Industrial Utility Efficiency

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps and Food Applications

The food industries can have many messy processes, whether it is poultry evisceration, deboned waste conveying, bottling, or sugar cake filtration. Liquid ring vacuum pumps (LRVP’s) are often utilized as the backbone of these processes because they can handle the soft solids, debris, and particles that can easily get sucked into the vacuum pump. So how does a LRVP work, why does it work in these processes, and how to make sure they keep working?

Considerations for Sizing Vacuum Pumps in High Humidity Applications

Many of us are familiar with sizing vacuum pumps based on throughput, process pressure requirements, chamber size, pump down times, conductance and leakage. In a lot of cases, humidity becomes an afterthought and unexpected things happen. Some of these unexpected things we learn to live with, like emulsified oil. In other cases, the unexpected things prevent the pump from performing the job it was intended for. 

Design Engineering a WWTP Expansion with Unique Site Constraints

A small site located within a floodplain, prone to erosion, and currently occupied by an existing in-service wastewater treatment facility is not at the top of any engineer’s list for a desirable site to expand a wastewater treatment plant or reclamation facility. However, these challenges created opportunity for specialized solutions during the design of the facility expansion; in particular, in designing the aeration and digester blower system.

WWTP Saves Energy in Biogas Recovery Process

Ever since it was commissioned in 1974, the Echallens wastewater treatment plant in the Swiss canton of Vaud has been generating power from the recovery of biogas. In May 2020, two old oil-lubricated piston compressors used to mix the sludge in the digester were replaced by one MINK claw compressor from Busch Vacuum Solutions. This enabled the amount of power required for this process to be reduced by up to 40 percent. For the director of the treatment plant, this means he needs less energy to produce energy.

The System Assessment

Food

The right vacuum solution not only ensures product quality in meat processing operations; it  also

Wastewater

Ever since it was commissioned in 1974, the Echallens wastewater treatment plant in the Swiss

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

A major challenge our customers face is the way bulk materials are supplied to the market. We

Plastics

Wintek Corporation was contacted by a plastics manufacturing company in the summer of 2015 to

Semicon

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, it’s an understatement to say peak productivity and

Woodworking

There’s a lot of vacuum going on in the woodworking industry. From treatment to routing to handling

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability

Metals

Many heat-treating applications put difficult demands on vacuum pumps in general and oil-sealed

Paper

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse