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Control cross-contamination through lab vacuum lines

When you’re applying vacuum to an application in your lab, it can be easy to forget what’s going on behind the scenes. With a central vacuum system, every vacuum line serving your lab sucks gases, vapors and maybe even bio-aerosols into a common conduit. Once there, they mix with the emissions from other [...]

2019-04-16T14:51:10-04:00February 8th, 2019|Local Vacuum Networks|

Instant Multi-User Vacuum

Do you need additional vacuum capacity in your lab, and don’t have the budget either for a lab renovation or an additional pump? Maybe you need to run two rotavaps or two cell culture aspiration stations, and only have one pump. The VACUU•LAN® Mini-Network could be the answer. The Mini-Network is connected with vacuum tubing [...]

2019-04-18T12:34:12-04:00August 13th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Operating an energy-efficient laboratory

As laboratory designers and operators strive toward making their labs more energy efficient, several approaches can go a long way toward accomplishing the goals of bringing down both energy usage and costs. Efficient vacuum supply can play a part. In this post, we'll outline a few of the most important strategies to consider when operating an [...]

2019-04-18T13:17:12-04:00May 15th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Operating an energy-efficient laboratory

In this post, we'll outline a few of the most important strategies to consider when operating an energy efficient laboratory. New construction Architects who pay careful attention to building design will be able to significantly limit heat gains and losses. Leveraging technology like exterior shading, high-reflectivity window films, low energy lighting and insulated door and window [...]

2019-04-18T13:22:13-04:00April 17th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Vacuum technology for flexible lab spaces

Looking closely at some of today's older lab buildings can give you a hint of the design philosophy when they were constructed. Labs in many older buildings consist of confined, small – sometimes windowless – spaces in which a lone researcher or two would toil away. Work was performed insularly, and technology changed only slowly, making [...]

2019-04-18T13:24:06-04:00April 9th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Sustainability

The traditional approach to providing vacuum for science labs was a central vacuum system. Also known as "house vacuum," these systems used one or more large pumps to send vacuum through copper tubing throughout the building from their location in a basement. The large central pumps typically operate 24/7, ensuring that vacuum will be available at [...]

2019-04-18T13:26:14-04:00March 29th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Multi-tenant science buildings

The traditional approach to supply of lab vacuum to lab benches and fume hoods in labs was to outfit the lab building with a central vacuum system. Also known as "house vacuum," these systems used one or more large pumps to send vacuum through copper or stainless tubing throughout the building from their location in a [...]

2019-04-18T13:27:02-04:00March 26th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Renovations

Traditional lab building vacuum systems – commonly called house vacuum or central vacuum systems - rely on one or more large pumps in the basement to send vacuum through a network of large diameter copper or stainless tubing throughout the building to the labs. Because house vacuum systems are built into the infrastructure of their building, [...]

2019-04-18T13:27:42-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short: multidisciplinary science buildings

Teaching and research buildings increasingly combine scientific disciplines to encourage collaborative, problem-focused learning and discovery. While some labs in such buildings may benefit from a central vacuum system, others require more capable vacuum – or none at all. For example, chemists often need relatively deep, stable or electronically controlled vacuum, which a central system cannot support. [...]

2019-04-18T13:28:24-04:00March 21st, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

VACUUBRAND’s VACUU•LAN® Local Vacuum Networks

Modular vacuum networks provide stable vacuum at up to 20 bench turrets, fume hoods, and biosafety cabinets from a single compact, quiet, oil-free vacuum pump. VACUU•LAN® networks can provide much deeper vacuum than that from central systems, and prevent sudden pressure dips or spikes. The approach eliminates lab-to-lab cross-contamination through vacuum lines, and the multi-user networks [...]

2019-04-18T14:53:51-04:00January 19th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|
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