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What is a dosatron?
A Dosatron is a type of water-powered dosing pump that is used to inject precise amounts of liquid chemicals into a water line. It is a non-electric, mechanical pump that operates solely on the water pressure and flow within the system.
The Dosatron works by using the flow of water to power a piston that draws in a measured amount of chemical from a reservoir. The piston then injects the chemical into the water line, where it mixes with the flowing water and is distributed throughout the system. The amount of chemical injected is controlled by the dosing ratio, which is the ratio of chemical to water and can be adjusted to achieve precise dosing.
Dosatron pumps are commonly used in a variety of industries, including agriculture, horticulture, water treatment, and industrial cleaning. They are valued for their accuracy, reliability, and ease of use, as well as their ability to operate without the need for electricity or motors.
Which model should i use?
The specific Dosatron model you should use will depend on a number of factors, including the chemical being injected, the application, and the flow rate of the water line. To determine the best Dosatron model for your application, you should consider factors such as the flow rate of the water line, the concentration of the chemical you are injecting, and the required dosing ratio. Dosatron offers a range of models with varying flow rates, dosing ratios, and injection ranges to suit different applications.
Tell me about d14mz3000
The D14MZ3000VFBPHY is a specific model of Dosatron dosing pump.
Here are some specifications and features of the Dosatron D14MZ3000VFBPHY:
Flow rate: The D14MZ3000VFBPHY has a maximum flow rate of 14 gallons per minute (53 liters per minute).
Ratio range: The dosing ratio of the pump can be adjusted from 1:3000 to 1:333.
Injection range: This dosing pump can inject chemicals into water lines with pressures ranging from 4.3 to 85 PSI.
Installation: The Dosatron D14MZ3000VFBPHY can be mounted vertically, horizontally or at any angle.
Applications: This dosing pump is suitable for use in industries such as agriculture, horticulture, food and beverage, and water treatment.
Easy maintenance: The Dosatron D14MZ3000VFBPHY is designed for easy maintenance, with no electricity or motor required. The pump is powered by the flow of water, and maintenance can be performed quickly and easily without any special tools.
Tell me more about the d14mz2
The D14MZ2 has an adjustable dosing ratio range of 1:500 to 1:50, which means it can inject between 0.2% to 2% of chemical concentrate into the water line. This makes it suitable for applications that require lower concentration chemicals, such as greenhouse and hydroponic applications, livestock and poultry drinking water, and swimming pools and spas.
The D14MZ2 can handle flow rates of up to 2 GPM (gallons per minute), which means it is better suited for smaller-scale applications. It has a maximum pressure of 85 PSI (5.9 bar) and a maximum temperature of 104°F (40°C).
One of the key features of the D14MZ2 is its ease of use. It has a simple design with no electrical connections or complicated programming. It can be installed in any orientation and requires minimal maintenance.
What is the difference between the d14mz3000 and the d14mz2?
Overall, the Dosatron D14MZ3000VFBPHY is a versatile and reliable dosing pump that can be used in a wide range of applications. Its adjustable dosing ratio and injection range make it a popular choice for many industries, and its easy maintenance and installation make it a convenient option for operators.
The main difference between the Dosatron D14MZ3000 and D14MZ2 models is their dosing ratio range and flow rate capacity:
Dosing Ratio: The D14MZ3000 has an adjustable dosing ratio range of 1:3000 to 1:166, while the D14MZ2 has an adjustable dosing ratio range of 1:500 to 1:50. This means that the D14MZ3000 can handle higher concentration chemicals and is suitable for applications that require more precise dosing.
Flow Rate: The D14MZ3000 can handle flow rates of up to 14 GPM (gallons per minute), while the D14MZ2 can handle flow rates of up to 2 GPM. This means that the D14MZ3000 is suitable for larger-scale applications, while the D14MZ2 is better suited for smaller-scale applications.
How do i know whether to use the lo flo or hi flo dosatron?
The choice of whether to use a Lo-Flo or Hi-Flo Dosatron Injector will depend on your specific needs and the flow rate of your irrigation system.
The Lo-Flo Dosatron is designed for low flow rates and can inject fertilizer or chemicals into water supplies ranging from 0.05 to 14 GPM (0.19 to 53 LPM). This injector is best suited for small-scale operations or applications where low flow rates are required, such as greenhouse or hydroponic operations.
