A centrifugal pump is a machine that uses rotation to impart velocity to a liquid, resulting in fluid flow, by converting rotational kinetic energy into hydrodynamic flow energy. It is the most common type of pump used in industrial processes and household purposes. Centrifugal pumps are made up of multiple components that work together, creating a device that is used in a variety of applications.
What Components Make Up a Centrifugal Pump?
There are several components that make up a centrifugal pump, including:
- Impeller. The impeller rotates at high speeds to impart velocity to a liquid.
- Casing. The casing serves as a pressure containment vessel and directs the flow of liquid in and out of the centrifugal pump.
- Pump Shaft and Shaft Sleeves. The impeller is mounted on a pump shaft, usually made of steel or stainless steel, which transmits torque from the motor to the impeller. A protective metal shaft sleeve is threaded or slid onto the portion of the shaft inside the sealing arrangement to hold the impeller in place.
- Bearing. Bearings are designed to constrain motion and reduce friction between the shaft and the stator.
- Rotational Mechanics (Pumping Unit). The pumping unit is crucial to the functionality of a centrifugal pump and typically contains two parts: a pump and a driver. The driver, which is usually an electric motor, imparts rotational power to the pump.
Common Applications of Centrifugal Pumps
Centrifugal pumps are used in a variety of industries, including agriculture, dairy, food-processing, mining, chemical plants, pharmaceutical, municipal water plants, oil refineries, and more.
These industries use centrifugal pumps for the following applications:
- To supply water for daily use
- To pump water for domestic use
- To boost pressure when pumping liquids
- To provide sump drainage in sewage applications
- To regulate boiler water
- To assist in fire protection systems
Centrifugal Pumps from Glauber Equipment
Glauber Equipment Corporation has nearly six decades of extensive experience in the field of fluid and air flow mechanics. We design and build custom fabricated pump systems, Skid systems, landfill gas treatment systems, compressed air systems, and more. Our mission is to provide superior products that are suited to the specific needs of our customers.
Glauber Equipment’s team of experts uses high-quality equipment in our spacious facility to provide both on-site and depot repair services. Our repair vans are available 24/7 to assist our customers with any emergencies.
Some of the centrifugal pumps that we carry include:
- National Pump Company
If you are on the lookout for centrifugal pumps, our expert technicians are here to help point you in the right direction and assist with installation and repairs. Browse our centrifugal pumps to find your next solution today.