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Vertical Pumps

What is a vertical pump?

A type of centrifugal pump that is usually used to draw a liquid from a deep tank or well. They come in many shapes and sizes, and they have many different functions, but the overall idea is the same: they are constructed in vertical configurations, they're usually long and narrow, and they commonly employ multiple stages to generate enough force to draw the fluid all the way to the surface level.

Most use end suction to draw the water up from a well or deep pit, and the vast majority are powered by electricity, although some may be powered by an internal combustion engine, solar power, or hand power. They are used in a wide variety of commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, and public water applications.

Different types

There are many types of vertical pumps. Some of the most common ones are:

- deep well pumps, which are used to draw water from a deep well to the surface with a specified discharge pressure;

- can or barrel pumps - used primarily to draw a fluid out of an enclosed container and move it to another location;

- in-line pumps, which use internal impellers to drive the water through the system from within the pipe;

- vertical column pumps which have a motor mounted at grade, and a vertical shaft connecting the motor to the impeller, which is located down in the fluide below.

- and submersible pumps, a subset of vertical pumps that work from below the surface of the water and force the fluid upward through the piping system.

Other related Pump Types include: vertical turbine pumps, vertical sump pump, process pumps, industrial pumps.

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