The Fluidtrack Dispensers are the first all-in-one solution for fuel management dispensers. Incorporating our Fluidtrack Fuel Management System inside a heavy-duty, compact, robust, and waterproof cabinet.
The Fluidtrack Bowsers are the first all-in-one solution for fuel management bowsers. Incorporating our Fluidtrack Fuel Management System inside a heavy-duty, compact, robust, and waterproof cabinet.
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FLUIDTRACK is the most robust, easy to use and easy to setup fuel management system on the market.
FLUIDTRACK continuously checks the system with backup power installed inside the unit itself, you will never lose data during a power outage.
The Exhaust Gas Extractions has become an integral part of any workshop fit out and is a must have to prevent and protect your operators from any potential health and safety issues this may cause.
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A-FLO’s heavy duty workshop bench tanks provide an excellent solution where space is critical and bench space is premium. Whether it be for new or waste oil applications, these custom-built bench tanks offer versitality and efficiency in your workshop.
What is a Pneumatic Pump?
Before jumping into pump ratios, it is vital to have some understanding about pneumatic pumps. Pneumatic pumps are pumps that use the forces of compressed gas to generate mechanical effects on the system. When pneumatic pumps are used in industrial applications, they involve the use of compressed gas to provide the desired force that is used to move fluids through a piping system. .
These pumps can be of two types –
In both the pumps, the basic principle of air motor operation is the same. The only difference is that in a double diaphragm pump, the air piston is different from to a standard piston configuration used in normal Air Operated Piston Pumps. Generally, the piston in diaphragm pumps is made up of 2 diaphragms connected with a rod and the air is supplied to each of them alternately, causing reciprocation.
Pneumatic Pumps have different motor to pump ratios depending on the effective areas of motor piston and the piston pump. It is the ratio of the effective area of motor piston to the effective area of the piston pump. The ratio is determined by dividing the motor piston’s effective area by the piston pump’s effective area. For example, if the motor piston’s area is 2 square inches and the piston pump’s area is 2 square inches, the pump ratio is 1:1. If the motor piston’s effective area is 2 inches and the piston pump’s effective area is 1 inch, then the pump ratio is 2:1.
1:1 Pump Ratio
If a pump has a ratio of 1:1, it means that the effective area of the motor piston is equal to the effective area of the piston pump. Therefore, applying a certain amount of pressure to the motor would yield an equal amount of fluid output pressure. For example, if a pressure of 100 psi is applied to the motor, it would yield a fluid output pressure of 100 psi when the fluid outlet is closed.
1:1 Ratio Pumps are ideal for pumping fluids of low viscosity over short distances (approximately 30m).
3:1 Pump Ratio
If a pump has a ratio of 3:1, it means that the effective area of the motor piston is 3 times the effective area of the piston pump. Therefore, applying a certain amount of pressure to the motor would yield a fluid output pressure that is three times higher. For example, if a pressure of 100 psi is applied to the motor, it would yield a fluid output pressure of 300 psi when the fluid output is closed.
3:1 Ratio Pumps are ideal for pumping low to medium viscosity fluids over fairly longer distance than the 1:1 Ratio Pump (approximately 45m).
5:1 Pump Ratio
If a pump has a ratio of 5:1, it means that the effective area of the motor piston is 5 times the effective area of the piston pump. Therefore, applying a certain amount of pressure to the motor would yield a fluid output pressure that is five times higher. For example, if a pressure of 100 psi is applied to the motor, it would yield a fluid output pressure of 500 psi when the fluid output is closed.
5:1 Ratio Pumps are ideal for pumping medium to higher viscosity fluids over distances of 60m or more.
Air vs Hydraulic Ratios
Air and Hydraulic ratios work exactly the same way. The only difference is that hydraulic pressures are much higher and the ratio of motor to pump is much lower. Air compressor systems typically operate with pressures up to 100 psi (7 bar), while hydraulic power systems operate with pressures up to 1500 psi (105 bar). So to achieve similar pump pressures the effective surface area of the hydraulic motor will be much smaller than the effective surface area of the air motor.
Typically, a 10:1 air motor/pump combination is equivalent to a 1:1 hydraulic motor/pump combination because typical hydraulic pressure is 1000 psi (70 bar) and typical air pressure is 100 psi (7 bar).
