Metering tips are often used in dilution control equipment to regulate the mixing ratio between a concentrate and water. Other common way to regulate dilution control is to dilute the product by hand. Manual dilutions, however, can be time consuming and inaccurate. With a metering tip, dilution control equipment can dilute concentrates quickly and accurately.
A metering tip is a small conical or cylindrical piece that is placed between the chemical and water flow. The exact location of the metering tip, however, is dependent on the design of the system. The inner circle, or hole, of the metering tip varies in diameter. The larger the hole, the more concentrated the end solution will be and vice versa. The size of the hole is what regulates the dilution ratio. To distinguish one tip size from another, manufactures will often produce them in different colors, in which each color coordinates to different hole diameters.
A factor to consider when choosing a metering tip would be the concentrates physical properties and water flow rate. Thicker products flow more slowly through the metering tip, so larger diameters are generally used for higher viscosity products. The faster water flows through the unit, less chemical is allowed to mix with the water. For this reason, dilution control systems automatically regulate water flow rate to achieve accurate dilutions with any water source.
Overall, the type of metering tip, the physical properties of the concentrate, and the water flow rate is what regulates the mixing ratio. The use of a metering tip in a dilution control equipment not only allows rapid dispensing, but it ensures the end user of a properly diluted product.
For a listing of Multi-Clean dilution control equipment and cleaning concentrates, please visit the Multi-Clean’s Dilution Control webpage.