Industrial Utility Efficiency

Vacuum System for a Rapidly Built Emergency Hospital in Madrid

Currently Spain has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infected people after the USA. To meet hospital demands, within 48 hours, the Spanish army, firefighters and hundreds of volunteers set up and equipped an emergency hospital at the Madrid Exhibition Centre.  The emergency hospital can accommodate 6,000 patients. Now five hundred of them can receive intensive medical treatment and ventilation.

Busch vacuum system for intensive care unit patients.

In order to be able to supply a suitable vacuum system in the shortest possible time, Busch Spain chose an extraordinary path.  The vacuum system in its own show room used for training purposes was quickly dismantled and immediately delivered to Madrid. The vacuum system consists of three R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps, mounted on a vacuum vessel and upstream bacteria filters. Since it was already ready for operation and connection, it could be used immediately.


About Busch Vacuum Systems

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems is one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors in the world.  Our products are at the forefront of vacuum and low-pressure technology.  We offer more than 50 years of experience and expertise in vacuum system manufacturing and can provide customized solutions for a variety of vacuum applications. For more information, visit