Protecting cell lines from contamination

Probably the most reported problem with central vacuum systems – aside from failure over time from corrosion – is the instability of the vacuum supply. Each user’s demand often causes pressure spikes and dips in the vacuum received by other users. Somewhat less noticed, but of probably greater impact, is the risk of cross-contamination through…

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Local Vacuum Networks – The Reliable Alternative to Central Systems

In addition to VACUUBRAND’s pumps, gauges, and controls, our VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks are a lab-by-lab alternative to central vacuum systems.  VACUU·LAN networks provide deep, stable vacuum in new labs and in renovation projects.  Built on VACUUBRAND’s durable, chemical-resistant diaphragm pump technology, these local vacuum networks offer a reliable, low-maintenance solution for vacuum in research…

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Who will win the Lab of the Year?

Head to Raleigh for the 2017 Lab Design Conference and find out who wins the Lab of the Year award!  This conference, held from April 24-26 this year, will include presentations from the winning project teams. VACUUBRAND will be attending the conference this year to keep up with the latest trends in the lab design…

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Request a Lab Vacuum Planning Guide

The VACUUBRAND Lab Planning Guide addresses the many issues you need to consider in specifying vacuum for lab buildings, from the scientific uses of vacuum, to various pump technologies, to the differences in design priorities for teaching and research labs. The Guide also includes a Programming Checklist for Lab Vacuum. Request a free copy here.

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5 Ways to Maximize Energy Savings in Lab Vacuum Generation

Local vacuum networks save considerable amounts of energy as compared to central vacuum systems.  The energy savings will vary from one project to the next, but savings of up to 70-90% are achievable. Even making very conservative assumptions about vacuum system usage, savings of 40% are common.  By reducing resource consumption, there are both economic…

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