Users should know the availability of water, air and electricity in the loctations where the pumps will be used.
A comparison of the various input requirements with the available services is neccessary in order to make an educated choice on the best type of pump to use. Installation with a hydraulic rig tends to favor the hydraulic pumps but the electric and pneumatic pumps can still be an option as they can be easily installed on most rigs and more rudimentary bolting equipment. Flexibility requirements can also affect the choice of the pump as the operator may need a pump that can be used in various environments that do not always have all the same service availability. Finally, the hydraulic and electric Swellex pumps have the lowest maintenance cost of the three types available at Epiroc.