CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS- VERTICAL PUMPS
A Vertical Pump is one whose shaft is in vertical position w.r.t ground; it is always an overhang and of radial-split case type design. It requires a smaller footprint and is suitable for installation where the ground surface area is limited.
Vertical pumps are a special class of pumps used in many different applications from water and utility services to process and exotic applications. They can be used in a range of operating temperatures from low to high, with varying pressures and with many liquids ranging from ordinary water services to corrosive, flammable and even difficult process liquids and chemicals.
– cheaper than horizontal pumps
– smaller footprint and more compact
– require low NPSH
– require more headroom
– maintenance can be challenging
– reports of high vibration including frequent failures are common, especially for medium and large VS pumps.
** Many of Pump Projects Centrifugal Pumps are a combination of multiple Centrifugal Pump types. For example and End Suction Pump (Between Bearing) that has a Closed Impeller. **