Tapflo UK is proud to announce that a series of intelligent, low energy Diaphragm Pumps have been introduced into the company’s pump portfolio. The new LEAP Series is the high quality, reliable Tapflo Diaphragm Pump design, with the added benefit of being fitted with the ingenious Low Energy Air Pump (LEAP) technology that has been developed by Tapflo UK’s Technical Director.
LEAP or ‘Low Energy Air Pump’ is a patented technology used in Diaphragm Pumps to reduce the operating air pressure by reducing internal losses and friction found in conventional Air-Operated Diaphragm Pumps. One way this has been achieved with a new design of air valve that doesn’t suffer from the same amount of friction as air valves in standard Diaphragm Pumps. LEAP technology was developed for an ultra-low flow, high-pressure application utilising an Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pump with an electric power pack.
The extensive testing procedure has shown that the largest amount of energy required by a pump is used to overcome the resistance created by the pump itself. Another major issue is found in the mid-port scenario, wherein the attempt to save energy by turning down the air pressure, to a much lower level, causes the pump to stall. The Low Energy Diaphragm Pump is able to start pumping at 0.2 bar without stalling. During the tests, LEAP® was already achieving flow rates of 70% of its maximum open end flow before other pumps had even started. At 0.3 (4.5 Psi) bar a standard Tapflo T50 pump fitted with LEAP® was already pumping at over 25 L/min, all other Diaphragm Pumps that were tested failed to even start. To achieve the same flows and control other pumps required 1.2 bar pressure. Tests undertaken to measure the performance of a standard pump against the new LEAP® pump have resulted in an energy saving of up to 70%. Looking for more information on the break down of energy savings and Life Cycle Costs (LCC), then check out this article – Are Your Diaphragm Pumps Costing You Too Much?
If considering the recent case of one of our customer, whose manufacturing process required the application of the pump to run all day, for 5 days a week, and if we consider this along with 48 weeks a year, the costs associated with the running of the pump were significant. The estimated costs that the customer sustained using a 2” pump and a fluid flow of 150 L/min at 1 Bar discharge and running the pump for 5 days a week were about £2,133 each year. The customer recorded dramatic savings when he started using LEAP® in the manufacturing process, reducing the costs to £1,378, almost half of the initial energy costs per year. Total Savings: £755 each year.
Not sure Tapflo could really save you this much on your energy? Check out this independent test carried out comparing LEAP technology to a leading American Diaphragm Pump manufacturer!
LEAP® technology is available in the Tapflo Pumps executions and sizes listed below:
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Interested in finding out how much money Tapflo’s Diaphragm Pump with LEAP technology could save you? Get in contact with our Diaphragm Pump experts today!