Air Operated Pumps
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Air operated pumps, also known as pneumatic pumps, are a type of positive displacement pump that use compressed air to move fluids from one place to another.
Air operated pumps are commonly used in industrial and commercial applications where a reliable and efficient pumping solution is needed.
Air operated pumps are often preferred over electric pumps in hazardous environments where the risk of electric sparks could ignite flammable liquids or gases. They are also used in applications where electric power is not available or practical.
There are several types of air operated pumps, including:
- Diaphragm Pumps: These pumps use a flexible diaphragm to move the fluid. When air pressure is applied to one side of the diaphragm, it flexes and pushes the fluid out of the pump.
- Piston Pumps: Piston pumps use a piston to move the fluid. When air pressure is applied to the piston, it moves back and forth in a cylinder, creating a pumping action.
- Centrifugal Pumps: These pumps use a rotating impeller to move the fluid. When air pressure is applied, the impeller spins, creating a centrifugal force that moves the fluid out of the pump.
- Rotary Lobe Pumps: These pumps use rotating lobes to move the fluid. When air pressure is applied, the lobes spin, creating a pumping action.
Air operated pumps are often used in applications such as transferring chemicals, pumping viscous fluids, and handling abrasive materials. They are also commonly used in the oil and gas industry, chemical processing plants, and water treatment facilities.