Before choosing the correct air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump materials for your application, these fluid characteristics must be considered: temperature, abrasiveness, viscosity and overall chemical compatibility.
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.
If you’re a plant manager or buyer, there are many reasons to purchase an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump.
They're 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. Here's what you should consider to figure out that cost.
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.
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.
After researching air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps and manufacturers, you just purchased an AODD pump for your company.
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—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: