Centrifugal Pumps - A Deep Study (Part 1)
Centrifugal Pumps – Energy Input
The Pump Case
- Energy transfer - The transfer of energy from the shaft to the impeller and from the impeller to the water.
- Centrifugal force - The force used to throw the water from the impeller.
Centrifugal Pumps Configuration
- End Suction Centrifugal
- Split Case
- Vertical Turbines
End Suction Centrifugal - Types
- Close-coupled – A close-coupled pump has only one shaft and one set of bearings: the motor shaft and bearings. The pump impeller is placed directly onto the motor shaft. Close-coupled pumps require less space and are less expensive than frame-mounted pumps.
- Frame-mounted – A frame-mounted pump has a shaft and bearings separate from the motor. A coupling is required to get the energy from the motor to the pump.
Split Case Pumps
|Split Case Pump|
In this article we discussed briefly about the centrifugal pumps and its theory.More about the centrifugal pumps will be discussed in upcoming articles.