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Maximizing Safety and Efficiency: A Guide to Handling Hazardous Materials with AODD Pumps

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by Erin Hipolito
June 27, 2024

Best Practices For Pumping Hazardous Materials

Why Choose AODD Pumps?

When dealing with hazardous materials, ensuring safety and efficiency is paramount. Leaky pumps not only lead to unscheduled downtime but also pose risks to the work environment. This article explores the best practices for pumping hazardous materials and introduces an effective solution: Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pumps.

The Advantage of AODD Pumps

AODD pumps offer several advantages over conventional pumps when it comes to handling hazardous materials. Unlike electric pumps, AODD pumps use bolts to secure the pump, eliminating the need for regular mechanical seal replacements. Additionally, their construction with non-reactive plastics prolongs their lifespan, making them ideal for corrosive environments.

Preventing Leaks in AODD Pumps

Understanding the causes of leaks in AODD pumps is crucial for maintaining a safe working environment. Common causes include creep and cold flow, which can lead to deformation of the pump over time. By recognizing these issues early on, steps can be taken to prevent leaks and ensure the longevity of the pump.

Signs It's Time for Pump Replacement

Recognizing when it's time to replace hazardous materials pumps is essential for preventing accidents and downtime. Signs such as corroded exteriors, manifold leaks, and worn internal components indicate the need for immediate replacement. Contact Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions to explore your options for upgrading your pumps and maintaining a safe work environment.

In this comprehensive guide, we've explored the best practices for handling hazardous materials with AODD pumps. By understanding the advantages of AODD pumps, identifying common causes of leaks, and recognizing when it's time for pump replacement, engineers and technicians can ensure safety and efficiency in industrial settings.

Ready to upgrade your pump system for safer and more efficient operations? Contact Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions today at 404-531-1954 or email us at to explore your options and ensure maximum safety in handling hazardous materials.

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