Why is eliminating air so important?
It's extremely important for facility operators to recognize inefficient energy usage in their operations and the steps they can take to remove these inefficiencies. This includes addressing an air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump's rate of air consumption in relation to the product flow rate and how much air is wasted during the pumping cycle.
Commonly known as "overfilling," this wasting of compressed air occurs at the end of every stroke when the diaphragm has traveled as far as it can go but air is still filling the chamber before shifting over to the other side. This overfilling causes stress to the diaphragm, reducing diaphragm life and wastes air, all while not producing any more flow/product. Eliminating this small amount of wasted air on every stroke adds up to BIG savings (longer diaphragm life, reduced air usage, reduced energy costs, more efficient product transfer, etc.).