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When to Use a PC Pump


Progressing cavity pumps (PCP) are often the choice when there is low suction pressure. It is mostly used when centrifugal pump fails to fill & pump. For a closer look at PCP, its features, design & benefits, visit – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Updated: 10 February 2017
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Title: When to Use a PC Pump

  • When to Use a PC Pump

  • 'PC pump' is short for progressive cavity
    pump, a pump that's used in many different
    applications, often in industrial work settings.
    One of the many benefits of using these types of
    pumps over other positive displacement pumps is
    that it's abrasion resistant. Let's take a closer
    look at PC pumps and their applications.

  • PC versus Centrifugal Pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps are a popular choice because
    they're economical and will last when used in
    applications where the fluid being pumped is
    water-like, or has a low viscosity. What's more
    is that centrifugal pumps are best used when
    there's a fixed flow rate?

  • PC pumps, on the other hand, are great for
    situations where the fluid being pumped has a
    high viscosity. In fact, whereas a centrifugal
    pump will work less efficiently, using more
    energy, a PC pump works more efficiently and uses
    less energy the more viscous the fluid.

  • Another benefit of the PC pump is that it
    maintains its flow rate, even as the viscosity
    increases, but it's also possible to vary the
    flow, if desired. This means that PC pumps are
    ideally suited for applications where the
    viscosity of the fluid changes, but you need to
    maintain the flow rate, and by the same token, in
    environments where you need to adjust the flow
    rate. You can vary the flow rate simply by
    changing the speed of the pump.

  • PC pumps are also often the pump of choice
    when there's low suction pressure, so when a
    centrifugal pump fails to fill and pump, the PC
    pump will succeed.

  • Applications with Abrasive Solids
  • Although PC pumps are well suited for use in
    many different applications, perhaps its best use
    is in applications where there are abrasive
    solids. While most positive displacement pumps
    can't pump solids for long because their designs
    make them susceptible to wear, a PC pump's rotor
    and stator design makes it more resistant to

  • What Sets this Pump Apart
  • What makes the PC pump better suited for
    pumping abrasive materials is its design instead
    of sending the fluid around the outside of a
    casing, it flows axially. What's more is that the
    stator is rubber, meaning that solids can move
    past the stator with abrading.

  • If you're looking to add a PC pump to your
    work environment, contact Lifting Solutions,
    leaders in the production system industry. This
    company is equipped to optimize your lift
    systems, no matter your work requirements or
    environment. For more information, check out
    their website.
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