36 - Basic Principles and Pump Types

Need to refresh your basic knowledge of how pumps work and are categorised? This course tells you what you need to know. Although the examples presented refer to water systems, the course is relevant for other applications.

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Course overview

Modules: 5
Completion time
Completion time: 15 minutes
Difficulty level
Difficulty level: Basic
This course is part of a learning track
This course is part of a Learning Track

Course overview


About pumps and the two main pump types

A short general introduction to positive displacement and centrifugal pumps.

Grundfos pump types

Grundfos produces 10 main pump types. Explore them here.

Main impeller types

Brush up on your understanding of one of main pump components: the impeller.

About pump curves

This short article takes an in-depth look at pump curves

Centrifugal pump types

What is a centrifugal pump, and what are the main variants.

Test your knowledge

Answer a few questions to test what you've learned