The multiple advantages of using pneumatic double diaphragm pumps are widely recognized in all sectors where it is necessary to transfer dangerous fluids or viscous substances in a reliable, safe and efficient way.
The versatility characteristics of AODD pumps on the measurement, control and filtering of flows make them ideal for use in a wide variety of sectors and applications. Within this post we want to list four important application sectors that benefit from diaphragm pumps by specifying the requirements of the systems operating within each sector.
The growth of the Food sector represents a very positive driver for AODD pumps. In particular, their versatility and safety characteristics make them an essential solution where it is necessary to maintain a high level of hygiene conditions in the transfer of ingredients that contribute to the food production process. For this reason, the pump materials must comply with the guidelines of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Stainless steel and PTFE are the ideal choice for FDA compliant AODD pumps. The robustness of these materials prevents contamination that other more porous materials could promote when they come into contact with substances.
Water treatment and purification operations are complex interventions that require careful analysis of the variables involved within the operating environment. Some application examples concern the cleaning of contaminated water, the management of waste water and the management of hazardous waste. Diaphragm pumps are the ideal solution for these operating contexts as they have characteristics of versatility, design and robustness capable of safely handling aggressive solvents, abrasive fluids, hazardous chemicals and high viscosity fluids.
Within industrial chemical processes, some substances are not only dangerous if handled incorrectly, but can also cause extremely high extra costs in the event of system failures, which involve product leakage. AODD pumps feature construction materials and design configurations that make them one of the best equipped solutions to handle acids, solvents and alcohols that could otherwise pose a danger to workers and public safety. The operation of AODD pumps is based on compressed air, a factor that makes them particularly suitable for use in chemical processing plants where there are risks of ignition or in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Few industries require extremely precise and reliable measurements as in the pharmaceutical industry. AODD pump technology offers the pharmaceutical manufacturer a number of benefits in many crucial areas. The pumps can adapt to highly variable process conditions resulting from industry hygiene regulations while maintaining a high degree of containment and avoiding cross-contamination within the filtration or separation processes. The self-priming design, which allows dry operation, is also ideal for Clean in Pace operations, typical of the pharmaceutical industry.
With this post we wanted to highlight some of the benefits deriving from the use of pneumatic diaphragm pumps within four strategic industrial sectors. For more information, please contact our sales team who will be able to provide timely and accurate advice on the different configurations suitable to meet the pumping needs of your operating sector.