Depending on your role in a lab design and construction or renovation project – whether as the lab planner, architect, engineer or owner – you may need to make clear your decision to include a VACUU·LAN local vacuum network. The following content offers suggestions for detailing this intent in the basis of design and project documents.
VACUU·LAN® Lab Vacuum Systems
The Modern Alternative to Central Vacuum for Renovation or New Construction
VACUU-LAN vacuum networks supported Notre Dame’s objective of building a research building adaptable over time to support a problem-focused approach to its scientific program.
VACUU-LAN lab vacuum systems delivered at estimated 55% energy savings at the University of Notre Dame.
Purdue replaced its steam ejector central vacuum system with VACUU-LAN local vacuum networks, which resulted in significant utility savings of approximately $30,000 per month.
Installing a VACUU·LAN Local Vacuum Network helped Shedd Aquarium remove a bottleneck in their research and increase capacity to process samples.
To increase capacity, York College installed VACUU-LAN® local vacuum networks to meet the demand of their expanding laboratory science program.
Numerous laboratory vacuum solutions are available that support sustainability and green objectives.
VACUU-LAN local vacuum networks offer operating advantages for institutions but also provides significant benefits for scientists working in the lab.
VACUU-LAN local vacuum networks maintain biocontainment by allowing multiple applications within a Biosaftey lab to run on a single pump isolated from other vacuum networks.
Removing residual solvents and water quickly is critical in a purge oven. By selecting the right vacuum pump, you can dial in the right combination of temperature and pressure to achieve two critical goals.
Automated liquid handling systems process large quantities of samples, enabling rapid, precise, and reproducible assays. Vacuum plays a critical role in several processes carried out by liquid handling systems.
Often the final step in the cannabinoid extraction process, fractional distillation has an outsized impact on product purity and potency. It is critical that deep, stable vacuum be supplied to separate fractions at the lowest possible temperature.
Filtering winterized extract is a game of time. You need to pull the crude oil and ethanol through the filter and leave behind the frozen lipids, fats, and waxes before they thaw. Finding a pump that provides a strong vacuum in just the right range is a must.
Vacuum is a very commonly used utility in labs, but the various uses are best supported by distinctly different vacuum levels. For over 50 years, VACUUBRAND has specialized in vacuum for science – from individual pumps and multi-user networks for laboratories, to OEM models that are adapted for integration into equipment and instrumentation to, most recently, larger pumps sized for pilot plant and small process applications.