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Taking the Guesswork Out of Pumpdown Curves

Posted by Tom Bassi on Sep 24, 2015 11:16:48 AM

Everyone knows that keeping track of your vacuum system pumpdown curves is important and a valuable asset in troubleshooting leaks in the system. However, creating pumpdown curves aren’t always easy and can take too much of your valuable time!
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Topics: HVAC, Vessel Downtime, Manufacturing, Accuracy, Rough Vacuum Systems, Oil and Gas, Transformers, Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

Connect Your Vacuum Gauge And Smartphone

Posted by Tim Collins on Mar 10, 2015 3:25:47 PM

The Vacuum Gauge Smartphone app by DigiVac allows users to monitor, save, and share Bluetooth Bullseye Precision Gauge® Vacuum Gauge data via smartphone or tablet. A pumpdown curve is one of the most powerful tools you can use in order to
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Topics: HVAC, Vacuum Gauge Connectivity, Vacuum System Installation

Evacuation During HVAC Installation: An Important First Step

Posted by Tim Collins on Oct 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM

With every HVAC installation, there are a lot of steps to be followed. It doesn't help when you have frazzled customers who haven't had A/C in 4 days, where  the old man is disgruntled because this system is costing hundreds of dollars, and the wife looks like hell and just wants you to get out of there.
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Topics: HVAC

Death, Vacuum Tube Contamination & Taxes: How to Diagnose and Clean

Posted by Tim Collins on Oct 13, 2014 8:30:00 AM

  One thing is for sure in the HVAC industry: at some point you will run into contaminated sensors... just like death and taxes, guaranteed!  If your chosen micron gauge uses thermocouple vacuum tubes, read on!  Let's review the mechanics of thermocouple tubes. The inside of a thermocouple tube has two wires in the shape of an X, and measureable gas surrounds those wires.  The thermocouple element senses 
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Topics: HVAC, Vacuum Pump Repair

HVAC Repair and the Black Hole: Diagnosing Poor System Performance

Posted by Tim Collins on Oct 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Ever been in the black hole of HVAC service calls: you've checked x, and y, and z...and still a call back?? Let us help you out of that dark, creepy place!  First, using a vacuum gauge during HVAC troubleshooting helps you to avoid the 4 common pitfalls of poor HVAC performance, which are: 
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Topics: HVAC, Vacuum Pump Repair

Vacuum Magic: Houdini's Guide to How A Vacuum Gauge Regulates Pressure

Posted by Tim Collins on Sep 29, 2014 6:30:00 AM

  Understanding how a vacuum gauge regulates pressure can be a mystery.  Watch Nicole, as she demonstrates vacuum pressure regulation using a digital vacuum controller, balloon, and glass jar.  Before our experiment, let's  
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Topics: HVAC

Safety 1st: Benefits of Using a Vacuum Gauge to Perform a Leak Test

Posted by Tim Collins on Sep 27, 2014 6:30:00 AM

When troubleshooting an HVAC system, using a micron vacuum gauge (that has on board analytics) as a leak test is a safe way to assess why the system is not performing. A common problem in vacuum systems is that they are wet and have contaminants. Using a vacuum gauge enables you to determine when your system is dry, without damaging it. 
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Topics: HVAC

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