A water pump pressure tank is also known as an accumulator tank. A pressure tank in your water pump system will give you a smoother water flow, quieter operation, save your power, protect your pump against an inbalance in pressure in your system and will therefore extend the life of your pump. Whether you have a 12v, 24v or 240 volt pressure pump set up, a pressure tank / accumulator tank is a must for every water pump system to protect your pump.
When you turn on your tap the water accumulated in the pressure tank is first released from the tank before the pump has to turn on. If there is enough water in the pressure tank for the application ( say washing your hands ) then the pressure pump will not have to start. When the tap is turned off or if there is excess pressure in the line than what is being used at a given time, the back pressure is absorbed back into the pressure tank thus protecting the pump.
If you have any queries as to whether you require a pressure tank contact us or phone Escaping Outdoors Australia for technical advice.