Traditional air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps are designed to be powered by compressed air only. As an alternate power source to air, oil and gas operators have opted to power their diaphragm pumps with easily accessible natural gas, eliminating the need for an air compressor.
The oil and gas industry application of AODD pumps driven by natural gas created a unique set of safety requirements that previously did not exist. In 2003, SANDPIPER recognized the need and partnered with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA®) to lead the development of the first-ever safety certification for gas-operated double-diaphragm (GODD) pumps.
CSA-certified GODD pumps are designed and tested to be powered by natural gas when installed, according to the certification and local requirements in the below-noted applications:
The HDF2 and HDF3 heavy-duty flap valve pumps are compressed air-driven and ideal in the upstream market for cellar sump and mud transfer applications. The flap check valve design allows passage of larger solids than traditional ball valve pumps (ideal for abrasive slurries, suspended /non-suspended solids, and line-size solids in oil and gas pumping applications).
The exclusive bottom discharge porting arrangement provides superior suction lift and eliminates the damage from settling solids in your pump. This heavy-duty pump features thick wall construction for extended wear.
SANDPIPER G-Series pumps are designed for use within midstream applications in the oil and gas market. Our G-Series Dual Power pump line carries the most stringent certifications for safety and reliability for oil and gas applications. SANDPIPER is the only GODD pump manufacturer that offers a full range of CSA Blue Star (ANSI LC6)/Blue Flame (Canadian Technical Letter R-14)-certified pumps from ½" to 3" sizes.
The G-Series pumps offer the broadest range of materials of construction, including aluminum and stainless steel with Buna, FKM, and PTFE elastomer options and in a wide range of sizes (1/2"-3"). This variety of material options allow the G-Series product line to offer NACE-compliant pumps.
Key midstream applications include:
The Widest Range of Certified Safe & Reliable Natural Gas-Operated Pumps
As a leading AODD pump manufacturer, we offer a full range of accessories that make our AODD pumps more efficient and ensure your systems are operating at the highest level possible.
SANDPIPER’s AODD pumps deliver industry-leading durability and performance. Decades of innovation combined with world-class engineering expertise help you achieve your production goals while streamlining your operational efficiency. We offer the broadest range of products for a wide variety of applications. Trust our superior quality and workmanship to deliver reliable solutions for all your critical and demanding pumping needs.