Centrifugal pumps are the most commonly used kinetic-energy pumps in today’s world. For a high degree of energy efficiency and a flexible range of configurations, a centrifugal pump is the best choice. In a centrifugal pump, the mechanical energy is converted into pressure energy by means of a centrifugal force acting on the fluid.
The flow in the centrifugal pump is in the outward and radial direction. The centrifugal pumps are widely used for the pumping of a wide range of fluids. A simple pump consists of a rotating impeller, a casing, a suction pipe and a discharge pipe. Centrifugal pumps are used in many applications and across many industries. Some of the commercial, municipal, industrial and scientific fields they are widely used in our oil and energy companies, refineries, power plants. From air conditioning to chemical processing units to cryogenics and refrigerants, centrifugal pumps have numerous applications.
One of the major reasons why the design of a centrifugal pump is successful is that the pump is effective and relatively inexpensive to produce. It has the option of including multiple impellers on a single shaft, in case of a multistage centrifugal pump or a single impeller, in case of a single stage centrifugal pump.
High pressures can be achieved if required by including multiple impellers within one casing. Configuring several stages in series can prove to be economical for increasing the head- the maximum height (pressure) it can deliver. In this way, the configuration of the same pump can be changed according to the changing needs of the user.
Due to the option of using impellers having a smaller diameter than usual, this pump proves to be very efficient. Less motor power is required in this case leading to less energy consumption that can further reduce the cost of operation. Maintenance of the centrifugal pump is very easy and the damages, that occur rarely, can be fixed without hassles.
Centrifugal pump distributors usually have pumps in different set-ups, since pumps can be designed while keeping in mind- the space available for the installation. Vertical and horizontal are the two types of set-ups available, according to the need of the customer.
Thus, centrifugal pumps provide countless benefits, from energy savings to different configurations. VEMC, channel partners of Kirloskar water pumps, are among the well-known centrifugal pump distributors who offer a variety of pumps according to the customer’s needs, ranging from back pull out pumps to horizontal split casing centrifugal pump to multistage centrifugal pumps.