What is a Centrifugal Pump
Centrifugal pumps are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbo-machinery.
Centrifugal pumps are used to transport fluids by the conversion of rotational kinetic energy to the hydrodynamic energy of the fluid flow. The rotational energy typically comes from an engine or electric motor.
The fluid enters the pump impeller along or near to the rotating axis and is accelerated by the impeller, flowing radially outward (using centrifugal force) into a diffuser or volute chamber (casing), from which it is directed out the discharge port and exits the pump.
Applications of Centrifugal Pumps
Common uses include water, sewage, agriculture, petroleum and petrochemical pumping. Centrifugal pumps are often chosen for their high flow rate capabilities, abrasive solution compatibility, mixing potential, as well as their relatively simple engineering. (Source: Wikipedia)
Classes of Centrifugal Pumps
- Booster Pump
- Circulator Pump
- End Suction Single Stage Pump
- Horizontal Multistage Pump
- Peripheral Vane Pump
- Self Priming Pump
- Slurry Pump
- Spindle Pump
- Turbine Pump
- Vertical Multistage Pump
A booster pump boosts pressure which can improve the flow rate. A booster pump works just like a fan with blades that spin to increase air movement with an impeller that increases flow and pressure.