“High-pressure pumps” is a rather broad term. It can include positive-displacement pumps, as well as centrifugal pumps. To make matters even more confusing, different manufacturers can have different definitions as to what constitutes a high-pressure pump.
Despite this, high-pressure pumps are essential in our day to day lives. They are used in areas such as water supply and sewage, manufacturing, agriculture, and more. In this article, we will discuss three types of high-pressure pumps and how they benefit our society.
This style of pump is used primarily in power generation. When the generator is rotated, it produces electricity. High-pressure steam drives a turbine. A boiler user's water supplied by boiler feed pump(s) and produces heat from the stream. In the case of nuclear power generation, a reactor feed pump is used.
Descaling Pumps are common to the manufacturing world. They are frequently used in the manufacturing of large appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines and automobiles manufacturing.
Something that these items have in common is that they are produced in steelworks. Steel ingots must be heated to at least 1000 degrees C so that they can be made into steel plates to produce these items. As a result of this process, oxidized scales form on the steel – and if these are not cleared away, the finished steel will contain impurities and be prone to cracking or producing inferior products.
To prevent this, a high-pressure water pump is used to remove the scales from the steel before it goes into the rolling mill.
This type of pump is commonly used in the Middle East and other places where water shortage is a problem. Desalination pumps can be used to turn seawater into freshwater. Because they handle seawater, pumps designed for this purpose are made from corrosion-resistant high-grade stainless steel.