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Pump – a device used to move gases, liquids or slurries.

  • A pump moves liquids or gases from lower pressure to higher pressure, and overcomes this difference in pressure by adding energy to the system (such as a water system).
  • A gas pump is generally called a compressor, except in very low pressure-rise applications, such as in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning, where the operative equipment consists of fans or blowers.
  • Pumps work by using mechanical forces to push the material, either by physically lifting, or by the force of compression.

That’s engineering

  • reciprocating-type pumps use a piston and cylinder arrangement with suction and discharge valves integrated into the pump.

Engineering ideas

  • liquid, gas, pressure, energy, compressor, blower, reciprocating pump, double-action pump, suction pump, piston pump

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