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When atmosphere has been removed from an enclosure, the area within the enclosure is called a vacuum. A complete vacuum is a space devoid of pressure. In practice, it is impossible to create a complete vacuum. Read More…

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps Liquid ring vacuum pumps are vacuum pump systems that make use of a liquid seal to maintain the negative pressure of a vacuum. Vacuum pumps are devices that remove atmosphere from an enclosure.
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Michigan City, IN  |  888-925-5444

As an industry leader with over 50 years of experience providing the best vacuum pump solution for customers, DEKKER is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that delivers superior products & service. Our custom engineered systems meet even the most demanding applications, from aeronautical to waste water & everything in between. Call DEKKER today with any questions or check out our helpful website!

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DEKKER Vacuum Technologies, Inc. $$$

Nashua, NH  |  800-248-8254

Today’s superior cutting edge vacuum pump products, offering reliability and high performance. Pfeiffer Vacuum is an intentional manufacturer and leading innovator of the Turbopump for high to ultra-high vacuum range. Plus, Rotary Vane Pumps, Dry Pumps, Roots pumps, Screw Pumps, Leak Detectors and more. Contact us for the best products and support available.

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Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc. $$$

Fremont, CA  |  650-969-8811

Since 1976, Duniway Stockroom Corporation has offered new and used vacuum equipment. We provide hardware, valves, ion pumps, diffusion pumps, mechanical pumps, turbo pumps, vacuums sensors, gauge controls, supplies and more. We offer rebuilding services and superior customer service. For more information, check our website today!

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Duniway Stockroom Corp. $$$

New Bedford, MA  |  508-995-9711

Edson offers innovative vacuum pump systems for the collection and transfer of liquids and liquids with suspended solids for marine, industrial, municipal and wastewater applications. Our products include diaphragm vacuum pumps, industrial vacuum pumps, heavy-duty vacuum pumps and much more.

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No machinery can completely remove atmospheric pressure from a space, but different vacuums can create varying levels of low atmospheric pressure depending on their construction. Liquid ring vacuum pumps are not the most powerful vacuum pump systems, but they are effective and reliable.

They are used in many industrial processes including the vacuum forming of products like egg cartons and other forms of packaging. They can also be used in more complex industrial applications like soil remediation (the collection of contaminated groundwater) and petroleum refining.

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Vapor recovery processes, which involve the reuptake of vapors created or released by an industrial process, are often accomplished with the use of a liquid ring vacuum pump. Liquid ring vacuum pumps are made up of a circular enclosure, a rotating vane with paddles, a set volume of liquid and openings for intake and outlet of gas from the vacuum enclosure.

The liquid in a liquid ring vacuum is often water, but it can also be oil or another liquid. Depending on the properties of the gas being evacuated, water or oil may not be appropriate because of reactivity concerns. Regardless of whatever liquid is used, the process by which liquid vacuum pumps create a vacuum is always the same.

The spinning of the rotating vane causes the liquid to form a ring around the outside of the circular enclosure. This creates an air-tight seal and individual compression chambers between each of the vane's paddles, all of which are partially submerged in the liquid at all times.

As the vane spins, it draws air through its inlet, compresses it and forces it through the outlet. The expelled atmosphere cannot rush back in through the pump because of the liquid seal.

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