Lots of applications require the storing of liquid before it can be used for something, but what do you do when you need to add a specific amount of another liquid to the first liquid? Perhaps you work in agriculture, brewing or even a chemical plant. Mixing liquids in specific amounts is a common situation, and while it can be done manually, that is time-consuming and often inaccurate. A better solution is to use chemical dosing pumps.

How can you use chemical dosing pumps?

Whenever you need to add a fixed amount of one liquid to another liquid, then it is easiest to use chemical dosing pumps. These pumps come in a wide range of configurations, and it is important to select the most appropriate type of pump for your application. Factors that will influence your choice include the nature of the fluid that you want to pump, the pressure at which you will be pumping and the temperature at which the pumping will take place. Making the wrong choice could be disastrous if you try to pump a corrosive fluid using a pump constructed from a material is not able to withstand that level of corrosion.

How to select the ideal chemical dosing pumps

Which fluid?

To make the right choice for your applications, some things that you will want to think about include the thickness of the fluid that is being pumped. The thickness of the fluid will have an impact upon the type of diaphragm you need for the pump as well as the fluid ends.

What flow rate?

Some fluids will need to be pumped faster than others and the desired speed of pumping is known as the flow rate and is normally quoted in gallons per minute (GPM). A faster flow rate will require a pump with a larger diameter. There is no point in buying huge chemical dosing pumps that are too big for your needs, but you also don't want to strain the pump by constantly running it at 100% capacity. Aim for a pump that you can normally use at around 85% capacity.

What environmental factors?

Think about the temperature and the pressure at which your pump will be working. Look for chemical dosing pumps that are constructed from materials that can withstand the conditions in which it will be working.

To find out what types of chemical dosing pumps are available, you should talk to your local supplier today.