While VACUU-LAN® local vacuum networks are often part of new laboratory designs and renovations, installed by plumbing contractors, because of their ease of installation, they can also be installed by system end-users. Such was the case at the University of Colorado where the lab coordinator and undergraduates of the university chemistry department installed their own local [...]
Several months ago, we posted about the vacuum unit conversion tool that we have added to our website. This calculator lets you convert between 8 different pressure units that are commonly used to measure vacuum. But why are there so many units used to measure vacuum? Some of it is caused by dueling measurement systems – [...]
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Choosing the right vacuum pump to support a local vacuum network involves balancing a number of considerations: How many vacuum workstations will be on the network? How many simultaneous users do you need to support? Will the vacuum be used to support suction applications (like aspiration or filtration) or evaporative operations (like oven, evaporators, concentrators, etc.), [...]