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Recent Articles on AODD Pumps and Markets

Common Problems and Troubleshooting for Sludge Pump Systems

Sludge pump systems of wastewater management and industrial processes, quietly manages the challenging task of transporting and disposing of thick sludge and similar materials. From urban wastewater treatment facilities to industrial complexes, these systems are the backbone of countless operations, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and maintaining operational efficiency. However, the seamless operation of sludge pump systems is far from guaranteed, as they are susceptible to a range of issues that can disrupt operations and incur substantial costs. Let's explore the common problems that sludge pump system face and understand the critical role that maintenance and troubleshooting play in ensuring the reliable performance of these vital [...]

January 22, 2024|

How to Select Right Slurry Pump for Your Mining Operation?

In the world of mining operations, where efficiency and productivity reign supreme, the significance of choosing the right slurry pump cannot be overstated. The selection of an appropriate slurry pump isn't merely a matter of preference; it is a decision that can profoundly affect the very core of mining activities. Explore the critical importance of making the correct choice when it comes to slurry pumps and the far-reaching impacts this decision can have on the overall success and profitability of mining operations. Whether you are a seasoned mining professional seeking to optimize your processes or a newcomer navigating the complexities of this industry, understanding the crucial [...]

January 22, 2024|

Centrifugal vs. Positive Displacement Slurry Pumps: Which is better?

In the world of fluid handling, slurry pumps quietly powers countless industries by transporting abrasive and viscous materials. These robust machines play a pivotal role in industries ranging from mining and wastewater treatment to agriculture and construction. However, the selection of the right slurry pump can be a critical decision, often determining the efficiency, reliability and longevity of an entire operation. Let's understand two types of slurry pumps: centrifugal and positive displacement slurry pumps. By understanding their mechanisms, advantages and limitations, you'll be better equipped to answer the fundamental question: Which is the superior choice for your specific application? Explore the world of centrifugal and positive displacement [...]

January 12, 2024|

Reading and Understanding AODD Pump Curves – Part of the Prescription

Reading and Understanding AODD Pump Curves – Part of the Prescription I have always used the work “prescribe” rather than suggest or recommend an AODD model for an application. Just as when you go to the doctor and they diagnose your ailments they ask a series of questions and take a series of measurements or readings (weight, height, temperature, blood pressure) and then diagnoses your situation. Not that I am comparing what we do to a doctor but the process is the same. We ask, “What’s problem are you trying to solve (pump a fluid from point A to point B)?” and “What are your symptoms [...]

July 9, 2023|

Demystifying Air Pressure Requirements for AODD Pumps

Demystifying Air Pressure Requirements for AODD Pumps There is generally much confusion and misinformation about the differences between Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM), Standard Cubic Feet per Minute (SCFM) and Pounds per Square Inch (PSI), Pounds per Square Inch – Gauge (PSIG) when it applies to powering an AODD pump. Even I get a bit tripped up but hopefully the information below will help us all better understand the terminology. In a future article, I will provide an overview of how to read and understand the different aspects of an AODD performance curve and what air force (PSI) and air flow (SCFM) requirements are called out [...]

July 8, 2023|

Why Choose AODD Pumps

I have been asked many times over the past 12+ years why anyone would want or need to use an Air-Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pump and I reply, “Why wouldn’t anyone want to use one?” I usually go into my list of multiple reasons why and they look at me as if I just recited them the Declaration of Independence rather than answer their specific question (I often tend to overexplain lots of simple features and benefits). There are lots of great reasons to use AODD pumps and I want to point out and discuss them and give real-world examples that tend to get lost in [...]

July 6, 2023|

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