What type of pump we use as a ballast / fire pump and why?

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What type of pump we use as a ballast / fire pump and why?

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Asked on August 11, 2020
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Centrifugal pumps are used as ballast/fire pumps. The main reasons are:
1. centrifugal pumps are usually specified for higher flows and for pumping lower viscosity liquids
2. less frictional losses
3. minimum wear

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