Reciprocating pump

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Reciprocating pump attached to a Windmill on a farm.

A reciprocating pump is a class of positive-displacement pumps which includes the piston pump, plunger pump and diaphragm pump. It is often used where a relatively small quantity of liquid is to be handled and where delivery pressure is quite large. In reciprocating pumps, the chamber in which the liquid is trapped, is a stationary cylinder that contains the piston or plunger.

Types[edit]

Reciprocating pumps may be of the following types

  • Simple hand-operated reciprocating pump
  • Power operated deep well reciprocating pump
  • Single-acting reciprocating pump
  • Double-acting reciprocating pump
  • triple -acting reciprocating pump

Examples[edit]

Some examples of reciprocating pumps include

See also[edit]

Pump

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