Reciprocating Pump

The reciprocating pump is a positive displacement pump as it discharges a definite quantity of liquid during the displacement of its piston or plunger which executes a reciprocating motion in a closely fitting cylinder. It is best suited for less discharge and higher heads.

The following important points may be noted for the reciprocating pump:

(a) Discharge through a reciprocating pump,

Discharge through a reciprocating pump

(b) Power required to drive a reciprocating pump


(c) The difference between the theoretical discharge and the actual discharge is called the slip of the pump.

(d) The slip of a reciprocating pump is negative when the suction pipe is long and delivery pipe is short and the pump is running at high speeds.


  1. please include the labelled diagram of reciprocating pump also


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