Centrifugal vs reciprocating pump
List out the differences between Centrifugal vs reciprocating pump.
|It is one of the rotary pumps which used kinetic energy of impeller.
|It is a positive displacement type pump which is forced by piston.
|It continuously discharges the fluid.
|It does not discharge the fluid continuously.
|In centrifugal pump the flow rate decreases which increasing the pressure.
|The pressure does not affect flow rate in reciprocating pumps.
|It is used for pumping high viscous fluid.
|It is used for pump low viscous fluid.
|In this pumps discharge is inversely promotional to the viscosity of fluid.
|In reciprocating pump viscosity of fluid does not affect the discharge rate.
|Efficiency of these pumps are low compare to reciprocating pump.
|Efficiency is high.
|Centrifugal pump have problem of priming.
|It does not have any problem of priming.
|It uses impellers to transfer energy to fluid.
|It uses piston cylinder device to transfer energy to fluid.
|They are lighter than reciprocating pumps.
|These are heavier compare to centrifugal pump.
|It gives higher discharge at low heads.
|These gives higher heads at low discharge.
|It is less costly.
|These are costly.
|These pumps required less maintenance.
|These required higher maintenance.
|Centrifugal pumps are easy to install. These required less floor space.
|These pumps are difficult to install. These required more floor area.
|It is mostly used for domestic purpose and where higher discharge at low head required.
|These are mostly used in industries and high viscous fluid pumped at a high head.
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