Think of a plunger pump just like a basic bottle jack used to lift heavy loads.
The only significant difference between a triplex pump and a quintuplex pump is the number of pumping galleries. A triplex pump has 3 galleries, and a quintuplex pump has 5.
You can find nearly any size of plunger pump on the market — simplex (1), duplex (2), quadruplex (4), etc. You can even find nonuplex (9) pumps! These larger pumps are relatively rare, because it is often more practical to use two smaller pumps in parallel to achieve such high flow rates.
This lesson will focus on triplex and quintuplex pumps, but the operating principles are the same for any variety of plunger pump.
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