The pumps vary in size depending on the capacity chosen, but most have a footprint just a little over a square foot, and even our largest pumps will fit under fume hoods or in cabinet space in most lab furniture.
We recommend a limit of 30 meters (100 feet). For networks with a large number of vacuum workstations, shorter runs are advisable, and the pump should be installed near the center of the network to optimize performance.
That depends on several factors, including what applications the network supports, the diversity factor (the percentage of open ports at any given time), and the size of the pump specified. With regard to the applications which the network will support, some applications place a high flow demand on the network while others impose a relatively low [...]