“A pump is a device that moves fluids, or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action, typically converted from electrical energy into Hydraulic energy. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps. Pumps operate by some mechanism and consume energy to perform mechanical work moving the fluid.
Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power, etc.,”
“Function of the pump is to raise the pressure of the fluid and impart desirable velocity. So that fluid may be transported from one place to another. The more is the velocity the more is the flow rate and hence less time required for transportation.
However, we know that heat loss is directly proportional to the square of flow velocity.
It can handle any kind of liquid, even contaminated with solid particulates to some extent.
In power plants, pumps are used to handle ash slurry made with water, which is highly erosive.
In chemical industries, it is used to handle corrosive fluids.” Know more at @Tftpumps.com.