Centrifugal pumps transport fluids by converting rotational kinetic energy (produced by an electric motor) to the hydrodynamic energy of the fluid flow. Entering along or near the rotational axis through the “eye” of the housing, fluid is caught in the impeller blades, which accelerate the fluid and cause it to flow radially outward. Fluid velocity and pressure both increase while passing through the impeller.
From there, the fluid enters a diffuser which decelerates the flow and further increases its pressure. The fluid then exits the pump. Centrifugal pumps are essentially the opposite of water turbines, which convert the potential energy of water pressure into mechanical rotational energy.
Centrifugal pumps typically have high flow rates and can handle large quantities of low viscosity fluids. They are a popular choice across a wide range of industries, including:
- Chemical plants
- Municipal water
- Oil & Gas
- Power generation
- Wastewater treatment
Centrifugal Pumps for High Capacity Fluid Pumping Applications
Pumping Solutions Inc. is a distributor of pumps and accessories from leading centrifugal pump manufacturers. We offer Goulds centrifugal pumps in a variety of sizes and capacities to meet the needs of even the most demanding pump applications. From self-priming electric water pumps to highly corrosion-resistant sanitary pumps, we have a centrifugal pump for every need.
Xylem Goulds’ close-coupled, electric drive centrifugal pumps are manufactured from stainless steel, with Viton elastomer seals. Available sizes range from 1-1/4” x 1” to 2” x 1-1/2”. Power levels range from 1/2 horsepower up to 5 HP (varies by model).
If you’re not sure which centrifugal pump is right for your needs, feel free to contact us. Our knowledgeable customer service team will help you select the best pump for your specific application.
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Xylem Goulds Centrifugal PumpsFor over 155 years, centrifugal pump manufacturer Xylem Goulds has combined their pump-building experience and expertise with the most advanced pump design and manufacturing processes available to deliver world-class pumps for countless applications.
Xylem Goulds’ centrifugal pumps utilize a close-coupled, space-saving design for easy installation. They’re fabricated from high quality 304 stainless steel, with carbon/ceramic faces on mechanical seals, 316 stainless steel interior components, and Viton elastomer seals. The enclosed design of the impellers provides high-efficiency performance.
These centrifugal pumps are ideal for a range of uses, including water circulation, liquid transfer, spraying systems, jockey pump and booster services, and general-purpose pumping. Although, it is not designed to be used for construction purposes.
To ensure superior quality and performance, Xylem Goulds conducts full performance testing on every centrifugal pump they manufacture. See individual product listings for full specifications.
Xylem Goulds Centrifugal Pump Features
- End suction top discharge.
- Case drain provided as standard.
- Impeller is positively locked on the shaft with a key and impeller nut.
- Easy maintenance: seals can be replaced without removing the pump motor.
Important Considerations for Using Centrifugal PumpsCentrifugal pumps are highly efficient at pumping large volumes of fluid, but there are some applications where diaphragm pumps might be a better option. High viscosity fluids place additional strain on a centrifugal pump impeller, which slows operation and decreases efficiency. These fluids can also cause components to overheat or lead to premature and excessive wear. Due to the high speed, centrifugal pumps are also incompatible with substances sensitive to shearing.
It is important to remember than centrifugal pumps must be primed and adequately lubricated for optimal operation. Allowing centrifugal pumps to run while dry will damage the pump components, so they should only be used in continuous flow applications.
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