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    8 Essential Tips for Improving AODD Pump Efficiency

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Jun 23, 2022 9:31:13 AM

    If there’s one thing a plant maintenance manager can’t tolerate, it’s downtime.

    Production stoppages mean lost revenue. To avoid downtime, plant personnel must keep the plant’s systems and machinery running smoothly and handle all planned maintenance, upgrades and emergency repairs as quickly as possible.

    Fortunately, one of the common pieces of equipment in plants—Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps—is designed to make maintenance simple and cost-effective. Still, an experienced plant maintenance manager will look for ways to optimize AODD pump performance to keep downtime to a minimum and maximize efficiency.

    Before steps to increase reliability can be taken, it’s best to know the basic components of an AODD pump:


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    How Working With a Distributor Makes AODD Pumping Even Easier

    Posted by Jim Rockwell on May 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM

    When you have a pumping problem, you need to solve it — fast. Whether you’re looking for help troubleshooting your air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump, you need to buy replacement parts, or you have to purchase a new pump altogether, the best place to start is with one of your pump manufacturer’s independent factory-authorized distributors. 


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    How Preventative Maintenance for Your AODD Pump Helps You Avoid Equipment Failure

    Posted by Justin Dill on Apr 1, 2022 9:15:00 AM

    One of the most surprising things about AODD pumps is their simplicity. It's amazing how such simple machines are powerful pieces of equipment that keep plants around the world running.


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    Why AODD Pumps Are Perfect for the Lithium Battery Manufacturing Process

    Posted by Ed Kupp on Mar 22, 2022 9:24:52 AM

    Lithium battery cell manufacturing is a fast-growing, global market where operators often need to scale up quickly. Simply scan the news and you’ll see manufacturers across many industries vowing to build battery plants to meet the demand for lithium-ion batteries, which are used in electric vehicles, hand tools, medical devices, cell phones, laptops, and many other products. 


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    Your Guide to AODD Pump Elastomer Material Performance Properties

    Posted by Vince Shiplet on Feb 4, 2022 9:47:36 AM

    As a member of your plant’s operations team, understanding the performance properties of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump materials is key to helping you meet your goals of avoiding downtime, ensuring the safety of your staff, and ultimately increasing profitability. 


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    AODD Pump Materials Selection: What to Use and Why

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Feb 1, 2022 1:15:00 PM

    Before choosing the best air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump materials for your application, these fluid characteristics must be considered: temperature, abrasiveness, viscosity and overall chemical compatibility. 


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    How to Specify AODD Pumps for Sanitary Applications

    Posted by Vince Shiplet on Jan 13, 2022 3:11:50 PM

    Specifying an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump for sanitary applications in the food processing, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries isn’t a job to take lightly. After all, consumers’ health and safety are on the line. 


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    The 5 Factors That Matter Most When Choosing an AODD Pump

    Posted by Cam Mauer on Oct 1, 2021 11:40:03 AM

    Plant personnel choose air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps to transfer fluids in countless markets, including cannabidiol (CBD), chemical, food and beverage, oil and gas, and many other industries. In addition to their versatility across applications, AODD pumps are a viable option for multiple pump locations within a system, including suction lift, submerged, and flooded suction positions. 


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    Easy AODD Pump Troubleshooting Tips Part 3: Erratic Operation

    Posted by Andrew Endicott on Sep 21, 2021 3:36:53 PM

    Do you hear a hissing sound coming from an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump at your plant? It could mean your pump is due for new pilot valve O-Rings. Is your pump cycling once but won’t come back? You may have bent actuator pins, improperly installed air valve gaskets, or something else on your hands.


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    Easy AODD Pump Troubleshooting Tips Part 2: Suction Malfunctions

    Posted by Andrew Endicott on Sep 8, 2021 9:54:24 AM

    Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are a simple, reliable tool for plants of all types, but they do occasionally require troubleshooting. One potential issue is a suction malfunction, which can damage the pump and take your equipment offline if not remedied quickly. Fortunately, you can easily prevent, identify, and fix most AODD suction issues if you know the basic components of an AODD pump and you know what you’re looking for. 


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