We would like to provide a quick, handy guide to when a centrifugal pump is appropriate and when it isn’t. A centrifugal pump turns rotational energy into fluid energy with the help of an impeller, which rotates in a chamber. Fluids are pushed out of the chamber by the impeller, creating a void which allows water to flow into the inlet side of the pump. Here are some advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of Centrifugal Pump
Centrifugal pumps don’t have any leakage because there is no drive seal. They can also pump hazardous liquids with no deterioration of the pump. They are very energy-efficient because of their design. There is no frictional loss of power. Due to their simple design, there is very little wear and tear. A centrifugal pump operates with minimal noise.
There is a gap between the motor and the chamber of a centrifugal pump. This has a couple of benefits. First, there is no heat transfer between the motor and the chamber. Second, fluids cannot enter the motor. In addition, centrifugal pumps use a magnetic coupling system which breaks up under high load. This keeps high loads from damaging the motor.
Disadvantages of Centrifugal Pump
There is a small amount of energy lost due to magnetic resistance in a centrifugal pump. Also, the coupling could slip under a sudden heavy load. If there are ferrous particles (iron) in the fluid being pumped, particles can collect at the impeller due to being attracted by the magnetic drive. This can eventually clog the pump.
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