Active Pulsation Dampener: Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Active Pulsation Dampener?
Active Pulsation Dampener for Tapflo Diaphragm Pumps
How does an Active Pulsation Dampener work?
The Active Pulsation Dampener works by supplying an equal pressure to the pulsation supplied by the pump. The Dampener supplies this pressure during the low-pressure points of the pump’s operation, as the pressure drops between pump strokes creating a pulsating flow. The pressure supplied by the dampener decreases pressure variations, therefore producing a steady flow from your Diaphragm Pump.
What applications will I need a pulsation dampener for?
Pulsation Dampeners are required in some process applications when the customer needs smooth flow into the next phase of the production line, for example, to get an accurate reading through a flow meter or to fill a hopper consistently. On the flip side, Dampeners can be used to reduce water hammer effects through pipework. Water hammer is where the pump causes the pipes to vibrate and potentially fail, a smooth flow from a Pulsation Dampener reduces this.
What are the benefits of using an Active Pulsation Dampener?
- - Extends pump life
- - Minimize water hammer effects and vibration
- - Reduces pump maintenance costs
- - Protect your pipe system
Tapflo supplied a 2” Air Operated Diaphragm Pump to a bleach factory, the customer used the T400 PTT for a couple of days and then called us to explain that the bleach line, running along the roof of his production facility, was shaking. Due to the nature of the product being pumped health and safety on site could not allow this to continue.
Tapflo's flow solution:
Product: DT400 PTT
Size: 2” inline active pulsation dampener
Materials: HDPE and PTFE wetted parts.
This smoothed out the flow of the pump almost 100% and stopped any vibration through the customers pipework – removing the health and safety risk.