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|1. (WO2017155972) CENTER BUSHING TO BALANCE AXIAL FORCES IN MULTI-STAGE PUMPS|
|Applicants:||FLUID HANDLING LLC
|Inventors:||RUZICKA, Paul J.
FELIX, Christopher J.
ROIMICHER, Marcos D.
|Title:||CENTER BUSHING TO BALANCE AXIAL FORCES IN MULTI-STAGE PUMPS|
A multi-stage pump featuring different stages configured to pump a fluid from a pump suction and to a pump discharge; and a center bushing configured between the different stages, having a center bushing side configured with pockets to balance axial forces between the different stages of the multistage pump. The pockets are configured as curved rib pockets, extruded circle or circular pockets, or full length rib pockets.