A booster pump is a machine or a device that is used to increase pressure on flowing fluid such as water or oil but they can also be used with gases not only the liquids. However, both booster pumps installed in gasses or fluid work on the same mechanisms of increasing the pressure above the ambient one.
A booster pump helps to move the gas or fluid a bit father or higher at another different compressed pressure. If you bought a booster pump and you are not conversant with the installation, will help you install it the right way. The following are some tips on how to install a booster pump.
Guidelines on how to install a booster pump
A booster pump consists of three parts which include:
- Booster pressure pump itself
- Power cord or the transformer
- A switch to pressure shutoff
Step 1: Turn off the Fluid
You first need to turn off the incoming fluid or gas from the reservoir storage by the use of the lock valve. Thereafter, open the ledge faucet and keep it opened so as to relieve the pressure inside.
Step 2: Right Positioning
You need to position the booster pump so that the inlet supply to the reservoir tank unit can be connected to it. You need to observe the direction of the arrows in front of the tank so as to connect it by cutting the inlet tube perfectly and fit it in the appropriate port.
Step 3: Fitting the Tube
Cut the tube that directly connects the pressure switch to the tank unit squarely. Fit it firmly at airtight condition and ensure that the gas or fluid passes through the switch. Make sure that the switch operates as purposed to, that, it closes and stops gas or fluid from flowing and also when it open it allows the gas or fluid to pass through.
Step 4: power Cable Connection
Connect the power cables from the transformer and the pump to the switch. The electrical circuit is ensured to go on only one way. If the connection is right, then you have made the connection right. The switch is automated to switch off when the tank pressure reaches the pressure desired and on when pressure is low. The switch is automated by the manufacturer.
Step 5: Turn on the Inlet
Turn on the inlet and check if there are leaks on the pipes or there is any part that is operating unexpectedly. The unit should now be able to produce water if it was properly installed. On opening the ledge faucet, the pump should start on and water should be seen coming out of the ledge faucet. Now plug in the pump to the transformer. There should be a notable increase in water through the outlet tubes.
Step 6: Reconnect the Tank
You can now reconnect the tank to the system through the opening of the valve that u had initially closed on top of the reservoir tank. After opening the valve, close the unit together with the faucet and now the whole system is in operation. The pump is automated to switch off when the tank is full and can alter resume to operation when water level is reduced in the tank and need a booster to reach a destination.
Notably, when working on install the booster pump there is certain content to be taken into consideration. The temperature when connecting the tubes should be remained constantly at room temperature to avoid expansion or contraction when pumping gas or fluid.
Testing pressure also is a crucial element to observe, ensure the pressure is steady kept at the maximum so as to make sure the pipes and tubes can take in the deserved pressure. Controlling all this temperature and pressure requires expert and caution so as not to exert much pressure and break the pipes.
Applying pipe sealant on the leaking part is not a permanent solution to leakage; the best way is to rejoin pipes and tubes under desired pressure and temperature.
Step 7: Mount Base
Mount base of pump firmly and make sure that there is no leakage at this point. Moreover, note the colors indicated by the pump when in operation. Red is for missing or improperly installed part. When green is on, then it indicates all the parts have been installed well and are operating well. The pump should not be noisy. It is supposed to work quietly and only producing a low sound from its motors.
Booster pumps are used with gases not only the liquids. However, both booster pumps installed in gasses or fluid work on the same mechanisms of increasing the pressure above the ambient one. A booster pump helps to move the gas or fluid a bit father or higher at another different compressed pressure. The installation is a simple process and should follow procedure as provided in manual by manufacturer.