Applications of reciprocating pump in high pressure conditions

Q.  Which pump is more suitable for an application where very high pressure is required to be developed at moderate discharge?
- Published on 16 Sep 15

a. Reciprocating pump
b. Centrifugal pump
c. Turbine
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Reciprocating pump


  • Pankaj   -Posted on 14 Oct 15
    Centrifugal pump has higher discharge rate than that of the reciprocating pump. But reciprocating pumps are superior to centrifugal pumps for applications where very high pressures are needed to be developed at moderate discharge.

    Reciprocating pumps are used in the applications such as oil pumping from deep oil wells and certain hydraulic devices like hydraulic jack where very high pressure is required to be developed.

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