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.), or a combination?
  • Do you need an automated network or one that you plan to turn on and off manually as needed?
  • Will all of the vacuum ports on the network be in the same lab?

Answers to the above questions can help you determine the size of the pump (both in terms of vacuum depth or ultimate vacuum and flow rate) and how sophisticated the pump needs to be (simple on/off pump, or automated on-demand system with dial in vacuum depth and flow capabilities).

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