Defend your submersible pump and water system from the abrasive, damaging and costly effects of sand with a LAKOS Pump Protection Separator. Using controlled centrifugal action, troublesome sand is removed from the water before it enters the pump, reducing wear to impellers and other vital components.
Manufactured using state-of-the-art injection molding techniques and industrial strength composite materials, the Separator features no moving parts to wear out, no screens or filter elements to clean or replace, and requires no routine maintenance.
Each separator includes a drawdown seal that attaches to the pump outlet and sub seal which attaches to outlet of separator.
- Sandy water is drawn through tangential inlet slots into separation chamber.
- Sand is centrifugally separated from water and tossed to perimeter of chamber.
- Sand free water is drawn to center of separator and up through vortex outlet to pumps suction.
- Sand particles fall downward along perimeter to bottom of separator.
- Flapper Valve opens and closes to control discharge of separated sand deep into well.
Do I Need A Sand Separator?
Pumping water from wells excessive amounts of sand, silt, or other abrasive grit particles can lead to the premature degradation of well system components. Don’t let sand destroy your fixtures, appliances and plumbing! Remove sand easily and effectively without having to change filters.
How does it work? Where does the Sand go?
The Lakos Separator is designed to prevent excessive sand from damaging a pump. Unchecked, sand wear costs significant time and money. Instead, the Separator offers a more cost-effective alternative.
Separated sand is periodically discharged deep into the well. Experience has proven that accumulation is not an issue to fear. While rare cases occur where the sand accumulation requires bailing of the well, more often the actual flow of the aquifer serves to evacuate much of the sand to prevent troublesome build-up. In addition, extensive research by Ohio State University addressed this exact concern (Water Well Journal, Oct. 1985). Their study revealed that the accumulation of some sand by a Pump Protection Separator actually changes the inflow of water into the well, creating a state of equilibrium that drastically decreases the flow or further sand into the well.