Understanding Diaphragm Pumps

At Pump Solutions Australasia, we carry RAN diaphragm pumps. We import them from Istanbul, Turkey because they are the best in the world. While many firms in Australia would be happy just carrying such a high quality pump, we feel that we have a responsibility to our customers to help them get maximum life and performance from their pumps.

Here are some answers to basic questions about diaphragm pumps.

Understanding Diaphragm Pumps

How do I choose the right pump?

There is a set of basic factors to consider when choosing a diaphragm pump.

Fluid: What kind of fluid are you going to pump? Is it neutral like water or corrosive like acid or heavy alkaline? Is it pure fluid or is it slurry?

Viscosity: Similar to identifying the fluid, you should also identify the viscosity. The higher the viscosity, the more power it takes to move the fluid.

Flow Rate: The “rule of thumb” is: the higher the flow rate, the larger pump and piping you will need.

Pressure: The higher the pressure, the more solid your equipment must be to sustain it. Pressure can also affect the amount of power you need.

Temperature: Though the effects are more subtle in most cases, temperature will also play a role in what pump you need.

What Kind of Fluids will a Diaphragm Pump Transport

A diaphragm pump will move almost any kind of fluid. Water, acid, oil, resins, surfactants and resins can all be moved by a diaphragm pump.

Are There Fluid-Specific Diaphragm Pumps?

Acids, caustics and bleach are best suited for plastic pumps, while some chemicals will break them down.

How Often Do Diaphragm Pumps Need to be Tightened?

There is no one size fits all answer, but you should inspect a diaphragm pump more often than other varieties.

How to I Maintain a Diaphragm Pump?

Pay regular attention to four areas: air quality, elastic components, inlets/outlets and torque settings.

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