HDB3 & HDB4 Metallic 3" & 4" (80 mm & 100 mm) AODD – Ball Valve Pumps


    The exclusive SANDPIPER 3" HDB3 and 4" HDB4 Evolution Heavy-Duty Ball Pumps are the best in class for moving thin-highly viscous and small, solids-laden fluids.

    These pumps have the AODD pump industry’s highest maximum flow, with up to 300 gpm. They provide excellent suction lift capabilities and are designed to withstand the most rugged and harsh ball valve pumping applications.

    All SANDPIPER heavy-duty ball pumps are ATEX-certified. The HDB3 and HDB4 are available in top- and down-ported options for optimized performance. These porting configurations solve critical problems, such as solids and abrasives settling out of the liquid chamber into the ball check area. They are designed to outlast standard pumps.

    SANDPIPER Heavy-Duty Ball Pump Features

    These pumps are enhanced with extended-wear packages and are your optimal solution for abrasive-slurry applications:

    • Top-ported: For fluids containing floating solids, suspended solids or entrained gases. The discharge port is positioned above the center of the pump for easier evacuation and less build-up of solid material or gases.
    • Down-ported: For fluids containing settling solids. The discharge port is positioned below the center of the pump so solids settle in the elbow and are discharged. This helps reduce wear on the diaphragms and associated components.


    • Heavy-duty plunger bushings and actuator pins: Designed to withstand severe applications
    • Diaphragm wear pads: Installed between the diaphragm and outer diaphragm plate, providing a secondary wear surface that extends the life of the diaphragm
    • Thicker, more robust wetted castings: Provide extended wear resistance
    • Heavy-duty weighted check valve balls: Are 30-60% heavier than solid rubber check balls, allowing for more consistent chamber filling

    Performance Guarantees

    Chemical Compatibility Guide

    Please visit the Chemical Compatibility Guide for all configuration and material compatibility options.

    A SANDPIPER Exclusive: Externally Serviceable Air Distribution System

    SANDPIPER is the only AODD pump manufacturer to offer ESADS+, which allows complete access to the main air and pilot valves without removing the pump from service. Repair or clean in five minutes (versus 55 minutes for competitors), reducing your downtime by as much as 90%.

    What is Evolution Optimized Performance?

    These pumps have undergone an engineering EVOLUTION, leveraging trusted and proven product designs to improve their performance through advanced engineering methods. Optimize performance without sacrificing proven reliability.

    ATEX CE logo ABS logo ISO Logo EAC SP Evolution logo
    SP Signature Series
    HDB3 Bottom Ported 3" Metallic AODD Ball Valve Pumps
    HDB3 Top Ported 3" AODD ball valve pump




    Port Size 3" 150# ANSI Flange
    4" 150# ANSI Flange
    Capacity 0 to 300 gpm (1136 lpm)
    Air Distribution Valve No-lube, no-stall design
    Solids-Handling Up to .875" (22.2 mm)
    Heads Up To 125 psi or 289 ft. of water (8.6 bar or 88 meters)
    Displacement/Stroke 2.0 gallons (7.6 liters)
    Max Operating Pressure 125 psi (8.6 bar)
    Shipping Weight
    Cast Iron
    Stainless Steel

    460 lbs (207 kg)
    480 lbs (216 kg)





    HDB3 & HDB4 CAD File

    SANDPIPER can provide you with a CAD file to save time and improve the quality of your final design, as well as reduce measurement and documentation packet errors. Contact us today to request yours.


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