To reduce pump cycling, all well systems require pressurised water storage. Most pump motors are designed to run for one to two minutes to avoid over-cycling and probable failure, which can cost thousands of dollars to fix or replace. Small water usage like operating a faucet or flushing a toilet would induce quick pump cycles if there was no additional storage. A well tank protects the system by storing water and minimising energy use.
A flexible diaphragm separates stored well water from a compressed air charge in Integra Water well tanks. This air charge creates positive pressure in the tank, allowing it to fill and empty with water. During operation, the pump fills the tank, creating a pressured water reservoir. The tank provides water to satisfy demand as fixtures are turned on. The well pump activates when the tank is nearly empty, refilling it and restarting the procedure. This cycle allows the pump to run occasionally rather than continuously, giving the motor time to cool.
A vinyl bladder is found inside a pre-charged bladder style tank. The bladder is encased in compressed air. Under pressure, your well pump will push water into the bladder. When the pump is turned off, a one-way check valve in the piping system keeps the water inside the tank. When a faucet, shower, or other device is turned on, the air pressure inside the tank squeezes the bladder, forcing the water out.
No. A vinyl bag is contained within the bladder tank. A vinyl or rubber flat diaphragm is put in the diaphragm tank, usually about two – third of the way from front to rear. A seam can be seen around the outside of the steel tank if you look closely. The diaphragm is located there. The diaphragm and bladder tanks serve the same purpose. On one side of the diaphragm, compressed air presses on the diaphragm and the water on the other.
The physical size of a pre-charged tank is its principal benefit. It can replace a considerably bigger typical air-over-water tank because it holds compressed air.
Count the number of plumbing devices inside and outside your home, such as showers, appliances, toilets, and so on. This is the used to determine the right well tank size by a professional. Our Experts at Integra Water will help you decide the perfect tank size for you and walk you through the process. Contact us today.