Dosing Pumps – Type, Applications, and Their Components

Dosing Pumps – Type, Applications, and Their Components

Various industries rely on different types of pumps to deliver a multitude of fluid types. One of the most popular types of pumps used is the chemical dosing pump. They provide important services to various industries.

What are Different Applications for Chemical Dosing Pumps?

Also known as metering pumps, chemical dosing pump systems are used in a variety of settings. This can include the following:

  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Municipal
  • Maritime

These settings can be found in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Water Treatment
  • Horticulture
  • Power Systems
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Breweries

What are the Components of a Chemical Dosing Pump?

The three main parts of a chemical dosing pump are listed below:

  • Injector
  • Metering Pump
  • Foot Valve
  • Chemical Tank
  • Control System

Injector Assembly

This is a valve designed to inject the chemical into the flow. It is a non-return valve and designed to overcome pip pressure. This enables the proper mixing of chemicals into the liquid or product in specified doses. It is self-actuating that helps stop back flow. This helps to avoid waste and maintains the proper mixture.

Metering Pump

All doing pumps feature the following:

  • Inlet
  • Dosing Line
  • Suction Line

The pump can vary in size depending upon the application. In some situations, the pump can be made of rubber, plastic, or stainless steel. It is all dependent upon the uses and the needs of the project.

Foot Valve

This is a one-way valve that is attached to the line of suction. In most situations, it is positioned in the product drum. Utilizing a float switch, it checks for product availability. An alarm sounds when the product isn’t available.

Chemical Tank

Tanks can come in various sizes and types, depending upon the application. When processing hazardous materials, some tanks will need to be special materials to ensure safe operation. It is vital to have proper storage of hazardous or flammable mixtures to ensure the safety of the plant and employees.

Control System

Most plant owners use computerized control systems to ensure the most efficient operation possible. They automate certainly functions of the system. Whether it is a commercial water booster pump system or a chemical dosing pump, relying on automated systems, plant owners can ensure a high level of productivity and efficiency. These systems are driven by sensor control systems. They can detect variants in mixture, pressure, and flow. They can also be used to make automated changes to each to maintain their proper readings during operation.

In Conclusion

Regardless of the scope of your project, Vissers Sales can provide all the guidance necessary to help you select the appropriate chemical dosing pump to meet your needs. Reach out to Vissers for more information.