The Hi-Flo Dosatron is designed for high flow rates and can inject fertilizer or chemicals into water supplies ranging from 11 to 220 GPM (42 to 832 LPM). This injector is ideal for larger-scale operations or applications where high flow rates are required, such as irrigation systems for crops, trees, or turf.
What is the HYKMON?
The HykMon is designed to help users monitor the performance of their Dosatron injectors in real-time. The HykMon is a digital flow meter that is installed directly onto the outlet of the Dosatron injector. It measures the flow rate of water passing through the Dosatron and displays the information on an LCD screen. The HykMon can be used to verify that the Dosatron is injecting the correct amount of chemicals into the water supply, and it can also help users identify any issues or problems with the Dosatron system.
What is the water hammer arrestor kit?
The water hammer arrestor kit is a product that is designed to help prevent water hammer in Dosatron systems. Water hammer is a phenomenon that occurs when a sudden change in water flow or pressure causes the pipes to vibrate or bang against each other, which can cause damage to the pipes and other components of the Dosatron system. The water hammer arrestor kit includes a spring-loaded piston that absorbs the shock of the water hammer and reduces the likelihood of damage to the Dosatron system. The kit is installed on the inlet side of the Dosatron injector and can help prolong the life of the system by reducing the stress caused by water hammer. The water hammer arrestor kit is particularly useful in situations where there are sudden changes in water pressure or flow, such as when water is turned on or off quickly or when water is being pumped from a well or other low-pressure source. It is compatible with all Dosatron injectors and can be easily installed without the need for additional tools or equipment.
What is the dosatron mixing chamber?
the mixing chamber is a crucial part of the Dosatron injector system, responsible for mixing water and concentrate in the correct ratio to create the final solution. It ensures uniform mixing of the concentrate with water, producing a solution with the correct concentration.
The Dosatron mixing chamber is available in different sizes, which should be selected based on the desired injection ratio and flow rate. Typically, a smaller chamber (HYKMC34) is suitable for lower flow rates and lower injection ratios, while a larger chamber (HYKMC150) is needed for higher flow rates and higher injection ratios.
The mixing chamber may also be used with a sleeve (HYKMC-SHADE), which is an optional accessory that helps protect the chamber from chemical damage and clogging. The sleeve is made of materials like PVC, which are resistant to chemical corrosion and can be easily replaced if they become worn or damaged.
When would i use the HYKSTART-DAB vs HYKSTART?
The HYKSTART-DAB and HYKSTART are both starter kits designed to help facilitate the installation of Dosatron injectors. However, they are designed for different types of applications.
The HYKSTART-DAB kit is designed specifically for use with Dosatron injectors that are used in conjunction with submersible pumps. The kit includes a pressure switch, a pressure gauge, and a check valve, which are all necessary components for regulating the water pressure and flow rate from the submersible pump. The HYKSTART-DAB is therefore ideal for use in situations where a submersible pump is the primary water source for the Dosatron injector.
On the other hand, the HYKSTART kit is designed for use with Dosatron injectors that are connected to a municipal water supply or other high-pressure water source. This kit includes a pressure regulator, a pressure gauge, and a ball valve, which help regulate the water pressure and flow rate from the high-pressure water source. The HYKSTART kit is therefore ideal for situations where the Dosatron injector is connected to a high-pressure water source, such as a city water supply.
What are the different types of seals and when should I use which?
Generally used for products with neutral to acidic pH. Ex: fertilizers, pesticides, acids (pH correction), supplements, surfactants
Generally used for products with a higher than neutral to alkaline pH. Ex: pH up products, calcium hydroxide (liquid lime), calcium carbonate, potassium carbonate
Used specifically for Peracetic acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid, or PAA) products. Ex: ZeroTol, SaniDate, etc.
How do I choose which model to use?
Units with "HY" in the model number include a SCH 80 Threaded Union to connect the injector to the other injectors/kits in-line.
Units with BY have a Bypasss option essentially taking the specific doser out of operation. Once the Bypass switch is flipped, the dosers stops the ram pump from pulling chemicals into the water line.
V: Identifies the type of hose (stands for Viscous)
BP: Units with bypass options
P: Identifies the type of housing (stands for PVDF or Kynar)
IE: Units with side injection option
WL: Certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI 61 Standards
D: Car wash units
HY: Hydroponic / Nutrient Delivery System units
AF/VF: Identifies the type of seals (AF = Aflas® or VF = Viton)
II: Identifies the region (North/Central Am. – Dosatron International, Inc.)