Master your metering pump knowledge for industrial wastewater treatment applicationsAugust 19, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Process metering pumps are vital pieces of equipment used in industries that involve applications that either use corrosive, flammable, toxic or voluminous liquids under volatile pressures or escalated temperatures.
Industries including chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and wastewater treatment depend on manufacturers to design these specialized liquid pumps that accurately delivers large volumes of fluids with exacting standards of precision and timing.
Got wastewater? Get a specialized pump
For example, solenoid diaphragm metering pumps are only but one kind of specialized pump that is used for industrial water and wastewater treatment applications.
Typically, metering pumps are engineered to be used in significantly high-pressure situations of more than 3,000 bar (a unit of pressure) and service temperatures ranging from -40°C to 400°C.
With solenoid diaphragm metering pumps, these heavy-duty pumps gauge the amount of disinfectants found within drinking water.
When used in wastewater treatment applications, solenoid diaphragm pumps measure flocculants, which are chemicals used to gather microscopic particles in order to ease the removal and filtration of said particles.
Solenoid diaphragm metering pumps deliver low maintenance and high saving advantages since operation of these pumps do not require lubricated bearings or shafts. Because only one moving part is used, this means that there is relatively minimal repairs to be made down the road.
Factors to consider
When deciding on the most optimal metering pump for any water or wastewater treatment application, consider the necessary feed rate of water to be measured in liters per hour.
Also, measure the backpressure of the application in pound per square gauge (or psig for short), which is a unit of pressure relative to the surrounding atmosphere.
Choose an appropriate measurement unit converter online that converts psig to another valid type of pressure unit.
For those with mathematical anxiety, don’t fear! Consult with industrial process and metering pump experts who can advise you on the correct measurements ensuring the best selection of metering pump for your application
Remember, safety first!
Operation of a metering pump is seamless once you bear in mind the safety controls and guidelines set in place for the protection of the user and the equipment.
Check for the overload switch on the pump to ensure reliable protection of yourself and the unit. Diaphragm rupture warning systems, as well as metering profiles on the unit, provides a safeguard that metering results are precise.
Contact ProMinent Fluid Controls to learn more about our wide selection of metering pumps and other fluid handling system solutions.