Three Tips for Finding the Best Dosing Pump for Your Chemical-Transfer Needs

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A dosing pump is a device for delivering a constant stream of a liquid from one pipe (or static pool) to another. The right dosing pump for you will depend on the size and type of your business as well as the amount of time you can contribute to an inspection and maintenance regimen. Check out these three tips for finding the best dosing pump for your chemical-transfer needs.

Try to Find One with a Digital Pressure Gauge

While a normal pressure gauge on a new pump can usually provide an accurate reading for a long amount of time, getting a pump with a digital pressure gauge will allow for much more flexibility. In particular, if you need to change how hard the pump is working during different parts of the day, programming a digital pressure gauge is much easier than manually checking in on the pump every time it needs to be put on a new setting.

Additionally, since a digital pressure gauge requires fewer moving parts than a normal pressure gauge, you should have more time than normal before a maintenance issue with the gauge arises. Even if something does come up, many digital gauges have a warning system that can tell you exactly what's wrong with the unit and save you valuable time and effort.

Consider the Surface and Room Where the Pump Will Sit

Don't just consider the pump in isolation; instead, consider where exactly the pump will spend most of its time. If the room in question is extremely cluttered, it makes more sense to get a pump with a large metal weight on its bottom to minimize the risk of it toppling. On the other hand, if the compartment the pump needs to fit in is extremely small and oddly shaped, you'll need to expend extra effort to find a pump with a shape that can best match that compartment. 

Finally, put a thermometer in the compartment for a few hours and check to make sure that the unit you're looking at can handle the temperature without developing problems.

Take a Close Look at the Tubing Material That Comes with the Pump

If you're only going to be transporting ordinary water with the pump, there's no need to be too picky with the tubing material. However, if you're transporting hazardous waste products or something very dangerous like sulfuric acid, it pays to only consider placing metal pipes on either side of the pump's intake and outtake nozzles.

Talk to a company like Washington Pump & Drilling for more information.

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