Centrifugal pumps are reliable, low-maintenance pumps. They are worldwide good for > 40% of all fluid transfer in industry. The centrifugal pump has a very simple principle, due to centrifugal forces caused by a spinning impeller, liquid is sucked in at inlet, and pressure is built at the outlet. No valves are needed, and a minimum of moving parts. Because of this a centrifugal pump is a low-maintenance, if well selected, reliable part in your process.
But there are some other essentials that can influence the results of the pumping process and can even damage the pump severely. Under the 10 most important essentials to avoid damage and create a reliable, safe pumping process with hygienic pumps.