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Cavitation occurs when the liquid in the pump turns to a vapor at low pressure. This happens because there is not enough pressure at the suction / lift end of the pump. When cavitation takes place, air bubbles are created at low pressure which can make your pump noisy and cause damage to your pump.

Centrifugal Pump

A centrifugal pump is a mechanical device which is designed to move fluid or water by means of the transfer of rotational energy from one or more impellers within the pump. The momentum of the impeller produces an increase in pressure or flow at the pumps discharge.

Check Valve

A check valve is a valve used in plumbing and commonly used in conjunction with pumps to allow a solution to flow in one direction only.