What Does Centrifugal Pump Mean?
A centrifugal pump is a machine that imparts velocity to a liquid using rotation and then converts the velocity into flow. The components of a centrifugal pump include the impeller, casing and pump shaft mounted on bearings. This pump finds use in the oil industry and is used for handling and mixing of oilfield fluids. There are different types of centrifugal pumps such as electric submersible pumps used for separating water and oil to re-inject the water into the reservoir without bringing it to the surface.
These pumps are capable of handling low viscosity and dirty liquids if they are free from vapor, air and excess solid particles.