel fuel transfer pump is a type of equipment used to transfer diesel fuel. It can be used either to pump diesel into an engine or to empty an engine of diesel. In general, most diesel fuel transfer pumps on the market are sturdy but movable which allows for ease of installation anywhere.
Most diesel fuel transfer pumps on the modern market are electric, and smaller models average at 12 voltages of power. Electric fuel transfer pumps are a relatively modern invention, but an extremely useful one nonetheless. The presence of electricity means that most transfer pumps are reliably safe, yet efficiently electric to save the user time and effort.
Diesel fuel transfer pumps can be used in any situation that requires filling or removing fuel, although common instances include the moving of fuel. Many individuals require moving diesel fuel to tanks, or engines, and a transfer pump can considerably hasten this process. Many pumps on the market, especially those bigger and more powerful, boast a high Gallon Per Minute (GPM) flow- which means that even extremely large amounts of diesel can be transferred using the correct pump. Many of these models also feature a 30 minute per hour duty cycle, and a bypass valve, which when combined can increase the efficiency of these products.
Many diesel fuel transfer pumps are now designed in the interest of mobility and have features that allow them to be carried around by users or professionals. Small models, in particular, that often average between 10 and 12 GPM, now feature high voltage batteries. This eliminates the need for a power source, which can make using the pump more practical, especially in unplanned situations.
Most diesel fuel transfer pumps are now also made from aluminum, with heavy cast iron used for inlet and outlet ports. There are now industry standards that most distributors have to comply with, and that users should look for when purchasing, which guarantee that the pump is safe from fires or explosions. Furthermore, most modern pumps are now self-priming and feature a rotating vane. This, combined with their sturdy yet movable design, allows for fuel transfer pumps to become a useful and practical product for consumers.