Wilden Pumps: Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps
The world of Wilden air-operated double-diaphragm pumps is often a murky one. Use the wide range of AODD pump resources at Wildenpumps.org to explore design, operation, maintenance and applications for Wilden pumps and to locate Wilden pump spares.
1955 saw the birth of the AODD pump, invented by engineer Jim Wilden, founder of Wilden Pump & Engineering Company, now part of Dover Resources, Inc. The orignal Wilden pump, in technical terms a reciprocating, positive-displacement pump, performed where existing pumps using other design principles would not.
The AODD pump is ideal where water or a particulate mixture needs to be moved in a hurry, and is driven by compressed air. Wilden pumps are versatile, and a single pump can deliver a wide range of flow rates and outlet pressure. Originally adopted by the construction and mining industries for pumping slurries, cement and mud, double-diaphragm pumps rapidly became popular in other sectors.
Simple to maintain and highly reliable in operation, Wilden air-operated double-diaphragm pumps are installed worldwide in a huge number of different applications. Ceramics, chemicals, oil & gas, paper and water treatment are only a few of the industries that rely on Wilden’s modern-day descendant of the original Wilden pump.
Wilden manufactures AODD pumps with either metal or plastic bodies to suit the needs of specific operating conditions. The ‘Original’ series of pumps feature clamped joints, very much in the mould of Jim Wilden’s classic design. ‘Advanced’ series pumps utilise bolted, flanged connections for additional joint integrity and security.
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