Tapflo is proud to announce that a series of Intelligent diaphragm pumps has been implemented into company’s pump range portfolio. TC Intelligent pumps are fitted with ingenious LEAP® technology developed by Tapflo.
LEAP® or ‘Low Energy Air Pump’ is a patented technology used in AODD pumps to reduce the minimum operating air pressure by reducing internal losses and friction found in conventional AODD pumps. – LEAP uses a unique indirect system to detect the position of the diaphragm shaft controlling the diaphragm movement automatically- explains Colin Wreyford Technical Director at Tapflo.
– The extensive testing procedure has shown that the largest amount of energy required by a pump is used to overcome the resistance created by the pump itself. – says Colin Wreyford. Another major issue is found in the mid-port scenario, wherein the attempt to save energy by turning down the air pressure to a much lower level causes the stall of the pump.
The TC Intelligent pump is able to start pumping at 0.1 bar without stalling. In test the TC pump was already achieving flow rates of 70% of its maximum open end flow before other pumps had even started . At 0.3 (4.5 Psi) bar a standard Tapflo T50 pump fitted with LEAP® technology was already pumping at over 25 L/min, while all other air pumps tested failed to even start. To achieve the same flows and control other pumps required 1.2 bar pressure.
Tests undertaken to measure the performance of a standard pump against the new TC pump have resulted in an energy saving of up to 70%.
Tapflo’s customer’s application required the pump to run for the complete working day 5 days a week, when we consider this along with 48 weeks a year the savings can be significant.
Estimated costs for customer requiring a 2” pump and a fluid flow of 150 L/min at 1 bar discharge running 5 days a week:
The LEAP® technology is available in below Tapflo pumps executions and sizes:
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A propos de Tapflo. Le groupe Tapflo est un fabricant européen indépendant et familial et un fournisseur mondial de pompes pneumatiques à diaphragme, de pompes centrifuges et d’autres équipements de process industriels. Tapflo est représenté par ses propres bureaux de vente dans 30 pays et par des distributeurs indépendants dans plus de 45 pays.