Pump History Over The Years

Evolution of Water Pumps over the Centuries Worldwide

Evolution of Water Pumps over the Centuries Worldwide

Ever since 2000 BC when the Egyptians invented the shadoof, a pump used to draw water from wells, the pump has been a key component over everyday industrial life.  Here are many other types of pumps invented since then, along with some of their most common dewatering applications.  The wide variety of pumps today make it impossible for us to include them all.

 

200 BC

Screw Pump

  • Irrigation systems
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Oil and gas

screw pump

 

200 BC

Reciprocating Pump

Water treatment

  • Sewage
  • Hydraulic Systems

davinci pump

 

1593

Gear Pump

  • High viscosity fluids
  • Precise transfer
  • Metering
  • Hydraulic fluid power

 

1636

Rotary Gear Pump

  • Engine lubrication

 

1650

Piston Vacuum Pump

  • Complete molding
  • Printing presses
  • Glass and stone cutting
  • Water

 

1687

Centrifugal Pump

  • Water
  • Sewage
  • Fire protection
  • Heating and cooling
  • Food and beverage
  • Chemical

centrifugal pump

 

1859

Diaphragm Pump

  • Food and beverage
  • Construction
  • Coal and mining

diaphragm pump

 

1868

Concrete Volute Pump

  • Flood control systems
  • Land irrigation and drainages
  • Water cooling, intake, transfer

 

Join us next week when we continue on with Vane Pumps which were invented in 1874!