Centrifugal Pump Design

Learning objectives

  • 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

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able describe various centrifugal pump designs and explain the role design plays in matching a pump to an application.

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