Answers You’ll Need To Select a Chlorine Feed Pump

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  • How many gallons per minute (GPM) of water will be treated with chlorine? Guesses count, and minimums and maximums will help…. The test kit residual will determine final pump settings and the concentration of chlorine you’ll need to use.
  • What concentration of liquid chlorine would you like to use? Please note that splashes of chlorine over 1 % solution strength will make holes in your clothes… they get oxidized! Chlorine solutions can be easily diluted with water (Note: A number of our customers have diluted their chlorine stock solution with hard, rather than soft, water. This has led to sediment in their solution tank, as well as plugged pumps and injectors).
  • How many parts per million of chlorine would you like to apply to the water you’re treating? Jar testing might help — how many drops from an eyedropper of your selected chlorine concentration does it take to leave a residual in one liter of the sample water? Problem water might require more, but generally 1-5 PPM is enough for most applications.
  • If the chlorination is into a pipeline, what is the line pressure? Is the water flow rate constant, or does it vary? What is the line size, and what type of line is it (PVC, copper, cast iron, etc.)? Are you pumping into a tank or reservoir?
  • What are the physical circumstances of your application? This will tell you what accessories, if any, will be needed to complete the system you are putting together — for example a flowmeter, chlorine solution tank, pump mounting shelf, etc.