The extension of a flanged diaphragm seal system using a flushing ring brings significant advantages. Among other things, it enables easy cleaning and, in addition, on-site calibration of the measuring location.
Diaphragm seal systems are used in processes with critical media. During some process steps, such as shutting down and cooling down the processes, media sticks to the diaphragm of the diaphragm seal. This results in measurement inaccuracies and, in the worst case, even leads to the failure of the measuring location.
Cleaning without disassembly
Where such a danger can occur, the diaphragm should be regularly cleared of deposits. The integration of a flushing ring between the flange-type diaphragm seal and the process flange saves on time-consuming disassembly of the measuring system. Cleaning is carried out via the bore of the flushing ring. A needle valve or a ball valve can also be attached to the flushing ring for a problem-free supply of the respective cleaning medium.
Possibility of on-site calibration
However, the function of the flushing ring in a diaphragm seal system is not exhausted with just this. It also enables – in conjunction with an upstream shut-off valve – simple on-site calibration of the measuring location. The process can also be vented or drained via the bore and valve. Users can also take samples of the process medium using a flushing ring.
The advantages at a glance
- Easy cleaning
- Possible on-site calibration
- Venting of the process
A flushing ring for almost every application
Model 910.27 flushing rings from WIKA, with appropriate connections and materials, can be adapted to almost any application. There are versions with both one-sided and two-sided bores, which are suitable for a wide range of cleaning applications.
Further information on the model 910.27 flushing ring can be found on the WIKA website. There you will also find an overview of valves and calibration equipment as well as diaphragm seal systems. If you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.
Watch the following video to learn more about the functionality, application areas and advantages of a diaphragm seal: