Types of pumps

Pumps are such a device, which transfer liquid from one place to another place by pressure difference.

Types of pump:

  1. Centrifugal pump
  2. Reciprocating pump

Centrifugal pump:

The pump which raises water or a liquid from a lower level to a higher level by the action of centrifugal force is known as centrifugal pump. A centrifugal pump is a rot dynamic pump that uses a rotating impeller to increase the pressure of a fluid. Centrifugal pumps are commonly used to move liquids through a piping system. The fluid enters the pump impeller along or near to the rotating axis and is accelerated by the impeller, flowing racially outward into a diffuser or volute chamber, from where it exits into the downstream piping system. Centrifugal pumps are used for large discharge through smaller heads.

Working principle:

A centrifugal pump works by converting kinetic energy into potential energy measurable as static fluid pressure at the outlet of the pump. This action is described by Bernoulli’s principle. With the mechanical action of an electric motor or similar, the rotation of the pump impeller imparts kinetic energy to the fluid through centrifugal force. The fluid is drawn from the inlet piping into the impeller intake eye and is accelerated outwards through the impeller vanes to the volute and outlet piping.