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Centrifugal Pumps: Design & Function


Centrifugal Pumps: Design & Function


Centrifugal Pumps: Design & Function is part one of the Centrifugal Pumps five-part training series.

The course identifies centrifugal pumps in industry today. It distinguishes between centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and describes the beneficial features and purposes of each. A further explanation of pump components is provided in order to understand component differences and how they are used in classifying pumps.

Course objectives include:

  • Explain the differences between centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Describe the basic design of a centrifugal pump
  • Classify centrifugal pumps according to staging, casing split, shaft coupling, suction position, and volute
  • Identify and describe the functions of various centrifugal pump components
  • Explain compression packing, lantern rings, and external lubrication in regard to a stuffing box
  • Explain the purpose and function of mechanical seals.

Streaming Video, Flash Course
English - US