Pumps are common elements within countless vehicles, industrial machines, and buildings, serving to transport fluids from one area to another through the conversion of energy. Pumps come in a number of types to accommodate varying needs, and each will often differ in the way in which they direct fluids and convert power. The centrifugal pump is a common type found in numerous applications, and it is capable of transforming mechanical energy into hydraulic energy through the use of a centrifugal force. Flowing in a radial outward direction, fluids flowing through a centrifugal pump are given the energy necessary to travel upward between levels. To help you better understand the functionality of the centrifugal pump, we will discuss its design and applications in more detail.