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)