Monthly Archives: June 2014

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AquFlow Pumps in the growing Global Metering Pump market

The Global Metering Pump market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.04% between now and 2018 according to Research And Markets report that came out last week. This growth is driven primarily by the increase in demand for safe drinking water worldwide. According to the same report the main trend in the industry is the popularity of digital solutions for measurement and control of these metering pumps. In addition this digital technology is capable of detecting flaws in the pumping system such as cavitation to further improve the efficiency.

AquFlow is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growth as a vast majority of our pumps are sold in Water Treatment industry to municipalities around the world. What make AquFlow the preferred pump in these applications is the accuracy and durability of the pumps to operate without any maintenance for several years. This reliability of AquFlow pumps is the result of continuous product development for the last four decades.

AquFlow has also taken the lead in adapting digital technology to our pumping solutions. We have been offering automatic stroke controller ECCA and VFD that are both capable of taking 4-20 mA input from any wired or wireless system such as SCADA. AquFlow also offers different types of leak detection systems to make sure the chemical delivery is consistent and accurate all the time.

By |June 19th, 2014|News, Products|0 Comments

Pumping Viscous Liquids with AquFlow Pumps

Not all liquid chemicals are the same. Liquid chemicals come in various shapes, consistencies, viscosities and solid content. In this article we are going to explore the most suitable options for pumping high viscosity liquids.

Viscosity is by itself a complex subject which requires a very detailed explanations to various kinds and measures of viscosity. For our purposes we will keep the discussion relatively simple. Viscosity of a liquid is the resistance it generates to flow. When a liquid flows it has various frictional resistances that act on it and within itself. Two major types of viscosities are the dynamic (shear) viscosity AKA absolute defined as the friction between adjacent layers of the liquid as it flows and the second one being the kinematic viscosity which is measured as the ratio of absolute viscosity to its density.

Hence the higher the viscosity is of a liquid the slower it flows or pours out of a container. If we were to take two jars of exactly the same size and shape and fill one with water and the other with honey. Then we try to pour the contents out by turning it at a 45 degree gradient downwards, we will notice that the water jar empties out in a fraction of the tie it takes for the honey to empty if it ever empties completely. This is an illustration of what viscosity does to the movement of a liquid which is the rate of flow. So now we have established that the higher viscosity liquids flow slowly.

AquFlow makes several modifications to its pumps depending upon the liquid and the application to make it ideal for these high viscosity liquids. Some of these are as follows,

We reduce the speed […]

By |June 11th, 2014|Metering Pumps Tips, Products|0 Comments

How Does a Teal Pump Change to Yellow?

Many of you may already know this, but we started our life as Hydroflo in 1972.

 

Hydroflo pumps were revolutionary in design and quickly built their reputation as one of the most durable pumps. Soon the teal colored pumps were all over known for their quality and reliability. Then after the original founder Mr. John Klembeth retired in 1996, the company changed hands a couple of times under two different managements. That is where the names Penn Process Technologies and Nikkiso come in.

In 2007, AquFlow re-launched the pump line with a new name and a fresh new look with Golden Yellow color. So whether you have a teal green pump, a yellow pump, a Hydroflo pump, a Penn Process pump, or a Nikkiso pump, you need to contact AquFlow for all the spares, accessories and replacement pumps.

By |June 3rd, 2014|Metering Pumps Tips, Products, Pump Accessories|0 Comments