Diaphragm Selection for AODD Pumps DIY

If your diaphragm pumps leak, stall, overheat or sound noisy, a failing diaphragm or the wrong type of diaphragm selection may be the culprit. Not to worry, replacing diaphragms is one of the technically simpler pump repair jobs if you have the right tools and equipment, though it’s also one of the more physically demanding […]

Pump Terms 101: Liquid Side, Air Side

Every air-operated double diaphragm pump whether Wilden, Yamada, FTI or another brand has a liquid side and an air side. Simply put, the liquid side comes in contact with the liquid to be pumped. On the opposite side of the pump, the air side connects to the compressed air line. Compressed air enters the pump […]

Simple Winter Maintenance Tips – Don’t Skip These!

When the weather outside is frightful, the conditions often change inside, too. Whether the ambient air is drier or the pressure is weaker, these seasonal changes can affect your process and your equipment. To keep your operation in operation and extend the life of your equipment, try these quick winter maintenance checks: AODD Pumps: Every wear part […]

Filter Chambers and Pumps: Which Comes First?

Pumps and Filters Work in Tandem In plating, water treatment and other processes where filtering is needed ahead of pumping, the filter chamber and pump work at peak performance when specified in tandem. But since today’s high quality filter chambers will usually outlast the pump (often by several years!), it’s common for people to ask […]

Made in USA Pump Brands Avoid Tariff Costs

The 2018 import tariff slapped a 25 percent surcharge on a huge variety of equipment – including pumps. Though the tariffs really act like a tax on the American consumer and the tariff headlines seem constantly in flux, it’s important when considering a pump purchase to know which manufacturers have had to increase their prices […]

Summer Pump, Motor Maintenance Tips to Prevent Failure

It’s a hot summer and we’re getting a lot of calls about fixing pumps that couldn’t take the heat. It’s true. The heat can shorten the expected service life but there are simple things you can do to prevent this type of pump failure. For indoor installations, pay close attention to ventilation and air circulation. […]

Ebay Horror Stories

We get a lot of calls and emails from people struggling with pump disasters after buying a pump or part on ebay so I felt it was time to offer this alert: Read the ebay product description with great care. In many cases, the seller specifically states the product is used, offered as is, and/or […]

Understanding Compressed Air and Diaphragm Pumps

Q: We recently installed AODD pumps and I don’t think our chief engineer has the compressed air setup correctly. What are some basic recommendations to make sure we get the most out of our pumps? A: It’s very common for people to invest a lot of time researching the pump brands, sizing the pumps and […]

Every Order Includes Donation to Military Families

Reliable to Send Thousands to Operation Homefront To support military families, we’re going to make a $10.00 donation for every order over $499.00 online or by phone until Nov. 10th, 2018 to Operation Homefront. This non-profit organization helps military families pay the rent, feed their children and manage transitions to new homes and schools. These […]

Process Controls Manufacturer Names Distributor

Reliable Equipment Sales to Represent Gizmo Engineering Wolcott, CT: Pump and process equipment distributor Reliable Equipment Sales, Wolcott, CT, (, has been named by Gizmo Engineering to represent the process controls manufacturer in the United States. Reliable offers the entire Gizmo product line of process controls and accessories including digital timers, chemical tank and drum […]