Types of Centrifugal Pumps
Centrifugal pumps consist of impellers and volutes and turn electrical energy into mechanical energy. The impeller rotates producing centrifugal force that adds to the pressure of a fluid budging the liquids in the desired direction through a piping system. There are basically two types of centrifugal pumps; Single-stage radial flow centrifugal pumps and multistage centrifugal pumps.
Single-Stage Centrifugal Pumps
These pumps consist of one impeller and are used in production operations to offer pump low to moderate pump services total dynamic head of less than 700ft/min. The characteristic curve of the pump is shown below: Graph showing single-stage centrifugal pump characteristics. Retrieved ...