The core of any high-pressure misting system is the mist pump. The pump uses water to pressurize and then provides power and energy to the entire system through the pipes and nozzles, causing the water to collide and tear when passing through the nozzles, thereby creating an atomization effect when entering the air. When an appropriate pump provides fuel for the misting system, the mist machine can use less water more efficiently, thereby helping you save hydraulic costs. Controlling the volume of water and the movement pressure allows the misters to generate mist to enhance the cooling experience. The fog will produce water droplets without a good pump and cannot evaporate. When the mist is spraying on the ground, and the human body is wet, it will wet the ground and make people feel moist and sticky. This is why choosing the right pump is critical for your misting system to operate efficiently.
Reasons for choosing the correct mist pump
Each misting system is different according to the purpose of use, such as cooling, humidification, disinfection, dust removal, landscaping, etc. When designing the misting system, some important factors must be considered. For example, the type of pump you choose depends mainly on the size of the area you want to cool, the material, and the number of nozzles used. It also includes the control type of the system, such as complete control or zone control, including timer, water pressure, and temperature and humidity settings.
Precautions for choosing a pump
At present, the commonly used agricultural water pumps on the market have the following types: Centrifugal pump, plunger pump, submersible pump, propeller pump. When you select a pump, please consider the conditions above, including:
- Water source type
- Required pumping flow rate (determined by system requirements)
- Total suction head (lift from the water to the suction port of the pump)
- Entire dynamic head (real pressure provided by the pump)
- Surface water or tap water provides you with a water source, and its availability will depend on local water quality conditions.
- The type of misting system, the distance from the water source and the length of the pipe, the size of the nozzle will determine the total flow.
How to choose the right mist pump
It would be best if you found the answer to the following questions:
What’s the size of the area you want to mist?
Before a misting company designs a layout for you, you should have some thoughts of your own, such as where to pull the fog line. Tell the contractor your ideas and believe that they can provide you with accurate data and measurement results.
How high is your ground?
The height of the ground also greatly influences the use effect of the misting system. For example, if you have a 100-meter-long factory building or warehouse, you would not use a fog line with nozzles spaced 10 meters apart because the spacing is too long and there are too few nozzles to achieve the best cooling effect. Understanding the installation density plays a vital role in deciding what size pump should be used.
Do you want to mist multiple areas?
When you need to mist different areas, you must install valves. This valve can control manually or automatically. Sometimes, choosing a larger motor and a larger flow pipe is necessary. Similarly, it will also affect the choice of pump.
We have listed several fundamental issues regarding selecting pumps for misting systems. Please remember that regular maintenance and check the mist pump. Choosing the mist pump is also an essential part of the installation. I don’t think that the bigger pump is better. On the contrary, the right pump is the best.
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