Centrifugal Pumps are classifies into three general categories :

Radial Flow – a centrifugal pump in which the pressure is developed wholly by centrifugal force.

Mixed Flow – a centrifugal pump in which the pressure is developed partly by centrifugal force and partly by the lift of the vanes of the impeller on the liquid.

Axial Flow – a centrifugal pump in which the pressure is developed by the propelling or lifting action of the vanes of the impeller on the liquid.