How To Select The Right Fuel Transfer Pump?

What is a fuel transfer pump?

Just as its name implies, a fuel transfer pump can transport the fuel from one place to another. Normally people use a transfer pump to move some kind of fuel from a container tank to the fuel tank of a vehicle.


But there are many different types of pumps in the market, so it could be a challenge for the customers to choose the right type of fuel transfer pump they need. Selecting the right fuel transfer pump depends on many factors. Here are some factors for your reference.


The Type of Fuel

There are many different types of fuel we normally use in our life such as diesel, gasoline, and Adblue. Because of their different attributes, the material of the pump used for them will be different. The gasoline transfer pump needs to be explode-proof, otherwise, the consumer will face the risk to use it. And the part of the Adblue transfer pump which touches the fluid needs to use stainless steel or plastic because the pump needs to be corrosion-proof.


The Flow Rate

The flow rate is an important factor you need to think about before purchasing. The flow rate of the fuel pump means what volume the fuel can flow past the hose per unit time when you open the pump. Flow rate is often measured in liters per minute(LPM) or gallon per minute(GPM). Depending on the size of the vehicles and the capacity of their fuel tank, you need to choose a fuel transfer pump with a suitable flow rate. If the flow rate is too low, it will take too much of your time to wait for filling, but having one with too high a flow rate could cause spillage or frothing. That is why you need to carefully choose.


1. 40LPM or 60LPM

The flow rate in 40LPM and 60LPM is suitable for small vehicles such as cars, vans, forklifts, and small plant vehicles. But the price of the fuel pump in 60LPM will be a little bit more expensive than the pump in 40LPM.


2. 80LPM

80LPM is recommended to use for some bigger vehicles such as lorries, large vans, rigid trucks, and agricultural vehicles.



100 LPM is advised for vehicles equipped with a big fuel tank such as buses, agricultural vehicles,  articulated vehicles, and heavy plant vehicles.

How to select flow rate of fuel transfer pump


Aocheng supplies a variety of fuel transfer pumps with different flow rates options to be appropriate for different types of vehicles.

The Power Source

The different locations and circumstances will make you need to use the fuel transfer pump with a different type of power source.


1. AC Type

AC 110V 230v electric fuel transfer pump is suitable for people who use it in a place with a static fuel tank and a regular power supply such as a refueling station. Just connect to a high voltage AC mains power supply and let it work.


2. DC Type

For people who usually use the pump far away from the refueling station, it is better to choose the DC 12v or 24v fuel transfer pump. The whole fuel transfer pump set including the cables and crocodile clips can easily work well when you connect the pump to your vehicle battery or other 12V 24V battery.


3. Manual Type

A manual fuel pump is suitable for people who just need to transfer relatively small quantities of fuel from one container to another. The manual fuel pump is one of the most cost-effective types of fuel transfer pump because you just need to use your hand as the power source.


As a professional fuel equipment manufacturer, Aocheng provides a whole range of fluid handling products. Simply contact us if you have any requirements.

How to slect power source type of fuel transfer pump

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