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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

3 Key Features Your Vacuum Pump May Desperately Need

Posted by Tom Bassi on Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

              Vacuum Pumps—the Work Horses of Many Industrial Processes Vacuum pumps are an integral part of many industrial facilities and are used in many chemical processing and manufacturing applications. They are the work horses of vacuum processes and can often be in service 24 hours a day/7 days a week. With proper set-up of your system and timely preventative maintenance, your pump can operate effectively for years to come. You know how important preventative maintenance is, but there are other features like remote monitoring, data logging for tracking and pump down curve creation, and alarm notification that can be easily added to assist you in keeping your processes running without costly interruptions.
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Topics: Manufacturing, Vacuum Analytics, Vacuum Gauge Connectivity, Oil and Gas, Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

Vacuum Tips: Beware Of The Pinched Vacuum Hose

Posted by Tim Collins on Aug 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

  Industrial Process Troubleshooting: What Is Wrong With My Vacuum Gauge? Many discussions surrounding vacuum pressure and loss of suction focus on the pump’s deficiencies and leaky chambers, but there is usually little thought or concern regarding another integral part the system’s functionality: the vacuum hose that delivers the suction. Are you sure the hose you are using is vacuum rated? Or, will it collapse under pressure?
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Topics: Manufacturing, Accuracy, Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

Steps for Making Freeze Dryer Troubleshooting Easier

Posted by Tom Bassi on Jul 31, 2015 12:05:23 PM

    A vacuum pump has an important role in Freeze Drying.  If the pump works and your chamber doesn't leak then you've overcome the 2 most common problems and Freeze Drying happens.  If the pump doesn't work, then Freeze Drying doesn't happen.  But what constitutes working?  And if everything seems OK but your process isn't getting to the right vacuum level, where do you start troubleshooting? We recommend starting at the vacuum pump for 2 reasons: It is the easiest thing to quantify and troubleshoot It is the source of your vacuum
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Topics: Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

What does vacuum pump maintenance and gambling have in common?

Posted by Tim Collins on Jul 15, 2015 3:30:00 PM

As Kenny Roger’s sang…”If you're gonna play the game, boy You gotta learn to play it right… Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep” Keeping up with industrial pump maintenance and being alert for poor vacuum performance will help you stay ahead of the game and not gamble its life away. Read on for easy steps for troublshooting the performance of your vacuum system.
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Topics: Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting

Baseline Your Vacuum Pump to Make Troubleshooting Easier

Posted by Tim Collins on Jan 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

  Overview: Baselining a vacuum pump helps establish the basic criteria for how it performs in a controlled environment.  This baseline can be used to compare current performance with the originally installed performance.  This article covers the following key aspects of baselining: What do baselines and diets have in common? What are the downsides of not baselining a pump? What is the best way to baseline a pump? How can baseline information be used to solve problems? To start with... what do baselines and diets have in common?
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Topics: Vacuum Pump Repair, Vacuum Pump Rebuilding, Accuracy, Vacuum Pump Troubleshooting