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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?

    Problem Possible Fault Possible Solution
    The dampener doesn’t work The air pressure is too low Check if the set pressure is equal to the set pressure of the pump
    The air connection is blocked Check/clean air supply connection
    Muffler is blocked Check/clean/replace muffler
    Dirt in the diaphragm chamber Remove debris from the chamber
    Diaphragm breakdown Replace diaphragm
    Liquid leaks from the dampener Screws on the housing are not properly tightened Check tightening torques
    Damaged diaphragm Check/replace diaphragm
    Tension/stress from the installation Adjust installation, eliminate stress & provide separate support for dampener
    Liquid leaks from the muffler Diaphragm breakdown Replace diaphragm
    Diaphragm Breakdown Wrong materials selected Contact us with detailed chemical composition of the product
    System pressure is too high Use air treatment system to protect
    Suction pressure is too high Make sure there is a pressure balance between the air and liquid side of the diaphragm
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