Air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps were first introduced to the market over 60 years ago and they created a whole new industry by offering a seal-less, positive displacement alternative to centrifugal pumps that quickly gained traction in the manufacturing world.
Over the past six decades, the market has seen many innovations in AODD pump technology. Interesting pump design variations and changes to diaphragm construction have given these pumps a proven edge over alternative pumping methods in liquid transfer applications. Today we’re discussing what gives them that edge.
Multiple Options for Construction: Air operated double diaphragm pumps in GA have found applications in multiple industries, ranging from chemicals, food processing, paints, electronics, mining and everything in between. They are available in a variety of sizes and materials of construction, and their versatility means there is a pump for every fluid.
Materials of construction include bodies in acetal, aluminum, cast iron, polypropylene, PTFE, Stainless Steel and Kynar and many elastomers choices. The material and size selected can cope with almost any fluid that needs to be pumped.
Simplistic Design: The simplicity of air operated double diaphragm pumps in GA makes them appealing to everyone from amateur to professional users. They are best described as a ‘plug in and play’ product because once they are connected to a compressed air line, they effectively take care of themselves. They can run dry without damage. Their ease of use combined with a highly effective capability of pumping most materials makes them the pump of choice for many in the industry.
Safety: Since air operated double diaphragm pumps in GA use compressed air as their only power source, they are fundamentally safe and are available for use in applications where it is not possible to use electricity, or it is dangerous to do so, such as in hazardous or explosive environments or at remote sites.
Flexibility and Discharge Capability: AODD pump sizes from ¼” to 4” are available giving flow rates between 19l pm and 1,100l pm. With manufacturers offering a range of flexible sizes, users can buy a pump that will give them a perfectly balanced system. To give an idea of what this means in real term s, a ¼” pump will empty 1,000 liters of water in 53 minutes, whereas a 3” pump will take just 1 minute.
We are proud to offer Finish Thompson air operated double diaphragm pumps in GA. To determine which one is best for your application, call us today and one of our experts will be happy to help you decide.
P.S. Don’t forget that we also offer engineering services, repairs, and replacement parts.