About Centrifugal Pumps

How Does a Centrifugal Pump Work?

Using a rotating impeller, a centrifugal pump draws liquid (e.g. water, oil, sewage) into the center of the impeller and then slings it out again, which increases the speed of the liquid and creates pressure to move the liquid through a pipe or hose.

Benefits and Applications of Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are flexible and have many uses. A centrifugal pump can handle muddy or dirty liquids and high temperatures. Most centrifugal pumps are used to move or increase pressure (boost) of liquid through a pipe or hose system and can be found in irrigation, water treatment, and even manufacturing and industrial environments. Irrigation professionals use Munro centrifugal pumps to draw water from lakes, ponds, cisterns, shallow wells and more. In addition, centrifugal pumps are commonly applied as boosters, to increase operating pressure in pressurized systems including domestic city water.

Munro Centrifugal Pumps are Exceptional

  • Outstanding pump performance to horsepower – Check out our pumps’ performance curves. Our centrifugal pumps outperform common competitor pumps and pumping systems, time after time.
  • Time-proven design re-engineered for top pump performance and longevity – With over 50 years experience in designing centrifugal pumps, the engineers at Munro studied the common failure points of competing pumps and meticulously addressed each with high-grade materials and intelligent design. We refuse to settle.
  • Built tough in every part – A cast iron body and diffuser, standard on all sizes, mean these centrifugal pumps are built to last.
  • Upgraded products without upgraded cost – A brass impeller and silicon carbide seal are standard for our full line of centrifugal pumps, instead of pricey special order upgrades.
  • Easiest to install and to maintain – Two priming ports, a sensor port and dual chamber drain valves make maintenance of Munro centrifugal pumps quick and simple.

Below is a sizing comparison chart for our centrifugal pumps, which shows total head in feet, gallons per minute, and PSI.

Table to help you choose a pump.