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DT Active Pulsation Dampener Troubleshooting

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    Active Pulsation Dampener

    Tapflo’s DT Active Pulsation Dampener has been designed to fit to our Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps to reduce the pulsations in the output.

    Possible Faults

    What are the main problems and possible faults when using a dampener?

    ProblemPossible FaultPossible Solution
    The dampener doesn’t workThe air pressure is too lowCheck if the set pressure is equal to the set pressure of the pump
    The air connection is blockedCheck/clean air supply connection
    Muffler is blockedCheck/clean/replace muffler
    Dirt in the diaphragm chamberRemove debris from the chamber
    Diaphragm breakdownReplace diaphragm
    Liquid leaks from the dampenerScrews on the housing are not properly tightenedCheck tightening torques
    Damaged diaphragmCheck/replace diaphragm
    Tension/stress from the installationAdjust installation, eliminate stress & provide separate support for dampener
    Liquid leaks from the mufflerDiaphragm breakdownReplace diaphragm
    Diaphragm BreakdownWrong materials selectedContact us with detailed chemical composition of the product
    System pressure is too highUse air treatment system to protect
    Suction pressure is too highMake sure there is a pressure balance between the air and liquid side of the diaphragm
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