Benefits of Peristaltic over Centrifugal pumps

Peristaltic pumps and centrifugal pumps are two types of pumps that are commonly used in various industries. While both pumps have their own benefits, a peristaltic pump offers several advantages over a centrifugal pump. In this blog, we will explore some of the benefits of using a peristaltic pump compared to a centrifugal pump.



Self-priming ability

Peristaltic pumps are self-priming, meaning they can start pumping without any outside assistance. This is a significant advantage over centrifugal pumps, which require priming to start working.

Peristaltic pump can also create a full vacuum up to 9 mwc which makes ideal for applications where dry self-priming is required.



One of the major benefits of a peristaltic pump is that it does not rely on blades or other mechanical parts to move the fluid through the pump. This means that the fluid being pumped remains contained within the pump tubing and is not exposed to any external parts that could cause contamination.

The benefit of this means that the product being pump does not leak into the atmosphere in the event of the hose failing. You could also install level sensors to either stop the pump and/or provide an alarm when the hose fails. This feature is used extensively in mining and other industrial applications. Unlikely centrifugal pump which the only part that stop the liquid being pumped from escaping the atmosphere is the mechanical seal.



Peristaltic pumps are highly versatile and can handle a wide range of fluids, including those with high viscosities, abrasive particles, and other impurities. They are also capable of handling high-pressure applications, this makes the Verderflex range of peristaltic pumps perfect for every industry from mining, waste water, chemical, pharmaceutical and especially food and beverage production. 

With the ability to self-prime, run dry and handle a range of different fluids certainly makes this a versatile pump.


Low maintenance

Peristaltic pumps are low maintenance and do not require frequent maintenance or repair. They do not have any mechanical parts that can wear out over time, and the tube is the only component that requires replacement. This feature makes peristaltic pumps ideal for applications where downtime must be minimized.

In comparison to a centrifugal pump which make take numerous hours to repair, a peristaltic pump can have its hose element changed in under an hour, with only 8 bolts to be removed. 



Peristaltic pumps are energy-efficient and consume less power than centrifugal pumps. This makes them an environmentally friendly option for applications where energy consumption is a concern. Additionally, the energy-efficient design of peristaltic pumps also results in lower operating costs. 


In conclusion, a peristaltic pump offers several advantages over a centrifugal pump, including self-priming ability, containment, versatility, low maintenance, and energy efficiency. If you are in the market for a new pump, consider the benefits of a peristaltic pump and see if it is the right choice for your application.

Our pump experts have over 40 years’ experience and know the importance of every pump component to the overall performance. If you are looking for a peristaltic pump or need help to make the best pump selection,  contact our Global Pumps team.


Tags: Verderflex, Peristaltic hose pumps, Centrifugal pumps


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