Steady flow metering is required in many fluid transfer and liquid dosing applications with various options for dosing additives or chemicals. Processes that require reliable dosing include:
- Household chemical industry – dosing of detergents and dyes
- Petrochemical industry – additive dosing of odorants and catalysts
- Perfume industry – addition of fragrances
- Food and beverage – dosing of flavorings and fragrances
Dosing additives and chemicals can be accomplished with different equipment options, although using a flow meter on a gear pump provides steady flow metering with accurate dosing rates.
Achieve Higher Dosing Rates With Flow Meters and Gear Pumps
Using a dosing pump without a flow meter can produce fairly large deviations up to 50% of the desired liquid output. This can occur from various reasons, such as fluctuations in temperature or pressure, air pockets, or general wear and tear. Dosing pumps move a specific volume of unit over a specific period of time, typically without precise measuring of the flow going into the process. Achieving a high level of accuracy with meeting pumps can be difficult to achieve in practice.
Some diaphragm metering pumps like Grundfos DDA do not require flow meters, although steady flow metering requirements at higher dosing rates are typically better handled with gear pumps and flow meters. Flow meters provide extremely accurate dosing with precision measurement of the liquid being dosed. Precision dosing with gear meters and flow pumps provides many benefits, such as:
- Improved process quality
- Traceable flow values
- Savings in additives and raw materials
Precision gear pumps with flow meters significantly improve accuracy and repeatability over some metering pumps without flow meter capability.
Incorporating Flow Meters into Existing Dosing Processes
As processes evolve and requirements change, there may be a need to incorporate a more precise metering application into an existing process. Various types of flow meters can be added to gear pumps to provide exact measurement and precision dosing. An experienced pump and process equipment supplier like Illinois Process Equipment, IPE, can help to analyze your process specifications and requirements to incorporate the right type of flow meter with your equipment.
Metering with a gear pump provides cost-effective solutions with increased reliability and precision. Some of the greatest advantages of using flow meters on gear pumps include:
- Pulse free steady flow
- Simple system design
- Minimal maintenance
- Low initial investment
Dosing with flow meters and gear pumps provides many benefits with improved process quality and control, cost savings without overdosing or wasting materials, and greater accuracy for an improved end product.
Consult with Illinois Process Equipment, IPE, your trusted Midwest pump and process equipment supplier with more than 25 years of experience in providing fluid transfer and pumping solutions.
Steady Flow Metering Solutions
IPE offers pumping solutions to a wide variety of applications and markets with high-quality equipment and exceptional service. IPE is the single source for many industrial applications in the Chicagoland area, with comprehensive services, extensive technical capabilities, and quality pumps from the top manufacturers. IPE provides fully integrated services, including:
- Pump and process equipment installation and testing
- Complete process system design and engineering
- Extensive technical capabilities
- In-house repair and field service
- Energy audits and best recommendations
- Condition monitoring
IPE offers these services and more to deliver the best fluid transfer solution for your application. We provide tight tolerance and steady flow metering where other pump suppliers fail with our expert pump specialists and in-depth knowledge of pumping solutions. Contact us with any questions on how to achieve higher dosing rates with steady flow metering.