Vacuum systems

Reducing the pressure within equipment to below atmospheric pressure, sometimes far below, may enable performing operations at optimum conditions. A vacuum also can serve as a means to move material. In addition, safety considerations may dictate pulling a vacuum to avoid an explosive or other unsafe environment. Such systems pose unusual issues such as with leaks.


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How Smarter Vacuum Pumps Drive Sustainability in Chemical Plants

In the chemical industry, digitalization and emissions monitoring are pressing operational challenges. While exploring the technological innovations behind these trends, attention...
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Vacuum Innovations in Chemical Plants: Ejectors vs. Liquid-Ring Pumps

A look at one plant’s shift from vacuum ejectors to a centralized liquid ring-pump system.
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Mind Equipment Modifications

Care should be taken when adding parallel equipment to make sure that adequate flow happens in all paths.

Avoid Vacuum-Pump-Sizing Pitfalls

A variety of under-appreciated factors can cause havoc



Leybold’s Online Sound Checks Can Determine Vacuum Pump Condition

May 11, 2021
Leybold offers online sound checks for vacuum pumps.

Tuthill Corporation Names Thill President In Springfield

July 24, 2020
Thill will lead Tuthill’s commercial and operational strategies for Kinney vacuum pump and M-D Pneumatics industrial blower product lines.
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HEI Releases Updated Standards For Air Cooled Condensers

April 7, 2017
The Standards for Air Cooled Condensers covers specification and design recommendations, along with performance and operational issues associated with air cooled condensers for...

Volkmann Releases Vacuum Conveying Solutions Catalog

Oct. 23, 2014
Volkmann Inc. published a new product catalog covering vacuum conveying solutions for system integration from pick-up through discharge.

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Continuous Pressure and Vacuum Filtration and Washing of Organic Cellulose and Biomass Products

Sept. 11, 2009
Organic cellulose and biomass filtration, washing and drying is very unpredictable and even minor differences in feedstock,washing or cake moisture requirements can require a ...