Self-Priming, Solids Handling Centrifugal Pumps


With over 25 years of experience in designing and manufacturing reliable solids control equipment for the oil & gas industry, Elgin recognizes the need for reliable and efficient self-priming pumps.  Elgin’s line of self-priming, solids-handling pumps have been designed to reliably handle a myriad of solids-laden fluids with minimal maintenance.


Based on one of the industry’s most field-proven pump configurations, Elgin’s line of self-priming solids-handling pumps offer a trouble-free, non-clogging design.  The large volute automatically reprimes in a fully open system, without the need for complicated suction or discharge plumbing.


As a self-priming pump, the pump can be installed at heights above the solids-laden fluid being pumped.  Service can be performed in-situ, without the use of special tools or disconnecting the suction or discharge plumbing.  The dual-vane impeller, seal, wear plate, and flap valve can be easily accessed via the removable cover plate.

Depending on the application, Elgin’s self-priming, solids-handling pumps can be provided in a variety of materials of construction.  The table below highlights the standard materials of construction, along with the alternatives available:

2" x 2" Performance Curve

3" x 3" Performance Curve

4" x 4" Performance Curve

Available in 2” (51 mm), 3” (76 mm), and 4” (102 mm), KEMTRON’s self-priming, solids-handling pumps are capable of achieving 1,300 gallons per minute (38 lps) at 25 feet (7.6 m) of head pressure.  This can be achieved, even when handling solids up to 3” (76 mm) in diameter.