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Dry vacuum pumps have an oil- and liquid-free sealing system and are non-contact. They achieve a clean vacuum without any oil or water back-flow or diffusion. These pumps are simple because they don’t need routine maintenance like replacing or replenishing water or oil. Read More…

Dry Vacuum Pumps Dry vacuum pumps are devices that create a vacuum without the use of liquids. Many vacuum pumps require the use of oils for lubrication or other liquids to create an air-tight seal.
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Rutherford, NJ  |  888-222-9940

Airtech is a leading manufacturer/supplier of various types of quality dry piston vacuum pressure pumps, rotary vane pumps (lubricated, dry), liquid ring vacuum pumps. We possess vast knowledge as a vacuum specialist. Serving medical, dental, food packaging and other industries. US warehousing.

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Parsippany, NJ  |  908-232-4200

Croll Reynolds Company is an engineering firm specializing in the research, design, and manufacture of process vacuum systems and air pollution control equipment. Specifically, we design Vacuum Systems, Combination Liquid Ring/Ejector Systems, Thermocompressors, and Vacuum Chillers. Croll Reynolds also designs Jet Venturi Scrubbers, High Energy Venturi Scrubbers, Nox Scrubbers and Packed Towers.

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Croll Reynolds Co., Inc. $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  866-549-6446

When it comes to vacuum pumps we are your premier source! With years of innovation we are dedicated to provide our customers with products that will withstand the tests of time and provide a long lasting value. We strive to offer our customers cost effective solutions to all of their problems! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit us on the web today or get in touch via...

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Ohio Medical Corporation $$$

Clackamas, OR  |  800-453-1340

Manufacturing and remanufacturing industrial rotary piston pumps and rotary vane vacuum pumps, Trillium accommodates your needs. Our years of experience within the vacuum industry is available to you if you have process related pump questions or are looking to upgrade an existing system. Our large inventory of pumps enables us to offer fast, cost effective solutions to line down situations.

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Dry Vacuum Pump

How They Function

Two parallel, non-contacting, helical screw-shaped rotors rotate synchronously at high speeds using precise gears to form a dry screw vacuum pump. They revolve counterclockwise. Consequently, the amount of gas at the input is trapped. Afterward, it is moved into the exhaust duct and toward the exhaust port. The compression chambers or pockets that convey the gas are created by the stator's walls and the unique design of the intermeshing screws.

Two screw rotors rotate in opposition to one another inside dry screw vacuum pumps. Between the chambers of the cylinder and the screw, the pumped medium is imprisoned. It is compressed there before being delivered to the outlet. The cylinder or the screw rotors are not in contact with one another or each other during this operation. Water or air conditioning can be used to achieve cooling.

Vacuum Pump Types

Pumps for Chemical Duty Dry Vacuum

Solvents can condense and be recovered on the vacuum pump's discharge side. This design creates a good solvent recovery option. Depending on the design, all chemical duty dry pumps may achieve vacuum values of 5 to .05 Torr. Compared to other technologies, these benefits come at a very high cost. Screw, multi-lobe, and claw are the three main chemical-duty dry vacuum pump varieties.

Chemical Duty Dry Vacuum Pump

Vacuum Dry Claw Pumps

All manufacturers claim their dry pumps can handle corrosive vapors. There is no natural internal flushing of the process out of dry vacuum pumps because they are "dry." By preventing them from condensing and retaining them as vapors, corrosives are "managed." More caution must be used when handling corrosives, using start-up and shut-down purge cycles, and protecting the pump from process disruptions.

It is claimed that the coatings on screw-type dry vacuum pumps provide corrosion resistance. For some manufacturers, this offers minimal protection, as the coating is more of a manufacturing wear coating than a "pin-hole free" coating. With a PFA or other Teflon-type coating, you can be more certain that the coating is not worn and will hold up better for the cooler working dry pumps (350°F and less).

Some dry pumps can operate HOT, some even exceeding 500°F. As a result, some solvents' potential auto-ignition risks pose a serious risk to public safety. Additionally, due to their high operating temperatures, close-running components may accumulate polymerization of process gases. This polymerization leads to maintenance issues or wears coating removal. Since most of these dry pumps use an air bleed to cool the revolving claws or screws, which end up being the hottest section of the pump, even cold operating dry pumps might experience polymerization.

Vacuum Dry Claw Pump

Dry Screw Vacuum, Horizontal

Two screw rotors inside a cylinder make up dry screw vacuum pumps. As a result, the gas is transferred to the discharge after becoming stuck between the cylinder and screw chambers. Very small clearances are kept between the screws to create a vacuum. If the substance is sticky, however, the screw tips may rub against the bore surface and produce heat, which may finally result in a seizure. This technique is somewhat more sensitive to temperature changes; upon heating, the rotors expand more quickly than the shell, resulting in seizures. In addition, the entire pair of screws must be replaced even when just one of the screws is damaged.

The rotors (screws) have coatings made of PEEK and PFA on them. The coating may become damaged if there is any condensation inside the pump, if particles enter, or if a seizure is brought on by excessive heat. Since recoating screws is expensive, handling this equipment should be done with extreme caution. Since recoating cannot be done on-site, the vendor must receive the equipment, which can result in a month-long period of downtime. Low boilers with appropriately set process parameters can use this technology. However, maintenance for this kind of pump can be quite costly for large boilers and changing process parameters.

Vacuum Pump With Vertical Reverse Claw/Claw and Lobe

With claw vacuum pumps, two claw-shaped rotors inside the housing rotate in the opposing direction. The air or gas is compressed and released after being sucked in by the claw rotors—a deeper root stage aids in providing a better vacuum.

Compared to horizontal designs, which are more susceptible to condensation and corrosion, vertical designs provide naturally free draining and have lesser odds of condensation occurring inside pumps. In addition, the rotors' (lobe and claw) surfaces are uncoated. This design can better handle sticky material and resist temperature changes in the inlet gas without endangering the pump's internal components.

Why Choose Dry Vacuum Pumps?

Dry vacuum pumps are the solution for limiting the environmental footprint while assisting businesses in increasing productivity with better quality and through a faster vacuum pump. Solvent recovery, distillation, evaporation, crystallization, deodorization, and filtration are just a few of the many processes used by a dry vacuum pump. In addition, dry vacuum pumps are non-polluting; no smell or oil is released. In addition, dry vacuum pumps are silent and vibration-free. They are portable and lightweight, making them ideal for various laboratory tasks.

How to Select a Vacuum Pump

When selecting a vacuum pump, several considerations must be made. To begin with, one should consider the quality and desired vacuum level. A rough or low vacuum, a high vacuum, and an ultrahigh vacuum are the three different forms of vacuum. The number of molecules per cubic centimeter declines as pressure falls. Vacuum quality thus improves.

The Uses of Dry Vacuum Pumps

Dry vacuum pumps have many applications, including desiccators, furnaces, vacuum ovens, liquid and air filtration, and more.

Choosing the Proper Dry Vacuum Pump Manufacturer

To make sure you have the most productive outcome when purchasing a dry vacuum pump from a dry vacuum pump manufacturer, it is important to compare at least 5 manufacturers using our dry vacuum pump directory. Each dry vacuum pump manufacturer has a business profile page that highlights their areas of experience and capabilities and a contact form to directly communicate with the manufacturer for more information or request a quote. Review each dry vacuum pump company website using our proprietary website previewer to get an idea of what each company specializes in, and then use our simple RFQ form to contact multiple dry vacuum pump companies with the same quote.

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