Contributor: Carver Pump
Vertical cantilever pumps are centrifugal pumps designed in a way where the impeller is “cantilevered” from the motor and baseplate (a cantilevered structure is one that is anchored at only one end – think of a diving board at the edge of a swimming pool). In a cantilevered pump, only the impellers, bushings, and casing are submerged in the sump liquid; they have no submerged seals, bearings, or suction check valves. The overhung shaft is supported by heavy-duty bearings (located above the pumped liquid). In this document, we will share information about 11 applications where vertical cantilever pumps may be used.