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Diaphragm Selection by World Pumps

Posted by Charles Soileau on

 Article from World Pumps  When selecting the a diaphragm for an air-operated double-diaphragm pump (AODD), previous experience is always a very helpful guide, but new applications will often require research and outside advice to determine the appropriate diaphragm that will meet specific application requirements and parameters. In selecting a diaphragm, there are seven primary factors to consider: 1. Chemical resistance – Material compatibility with the fluid being pumped. The spectrum of fluids pumped can range from water to aggressive acids and caustics. Each diaphragm material has been tested to measure its compatibility against many chemicals. The operator should evaluate the...

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