Industrial Utility Efficiency

Six Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Vacuum Pump

By following these summer-specific maintenance tips, you can help extend the lifespan of your vacuum pump, improve its performance and reduce the risk of costly repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance during the hot months not only keeps your equipment running smoothly, but also ensures it operates safely and efficiently under challenging conditions.

Freeze Drying and the Sublimation of Ice Water

The phrase pairing the two words freeze and dry is one of the more straightforward and clear descriptions of a process in industry. To freeze dry a blueberry, an ice cream sandwich, the latest-greatest-pharmaceutical or a formaldehyde-infused complex carbon chain; one must first freeze the liquid water (or other liquid compound) into solid ice that is integrally bound within the food or other moist substance. 

Calculating Aeration Piping Friction Loss

In order to properly identify the performance requirements of a blower it is necessary to identify the inlet and discharge pressures. The friction losses in the inlet and discharge piping must be calculated to determine the total pressure requirement. This article details a simplified procedure for calculating piping losses.

Vacuum Receivers: Full of Vacuum or Full of Myth?

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the uses for receiver tanks for positive pressure systems where the pressure inside the system is greater than atmospheric pressure, and the uses, or lack thereof of, receiver tanks in vacuum systems where the system pressure is less than atmospheric pressure.

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