Bespoke Pumping System: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bespoke Pumping System?

A Bespoke Pumping System is a piece of fluid handling equipment customised to suit your needs, usually skid or trolley mounted. This combines a variety of fluid accessories including a pump, collection of isolation and control valves, filters, a flow meter and control panel all into one complex unit, skid or system to suit your individual needs. Tapflo's Engineered to Order (ETO) department can cater to something simple, such as a trolley mounted pump unit with on and off controls, or more complex systems with self-cleaning filters, air treatment systems and many other options.

We have the facility to deliver our Bespoke Pumping Systems with pumps from our own production range as well as 3rd parties on a re-sale or free issue basis to ensure that we meet almost any requirements and specifications, from general industry to EHEDG or ATEX certified.

What types of Bespoke Pumping Systems can Tapflo Supply?

We can deliver our Bespoke Pumping Systems in various forms, from trolley mounted systems and booster sets to completely integrated drop in process solutions! The type of Bespoke Pumping Systems we can offer here at Tapflo are separated into four categories:

  • - Bespoke Trolley Systems
  • - Integrated Solutions
  • - Customised Process Units
  • - Booster Sets

See our Engineered To Order section of our website to find out more!

What are the benefits of buying a Bespoke Pumping System?

  • - Reduction in extra costs and time incurred by employing 3rd party installation and commissioning agents.
  • - You are provided with a “One Stop Solution” meaning that engineering, purchasing and accounting departments only have to deal with 1 source and you are supplied with your Bespoke Pumping System under 1 warranty. This frees up your time to do what you do best!
  • - You reap the benefit of years of combined expertise and extensive experience with various applications and site specific requirements. We may well have already supplied a similar system to another customer!
  • - All of our Bespoke Pumping Systems can be fully calibrated and tested before delivery to ensure that they are ready to use once delivered to site, avoiding any unnecessary snag lists and unexpected delays to your production.

What is involved in specifying a Bespoke Pumping System?

Tapflo are highly experienced in the development of Bespoke Pumping Systems for a number of different industries, and have created a step-by-step system to ensure all of our customers' needs are met and nothing is missed out. Through careful consultation and discussions as well as an all-important site visit we iron out all the application and process requirements and identify any specific site restrictions, must have features and would like features to ensure that the system fully meets expectations as well as budget.

Tapflo Bespoke Pumping System Case Study:

Tapflo were recently approached by a food production company for the supply of a Sanitary Diaphragm Pump package to replace an existing transfer system for tomato sauce. The customer wanted to improve capacity to the production line, however, had a limited air supply pressure to 4 bar, a very small footprint to fill and needed a consistent, pulse-less flow, but The Tapflo Team were only too happy to take up the challenge! After consultation with the customer and a site visit to investigate the process and requirements, we custom designed a bespoke skid frame to house our 2” T425 STT Sanitary Air Operated Diaphragm Pump, 2” DT425 ST Sanitary Active Pulsation Dampener & Festo 2:1 Pressure Booster with Differential Pressure Indication & Control. We supplied the package fully assembled & tested, ready to use out of the box. The final footprint we were able to deliver in was 600 x 600 x 950 mm (L x W x H) which fitted nicely into the available space, with the inlet & outlet connections positioned at the desired levels to be easily integrated into the customers’ existing pipework.

Application Details:

Fluid: Tomato Sauce

Temperature: Ambient

Required Capacity: 15 m³/hr @ 30 m head

Suction Conditions: Flooded

Required Connection Type: RJT

Pipework Size: 2½”

Pump Supplied:

Model: T425 STT-3R

Description: 2½" Sanitary Air Operated Diaphragm Pump

Connections: 2½" RJT

Air Connection: ½" ISO G F

Max Capacity: 484.50 l/min

Displacement: 1955 ml/stroke

Max Discharge Pressure: 8 Bar

Max Air Pressure: 8 Bar

Max Suction Lift (Dry / Wet): 4/9m

Max Solids Passage: 15mm ø

Temperature Range: -20ºC to +110ºC

Pump Housing: Stainless Steel AISI 316L, Electro-Polished

Inlet/Outlet Manifolds: Stainless Steel AISI 316L, Electro-Polished

Diaphragms: PTFE (FDA Approved)

Valve Balls: Virgin PTFE (FDA Approved)

Gaskets: PTFE (FDA Approved)

Valve Seats: Stainless Steel AISI 316L, Electro-Polished (Integrated)

Centre Block: PP

Air Valve: Brass/NBR

The pump was delivered within 7-10 working days and the customer has had trouble free operation since, and has subsequently ordered some more of our versatile Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps and a Bespoke Trolley Mounted Pumping System for another process on site.

If you require a similar pump or any assistance on fluid handling within your factory then please get in touch on 02380 252 325 or email us at [email protected]

Tapflo Engineered To Order Diaphragm Pump & Dampener
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