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What all can be customized on a Madden metering pump?

Madden can provide a pump to go as low as 0.1 GPH (0.38 L/hr) and as high as 360 GPH (1,362 L/hr). From our literature, you may think that Madden’s minimum output is 1 GPH, but keep in mind that Madden pumps have a 10:1 adjustment knobs which allows for manual adjustment of the stroke length of a pump. You may also think the max is 180 GPH, but we can duplex the pumping heads to double the output. Let’s take a closer look.

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What is the Difference between Chemical Pumps, Chemical Metering Pumps, Dosing Pumps, Proportioning Pumps, Injection Pumps, and Metering Pumps?

If you’re not an expert in all things pumps, finding the right pump for your application can certainly be a daunting task. There are so many different kinds of pumps that differ in function, and on top of that, even the pumps with the same function have different names. The point of this blog is intended to give some comfort and relief that you are indeed researching the right pump for your application.

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Selecting Wetted End Materials to Handle Sodium Hypochlorite

Madden has started posting articles on common chemicals being pumped via the JN, MF, and MH Madden Pumps. The intention of this blog is to walk the reader through our process as to better understand how and why we come up with our recommendations.

Some of the more common, harsh chemicals we receive inquiries on and build pumps for are sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and sulfuric acid.

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Why Buy Madden Chemical Metering Pumps?

As a company serving a niche market with a niche product we understand the importance to compete on quality, customer service, and maintaining business relationships… we simply wouldn’t thrive without these core principals. In achieving these core principals we would expect a level of comfort and trust from end users; trusting that Madden is providing you the best and most appropriate pump for their applicatio

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Specifying an Automatic Metering Pump

When a specifying an automatic metering pump, we must specify both the variable speed motor and the controller. Let’s take a look at the system to help you make the motor and controller choice that will satisfy the needs of your application.

When you want to specify a metering pump the first two elements to define are matching the wetted end materials of construction to the liquid being pumped so the pump can safely and economically handle the liquid and determining which pump model will deliver the range of flow that you need for the application.

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More Help Specifying a Metering Pump

In addition to selecting wetted end materials to handle the liquid to be pumped, Madden offers several types of check valves to be considered when specifying a metering pump.  Check valves are an integral part of the wetted end of the pump.  We have prepared the following discussion to help you prepare a specification that will satisfy the needs of your application.

In an earlier blog article on specifying a metering pump we stressed the importance of matching the liquid to be pumped with wetted end materials of construction that can safely and economically handle the liquid.  We want to prevent leaks and spills, and specifying appropriate materials will accomplish those goals.  As a reminder, the wetted end is any part of the pump that comes into contact with the liquid being pumped.

Madden makes three series of diaphragm metering pumps to cover a wide range of flow capacities.
Here are some options to take into consideration as you are specifying the check valves for a metering pump:

The JN Series diaphragm metering pumps have the smallest flows, with six models in the series ranging from the smallest model with 1 gallon per hour maximum capacity, up to 11 gallons per hour for the largest model in the series.  The check valves in the JN Series pumps have double ball checks for both the inlet and the outlet valves.  The valve body is always the same material as the solution head.  For example, a pump with a PVC wetted end will have a solution head of PVC, and the valve bodies which include the piping connection will also be PVC. The valve seats for the JN Series pumps are made of glass filled Teflon to resist the chemical action of most liquids that a metering pump will be required to handle.  The valve gaskets are also Teflon.  The choice that is available is in the ball checks which can be 316 stainless steel, ceramic, Hastelloy C or Teflon.  The lowest cost check ball option with a satisfactory chemical resistance for the chemical to be pumped should be selected.

The middle capacity range is the MF Series diaphragm metering pumps, with capacity starting at 5 gph for the smallest model, up to 75 gallons per hour for the largest model.  Here again the valve body and piping connector are the same material as the wetted end selected.  Several types of valves are offered for the MF Series pumps.

  • The ball type check valve with a rubber seat that is the same material as the diaphragm is the most common valve and it will work well with most liquids.  The valve body is the same material as the pump solution head.  Buna and Teflon gaskets are offered.  Check balls are available in 316 stainless steel, ceramic, Hastelloy C and Teflon.
  • For viscous liquids over 400 cps viscosity we offer the Type M-200 spring loaded valves.  The spring assists the check ball in seating which improves the pump output and repeatability.  The valve spring we offer is stainless steel.  Valve bodies, balls, seats and gaskets are offered in the same materials as for the standard ball type check valves.
  • Cone type valves feature a conical stainless steel valve body and integral seat with a stainless steel poppet in place of a check ball.  The sealing ring on the poppet is normally the same material as the pump diaphragm.  The cone type valves are used for pumping abrasive slurries such as diatomaceous earth.
  • Type M-115 guided ball valves are also offered for abrasive liquids.  The body and seat are stainless steel and any of the available check balls can be used with this type of valve.

The MH Series diaphragm metering pumps offer four models ranging from a capacity of 96 gallons per hour, up to 180 gph for the largest model.  The valve bodies will always be the same material as the solution head, and the valve gaskets are always Teflon in this series.  Standard valve seats are glass filled Teflon which is great for most liquids.  Stainless steel and ceramic valve seats are offered for abrasive slurry pumping.  Valve ball options for the MH Series include 316 stainless steel, Carpenter 20, Hastelloy C, and Teflon.

Specifying the most economical and durable check valves for a metering pump will guarantee trouble free pumping with the maximum service life between repairs.   For help in specifying metering pump valve options consult the Madden Pump Selection Guide on our website, call us, or send us an email inquiry.  We are always quick to respond.

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Selecting a Pump Supplier for Chemical Metering

Do you need local sales representation to help select the pump model, wetted end construction, or to help guide installation, set up or staff training?  If so then you need to contact your trusted local representative who can provide that assistance.  Madden has sales representatives and distributors in most parts of the US who are trained and experienced in metering pump applications. 

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Specifying Accessories for a Metering Pump

How do we specify the piping accessories required when specifying a metering pump? We have prepared the following list to help you make appropriate choices that will satisfy the needs of your application.

In our previous blog articles on specifying a metering pump we stressed the importance of matching the liquid to be pumped with wetted end materials of construction that can safely and economically handle the liquid.  We also discussed the electrical drive motor options for a metering pump.  Here are some thoughts to take into consideration as you are specifying accessories for a metering pump:

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Drive Motor Information to Consider When Specifying an Automatic Metering Pump

Specifying the motor and controller are both required when a specifying an automatic metering pump. We have prepared the following list to help you make the motor and controller choice that will satisfy the needs of your application.

In our previous blog articles on specifying a metering pump we stressed the importance of matching the liquid to be pumped with wetted end materials of construction that can safely and economically handle the liquid.  We also discussed the electrical drive motor options for a metering pump.  In order for the pump to do its work automatically Madden pumps use a variable speed motor and a controller. 

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Specifying a Metering Pump

A number of factors need to be considered when specifying a metering pump, so we have prepared a list to help satisfy the needs of your application.
At Madden, the first thing we want to know when we’re talking to a customer about specifying a metering pump is what chemical or liquid is going to be pumped.  The nature of the liquid will help us determine what materials of construction are appropriate for pumping as we want the pump materials to resist the attack of dangerous or corrosive liquids.

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