High Flow Oil Pumps at A-FLO Equipment
We at A-FLO Equipment sell a range of different High Flow Oil Pumps ranging from 1:1 ratio Oil Pumps to 18:1 ratio Oil Pumps, giving you a host of different options to choose from. Our Oil Pumps are suitable for all types of lubricants ranging from low viscosity fluids to high viscosity fluids and chemicals.
Not sure what is the best Oil Pump or Pump Ratio for your business? Contact out friendly customer support today on 03 9281 6200 for an obligation free proposal and recommendation on what type of pump is going to best suit your system.
The AFLO team helped transform Elliotts landscaping supplies fuel tank system into a masterpiece refuelling system designed to ensure their fleet of tanks and contractors can fuel up and make every drop count. We supplied our Fueltainer FT68 65,000L safe fill diesel storage tank and retrofitted existing AdBlue storage tank into the one refuelling area on the tank and integrated his Data fuel management system to track usage of his drivers and contractors.
Contact us today to arrange an obligation free site visit and recommendation on how we can assist in transforming your refuelling operation.
The most common cause for oil leaks is the build up of line pressure in the oil distribution system. As you would be aware, oil expands when it gets warm, most oil line installations run around the ceiling of the workshop, generally against a tin roof, the ambient temperature in summer could be 50+ degrees. Unless the system is fitted with thermal relief valves there is no way for the expanded oil to escape, only through older fittings or seals. The fitting of a thermal relief valve at the pump will allow the oil to vent back to the oil tank, relieving any line pressure and reduce the problems of oil leaks.
OH&S safety requirements are becoming more heavily enforced in today’s lubrication & refueling industry so get your overhead tank up to standard! To make it safe and compliant for drivers, operators and owners, checkout A-FLO’s Bottom Fill Kits. They are customised to your needs, allowing operators to check the level of the tank and fill without risking an accident from occurring when getting up a ladder to check or fill a tank.
A-FLO has recently delivered a FUELTAINER T68 Self Bunded Bulk Diesel Storage Tank to the Elite Haulage site in Newcastle, NSW. Elite Sand & Soil are a supplier for the building and landscaping industry. It is essential for them to operate a fleet of tanks effectively. The opportunity for us to assist with their bulk storage needs has allowed Elite to improve efficiency as well as cut back on costs and time in the long run. Read more on the FUELTAINER
In your workshop you rely on equipment that delivers every single working day. Through A-FLO’s network of workshop installers, we will listen, discuss, compare and let you know what it takes to make your workshop successful. With decades worth of experience, we have connections to industry leaders to give you the best chance of success. Your new fitout will be streamlined and efficient, catering to your exact needs. Read More
Introducing the workshop of the future – The New Classic Line 2.0 is one of its kind! It completely changes all the functionality and aesthetical standards in the marketplace today, designed to suit your specific needs.
The Classic Line 2.0 incorporates the innovative Filcar philosophy “designed for a perfect integration with most of the equipment of modern workshops, functionality of having distribution terminals for fluids and power, hose reels, control units, computer, etc..”
To learn more about A-FLO’s Workshop Bench Systems, view this video or contact us on email@example.com or 1300 235 623.
Clearly the easiest coupler to get on and off grease nipples, reduces grease wastage and is very compact, enabling you to get into those tight greasing spots. Here’s a preview
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LUBESHOT – SD120 Disposable Automatic Grease Lubricators. Automatically delivering lubricants in the simplest, most efficient and most economical way. Available in 1 model & 3 different lubricants as standard.
LUBESHOT – SR SERIES Refillable Automatic Grease Lubricators. This unit has an option for setting the grease dispense on high, medium or low which means you can use this for any grease viscosity & operating conditions without cleaning the spring.
AUTO LUBE JIC Fittings – Our latest addition to our extensive range of Auto Lube System fittings. With massive stock holdings, the best pricing and fastest delivery, we will put you out in front of your competition. Also available in SS is the JIC Reusable Hose Stud – Straight and JIC Reusable Hose Stud – 90 Deg fitting.
FIND A CHEAPER PRICE ON AN EQUIVALENT JIC FITTING AND WE’LL BET IT BY 10%!