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    Quick Answers to AODD Pump Material Selection FAQs

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Jun 29, 2023 8:38:59 AM

    When it comes to selecting air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump materials, there are some rules of thumb.

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    Answers to 13 Common AODD Pump Questions for Mining Applications

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Sep 15, 2022 10:15:01 AM

    Sometimes pumping is complicated. One way to make it easier is to choose an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump. With the support of experts like your manufacturer and distributor, an understanding of AODD pumping basics, and answers to some frequently asked questions, you’ll be prepared to optimize an AODD pump in various mining applications.

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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 improve pump 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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    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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    Why AODD Pumps Are Perfect for CBD Production

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Jan 15, 2021 3:18:52 PM

    Whether it be for medicinal purposes or recreational use, our nation’s view of cannabidiol (CBD) is changing. In fact, the production of hemp-based CBD oil has exploded globally over the past several years.

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    Ways AODD Pumps Are Being Used to Combat COVID-19

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Aug 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM

    While the majority of businesses became idle immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, most air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump manufacturers were deemed essential businesses and were requested to stay open. 

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    AODD Pumps for Mining Applications Explained

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Jun 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

    Air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are critical pieces of mining equipment and are deployed in various mine locations around the globe. From coal mining to hard rock, AODD pumps are used in a wide range of applications to keep mining processes productive and safe.  

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    What Is the Average Life Cycle Cost of an AODD Pump?

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on May 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    If you’re a plant manager or buyer, there are many reasons to purchase an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump.

    These diaphragm pumps are known for versatility and reliability, handling the harshest fluids and performing in the most challenging environments. As if this isn’t enough, they also have a low initial purchase price and operate efficiently. In fact, in addition to being able to handle just about any pumping job at a great price point, AODD pumps require little maintenance and few repairs.

    Still, when making a purchasing decision, you'll need to consider both the short-term and long-term expenses to determine the true life cycle cost of a diaphragm pump. Here's what you should consider to figure out that cost.

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    16 Reasons AODD Pumps Are Perfect for Chemical Transfer Applications

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Apr 23, 2020 2:01:08 PM

    Chemical transfer can refer to a lot of things. That's because when you talk about "chemicals," you can be referring to everything from household staples, like hydrogen peroxide and calcium chloride, to toxic substances, like arsenic and formaldehyde.

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    AODD Pumps for Food Processing Applications Explained

    Posted by Tim Caldwell on Apr 6, 2020 11:46:47 AM

    If you work in food processing, you know the industry relies on hygiene. If food is not handled properly or becomes contaminated, it can spell disaster for large and small companies and the supermarkets and restaurants they supply.

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