Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps

Learning objectives

  • Describe the operating characteristics of piston and plunger reciprocating pumps
  • Identify the difference between single-acting and double-acting reciprocating positive displacement pumps
  • Discuss the operation of each of the following types of reciprocating pump configurations:
    • Simplex
    • Duplex
    • Multiplex
  • Describe the basic operating characteristics of a reciprocating diaphragm pump

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of commonly used Reciprocating Positive Displacement pumps.

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