Can a Water Pump Explode?

The answer must be “yes” .The centrifugal pumps in the pictures are all water pumps which exploded. The explosions did not occur because of any contamination or chemical reaction with something that was not supposed to be in the pump.

In fact, explosions like this have happened with very pure water – boiler feed water pumps, condensate pumps, and de-ionized water pumps. read more