The operation of liquid ring vacuum pumps can be carried out in three ways:
In the case of partial recirculation, the sealing liquid enters and leaves the pump as no recirculation case. After that, part of the sealing liquid from the separator tank is recirculated to the pump and the remaining is drained. On the other hand, fresh sealing liquid is added to the system, as much as necessary to maintain the proper temperature, which is essential for the correct performance of the pump. This type of arrangement is used when sealing liquid conservation is important (the consumption of fresh water can be reduced up to 50%, and if another liquid is used, the consumption can be reduced more than 50% depending on the vapour pressure and fluid temperature).