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Release of the IVAX Brochure

The brand new brochure for AquFlow’s IVAX is now available for download on the main IVAX page.

Be sure to check it out!

By |December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NEW OFFICE HOURS FOR AQUFLOW – FOR BETTER CUSTOMER SUPPORT!

AquFlow is pleased to announce new extended office hours based on customer requests and our employees’ response to those requests. Since many of our customers are in Eastern and Central time zones we miss out up to 3 hours of their day by the time we start at 8:00 AM Pacific time. By starting at 7:00 AM we have an additional hour everyday to promptly serve our customers. Our closing time will still remain 5 PM to accommodate any last minute requests from our customers in the Pacific time zone. On Friday however we will close by 1:00 PM, so we can all get an early start for the weekend! WOO HOO!

Mon-Thurs: 7:00 AM to 5 PM Pacific
Friday: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific

By |December 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special Promotion for ALUM (Fire-proofing) & Fertigation Pumps!

Special Promotion for ALUM (Fire-proofing) & Fertigation Pumps!

AquFlow is pleased to announce that for the month of December, we will be offering our popular ALUM dosing pump for the sale price of $1,384.00! AS WELL as our Fertigation pump!

Our Series 1000 hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps include liquid ends in 316 Stainless Steel and diaphragms in PTFE, as well 3/8″ male NPT suction and discharge connections. These pumps offer a maximum flow capacity of 27 GPH at 60Hz and a pressure of 300 PSI, with internal relief valves set at 325 PSI.

See our ALUM dosing and Fertigation flyers for more details.
To order, please call at: 949-757-1753 or e-mail us at: sales@aquflow.com
Order must be placed on or before 12/31/2014.

By |November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AquFlow Launches IVAX – Intelligent Verification and Control System

AquFlow has always taken pride in being an innovative company. Many of our customers had asked us to build a system that not only controls the flow of the pump automatically, but also verifies the flow of the chemical.

Metering pumps by nature are very accurate pumps and they are used for applications where the chemical need to be added in a very precise quantity. Many metering pumps are calibrated to deliver set flow rates. After the pump has been set there are several scenarios where the chemical flow could be disrupted. For example, when the reservoir has run out of chemical or when there is an air gap due to degassing or a blockage in the suction line, the pump is turning but the chemical is either not flowing at all or it is flowing at a lower flow rate.

AquFlow’s IVAX not only controls the flow rate of the pump, but it also verifies that the exact amount of chemical is flowing at any given time. It even has the capability to log the flow over a period of time. So when a water treatment facility needs verification that the correct ratio of Chlorine was added, they can easily refer to the log. Or when a process engineer needs dynamic flow control, he can get that along with a record that verifies it.

The IVAX controls the speed and / or stroke length of the pump based on the readings of the flow measurement device. Hence there is no possibility of false reading or assumptions. Everything is positively verified and controlled. The IVAXcan be customized to any given application or it can be bought in a modular configuration to suit most unique applications.

This system can be […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Products, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 4 Ways You Can Extend the Life of Any Hydraulic Diaphragm Metering Pump

AquFlow Series 3000

1.) Maintain the quality and quantity of hydraulic oil

In hydraulic diaphragm metering pump the hydraulic oil does several things to ensure proper operation of the pump. First it develops the pressure to displace the diaphragm which in turn moves the chemical. Secondly the oil also lubricates the internals of the pump. Additionally it also keeps the diaphragm from taking any mechanical stress due to pressure imbalance. Hence it is important to make sure that the quantity of the oil is up to the level recommended by the manufacturer. Usually there are markings on the pump itself to show the optimal level of the oil. Then make sure the oil does not have any contamination from external or internal sources. If there is water, chemical or even air (frothing) in the oil it changes the physical and chemical properties of the oil which damages the pump components. If there are any solid particles such as dirt, metal filings or chips these will start wearing on wear parts such as gears and plungers. That wear will cause either leak paths or cause the mating parts to fall out of tolerance affecting the performance and accuracy of the pump.

2.) Prevent any restrictions on the suction line.

These pumps work on hydraulically balanced diaphragm principle. The pressure created by the process fluid is matched by the pressure created by the hydraulics of the pump. The hydraulics of the pump generates enough pressure to overcome and push the process liquid out. If during the operation of the pump the suction is restricted and the process side of the pump either does not fill up quickly, there is a pressure imbalance which slams the diaphragm against the contour plate (lower […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Metering Pumps Tips|0 Comments

2-3 Day Delivery Coast to Coast from AquFlow

We have partnered with a couple of major LTL trucking companies that can deliver any pump, skid or a complete system to any of our customers coast to coast in 2-3 days. This is the standard service without paying any Express or Expedited charges. So when you need a large pump, skid or a complete system to be delivered almost anywhere in the 48 states, please ask us for the 2-3 days LTL service without any extra charge. This is just another way we try to serve our customer better and faster.

By |November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Instructional Videos for AquFlow Pumps – Now On Our Website.

We have started making and uploading instructional videos for our line of hydraulic diaphragm chemical metering pumps.

These videos will include the following topics:
– Unpacking and accounting for contents of an AquFlow pump shipment
– Start Up
– Installing the pump
– Filling the hydraulic oil
– Working out the air bubbles on the hydraulic side as well as the process side etc.

We encourage our customers to give us suggestions for videos they may like to see added by contacting us HERE. Add the subject line “Video Ideas”.

By |October 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Sodium Hypochlorite – Quick Facts & Safety Information

We at AquFlow pumps know many of our customers use our pumps for Sodium Hypochlorite. We wanted to share this safety information from NJ Department of Health for their benefit.

Sodium Hypochlorite is A.K.A – Liquid Bleach, Sodium Oxychloride, Clorox, Hypochlorous Acid

Sodium Hypochlorite is a clear, slightly yellow or green liquid with a strong Chlorine odor. It is mostly diluted in water to be used as a disinfectant, household cleaner and bleaching agent.

Exposure Limits: The workplace exposure according to NIOSH and AIHA are 0.5 ppm (as chlorine) for a 15 minute period and 2 mg/cubic meter for a 15 minute period respectively.

Exposure Risks:
– It can affect you when inhaled.
– Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes with possible eye damage.
– Inhaling it can irritate the nose and throat
– Inhaling it can also irritate lungs. Higher exposures can cause build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency.
– Exposure can also cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
– It is not combustible but is a strong oxidizer which enhances the combustion of other substances.

First Aid:
Eye Contact – Immediately flush with large amounts of water for at least 30 minutes, lifting upper and lower lids. Remove contact lenses, if worn, while flushing. Seek medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact – Quickly remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash contaminated skin with large amounts of water. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation
– Remove the person from the exposure.
– Begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped.
– Transfer promptly to a medical facility.
– Medical observation is recommended for 24 to 48 hours after overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed.

For more information and downloading the complete Fact Sheet please CLICK HERE.

By |October 13th, 2014|Metering Pumps Tips, Safety|0 Comments

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