In-line centrifugal pumps are rotodynamic pumps and operate normally primed. In-line pumps are installed in the straight runs of pipelines. The difference between an in-line pump and a standard pump is that the intake and delivery connections of an in-line pump are aligned on a single axis.
The in-line centrifugal pump presented here is used to pump mechanically and chemically non-aggressive liquids. Its range of applications include use in water supply, irrigation and sprinkler systems, and heating engineering systems.
The MT 185 kit forms part of the GUNT-Practice Line for assembly, maintenance and repair designed for training at technical colleges and in company training centres. A close link between theory and practice is key to the learning content. The kit is ideally suited to project-based learning with a particular emphasis on ‘hands-on’ work. Independent working by the students is assisted and encouraged. Performing exercises in a small team offers a useful learning format.
MT 185 enables a typical in-line centrifugal pump to be assembled and maintained. Students become familiar with all the pump components and their modes of operation. The parts are clearly laid out in a tool box. Systematic assembly and disassembly of a pump is practiced.
The instruction material details the individual steps involved in the exercise, and provides additional information on the areas of application, mode of operation and design of the pump.