Sump cleaner performance begins with suction lift. Suction or vacuum lift is the power behind a sump cleaner and is required for moving sludge efficiently. High suction lift allows you to move liquid, along with sludge, through a hose, filter and into the sump cleaner tank.
CECOR’s Sump Shark® builds suction lift through negative pressure. Lift is measured in inches of Mercury (Hg) or inches of water. One inch of Mercury is equal to roughly 13.5” of water through a column at 0°C. We consider 13” of mercury to be the minimum required for good sump cleaner performance. The CECOR Sump Shark® performance will clean a machine tool sump effectively. With 13” of mercury, you could suction a pit that is approximately 176.9131” (roughly 12-14’) below the sump cleaner. With the appropriate suction lift you can quickly clean sludge from your machine tool without clogging your hose.
The amount of suction lift required depends on a few factors:
- Depth of the pit you are cleaning
- Weight of the material you are moving
- Amount of liquid mixed with the sludge.
CECOR sump cleaners can be purchased with 4 different power options. Each power option offers a sump cleaner performance equal to, or better than, high performing suction lift.
|Power Source||Inches of mecury|
|Single phase electric (SE10 series)||17” Hg|
|Single phase electric (SE15 series)||13” Hg|
|3-Phase electric (SE30 series)||13” Hg|
|3-Phase electric (SE50 series)||13” Hg|
|Propane (SP series)||13” Hg|