Fiber-reinforced diaphragms are made of composite material from a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. The fibers are usually fiberglass, carbon, or aramid, while the polymer is usually an epoxy, vinyl-ester or polyester thermostatic plastic. Fiber-reinforced diaphragms are best suited for any design program that demands weight savings, precision engineering, finite tolerances, and the simplification of parts in both production and operation.
Woven Fabric Reinforced
Fabric-reinforced diaphragms utilize a layer of an engineered fabric material as part of the diaphragm construction. This layer of fabric give tremendous design flexibility. A very thin-walled diaphragm can withstand high pressures while remaining very flexible and responsive to minor pressure variations.
All types of elastomers, such as, nitrile, EPDM, fluorocarbon, neoprene, silicone, fluorosilicone, can be used in the fabric-reinforced diaphragms.