Powder Pump Guide
Did you know that you can pump more than just fluids? That’s right, it is possible to transfer powders using a pump. We’ve got all your powder transfer questions answered below in our Powder Pump Guide.
What is a Powder Pump?
A Powder Pump is a product from our Diaphragm Pump range that, as the name suggests, handles powders.
Our pump has been designed to combat economical pressures and the complex nature of large powder systems. This is achieved by the Powder Pump utilising the simplistic, compact design and operating principle of the Diaphragm Pumps that we supply.
Head over to our Diaphragm Pump Guide for more information on our AODD range.
How does a Powder Pump work?
Powder Pumps are driven by compressed air to move diaphragms inside the pump housing. These diaphragms work simultaneously to trap fluid in one side, whilst the other diaphragm will force the same volume of fluid out of the discharge port.
The pump then recycles air leaving the pump through the air exhaust, which is fed back into the pump by the valve balls, diffusing any powder that will collect here as the valve balls open and close.
What powders can we pump?
As a general rule, Powder Pumps can handle any powder as long as the consistency is correct. We test this by saying to hold powder and squeeze it in your hand, if the powder does not clump together, you can use our Powder Transfer Pump.
Powders that clump together will cause blockages within your pump, causing the pump to fail, meaning you’ll need to purchase a new pump.
What are the benefits of using this Powder Pump?
- ATEX approved
- FDA approved
Powder Pump Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Powder Pump hygienic?
Yes! A Sanitary Powder Pump has been developed to allow the use in pharmaceutical and food industries, for example, the pumps can now handle powders such as icing sugar.
What is the best installation for a Powder Pump?
We recommend installing the Powder Pump below the powder tank, with a gradual feed of powder into the pump.