5 Game-Changing Benefits of an Electric Drum Pump

The best business solutions are those that improve production, increase safety, and effectively raise the bottom line. The goal is to propel the business forward to success. Choosing the right electric drum pump can help facilities reach this goal.

For businesses that rely on various pumps for their daily operations, the use of a quality electric drum pump can be a game changer. Consider the following benefits these workhorse pumps offer.

Risk Reduction

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists “exposure to harmful substances or environments” in the top six most-common causes of fatal workplace accidents. This exposure caused 621 U.S. employee fatalities in 2019 alone.

With myriad modern processes heavily reliant on the use of chemicals, businesses can’t simply avoid the use of these hazardous materials altogether. They can however, reduce the risk of handling the materials. The manual transfer of chemicals is a high-risk transaction. The use of an electric drum pump provides a safe and convenient method to complete this transfer.

The electric drum pump is created for these applications, to withstand harsh chemicals and keep them safely contained during transfers. Employees can complete their duties with far less risk to themselves and the company.


Large-scale operations require versatile solutions. One electric drum pump cannot meet the needs of every application. Fortunately, there are pumps available for a full range of processes. From small tasks to massive projects, an electric drum pump can provide the solution necessary to get the job done right.

This versatility includes electric drum pump models for various levels of viscosity, high-volume and low-volume fluid applications, and diverse chemical-handling capabilities. Whether a business needs a pump to transfer chemicals weekly or mix batches of product every hour, there is an electric drum pump available for the task.


Conserving space and reusing resources are money-savers for most operations. If a company can minimize the space required for their equipment and find ways to utilize that equipment for more than one process, their costs go down and their profits rise. An electric drum pump offers portability that makes these two savings possible.

First, an electric drum pump offers a small footprint. Typically these machines are designed to be quite compact, allowing facilities to maximize the use of their square footage in utilization and storage. Operators are able to perform a variety of fluid transfers in tight spaces, and can devote more space to other systems and operations.

Second, the portability of these pumps provides flexibility of use. The same pump may be used to empty or fill containers throughout the facility. For sites that require testing, portable drum pumps are ideal to complete the testing from multiple containers in multiple locations. Users can easily transport a pump wherever it is needed for each task, each day.


Any time a business can increase efficiency, it’s a win. An electric drum pump can transfer high volumes of fluids quickly and effectively. This improves productivity, which boosts the bottom line.

For operations that are processing new product, the business can produce more volume each day, for greater order fulfillment. For those in the service industry, more customers can be served each day. The speed of these efficient pumps can help a business continue to expand its reach and gain more market share.


A high-quality electric drum pump offers longevity. Its durable construction results in a lifespan that can be longer than hand-operated pumps. This durability also translates to less maintenance on the pump during its lifespan. Electric drum pump owners can count on these durable machines to operate smoothly, even under harsh conditions, for extended lengths of time.

As a result, the company that owns an electric drum pump spends less time and money on repairs and pump replacement. Operations run more smoothly, with fewer breakdowns, and technicians can spend more time on other productive tasks.

Reap the Benefits

Finish Thompson’s complete line of pumps includes an electric drum pump for virtually every application. Consider taking advantage of the many benefits of our industry-leading pumps:

PF Series Drum Pumps

  • High-performance sealless design
  • Polypropylene, PVDF, or 316SS tube
  • Unique double suction impeller for high flow and high head
  • FDA-compliant options

Finish Thompson PF Series Pump

SF Series Drum Pumps

  • High performance, sealless design
  • Polypropylene, pure PVDF, or pure PP/PVDF
  • Dual impeller option provides high flow or high head
  • 40 mm (1.6”) diameter tube for smaller bung openings

Finish Thompson SF Series Pump

EF Series Drum Pumps

  • An economical choice for light duty transfer
  • Lightweight and economical with sealless design
  • Polypropylene, pure polypropylene/PVDF, or 316 stainless steel tubes
  • Ideal replacement for hand-operated pumps

Finish Thompson EF Series Pump

BT Series Drum Pumps

  • PTFE screw-type lifting compressors for higher viscosity fluids
  • Handles up to 15,000 cP with 3 hp motor
  • Stainless steel tube construction
  • Sealed design

Finish Thompson BT Series Pump

HVDP Drum Pumps

  • High viscosity service with progressive cavity design
  • Up to 100,000 cP (LR model)
  • Unique camlock feature for quick disassembly
  • FDA-compliant options

Finish Thompson HVDP Series Pump

About Finish Thompson

Finish Thompson Inc. designs and manufactures pumps for the safe transfer of a wide variety of corrosive liquids. Products include sealless mag-drive centrifugal pumps with run-dry capability, mechanically sealed pumps, drum and barrel pumps, vertical mag-drive pumps, multi-stage pumps and FTI Air line of air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. For durable solutions for your applications, contact Finish Thompson Inc.

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