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Post#542- SCFM to ACFM Conversions for Compressed air

This is going to be a fairly short subject as it mostly involves math and conversion factors. When you are going back and forth between different vacuum pump cut sheets, which many come from different countries, you get used to convert from metric to US Imperial units. It’s a bit different when you want to …

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Post#541- Drip leg for Continuous drain on vacuum pump discharge

Now that we have established that cleaning, filtering and generally improving the quality of the vacuum stream of any vacuum pump is a good idea, there are instances in which we just can’t get rid of all the moisture. Moisture is the sworn enemy of most rotating equipment. Moisture attacks anything and everything. it will …

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Post#539- Exchangers, separators and filters under vacuum

It is usually very hard to find an end user that is versed in the science of filtration of their gas stream. It is even harder to find one that wants to approach the issue of filtration under vacuum. but fear no more, we will be discussing the issues of filtration, separation and condensation under …

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Post#538- Laboratory Vacuum system sizing – Method#1

There are several different methods of sizing central systems. I have used several different ones during my many years of designing central systems and now I will jjst illustrate how to start from scratch, until we finalized with a total system demand. Today we will only tackle the part of the problem that has to …

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Post#537- Maintenance of Vacuum Pumps- How to keep the Fire away

For many years the most favorited technology to create vacuum was the oil-flooded, rotary vane vacuum pump. This is pump that can be very economical to acquire, and properly maintained, should last for a long time. The operative word here is “Properly” Different manufacturers go about their oil-flooded vacuum pumps on a variety of ways. …

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