What are the service demands for VACUU•LAN® network pumps?

VACUUBRAND oil-free, chemical-resistant pumps used in VACUU•LAN® networks have a recommended service interval of 15,000 operating hours. Network pumps should be expected to operate many years without service. Should the pumps need service because of misuse (e.g., sucking liquids or particulates into the networks), service on individual pumps is simple, and leaves other vacuum users in [...]

2019-03-21T09:48:44-04:00December 5th, 2018||

Can different types of applications be run on the same network?

Absolutely. An advantage of a VACUU•LAN® vacuum network is that it can serve a range of vacuum applications at once, while preserving the performance of each port on the vacuum network. We suggest some care in applying this rule. Certain vacuum applications — such as rotary evaporation of complex samples that are subject to bumping and [...]

2019-03-21T10:00:49-04:00December 5th, 2018||

Why are VACUU·LAN® networks referred to as being “modular”?

VACUU•LAN® networks are modular in several ways. One aspect of modularity is that the vacuum needs only be installed where the need exists today. A VACUU•LAN® network can be installed as needed today, with additional vacuum capacity added after the fact when a need for vacuum is determined in a new location. This contrasts with central [...]

2018-12-05T13:08:39-05:00December 5th, 2018||

How is a VACUU•LAN® network different from a Central Vacuum System or other in-lab vacuum systems?

VACUU·LAN® networks are designed differently than other in-lab vacuum systems. Central Vacuum Systems and other in-lab vacuum systems are designed to allow uncontrolled flow through the vacuum turrets. They generate vacuum by simply pumping air and other gases/vapors out faster than gases/vapors can flow in to the system. As long as that happens, the system will [...]

2018-12-05T13:05:44-05:00December 5th, 2018||

You report all of your vacuum performance on VACUU•LAN® network in millibar and Torr. How do these units compare to inches of mercury?

Millibar and Torr are units of pressure that are on an “absolute” scale. That is, they begin at zero pressure and get larger as pressure builds – all pressure is positive. Because they have an absolute reference point, these scales are favored in many scientific applications. When using these absolute scales, “vacuum” means simply pressure that [...]

2018-12-05T11:01:33-05:00December 5th, 2018||

What is the noise level of a network vacuum pump?

Pumps used in VACUU•LAN® networks typically operate at 45-50 dBA. Common reference materials describe face to face conversation as 60 dBA. This means that you will never have to shout over a VACUU•LAN® network pump. In fact, it is much quieter than the typical fume hood, so it is entirely likely that you will not realize [...]

2019-04-16T14:45:23-04:00December 5th, 2018||
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