Mufflers on Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps
Air Operated Double Diaphragm pumps can generate high decibels on the air exhaust at full speed. Best practice to reduce these decibels it is recommended to install a muffler/silencer. There is a diversity of mufflers that is used on a diaphragm pump. Dependent on the exhaust volume you can select from different sizes, designs, materials and price level. All with their own specific specifications depending on connection specification, working temperature range or working pressure range (strength of the muffler).
As the compressed air runs through the small channels of a Diaphragm pump it finally reached the exhaust muffler. The exhaust of this compressed air generates rapid temperature drop below freezing which might, due to the moisture in the air and a possible humid environment, cause icing related issues at your muffler.
Inlet air with high levels of moisture or visible frost on the outside of the muffler are indications of an icing-related issue that is decreasing pump efficiency.
Some suggested solutions to eliminate these issues:
- Decrease the compressed air pressure to your diaphragm pump.
- Increase the diaphragm pump size to operate at a more comfortable lower speed.
- Exhaust air to a remote location.
- Ad a filter to your air line with a water catcher and drain to collect condensation.
- Install a heater onto your air line to raise air temperature.
- Adjust the pressure dew point temperature with an air compressor dryer.
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