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The rig vacs have high quality metal frames, and the actual vacuum is built onto that frame. They will have pumps, exhaust, hoses, and attachments. The basic design of the vacuums is similar from one manufacturer to another. However, some of them may have different features and design styles. The units are actually very easy to operate once you have them in place. They do work similarly to a traditional vacuum.
How rig vacs work
Essentially, the device is going to work very similarly to a regular vacuum, even though the design and the setup are quite a bit different and it is far larger. These vacuums are not portable, for example. They have hoses that can attach to the vacuums, which then use high power pumps to suck up the grit, grime, and debris into a tank. The hoses that attach to the units are generally quite long. They are a very specialized device, and you are typically only going to see these in use in the oil industry. They typically run off of a generator powered by gas or diesel.
About rig vacs
One of the most important types of equipment that is on the oilfield is the rig vac. When you have a clean environment, it helps you to maintain a safe environment. There are a number of different types of vacuums on the market specifically for work on rigs and in large industrial environments. The units make it possible to clean off all of the excess drilling mud and other debris that accumulates on the drilling decks and all along the rig floors.