Dilution Control Equipment: How it Works
There is a wide array of dilution control equipment manufactured by many different companies. The complexity between each of these dilution control systems can significantly differ between one another due to the equipment’s purpose. All chemical dispensers, however, use these basic principles.
- All dispensers utilize a water and chemical source. The water and the concentrated chemical solution are drawn into the chemical dispenser where they mix at their appropriate dilution ratio. Vacuum pressure from the flow of water can be used to draw the chemical into the dispenser.
- The use of eductors. Eductors regulate the flow rate of water. Some eductors have a built in Air Gap or E-Gap. The eductors with either the Air Gap or E-Gap prevent water/chemical back-flow and are used in dispensers to comply with the state’s plumbing codes, laws, and regulations.
- The use of metering tips. A metering tip is used to regulate the dilution ratio between the water and the chemical. This is normally placed in the line where the draw of the chemical is occurring and is placed right before where the water and chemical mix.
For a listing of Multi-Clean dilution control equipment or cleaning concentrates, please visit the Multi-Clean’s Dilution Control webpage.