Reciprocating Pumps

Lesson Code: PEA-740. The operating principles of reciprocating pumps.

  • Category: API Manufacturing - Equipment


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

- Explain the terms 'priming', 'pulsed flow' and 'vapor bubbles' with respect to pump properties

- List the three main types of pumps used in pharmaceutical API processing and manufacturing

- Describe typical uses of reciprocating pumps

- Explain how a piston reciprocating pump works

- Explain how a diaphragm reciprocating pump works

- Describe how a double-acting diaphragm pump reduces pulsing

- Describe the safety precautions that must be taken when working with pumps