Overview of Centrifugal Pumps

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Centrifugal pumps
Centrifugal pumps are designed to transfer both corrosive and non-corrosive fluids at maximum hydraulic efficiencies. Centrifugal pumps are not self-priming and must be used in applications where flooded suction exists. These pumps can not be run dry.

GRI Centrifugal Pump Range of Specifications:
Max Flow Rates - Range to 60 gpm
Max Discharge Heads - Range to 85 Feet
Max Fluid Temperature - To allow for optimum life, pumps with lip seals are limited to 180°F (82°C) and pumps with mechanical seals permit operation to 220°F (104°C)
Motors - All motors are rated for continous duty, thermally protected and UL recognized.

Typical OEM Applications Include

  • Commercial and residential heating and cooling systems
  • Commercial coffee urns
  • Ice makers
  • Dish and glassware washers
  • Laundry appliances
  • Plating systems
  • Agricultural sprayers
  • Industrial floor scrubbers



Chemical Resistant Charts

GRI Certified to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard

Frequently Asked Questions



Watch>>>About GRI Pumps (A Gorman-Rupp Company)

Since 1953: Not Just Pumps, Pumping Solutions
There are many variables that must be considered when specifying a magnetic drive pump for an OEM application. At first glance you may not find a pump that meets your exact requirements. GRI recommends that you contact our Technical Sales Staff to discuss your project so that the right pump can be specified. Many times we will customize an existing pump to meet your needs or design a new pump according to your system’s exact specifications.

The Importance of Specifying a Pump Early in the OEM Design Process
Check out GRI’s “Emphasis On Pumps” article in the October 2013 issue of MDT magazine.  Knowing the specific fluid pumping requirements of an application upfront in the development process is important. Unfortunately many device and system designers neglect to consider the fluid pumping requirements until late in the design process.

Many times a designer will have to perform costly alterations to systems or devices to make their design compatible with a pump chosen late in the design process. Being that many times a pump is the “heart” of a system, it makes sense to begin the specification process early rather than later. Careful planning saves not only time and money, but also headaches. 

Fluid pumps for the Original Equipment Market
Serving the Original Equipment Manufacturer since 1953, Gorman-Rupp Industries’ reputation and success have been built on innovative fluid pump designs, customer service, and providing products to meet the exact specifications of our customers.

GRI’s fluid pumping knowledge and expertise comes from working with domestic and international partners in a variety of markets and OEM applications for over 60 years. Whether it is replacing an existing pump or working with you on a new OEM fluid pumping application, GRI’s proven concepts and engineered designs will provide a unique solution to your fluid pumping dilemma.

Custom Design and Manufacturing of fluid pumps for the OEM market, Bellows Metering Pumps, Magnetic Drive Pumps, Centrifugal Pumps, Oscillating Pumps, Gear Pumps, OEM Pumps