Axial Flow Pumps
Figure 6 Radial Flow Centrifugal Pump
In an axial flow pump, the impeller pushes the liquid in a direction parallel to the pump
shaft. Axial flow pumps are sometimes called propeller pumps because they operate
essentially the same as the propeller of a boat. The impeller of a typical axial flow pump
and the flow through a radial flow pump are shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7 Axial Flow Centrifugal Pump