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About SANDPIPER Pumps

 

The name SANDPIPER originated during the development of the first Air Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pump by Warren Rupp.  AODD pumps were designed to handle solids of any appreciable size.  To accelerate wear during the development of the pump, a slurry of very abrasive silica sand was continuously cycled through the pump.  The sand slurry often wore through the piping before the pump failed.  Since the sand was pumped through a pipe, Warren E. Rupp, the company founder, named the pump the SANDPIPER. 

The SANDPIPER brand now includes:

Metallic Materials:  Aluminum, Cast Iron, Stainless Steel and Alloy C

Non-Metallic Materials:  Polypropylene, PVDF, Nylon and Conductive Acetal

CertificationsATEX, CSA, UL, CE, USDA, FDA

 

 

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Characteristics
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Heavy Duty Ball
Metallic
Heavy Duty Flap
Metallic
Containment Duty
Non-Metallic
Standard Duty
Metallic
Standard Duty
Non-Metallic
Port Size1" through 4"1" through 4"1" through 3"1/4" through 3"1/4" through 3"
Max Flow260 gpm (988 lpm)260 gpm (988 lpm)238 gpm (901 lpm)238 gpm (901 lpm)238 gpm (901 lpm)
Max Discharge Heads289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi289 ft. (88m) of water @ 125psi
Max Disp. Per Stroke1.8 Gal. (6.8 L)1.62 Gal. (6.15 L)1.25 Gal. (4.73 L).94 Gal. (3.56 L).9 Gal. (3.41 L)
Max Dry Prime20 ft (6 m)24 ft (7 m)18 ft (5.5 m)20 ft (6 m)20 ft (6 m)
Max Solids Handling7/8" (22 mm)3" (76 mm)3/4" (18 mm)1/2" (13 mm)1/2" (13 mm)
Fluid Characterisitcs     
WaterBest TypeBest TypeBest TypeBest TypeBest Type
Suspended SolidsBest TypeSuitableSuitableBest TypeSuitable
Non-Suspended SolidsBest TypeBest TypeNon-RecommendedLimitationsNon-Recommended
Line Size SolidsNon-RecommendedBest TypeNon-RecommendedNon-RecommendedNon-Recommended
Sludge SlurryBest TypeBest TypeLimitationsSuitableLimitations
High ViscosityBest TypeSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Highly AbrasiveBest TypeBest TypeLimitationsSuitableLimitations
Moderately AbrasiveBest TypeBest TypeLimitationsSuitableLimitations
Low AbrasiveBest TypeBest TypeSuitableBest TypeSuitable
CorrosionSuitableSuitableBest TypeSuitableBest Type
Installation     
PermanentBest TypeBest TypeSuitableSuitableSuitable
PortableSuitableBest TypeBest TypeBest TypeBest Type
ContainmentLimitationsLimitationsBest TypeLimitationsLimitations
Flooded SuctionBest TypeSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Suction LiftSuitableBest TypeSuitableSuitableSuitable
SubmergedSuitableSuitableLimitationsSuitableLimitations
Duty     
On-DemandBest TypeBest TypeBest TypeBest TypeBest Type
ContinuousBest TypeSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable