Rotary & Centrifugal Pumps


Lesson Code: PEA-1241. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of rotary and centrifugal pumps, their modes of operation, and how they can be used in pharmaceutical processing.


  • Category: API Manufacturing - Equipment

Description

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 chemical and pharmaceutical processing
  • Explain how a rotary gear pump works and describe one of its uses
  • Explain how a centrifugal pump works and describe one of its uses
  • Explain how a liquid ring pump works and describe one of its uses
  • Explain cavitation in pumps and describe how it can be recognized and avoided
  • Describe the safety precautions that must be taken when working with pumps


KEYWORDS: Centrifugal, Diaphragm, Earthing, Grounding, Priming, Pulsed Flow, Rotary