Advantages and Disadvantages of Reciprocating Pump

Following are the advantages and disadvantages of reciprocating pump

Advantages of reciprocating pump

  • High efficiency
  • No priming needed
  • Can deliver water at high pressure
  • Can work in wide pressure range
  • Continuous rate of discharge

Disadvantages of reciprocating pump

  • More parts mean high initial cost
  • High maintenance cost
  • No uniform torque
  • Low discharging capacity
  • Pulsating flow
  • Difficult to pump viscous fluid
  • High wear in parts

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