Advice Centre - Utility Pumps
About Utility Pumps
Available in a range of AC and DC voltages, JABSCO Utility Pumps combine the advantages of rapid self-priming, the ability to handle water containing solid matter, and built-in protection against dry-running.
Many pumps besides JABSCO offer one or other of these advantages - but very few offer all three, and none of them at a comparable price.
The JABSCO Utility Pump is light, tough, versatile, simple to use, easy to maintain, and remarkably inexpensive.
With its corrosion-resistant bronze body, and the standard oil-resistant impeller, the JABSCO Utility Pump will handle clean, dirty or oily seawater. Able to handle up to 90% entrained air as it sucks up the last drop of a spillage or flood, empties a container, or transfers dirty engine oil into a collection barrel, the pump can continue running for a while without damage after the liquid supply has run out. The larger Utility Pump models can safely run dry for as long as half an hour, thanks to an ingenious design of pump head that retains liquid while still pumping air.
No Jabsco pump should be used for petrol, solvents or any liquid with a flash point below 37oC( 98oF)