self-priming pump in the Oil and Gas IndustryPowered by COBUILD (sɛlf praɪmɪŋ pʌmp)
Word forms: (regular plural) self-priming pumps
(Extractive engineering: Field development, Equipment) A self-priming pump is a pump that willclear its passages of air and start pumping.
⇒ A popular pump is the self-priming pump which is capable of freeing itself of entrained air and resuming normal pumping without
supervision. ⇒ A self-priming pump can mix air and water to create a pumpable fluid on which it operates until it is
fully primed. ⇒ A self-priming pump is a pump that will clear its passages of air and start pumping.