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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR GROUNDWATER MONITORING SINCE 1985
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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR GROUNDWATER MONITORING SINCE 1985

Peristaltic Groundwater Sampling Pump

Peristaltic Groundwater Sampling Pump for Shallow Use

Waterra carries Peristaltic Groundwater Sampling Pumps because they are quite easy to use but peristaltic pump lift is more limited than other devices. They work by reducing the pressure in the sample tubing. Water rises up the tubing to equalize the pressure differential because the bottom end of the tube is open. The maximum theoretical vacuum that a peristaltic pump can create is -1 atmosphere, which at sea level is equal to 14.7 psi and equivalent to a 32 foot water column. In reality, the maximum lift the best peristaltic pumps generate in the field is about 27 feet (8.2 m) at sea level and this will decrease with increasing elevation.

These pumps offer the advantage of simplicity in the field and the only component which is dedicated to the monitoring well is typically a piece of small diameter tubing which is very inexpensive. Additionally, flow with these pumps can be regulated easily making them quite suitable for low flow sampling.

Since peristaltic pumps apply a negative pressure to the water column, care must be used when collecting samples for VOC analysis since degassing is a possibility.

waterra 1 UP persitaltic pump for sampling groundwater

Waterra 1 UP Pump

Spectra Field-Pro Groundwater Sampling Peristaltic Pump

Spectra Field-Pro

Ezyflow peristaltic groundwater sampling pump -front view - lid open carried by Waterra

ERE Ezyflow

Waterra 1 UP Peristaltic Groundwater Sampling Pump for Shallow Use and Surface Water

waterra 1 UP persitaltic pump for sampling groundwater

Waterra has developed an innovative portable peristaltic pump for sampling ground and surface water. Incorporating Lithium Iron Phosphate (LIFE) batteries to reduce weight, and present a better power performance profile, the 1 UP Pump with a 20 amp hour (Ahr) battery weighs less than 21 pounds ( 9.6 kg). Conventional SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries are an option as well as the cost less but weigh twice as much as LIFE batteries. The pump features a convenient  ergonomic handle that also serves to protect the pump head.

waterra 1 UP peristaltic pump control panel

The 1 UP control panel is display above and features:

  •  110 or 220 VAC input
  • external 12 V input with 10 foot ( 3 m) cable with alligator clips included.
  • on- off switch
  • speed control
  • reversible direction switch
  • removable fuse for transportation
  • speed and battery life displays
  • and a USB port ( 5 V – 1000 ma )

Specifications for Waterra 1 UP Peristaltic Sampling Pump

Model Number UP-Pump
-SLA -12
UP-Pump
-SLA-20
UP-Pump
-LIFE-12
UP-Pump
-LIFE-20
Battery type Sealed Lead Acid Sealed Lead Acid Lithium Iron
Phosphate
Lithium Iron
Phosphate
Battery Capacity 12 Amp Hours 20 Amp Hours 12 Amp Hours 20 Amp Hours
Charging time 5 hours 8 hours 5 hours 8 hours
Field run time 5 hours 8 hours 7 hours 12 hours
Weight 22 lbs / 10 kg 27 lbs / 12.4 kg 18 lbs / 8.2 kg 20.6 lbs / 9.4 kg

Size:       41 cm x 31 cm x 18 cm = 16 in x 13 in x 8 in

Let’s get started...

Make sure your water level is not below the lift capabilities of the pump you choose

You will need tubing for down the well AND peristaltic tubing for the pump head itself

Waterra Words of Wisdom

  • Peristaltic pumps use suction lift so are limited to about 27 feet (8.2 m)
  • Charge up your unit after field use so you are ready to go to the field
  • Waterra HDPE and LDPE Tubing can be dedicated to the well
  • Choose waterra peristaltic tubing for your pump type and flow rate

Peristaltic Pumps - Two More Choices

Spectra Field Pro

Spectra Field-Pro Groundwater Sampling Peristaltic Pump

The Spectra Field-Pro’s powder coated aluminum case has heavy duty latches, hinges and handle. It weighs  29lbs/13 kg (including the battery).

ERE Ezyflow

Ezyflow peristaltic groundwater sampling pump -front view - lid open carried by Waterra

The Ezyflow pump comes in a metal case with convenient carrying handle. Flow rates up to 1.7 lpm

Peristaltic Pumps Accessories

Waterra Pumps High Density Polyethylene VOC Tubing for Groundwater Sampling

Waterra Pumps HDPE VOC Tubing

Waterra Pumps Low Density Polyethylene VOC Tubing for Groundwater Sampling

Waterra Pumps LDPE VOC Tubing

Silicone (Platinum Cured) Tubing for Peristaltic Pump for Sampling Groundwater

Waterra Peristaltic Pump Tubing

Waterra Tubing Cutter

Waterra Tubing Cutter

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