Pumps are defined by their flow rate. In some cases, pumps can be identified by their capacity.
In industry, pumps are largely used to move liquids (water, pulp, chemicals, etc.) from one place to another. When the pressure increases in a pump's circuit, the flow rate decreases. This reduction is due to the internal leaks in the pump between the inlet and the outlet.
According to the type of pump, this reduction in the flow rate is normal. It is for this reason that the flow rate of a pump is given for different working pressures.
This course covers the different types of pumps, their uses, their components, and their operating principles.
Topics covered in this course include:
- volumetric pumps and their uses,
- non-volumetric pumps and their uses, and
- suggestions for practical exercises.