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Standing up to the test

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When Mike Tyson famously said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” it was a creative illustration of a timeless truth. Difficult circumstances arise, and when they do, it is good practice to remain flexible and adaptable.
You may even need to change your strategy altogether in order to succeed. Not all applications are created equal, and when the application is especially demanding, one, at times, must consider different solutions.
Such is the case regarding air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. Typically, applications associated with this type of pump involve chemical compatibility 0.0 issues, abrasive element concerns, or a combination of the two.
Some examples include:
• Mining applications involving slurries of acids and solids
• Paint and coatings applications including chemical compatibility issues relating to solvents/additives and abrasion from pigments
• Ceramics
• Chemical processing
• Pulp and paper
• Similar applications using process media with abrasive solids.
Transfer applications like these hold little room for error, and rely on the strength and...

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