Lesson Code: PEA-1240. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of reciprocating pumps, their mode of operation, and how they can be used in chemical and pharmaceutical processing.

  • 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

KEYWORDS: Pumps, Centrifuge, Diaphragm, Earthing, Grounding, Piston, Reciprocating, Rotary