Industry Intelligence

Vacuum Pump Sizing - Selection Guide

Another question that we often hear from our customers is, what pump do I need?  The right answer depends upon a variety of factors – such as the nature of the process or application, the working pressure and/or flow rate required, the desired process time, if the pump will be exposed to aggressive chemicals, and ...


Vacuum Unit Conversion

One of the most common issues we help customers with is how to measure units and communicate that information to others.  While this might sound simple, there are a multitude of units used to measure pressure.  The potential for confusion is often confounded by the fact that pressure (and thus vacuum) can be measured on ...


Try before you buy for pneumatic conveying

No matter what type of pneumatic conveying systems or material handling conveyors you’re considering for your plant, the best way to ensure future production efficiencies and maximum profits is through comprehensive and verifiable testing. Nol-Tec Systems offers in-house testing for bulk material handling systems and on-site testing for dry sorbent injection. Our testing processes let ...


BULK HANDLING EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS

Flexicon is an international organization with administrative, engineering and manufacturing capabilities on four continents, and an extensive worldwide network of applications engineers, authorized representatives and field support technicians to serve you—a unique consolidation of bulk handling specialists with hundreds of years of combined experience. At the local level, this personnel provides the knowledge and resources needed to satisfy the diverse requirements of individual process plants country-by-country, while providing the worldwide infrastructure, long-term vision, stability and single source capability required by multi-national organizations. An extensive research and development program continually sets new standards for bulk handling equipment performance with entirely new designs, product improvements and equipment that complies with certifications required by governmental and industry associations for chemical, food, dairy and pharmaceutical applications—both nationally and internationally. Flexicon's design engineering staff devises efficient solutions to the most unusual problems with highly custom equipment, basing solutions on unique customer requirements, not merely on existing product line offerings. This approach provides each customer with the most efficient solution to his or her individual problem, and endows Flexicon with a depth and breadth of bulk handling experience unequalled by any other comparable manufacturer in the world. ...


Diaphragm Vacuum Pumps in Process Operations

Of the wide range of vacuum pump technologies used in the pharmaceutical and chemical process industries, many incorporate wetted materials that prove problematic because of poor corrosion resistance. Chemical-resistant diaphragm vacuum pumps, with their oil-free operation, can offer substantial long-term cost savings over pumps – such as oil-sealed rotary vane pumps – that are not as resistant to corrosive chemicals. Improved chemical resistance can provide cost savings through reduced maintenance, longer pump life, greater productivity, and lower operational costs. Significant advantages in process control can contribute further to operational efficiencies. This article reviews design features of diaphragm pumps which yield these benefits. ...


The Chemical Resistance of VACUUBRAND's Pumps

For many people, one of the most important features to consider when sourcing a vacuum pump is the ability of that pump to hold up over the long term.  Pumps are exposed to a wide range of operating conditions that could lead to premature pump failure, if the wrong pump is selected.  VACUUBRAND’s chemical resistant ...


Cost Savings with Process Vacuum - Part 2

In light of the operational concerns reviewed in Part 1, this chemical recycling firm decided to evaluate different pump technologies.  Fortunately, recent advances in vacuum pump technology make dry-running pumps a viable option for many of those currently using liquid ring pumps.  Dry pump technologies like chemical-resistant diaphragm pumps can be considered as a viable ...


Cost Savings with Process Vacuum Systems - Part 1

Summary:  A number of common industrial processes require vacuum, such as distillation or drying operations.  The necessary vacuum has historically been supplied using a variety of technologies that have high operating costs in terms of both consumables (e.g., oil, water) and maintenance costs.  With recent advances in pump technology, process vacuum can now be supplied ...


Hear how quiet a vacuum pump can be

VACUUBRAND’s chemical-resistant diaphragm pumps have been designed and manufactured to exacting standards not only in order to achieve the performance our customers count on, but also to run quietly.   ...


About VACUUBRAND

VACUUBRAND has specialized in vacuum pumps, gauges, and controllers for process, industrial, research, and OEM applications for over 50 years.  We have earned a loyal, global following for our dry, chemical-resistant pumps, long service intervals, and advanced controls.  Our oil- and water-free vacuum pumps provide our customers with quiet, reliable vacuum and simultaneously make customers’ ...


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