Your business needs to implement a pump system that can draw fluids from one location to another. You aren't sure what type of pump is right for the job, but you are considering an AODD pump (or air operated double diaphragm pump). You are wondering what the benefits of these types of pumps are and whether or not an AODD pump is the correct choice for your application.
At Global Pumps, we are happy to help you come to a final decision about which type of pump is right for you. To start, let's review what AOD pumps (air operated diaphragm pumps) actually do. These mechanisms are classified as 'positive displacement pumps' which essentially means that they use air to get fluids where they need to go.
In a positive displacement AOD pump, one diaphragm in the pump is an expanding cavity, used to suction and 'trap' fluid into one side of the pump. The other diaphragm is used to discharge the fluid from the pump mechanism. Compressed air travels from one side of the pump to another, constantly emptying one of the diaphragms while the other fills with fluid. Click here to watch a short video on how AODD pumps work.
As you can see, the primary positive displacement mechanism that allows AODD pumps to work is a fairly simplistic one. Using air and little else, the mechanism can pump fluid from one location to another with consistent flow rate and reliable efficiency. The question, though, is whether or not an AODD pump is the right choice for your purposes? Ultimately, the answer to that question will depend on the application you intend to use the pump for, as well as upon your required flow rate. However, here are some of the major benefits of the AOD pump mechanism that appeal to businesses and corporations across many industries.
If you need some guidance on how to select the right pump then you’re not alone! There’s such a wide range of pumps in Australia, from centrifugal pumps to hose pumps to diaphragm pumps. The options available to you can make it a difficult choice, so we’ve created this special guide to help step you through the process of selecting the ideal pump for your requirements.