Selecting an Ideal Metering Pumps for your Agricultural Needs
What makes chemical injection in any process successful, most especially in the agricultural environment, is the use of the right equipment. A typical dosing pump application in agriculture is used to inject large amounts of chemicals or liquids during a specification operation. Irrespective of the volumes of the liquids, there needs to be a high level of accuracy, with precise amounts delivered according to standards. In addition to that, the different array of injection pressure must be followed to the letter.
The process of injecting liquids into various processes is something that is needed in agricultural applications. The range of applications and processes vary including: irrigation, fertilizer processes, water treatment, and others. These various highly demanding applications and processes need an unique pumping system that can successfully and accurately adhere to the injection and volume standards of the applications.
Which Pumps Work Best within an Agricultural Settings?
When choosing which metering pumps for chemical dosing is the best for a liquid injection application in your agricultural process, you need to consider the following variables:
Materials of Construction
Dosing pumps come in different shapes and sizes, and they are available in different materials ranging from different grades of stainless steel, plastic, and more. Before selecting a dosing pump in the market, you should consider the nature of the chemical/liquid that will pass through it. A rule of thumb is to check the solvent action and corrosion of the material. For instance, stainless steel pumps may be best for acidic and caustic solutions.
Will the dosing pump be indoors or outdoors? If the pump will be used outdoors, you must offer the pump adequate protection, which means it should be shielded from the elements. Remember that pumps employed in freezing conditions can only inject liquids that won’t freeze in such temperatures.
Drivers are usually powered by water, electricity, solar energy, air, or gas. It is essential you select a pump according to what is available in the operating area. Users should also put into consideration hazards in the operating environment, as this might affect pump performance.
Chemicals come in several compositions and makeup. Whereas some are highly viscous, others are thin in appearance. Your typical metering pumps are designed for clear liquids with viscosity in the range of 1,500 centipoises (cPs). Any viscosity higher than the average range will need special diaphragms, and fluid ends depending on their content.
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