What Is a Centrifugal Pump & How Does It Work!?

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Centrifugal pumps are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery. 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 into a diffuser or volute chamber, from where it exits.

What Is a Centrifugal Pump & How Does It Work!?

Common uses include water, sewage, petroleum and petrochemical pumping. The reverse function of the centrifugal pumps is a water turbine converting potential energy of water pressure into mechanical rotational energy.

In the video below, the working of a Centrifugal pump is explained in a detailed way.

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