Fluid Dynamic Siphons, Inc. is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of automatic dosing siphons. Since 1981 the company has offered the broadest bell siphon product line in the industry featuring the best designs and highest quality materials. Dosing siphons are employed to make soil absorption systems more effective and long-lived, and are also known as automatic bell siphons, siphon pumps, siphon valves, inverted siphons, and in British English as "dosing syphons". In addition to offering in stock siphons for sale, the company also provides design and manufacturing in custom siphon sizes for its bell siphon customers.
The company’s siphons feature a bell and trap design. Products are molded using medium density polyethylene. The molded design feature provides:
How Siphons Work
Operation of Single Automatic Siphons
As liquid fills the dosing tank, the level of liquid in the tank and inside the siphon bell rise at the same rate. (The siphon bell is open at the bottom). The siphon is vented to the atmosphere through the vent piping. This rising action continues until the level of the liquid reaches the open end of the outside vent pipe.
Once the liquid reaches the out- side vent pipe, it creates an air seal. As the level of liquid continues to rise in the tank, the liquid level in the bell continues to rise, but at a much slower rate. At the same time, the head of water in the tank exerts pressure on the air trapped in the top of the bell and the long leg of the trap. The air in the long leg of the trap is forced towards the invert of the trap.
As the liquid in the tank reaches the high water line, a volume of air is forced around the invert of the trap and out through the discharge leg of the siphon. The escaping air relieves the back pressure within the siphon and the liquid inside of the bell will rush up and fill the siphon trap thereby starting the siphon action.
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