What if we didn’t get our vehicles serviced on regular basis? With so many moving parts, its not an option but a necessity to make sure we don’t end up on the side of the road stranded. At the end of the day, we want to make sure that we get the most mileage from our cars before things go wrong.
Same as true when using chemical metering pumps or dosing pumps which require timely and regular maintenance just like any other piece of industrial equipment. Because productivity matters. There are many issues that commonly arise from metering pumps when they are used day in and day out and this applies especially to the equipment that is connected to them such as dosing pipes and safety valves.
Wear & Tear
At the core of it all, chemical dosing pumps are engineered to move fluids, be it at high temperature, high pressure or corrosive chemicals which requires the core materials to be fit for the purpose accordingly. As a result, the area that surrounds a chemical metering pump stays in contact with fluids and water constantly and also it can become excessively wet over time causing issues such as rust and rot can sink in. Although newer pump designs are optimized for high flow rates with less chance of leakage of fluids, maintenance can avoid seepage into the area surrounding the metering system.
Regardless of the type of metering pump you have set up, you will need to reassess the area on regular basis while taking preventative measures to control the moisture levels. This can be done by simply by replacing dosing pipes before they get damaged and leak.
Preventing Pump Corrosion & Rust
When dealing with certain type of chemicals, corrosion can also happen over time especially if abrasive or corrosive chemicals are used in your metering setup. Apart from choosing equipment and solenoid driven chemical dosing pumps which can tolerate corrosive substances ideal for metering of disinfectants, corrosion inhibitors and biocide, there are also self-contained relief devices that can be attached to positive displacement pumps. Also, WRS’s Pulsation Dampeners are designed to reduce pulsation and vibration in the pipe system ensuring smoother and continuous flow of the system.
Minus the Failure
In many cases of industrial purchases, many metering system components that are thought to be relatively disposable will be the ones that are usually bought at cheaper prices. While using cheaper options which are available on some other websites may work initially propping the balance sheets on downward scale for running costs, not using the right metering pump may cost you more over the years as they will need more repairs more frequently costing high on extra maintenance.
Today, in a global world, there are unfortunately fly-by-night operators when it comes to supplying chemical dosing pumps selling dosing pumps which are inexpensive, and yet, using such low quality options may let you see the motor or other parts on your hands. Here at WRS, we understand that you want a metering system setup at most cost effective way possible, we also understand that you do not want to keep fixing failures nor compromise quality which ensures productivity. That’s the end goal for your metering pump requirements.
Incorrect Chemical Metering Pump Installation Issues
Just like you can’t fit a gearbox in an engine compartment. if the pump and its components are installed incorrectly, this can cause problems to build up over time which will mean more money spent on maintenance, this is true even when you are looking at performance over a few months.
If a pump is mounted incorrectly, even slightly, it can create pressure in the wrong places, causing the machinery or other moving parts to break down faster. Depending on your specific requirements, keep in mind that there are Air, Motor or Selenoid driven chemical dosing pumps with motors that are engineered to take care of cooling, high flow-rate and temperature.
Keeping On-Top of Metering System Maintenance Tasks
Regular monitoring of machinery with at least weekly checkups is a great idea to make sure everything is running smoothly.
- At the heart of the whole transfer process if your flow rate. Regardless of whether you are using a pump for a chilled water dosing system, distillery or a chemical dosing for water treatment plant, you need to make sure to measure your pump has the required flow rate for the chemical dosing to be accurate.
- Create a containment area for your pumps to protect against damage, weather, as well as overheating due to the working environment.
- Better lighting in areas where vital machinery are positioned should be considered so that it is easier to check up on how certain parts of chemical metering pumps are functioning.
Get More Than Just a Chemical Dosing Metering Pump
As you would agree that manufacturing Chemical Dosing Pumps since 2008 and serving over 50 countries worldwide means that you won’t be dealing with yet another chemical dosing pump and systems supplier. Instead, speak with WRS industry experts who are ready to answer all your questions, listen to your requirements and provide options to get reliable, efficient and cost effective solutions.