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21.03.2016

Custom Designed Unit by Tapflo

Tapflo present a custom designed unit, consisting of T800 PE pump with an integrated DT800 pulsation dampener. The application is a Truck unloading station in one of the biggest paper mills in the world.

Our biggest AODD pumping set is mounted on a dedicated stainless steel frame.
What we achieve by applying this solution is:

  • solid and reliable assembly of the devices, with a vertical outlet position;
  • possibility to integrate easily with existing on-site pipeline system;
  • reduced footprint of the unit: less than 0,6 m2!
Tapflo Diaphragm pump was chosen thanks to its robust and compact design compared to other positive displacement pumps as hose pump or progressive cavity.
The T800 can handle the necessary amount from about 30 m below 1 hour, has good suction abilities and can run dry as well as we have very good suction.

Our Customer, specialized in distributing chemicals for paper production, is using this unit to unload chemicals from a Truck. The difficulty is that depending of the ambient temperature the chemical can become very viscous. Up to 13.000 Cst.

As the Tanks are quite far away from unloading station we increased the discharge diameter of the pipeline to DN150 to decrease the pressure losses in the pipeline.
The customer previously tested a standard T800 without a dampener, but the installation generated quite big pulsations and movements on the piping. After installing the T800 with dampener set, the pulsations went almost to 0 assuring smooth operation.

Source: Tapflo

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