Centrifugal Pump Design

Centrifugal Pump Design

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe centrifugal pump designs and explain the role design plays in matching a pump to a process application. • Explain the design of a volute pump casing • Identify when diffuser rings are employed and describe where a volute would apply when diffuser rings are also employed • State the difference between a solid casing and a split casing • Describe the difference between an axially split and radially split casing • List three primary purposes of a pump casing • Identify four ways impellers can be classified • State the purpose of a thrust bearing on a centrifugal pump • State the purpose of a mechanical seal on a centrifugal pump