As a sister brand to the Aluminium / Stainless steel NOMAD range, our Tabla Air Diaphragm Pumps offer an alternative construction in Polypropylene with PTFE / Santoprene elastomers, suited to more corrosive and hazardous liquids.

These light weight, portable pumps are self-priming, can run dry indefinitely and will stall when running against a shut valve. Flow is infinitely variable by adjusting the air supply and pressures from 0-7 Bar are achievable.

Diaphragm Pumps

Pump Models


Air Pumps

Figure 1

Air valve directs pressurized air to the back side of diaphragm A. Compressed air is applied directly to the liquid column separated by elastomeric diaphragms. The diaphragm acts as a separation membrane between the compressed air and liquid, balancing the load and removing mechanical stress from the diaphragm. The opposite diaphragm is pulled in by the shaft connected to the pressurized diaphragm. Diaphragm B is on its suction stroke; air behind the diaphragm has been forced out to the atmosphere through the exhaust port of the pump. Atmospheric pressure forces fluid into the inlet manifold forcing the inlet valve ball off its seat. Liquid is free to move past the inlet valve ball and fill the liquid chamber (see shaded area).

Air Pumps

Figure 2

When the pressurized diaphragm, diaphragm A, reaches the limit of its discharge stroke, the air valve redirects pressurized air to the back side of the diaphragm B. The pressurized air forces diaphragm B away from the center block while pulling diaphragm A to the center block. Diaphragm B is now on its discharge stroke. These same hydraulic forces lift the discharge valve ball off its seat, while the opposite discharge valve ball is forced onto its seat, forcing fluid to flow through the pump discharge. Atmospheric pressure forces fluid into the inlet manifold of the pump. The inlet valve ball is forced off its seat allowing the fluid being pumped to fill the liquid chamber.

Pump Soluions

Figure 3

At completion of the stroke, the air valve again redirects air to the back side of diaphragm A, which starts diaphragm B on its exhaust stroke. As the pump reaches its original starting point, each diaphragm has gone through one exhaust and one discharge stroke. This constitutes one complete pumping cycle. The pump may take several cycles to completely prime depending on the conditions of the application.

Temperature Limits For Elastomers
Santoprene -40.0°C to 107.2°C -40.0°F to +225°F
Neoprene -17.8°C to 93.3°C -17.8°F to +200°F
Buna-N -12.2°C to 82.2°C -12.2°F to +180°F
Nordel -51.1°C to 137.8°C -51.1°F to +280°F
Viton -40.0°C to 176.7°C -40.0°F to +350°F
PTFE -4.4°C to 104.4°C -40°F to 220°F
These are average temperatures. Chemicals and solvents can have an effect on temperature limits.

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