Diaphragm compressors are used in many industries to safely pump toxic and explosive gases. Diaphragm compressors are also referred to as membrane compressors because they use a flexible membrane to compress gas. A rod and a crankshaft mechanism drive the membrane. Some applications require a diaphragm pump be used with the compressor. Because of the corrosive nature of some gases, the compressor's materials must be durable and corrosion resistant. Many diaphragm compression companies design their equipment for specific industries.
A wide range of industries use diaphragm compressors, including chemical processing, utility, pharmaceutical, medical, automotive and mining. Compressors range in size from miniature equipment for laboratory use to large industrial compressors for fueling stations. When purchasing diaphragm compressors, consider the following:
1. Order custom diaphragm compressors to ensure you buy the proper equipment for your unique application.
2. Reduce the risk of contamination with oil-free diaphragm compressors.
3. Purchase equipment from diaphragm compressor dealers the sell compressors with static O-rings and gaskets.
Order from custom diaphragm compressor manufacturersBy ordering your diaphragm compressors from a custom manufacturer, you ensure the equipment will function properly for your application. Purchasing a custom diaphragm compressor allows you to choose the compressor's material, pressure and size. The proper material is especially important when working with corrosive gases.
Implement oil-free diaphragm compressorsCompression equipment that operates without the use of oil has less risk of contaminating the air or gas stream than diaphragm pumps that use a lubricating agent. By eliminating the use of oil, you also eliminate a maintenance requirement for your compression equipment. Oil-free diaphragm pumps and compressors tend to operate quietly.
Prevent leaks and contamination within your diaphragm compressorLeak-free and contamination-free diaphragm compressors use static O-rings and gaskets to prevent harmful elements from coming into contact with the gas system. These compressors keep all lubricants and coolants away from the process gas. Some leak-free and contamination-free compressors utilize a leak detection system that alerts you if the seals or gaskets fail.
- Diaphragm compressors are designed either for intermittent or continuous use. It's important to order the correct compressor for your application or the equipment could require frequent repairs and maintenance.