If you work in the industrial sector, chances are a pump is a critical part of your production process. Choosing the right pump can streamline your operation and reduce downtime, saving you time and money.
With so many pumps on the market, it can be tough to find the information you need to make the right choice. One type of pump, however, is a proven market leader when it comes to reliability, durability and versatility: the AODD pump.
According to some estimates, 85–90% of manufacturing facilities in the United States use AODD pumps.
What Is an AODD Pump?
An air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump uses compressed air to power the repeated back-and-forth motion of two flexible diaphragms mounted on a connecting rod. This continuous motion forces liquid out of one chamber for discharge while the other chamber fills with liquid.
A wide range of industries rely on AODD pumps to keep their operations running smoothly. AODD pumps are exceptionally effective and reliable at transferring almost any viscous fluid safely.
The Perfect AODD Pump Applications
These are just some of the industries that trust AODD pumps to transfer liquids and viscous fluids:
- Food and Beverage
- Oil and Gas
- Paints and Coatings
- Pulp and Paper
- Water and Wastewater
The Benefits of AODD Pumps
AODD pump applications are broad because AODD pumps are capable of safely and effectively handling anything from water to solids-laden slurries—including volatile and dangerous liquids. Their flexibility allows one pump to tackle numerous applications without costly motor drives or critical sizing calculations.
AODD pumps offer additional advantages that competing pumps can’t match, including the ability to:
- Run dry without damaging the pump or system
- Pump solid-laden fluids without pump or product damage
- Be self-priming and work in suction lift applications
- Deadhead safely without pump or product damage
- Be shear sensitive—they don't shear or separate the product being pumped
- Not require electricity and be fully grounded
- Have a low initial purchase price compared to other technologies
- Be submersible—they can be submerged completely without safety or performance issues
- Have a sealless design—no expensive mechanical seals or packing are required
- Have variable flow and head pressures without sophisticated controls
AODD Pump Vendor Selection
In a market full of AODD pump manufacturers, choosing a vendor can be difficult. Product quality is extremely important, but so are cost, delivery options and post-sale support.
For almost 40 years, Versamatic has provided reliable AODD pumping solutions for customers around the globe who value quick delivery, local service and support from a team of design and engineering experts with decades of pumping experience.
Versamatic's comprehensive line of pumps (that includes various specialty pumps) are proudly assembled in the U.S., available in many materials, rigorously tested in our in-house test lab and designed to make maintenance simple and cost-effective. When you partner with Versamatic, you can expect short lead times and on-time delivery for any parts and accessories needed to maintain your pump, no matter your industry.
It's also why you can count on the consistency, reliability and trouble-free operation of Versamatic pumps to reduce downtime and keep your process running at maximum efficiency and profitability. Feel free to reach out to learn more.