Hose Pumps vs Diaphragm Pumps

AODD vs Hose Pump

Diaphragm Pump vs Hose Pump


ARO® Air Operated Diaphragm Pump Competitive Zone

vs Hose Pumps

Process ready pumps paired with the ARO® controller can be used to dose abrasive fluids, simplify maintenance, installation, and add the flexibility of being able to stall without damage - at a fraction of the cost of a hose pump
Centrifugal Pump vs AODD Pump

Typical Hose Pump Applications

  • Highly Acidic/Basic Fluids 
  • Bulk Fluid Transfer 
  • Filter Presses 
  • Various/Changing Process Fluids

ARO® Diaphragm Pump Advantages

  • Self Priming
  • Wide range of efficient flow rates
  • Broad chemical compatibility (PTFE)
  • Broad viscosity range
  • Abrasive & solids containing fluids
  • Ability to “dead head” without failure
  • “Process Ready” standard on EXP Series


  AODD Hose
Initial Purchase Cost good good
Maintenance Cost good good
Dosing Accuracy good good
Size good good
Weight good good
Chemical Compatibility good good
Stall Capability good good
Rotating Seals good good
Portability good good
Noise bad good
Leak Detection good good
EXP Series Pumps vs Centrifugal Pumps