When you have to make an investment in industrial machinery, it is advisable to have all the factors under control and the doubts resolved beforehand.

This allows you to make a conscious choice as to which product is best suited to your needs. Water pumps are no exception. Before buying one, you should know what types exist, what their characteristics, applications, benefits, and disadvantages are. In this article, we will make a comparison between centrifugal and peripheral pump for when the time comes to decide on one type of pump or the other.

Advantages and applications of a centrifugal pump

Centrifugal pumps are easy to use, no advanced knowledge is required. Due to their structure, maintenance is also a basic task.

Another of its advantages lies in its great durability. The service life of your pump will be long and in case it is necessary to change a part, you will not need the intervention of specialists. You can do it yourself due to the simplicity of these pumps. Compared to peripheral pumps, they are much easier to handle. In addition, they have a better flow rate and move water faster.

Thanks to their features, this type of pumps is very versatile and have great applicability in various fields.

For example, in water desalination plants, they are used to separate minerals from salts during the process of obtaining drinking water.

In the mining industry, they are used to producing foam that helps in the separation and handling of certain minerals. In petrochemical plants, they are very useful in the extraction of hydrocarbons containing different solid components. They are also widely used in the distribution of drinking water, as they allow the water to be sent through the distribution network at a suitable pressure to reach all the necessary points.

These are just a few of the enormous number of applications for this type of pump. In our catalogue you will find different models to choose from, always depending on the application to which you need to respond:

Advantages and applications of a peripheral pump

Peripheral pumps, on the other hand, have a smaller turbine than centrifugal pumps, so they cannot generate water as quickly and with as much flow. However, they make up for this with the good pressure with which they move the water. These pumps are relatively simple to use, although their maintenance and repair are a little more complicated. On the other hand, they have a better capacity.

Another very striking advantage lies in the fact that these products are very inexpensive to purchase. For these reasons, they are widely used in the home to pump clean water, without abrasive particles or chemical liquids. In addition, thanks to the height that the water reaches, they are perfect for watering gardens and orchards.

Difference between centrifugal and peripheral pump

As you have seen, centrifugal and peripheral pumps are very similar. Their main differences lie in durability, water pressure and flow rate, as well as ease of use.

Before making any decision, INOXMIM recommends you to consider the following aspects:

  • What do you want the water pump for? If you are looking for higher pressure, longer life and easier maintenance, the best option is to buy a centrifugal pump. Remember that peripheral pumps can fail after some time unused, such as the formation of scale in the turbine. 

  • How high is the place you want to pump water to? Although peripheral pumps have less water flow, for high heads with small flow rates it is not recommended using an open impeller centrifuge.

  • How much money do you have? You can get a peripheral pump for half the price of a centrifugal pump.

Now that all these concepts have been clarified, if you need technical advice, or if you have any further questions about our industrial pumps, just contact our customer service department.

You can do so by filling in the following form, writing to us at inoxmim@inoxmim.com, or calling us on (+34) 972 58 20 40. We will be delighted to help you!