These Oberdorfer™ centrifugal pumps have a single open vane rotating impeller. Liquid enters at the center and is thrown outward radically by centrifugal force. The impeller is not in contact with other pump parts resulting in quiet, efficient pumping action. The flow produced is not positive which permits the discharge line to be shut off completely without danger of overloading motors or bursting lines. Consequently, a relief valve is not required.
The flow of these pumps can be conveniently controlled by a throttling valve in the discharge line. Horsepower demand will decrease as the pressure increases. Maximum horsepower occurs with a wide open discharge.