Sandpiper’s powerful line of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are available to Canadian businesses through York Fluid Controls Ltd. This includes six models of heavy-duty flap valve pumps, which are highly recommended for sumps – because they are strong enough to handle difficult solids far more easily than standard ball valves do.
Customers get a broad variety of options from Sandpiper’s world-class pumping and engineering innovations to address their pumping needs, from straightforward tasks to complex industrial challenges.
Eliminating frustrating blockage issues
Traditional AODD ball valve pumps from other manufacturers often cause problems for sumps because of their inability to handle tough solids like rocks, bolts, and other large chunks of debris. Too big for most ball valve pumps, these solids cannot pass through the small openings and passages – and this results in endless maintenance. The Sandpiper heavy-duty flap valve pump eliminates these frustrating blockage issues.
These Sandpiper pumps – part of the powerful Signature Series of AODD solutions – work by allowing debris as large as pipes to pass through. An unmatched piece of engineering, each of these models is designed to pass solids that are more than seven times larger than what a standard ball valve pump can handle. The pump works by using bottom discharge instead of bottom suction: it relies on gravity to ensure that everything, both liquids and solids, flows out instead of trying to push everything uphill. The result: less maintenance, which reduces unscheduled downtime and allows workers to focus on more important tasks.
York Fluid Controls carries six versions of these Sandpiper heavy-duty AODD flap valve pumps. The series includes one-, two-, and three-inch models, either metallic or non-metallic, with maximum capacities ranging from 70 to 310 gallons per minute. A notable example is the BEAST, a potent anti-clog unit that is highly recommended for such applications as mine dewatering, meat and poultry processing, and chemical sumps.
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To learn more, contact York Fluid Controls.