Diaphragm pumps can be used to pump all different sorts of liquid from one
location to another. How a diaphragm pump works is by creating a vacuum to suck the liquid into the pump itself.
Once the pump is filled with fluid the diaphragm is collapsed to force the liquid out through the outlet values of
the pump. The diaphragm pump continues the cycle of sucking in the fluid and forcing it out until all of the fluid
has been moved or the pump is turned off.
Styles Of Diaphragm Pumps
Like many other pumps there are different styles of diaphragm pumps available. What
style you are going to choose is going to depend on what you need the pump for, because like other pumps certain
ones work better in specific situations. The styles of diaphragm pumps that you can choose from are flat,
molded, and structured.
Choosing Diaphragm Pumps
Just like other pumps, choosing diaphragm pumps out of the many brands, styles and types
available in the market may not be a very straightforward decision.
One of the first things that you need to think about when choosing a diaphragm pump is that you
will pick the right one based on what you need the pump to do. The second thing that you will need to consider is
making sure that you choose a quality pump. Choosing a quality diaphragm pump is important as it will help prevent
you from needing to replace the pump in a few short years. The better the pump quality, the longer it should
In order to ensure that you are picking out a quality diaphragm pump you will want to make sure
that the pump has certain characteristics, such as the types of liquids it can handle, what it can be used for, and
finally that it has good suction, just to name a few.
Benefits Of Using Diaphragm Pumps
Most pumps that are used to pump liquid from one point to another are oil-based pumps, which the
oil itself is a disadvantage. A diaphragm pump is not an oil-based pump, and so this is one of its distinct
advantages. Not being oil-based means that the pumps in general require minimal maintenance, no oil needs to be
changed with these pumps.
Another advantage of diaphragm pumps is that they do not have a lot of parts and the design of
the pumps is not very complicated, which further reduces the need for any maintenance needed on the pumps. Not to
mention that the design of the pump enables the pump to perform perfectly every time that it is used.
Finally, because the compression chamber is sealed, there is no risk of losing any of the gases
or liquids that are being transferred.
When choosing diaphragm pumps, you will want to compare each style of the pumps. For example, the metal parts
inside flat diaphragm pumps may be a problem because they can become corroded over time.
With a molded diaphragm pump, you are faced with a lower flow rate than the other styles.