Active Pulsation Dampener: Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Active Pulsation Dampener?

An Active Pulsation Dampenerfrom Tapflo is an inline dampening device used to smooth out 99% of the pump’s pulsation. Diaphragm Pumpsinherently produce a very turbulent discharge flow meaning that in some instances a Pulsation Dampeners is required to give a smooth pulse free flow.

Active Pulsation Dampener for Tapflo Diaphragm Pumps

Tapflo Active Pulsation Dampener for Diaphragm Pumps

How does an Active Pulsation Dampener work?

Active Pulsation Dampener features

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

Case Study

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.

Click here for information on our Pulsation Dampener Troubleshooting page.

If you’re in a business looking for a steady output from your Diaphragm Pump, get in contact with our Sales Team for a quote.

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