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Turbine Pumps

What are they?

A turbine pump is a type of centrifugal pump most commonly used to draw fluid from a deep well. Most are vertical pumps with the main part of the pumping mechanism submerged in the fluid to be pumped. The motor is located above the fluid, usually at the top of the shaft.

Turbine pumps are used in irrigation, residential water uses, and any type of industrial or mining application where a fluid needs to be drawn up from a deep well with a very substantial rate of flow. They are capable of generating higher rates of flow than other types of vertical pumps, so they are often used in applications where large amounts of fluid are being processed.

How do they work?

Water turbines use centrifugal force to accelerate a fluid and force it through a piping system. Unlike many other types of positive displacement pumps, they can be used to create uniform rates of flow with enough pressure to get the fluid to the surface level. For deeper wells multistage pumps are used.

Other related Pump Types include: vertical turbine pumps, regenerative turbine pumps, process pumps.

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