# What is A Dynamic Pump? | How does Dynamic Pump work?

pump is a mechanical device used to transfer fluids from one place to another place. According to the working principle, pumps divide into two categories. The first type of pump is a Positive displacement pump, while the second is a dynamic pump. In the previous article, we discussed the positive displacement pump. This article mainly explains the dynamic pump types, working, applications, and some other aspects.

## What is a Dynamic Pump?

Different Types of Pumps
Different Types of Pumps

A dynamic pump is a type of pump that delivers kinetic energy to the working fluid and increases the fluid velocity as it passes through the impeller and, then transforms this increased velocity into pressure.

A dynamic pump is also known as a kinetic pump because it pumps the fluid by providing kinetic energy. This pump most commonly uses a centrifugal force to pump the fluid. The dynamic pumps are used for applications that require a continuous flow rate.

These types of pumps contain an impeller, diffuser/volute casing, and housing.

The main difference between a dynamic pump and a positive displacement pump is their working method. The dynamic pumps use a rotating impeller to generate a cavity, while a positive displacement pump uses a reciprocating part (such as a piston or plunger) to generate a cavity.

The dynamic pumps have fewer rotatory components than the positive displacement pumps. They have low weight than the PD pumps.

A centrifugal pump and submersible pump are the most common examples of dynamic pump.

## Working Principle of Dynamic Pump

A dynamic pump is a type of pump which uses a centrifugal force to transfer the fluid from one place to another. A rotating part (such as rotor or impeller) generates this centrifugal force.

As the fluid passes through the impeller, it provides kinetic energy to the fluid and increases fluid velocity. After passing through the impeller, when this high-velocity fluid passes through the volute casing, it slows the fluid and converts the fluid velocity into pressure energy. After this process, the outlet valve opens, and fluid is discharged to the desired area.

Read Also: Working and types of Positive Displacement Pumps

## Types of Dynamic Pumps

The dynamic pump has the following major types:

1. Submersible pump
2. Centrifugal Pump
3. Axial Pump
4. Hydrant System
5. Horizontal Centrifugal Pump
6. Vertical Centrifugal Pump

### 1) Axial Pump

Main Article: Axial Pump

The axial pump includes in the most famous types of dynamic pump. These pumps use to pump incompressible liquids and for high flow rates at the comparatively short delivery head. So, the energy transfer from the axial pump takes place only through the flow-related process.

In an axial pump, the liquid pumps parallel to the shaft of the pump. In these pumps, water enters radially while discharges axially.

### 2) Centrifugal Pump

Main Article: Centrifugal Pump

A centrifugal pump is a type of dynamic pump that uses centrifugal force to convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. The conversion of energy occurs through the two major components of the pump: volute casing and impeller. The main purpose of the volute casing is to gather the liquid exiting the impeller and transform the fluid velocity into pressure energy.

These dynamic pumps are most commonly used to pump liquids from low head to high head. These dynamic pumps are used in pharmaceutical, septic tanks, chemical, mining, petroleum, power plants, municipal, agriculture, and other fields.

### 3) Vertical Centrifugal Pump

A vertical centrifugal pump is also known as a cantilever pump. They have a unique shaft and bearing mount configuration that permits the volute to swing in the sump while the bearings are installed out of the sump.

These pumps don’t need a stuffing box for shaft sealing but use throttle bushing. This pump takes very low installation space. It is a best option If you want to install a pump in a limited surface area. They are ideal for high-pressure and hot fluids.

### 4)  Horizontal Centrifugal Pump

The shaft of a horizontal centrifugal pump usually installs horizontally between overhung or bearings. This type of pump has easy installation and maintenance, with easy access to internal components.

You must select a right shaft design to deliver the required pump pressure. The horizontal pumps are ideal for low suction applications, and high suction requires a built-in bearing shaft.

On the other hand, horizontal centrifugal pumps take up a larger space when the facility has concerns about the space occupied. However, these pumps have low operating temperature and pressure than the vertical pumps.

### 5) Submersible Pump

submersible pump is a mechanical equipment that works by pushing the water toward the surface instead of pulling it. It has a hermetically sealed motor connected to the pump body that helps to push the fluid toward the surface.

These types of dynamic pumps are most commonly used for slurry pumping, general industrial pumping, sewage pumping, septic tank pumping, and drainage.

Read Also: Working of Submersible Pump

### 6) Hydrant System

A hydrant system is a water source that supplies water at sufficient pressure and flows through a network of nozzles, pipes, and hydrants throughout a building for firefighting applications.

This pump has a series of pipes linked directly to the key water supply to supply water to each hydrant outlet in the event of an emergency.

Each hydrant pump has multiple discharge valves to which you can connect a fire hose. This hydrant system assists the firefighters in fighting the fire suppression process. The hydrant system increases firefighters’ ability to control fires in the construction site in which it is placed.

Read Also: Different types of Pumps

• These pumps have small sizes.
• They need a short space for installation.
• They have less cost.
• The maintenance of a dynamic pump is easy as compared to the positive displacement pump.
• They can control low to medium viscosity fluids.

• These types of pumps have shaft misalignment problems.
• They have issues related to impeller damage.
• Wear a ring of this pump damage in a brief period.
• They have seal ring damage problems.
• The bearings of these pumps damage very quickly due to overshooting.

## Applications of Dynamic Pump

• These pumps are widely using for pumping crude oil.
• They operate in the chemical industry.
• They use for commercial and household applications.
• These pumps use in the food industry.
• These pumps widely used in fire protection industries.
• They use for cellulose, petrochemical, hydrocarbons, paint, and beverage production.

## Dynamic Pump Vs Positive Displacement Pump

The main difference between dynamic pump and positive displacement pump is given below:

## FAQ Section

### What are the types of Dynamic Pumps?

The dynamic pump has the following major types:

1. Centrifugal Pump
2. Axial Pump
3. Vertical Centrifugal Pump
4. Horizontal Centrifugal Pump
5. Submersible pump
6. Hydrant System
7. Multistage Pump

### What are the Dynamic Pump used for?

The dynamic pumps are most commonly used for low head to medium head applications. They are best suitable to pump low viscosity fluid. The dynamic pumps are used for continuous fluid flow applications. They are most

### What are the parts of Dynamic Pump?

The dynamic pump has the following major parts:

1. Impeller
2. Casing
3. Diffuser
4. Shaft
5. Electric Motor
6. Crankshaft