What Are They?
The diaphragm pump is a positive displacement pump that uses a flexible diaphragm to move fluids. It is one of the most commonly used pumps in a variety of industries for day-to-day use. Diaphragm pumps are very efficient in tranfering liquids with high viscosity such as oil, food, molasses, etc. They are also used to pump corrosive solutions such as sewage and slurry.
They can be manufactured in different materials and sizes to meet different requirements.
The operation of diaphragm pumps is simple and involves pulling the inlet from the pump and pressing the outlet of the pump. These devices are made of rubber and plastic materials and contain flexible membranes, they operate with water pressure or air pressure from the opposite side of the pump,but can work with any type of rotary motor, including petrol, diesel or electric.
They are easy to disassemble and clean, which makes them ideal in various industrial applications. Diaphragm pumps do require more maintenance compared to other pump types.
They are more energy-efficient because they apply more force during the forward stroke of the pump. They are self-priming, which makes these types of pumps very useful for chemical processing, dewatering of mines, pumping of paint and viscous liquids in various explosive atmospheres. It is safe to work with these pumps, and their antifreeze capability has increased its use in the industrial sector.
It is vital to have the expertise and tools to operate and service these devices. Diaphragm pumps by their nature of variety and versatilty, will help to reduce production costs in a wide range of industries and will lead, to a reduction in downtime and an increase in productivity.
These pumps are competitively priced and are readily available.
But prior to purchasing a diaphragm pump, it is essential to seek the advice of an expert.
These pumps are available in metallic and non-metallic versions for differing applications. Although it seems to be easy to operate these devices, it is imperative to install them correctly for the best results.
Here at Complete Fire and Pumps we supply, and service all types and brands of diaphragm pump set ups. Contact one of our technical team today..