We recently supplied a Wilden PX4 AOD Pump to a customer who is always on the run.
Air operated pumps are extremely versatile and able to perform well under different environments.
AOD Pumps’ Capabilities
Ability To Run Dry
Run dry refers to the ability to continue operating, without damaging the pump, when there is no fluid.
This is a very useful feature to have, when the pumping application may result in varying & inconsistent suction conditions.
Ability To Self-Prime
Most pumps need to be primed or, in layman terms, get ready for operation.
Having the ability to self-prime means AODD pumps have shorter start-up time and be fully operational quicker.
ABILITY TO PASS SOLIDS
The ball & seat/ check-valve design allows the pump to pass solid particles. This is beneficial in a wide range of applications such as pumping slurries or food products with seeds.
EASE OF MAINTENANCE
Diaphragm pumps are simple, non-technical & require no specialist training for maintenance. There are no special clearances or tools required for pump repairs.
Air motors do not require external lubrication for operation.
No electrical power or auxiliary requirements mean that an air-operated diaphragm pump is intrinsically safe and can be operated in many hazardous situations/ applications like underground coal mines.