How to Install a Metering Pump

A metering pump is a crucial part of the plumbing system, as it is used to pump liquids at an adjustable flow rate. While most metering pumps are used to pump water, they are also used to pump chemicals and other solutions at a fixed and precise quantity. Metering pumps are very important if you want to control the flow of liquid or water in your plumbing system. Thus, if you want to install and incorporate this particular pump to your plumbing system, here are the steps for the proper installation of metering pumps.

Materials Needed:

  • Shelf Mount Bracket
  • Metering Pump Kit
  • Screw
  • Screw Driver
  • Metering Pump Kit Manual
  • Injection valve
  • Calibration Cylinders
  • Flow Monitor
  • monkey Wrench
  • Working Gloves

Step 1 - Look for the Right Location to Install the Metering Pump

The first thing that you need to do is to look for an area in your house where you can install the metering pump. It is important that your metering pump is installed in an area with proper ventilation but not exposed to direct sunlight. Thus, in most cases, the basement is the perfect spot where you can install the metering pump. Once you have found the right location, use a shelf mount bracket to install the bracket to a shelf by driving in several screws to hold the bracket firmly in place.

Step 2 - Install the Metering Pump Kit on the Shelf Bracket

Install the metering pump kit on to the shelf bracket, and secure it firmly in place by bolting the pump using several screws. Make sure that the connections are tight. When setting the kit on to the shelf bracket, make sure that you clear the area where the injection valve is. To locate the injection valve, refer to the manual that comes with the metering pump.

Step 3 - Install the Injection Valve or Probe

Once you have located the injection valve, install the valve. The valve will facilitate the release of a precise amount of liquid into your plumbing system. Connect the probe to the water or chemical storage tank. Meanwhile, look for another probe where you can connect the pump to the main line of your plumbing system.

Step 4 - Connect the Probe to the Main Plumbing System

Before you connect the metering pump to the main plumbing system of your house, make sure that you turn off the main line first so that you can easily work out the connection. Attach another injection valve to one of the valves of your plumbing system. Connect the injection valve of the metering pump using a calibrated cylinder or pipe that is connected to a flow monitor. Use a monkey wrench to tighten the connection.

Step 5 - Test the Pump

Once everything is connected, turn on the main line of your plumbing system as well as the metering pump and try to check the flow monitor to see if the pump will discharge the precise amount of liquid to your pipe line.