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7 Tips For Maximizing Your Chemical Feed Pump Controller
If you are in the water conditioning/treatment industry, you already know that a chemical feed pump is a device that is used for water treatment and conditioning. It is a cost-effective, versatile system that can be used for industrial and commercial units. The chemical feed pump controller is the device that is used to control the chemical feed pump in use. When a household or company is facing water problems such as smelly water, low/high ph, manganese, etc., the best thing to do is to call a contractor to treat the water using the required agents and the chemical feed pump controller. A chemical feed pump system can also be used to address multiple water problems at the same time.
A Guide To Maximizing The Performance Of A Chemical Feed Pump System
1) Don't Run The Container Dry
When you run your feed pump dry, you will be pumping air instead of the cleaning agent. Although this may not destroy the pump, it can cause a buildup of dry chlorine residue in the valves.
2) Minimize The Variables
The variables in question include the type of chlorine, the strength of chlorine and feed rate on the chemical feed pump controller. It is essential that you keep these variables to a minimum. The chlorine strength should be consistent. When you want to make any adjustments because of the season, then increase the amount of chlorine but don't tamper with the strength.
3) Inspect Every Six Months
It is important that you inspect the diaphragm regularly. While this depends on how often you use your pump, you should not let it stay for over six months without an inspection. If the diaphragm is damaged, replace it. You should also inspect the values. The foot valve strainer should be inspected every three months. All the parts you inspect should be cleaned or replaced depending on what you see.
4) Keep The Room Clean
The room where your chemical feed pump is kept should be well ventilated and clean. If you are a contractor who has many pumps at the same time, try not to cram them all up in one room. The room should only contain as many chemical pumps as possible. Don't overcrowd it. Also, keep in installation manual in the room along with spare parts.
5) Protect Your Eyes
For your benefit, always protect your eyes by wearing eye protection while working with the chemical pump. A slight mistake can lead to injury or permanent loss of sight depending on the chemical agent being used.
6) Don't Change Brands Randomly
If you must change the chemical agent, make sure you check for compatibility. The agent you use must be compatible with your chemical feed pump.
7) Check The Indicator
There is a glowing indicator on the suction of your feed pump that tells you when the system is working properly. Always keep an eye on it to confirm that everything is working accordingly.
Chemical feed pumps are efficient for water treatment and conditioning. We use pump systems every day. Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, these tips can help you make the best use of your chemical feed pump system.