Pressure Tanks - Do I need one?

Pressure Tanks - Do I need one?

15th Aug 2019

A pressure tank is a bladder type pressure storage vessel designed to hold water under pressure. It extends the time the pump is on and off in each cycle due to the pressure switch not tripping so often. This extends pump life, makes less noise, quietens water hammering and cycling and gives a more consistent flow rate. The pressure tank can also be used to moderate the water flow to match your Hot Water Service or air conditioning unit.


Some Frequently asked questions regarding pressure tanks are....

What are the benefits of having a pressure tank?                                                                                                    

The addition of the pressure tank helps to quieten your pump and reduces pump cycling and hammering. When the tap is turned on the excess water which is held in accumulated storage in the pressure tank will be released to the outlet first. This means the pump does not have to turn on until the stored water has first been used. Thus extending pump life, battery life and giving you a smoother quieter operation. 


What if I don't have a pressure tank?                                                                                                                      

Pumps will work without a pressure tank, as there are automatic pumps fitted with a constant pressure controller so these pumps start and start on demand. We recommend having a pressure tank particularly when you have a shower or a toilet where the pump is rarely operating at 100%. Without a pressure tank or accumulator tank the strain will be on your pressure switch/controller, which may cause it to fail early at an inconvenient moment.


Can I add a pressure tank to my current setup?
Pressure tanks can be fitted to new or existing pump systems.

Where do I position the pressure tank?
Your pressure tank needs to fitted on the outlet side of the pump before the water heater or outlets. The pressure tank usually sits on top of your pump or side by side with your pump.

Does the pressure tank come pre-charged?
Yes, all our pressure tanks offered come pre-charged from the factory. Your user manual / operators manual will show you the pre-charged rating

Does a pressure tank help with cycling and water hammering?

The addition of the pressure tank helps reduces pump cycling and hammering. When the tap is turned on the excess water which is held in accumulated storage in the pressure tank will be released to the outlet first. This means the pump does not have to turn on until the stored water has first been used. Thus extending pump life, battery life and giving you a smoother quieter operation.

To view our complete range of pressure tanks, visit our website here :- https://justwaterpumps.com.au/pressure-tanks/