The Chemilizer from Hydro Systems is a proportional liquid chemical injector that injects a precise amount of chemical in proportion to a volume of water. This water driven pump does not require electricity and is available in six different dilution ratios.
The Chemilizer utilizes diaphragm technology. The diaphragm pump is useful when working with a low flow or tough water source. It can pump pond and well water without the use of a filter. The diaphragm water motor is unaffected by sand or minerals in the water.
Powered by the existing water supply, the internal motor of the chemical injector drives the chemical pump. The speed of the water motor and pump is proportional to the water flow, ensuring Chemilizer will inject consistent amounts of chemical regardless of fluctuation in water pressure and flow.
The Chemilizer has a Polypropylene housing. The by-pass chemical injection design protects the motor from corrosion while Silicone or Viton seal material components withstand the most aggressive chemicals. This makes the product a durable motor in the animal production industry market, suitable for animal health and horticulture applications.
Recent improvements to the Chemilizer include brass bushing inserts molded into the body, eliminating the need for nuts and allowing for easier and faster maintenance. Changes to the piston guide also allow for Hydro’s Adjustable Ratio Pump to be retrofitted to the Chemilizer and used at 5% dilution, as well as other dilutions. With a twist of the setting ring, users can adjust the injection rate for injecting medications, vaccinations, and nutrients, or cleaning system lines.
“With this new design, dismantling the body of the Chemilizer to access interior parts no longer requires multiple tools. Plus, users don’t have to worry about the needle-in-the-haystack scenario if nuts fall off while screws are being removed,” said Scott Campbell, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. “We’ve also closed the gap for customers that require 5% dilution for injections as chicks mature through the poultry growth cycle.”
“Introducing the brass inserts in the Chemilizer may seem like minor adjustments, but it does make a considerable impact for end users,” said Eric Miller, Project Engineer, Hydro Systems. “These updates save our customers time, effort and costs that can now be focused on other tasks in order to maintain an active and profitable farm.”
In addition, the Chemilizer’s new Gasket Pump offers increased durability due to the greater surface area of the gasket. The thicker gasket material stands up to the harshest chemicals in the industry and there are no O-rings or silicone inside the sleeve.
The Chemilizer can run off of water flows as low as one gallon per hour, and will work with gravity via a water drop of as little as 5′. The Chemilizer can be ordered as a fixed pump with a ratio such as 1:128 or with an adjustable pump. Minimum temperature for the chemical injector is 34°F and maximum temperature is 100°F. Maximum vertical suction of concentrate is 12′ and maximum horizontal suction of concentrate is 50′.