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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Diaphragm?

This question drives clients and critical valve makers crazy. There are loads of folks out there asking YOU to answer this question (it seems so logical, after all). Then, when we tell you we don’t know for sure, it kinda makes you the ham in the sandwich, caught between a demand for information and the lack of same. So, why…

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Killer Apps: ASEPCO Customer Support

Whatever happened to answering the phone? We’ve all been there before: You call one of your suppliers because you need something. The phone rings and then you get the voice system choice menu. Thank you for calling. Please listen to the following to ensure we direct your call to the appropriate voice mailbox.

Killer Apps: Six Deadly Sampling Sins

Lurking in every system are potential dangers, in this case the Six Deadly Sampling Sins. So, what are the Six Deadly Sampling Sins? 1. Seal failures cause by dynamic O-rings that become nicked in use, and then leak. 2. Specialized ports that may not properly fit the sample valves that require these O-rings; again leakage is a problem.

Killer Apps: Diaphragm Abuse

“Never leave anything to chance; make sure all your crimes are premeditated.” In the first part of two, we are going to show you how to shorten the life of your diaphragm when you really want to do it right. It’s surprisingly simple, here are the most common ways we’ve seen diaphragm life shortened (in the next newsletter we’ll show…

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The Tale of Two Valves

Inventive Ways Our Customers Use Valves “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” ~ Nikola Tesla We admit that our customers are brilliant. Often when…

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Killer Apps: A $9,000 Mistake!

Everyone has Mixing Nightmares… Worries That Keep You Up At Night Here’s a sad story about a problem that cost one of our customers over $9,000 in over-runs and could have easily been avoided with the right knowledge. The Simple Mixer Order We received a request to quote a mixer from a customer. The details were typical of the information…

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Call ASEPCO for Live Mixer Support!

At ASEPCO we pride ourselves on service. As our Mixer product line is extensive we realize our customers may need support from time to time. We encourage you to call us, we want to help you design the best possible long-term solution. Call us with your questions and we’ll work together until you’re satisfied!

Silicone Diaphragm vs. Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)

Diaphragms are the high-wear component of most valves, so we thought it would be useful to show some of the common failures that occur with diaphragms. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common failures we have observed, and we’ll show an example of a specific case and how the problem was resolved. Over the years we have seen or…

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