If you are upgrading the pumps in your industrial complex, one type you may come in contact with is an air-driven diaphragm displacement pump. This type of pump is used across different businesses including chemical manufacturing plants. Before you upgrade your pumps throughout your business facilities to these diaphragm-style pumps, there are a few things you need to understand. Here are those key points and what you need to know about each one.
One of the first things you need to know about air-driven diaphragm displacement pumps is that they use compressed air as a power source. This means that you will need to ensure you have the proper replacement air compressor parts as well as routine compressor tip service. If the air moving through the compressor and into the diaphragm pumps is not flowing correctly, you will have reduced pressure in the pump and reduced performance. You can have a backup power source, such as electricity, but most of the options available to you will be air driven.
A key point you should know about how air-driven diaphragm displacement pumps work is the pulsation. Pulsation is the way the pump moves the flow of materials through the system. This pulsation can be a fast pulse that can move large amounts of fluid or material through the pump in shorter amounts of time. There are times when this fast pulse may not be suitable. In those cases, you can lower the pulsation by using various dampeners. This pulsation can also be set for certain durations and changed for different material processing options as needed.
When you first look at upgrading to air-driven diaphragm displacement pumps, you may wonder what materials the pumps can handle. In addition to traditional water-soluble and -based liquids, there are other materials the pumps can handle. For example, oil-based and sludge consistency materials can pass through the pumps with the right pulsation settings. It can also handle flurry type material as well. The material options a pump can handle can vary. This means you could use the same pump for a variety of applications.
If you still feel that upgrading to air-driven diaphragm displacement pumps is the best option for you, contact your local pump dealer. They can help you with options as well as discuss alternatives for other pumps you may need in your manufacturing industrial facility. If you have questions about maintenance, they can discuss those issues with you as well.