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AODD Pumps Made to Tackle Oil-Transfer Applications

June 1, 2010
The Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps offer the performance proficiencies necessary for use in oil skimming and oil transfer applications. The 38 mm AODD Pumps are ideal for handling used oil because they have the capability to handle solids as large as 4.8 mm, which is crucial consideration in the transferring or skimming process, according to the manufacturer. The pumps feature the clamped configuration that the company’s owner, Jim Wilden, invented in 1955. They have lube-free operation and are available in a multitude of elastomer options, including Buna-N®, which is generally the elastomer of choice when petroleum or oil-based fluids are being handled. The AODD pumps offer flow rates up to 348 lpm at maximum operating pressures of 8.6 bar.