Difference Between Pump and Turbine

Basic Difference

The turbine is one which convert the kinetic energy of the wind into the electrical energy while pump is a device which convert the rotational energy of it s impeller into the pressure energy of the fluid

Work Out Put

A pump out put is increased pressure energy or increase flow rate of liquid whereas in turbine out put is the electrical energy

The Operating Principle

fast moving fluid strikes the blades of turbine and cause them to move. Blades are attached to shaft which is attached to generator which produce electrical energy while in pumps electrical energy cause the impellers to move which exerts there force onto the surrounding fluid and force the fluid to move


There are two main types of pump rotodynamic pump and positive displacement pump and  while turbine has hydro turbine, wind turbine and steam turbine


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