Food Grade Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps 

Designed to transfer high volumes of low viscosity fluids, centrifugal pumps are the most common pump type in use around the world.

Centrifugal pumps transfer low viscosity fluids via high speed rotating impellers. Used in many industries, there are variations in design and materials of construction but for our hygienic stainless steel centrifugal pumps, typical transfer applications would include water, beer, spirits, oils and juices plus these pumps are also used in ‘Clean-in-Place’ (CIP) processes to clean pipework and other inline pumps and equipment by pumping high velocity cleaning fluids.

Food grade centrifugal pumps
Food grade circumferential piston pumps

Circumferential Piston Pumps

Often confused with rotary lobe pumps, the circumferential piston pump (or rotary piston pump) uses special ‘sliding metal’ non-galling alloy rotors to offer strong self-priming capabilities and gentle handling of shear-sensitive fluids and slurries.

Circumferential piston pumps (or rotary piston pumps) are food grade industrial pumps and feature a stainless steel 316 body with rotors constructed from a non-galling “808” stainless alloy aka ‘the metal that slides’. The close-clearance operation of the rotors is critical to the performance of the pump and allows gentle handling of high viscosity, shear-sensitive fluids. We use these pumps for pumping butter & fats, fondants, icing, concentrated pastes, fruit concentrates, wholetail scampi and other fragile or high viscosity materials.


Diaphragm Pumps 

Diaphragm pumps are simple to operate, simple to service and very versatile. This pump technology is used in many diverse applications and typically offers many different materials of construction and strong self-priming capabilities – even when dry.

Air operated double diaphragm pumps (or AODD pumps) are safe, simple & versatile. Used for many diverse industrial fluid transfer duties, these pumps offer strong suction-lift / self-priming capabilities and can run dry for limited periods of time. Diaphragm pumps can be easily stripped down for servicing and cleaning. Some hygienic models are self-draining and suitable for CIP (clean-in-place).

Food grade diaphragm pumps
Drum pump with lift

Drum, Barrel & IBC Pumps 

There is no better way to empty a drum than by using a drum pump!

Commonly regarded simply as a drum (or IBC) length tube and powered by an electric or pneumatic motor, we offer these and much more! Our drum pump solutions cater for all fluids and suit all shapes and sizes of containers. We even offer sophisticated and powerful drum unloading systems that pump non-flowing products such as petroleum jelly, toothpaste, mascara or concentrated tomato paste.


Eccentric Disc Pumps 

Strong suction capabilities, ability to run dry and seal-less design make this pump type a very desirable choice for many hygienic manufacturers looking for cleanliness, easy-maintenance and strong performance.

Eccentric disc pump
Flexible impeller pumps

Flexible Impeller pumps

These pumps use a flexible rubber impeller that rotates within an eccentric pump head. As the impeller turns, the vanes flex to create strong suction. Simple, dry-self-priming & inexpensive, these pumps are good for many transfer duties – both food grade & industrial.

Gear pumps

Gear pumps

Gear Pumps use the meshing of internal or external gears to pump fluids. With a wide viscosity and temperature range, gear pumps excel in high efficiency pumping of thick liquids like oil, syrup, resin, glycol, chocolate and similar.

Peristaltic hose pumps

Peristaltic (hose) pumps

Peristaltic pumps or ‘hose pumps’ use a special hose as the pumping chamber. As the pump rotates, rollers cause the hose to compress & decompress to create strong suction & large solids passing capabilities without seals.

Progressive Cavity Pumps 

Using a rubber stator and stainless steel rotor, these ‘screw’ pumps progress liquids and slurries along a typically long pump tube and offer strong suction and non-pulsing flow.

Rotary lobe pumps

Lobe pumps

Lobe pumps are frequently used in food & beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and many industrial applications. Offers gentle handling of viscous fluids and slurries while being easy to clean and maintain.

Hygienic twin screw pump QTS

Twin Screw pumps

The benchmark in positive displacement pumping technology. Twin screw pumps offer gentle conveying of products – even with large soft solids – and can operate as both a process pump AND clean-in-place (CIP) pump.

Water booster pumps

Water Booster pumps

When your mains water supply has inadequate pressure to service the demands of your building(s), installing a water booster set will give you the pressure and volume of water supply you need.

Food Grade Pumps

The BestPump range of food grade pumps is made up of hygienic and industrial pump types that our clients, big and small, use for a multitude of duties on a million types of fluids and solids within the food, beverage, pharma, chemical, personal care and other manufacturing sectors.

Pump butter

We supply hygienic & industrial pumps designed to cover a wide range of fluid transfer duties from low viscosity easy-flowing fluids such as water and food oils all the way through to heavy-duty non-flowing high viscosity products like chilled butter blocks and viscous paste concentrates.

We aim to provide you with friendly, uncomplicated sales advice to help find the best pump and process equipment for you – please do contact us for pump selection assistance and any pump related queries.

Hygienic, Food Grade or Industrial pumps?

Some of the pump types on this page are commonly used in hygienic industry transfer duties and are accepted as being ‘food grade’ pumps as they are constructed from food grade FDA compliant contact materials – typically 316 Stainless Steel with food grade O-rings / gaskets / elastomers. 

Other pump designs can be classed as being fully hygienic and are certified to industry standards for hygiene and cleanliness such as EHEDG, 3A and / or FDA.

If you are in any doubt about the suitability of any pump for your particular requirements, please ask us and we can guide you to the food grade, hygienic or industrial pumps that suit your duties.