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Laboratory Vacuum Pump Description
Laboratory vacuum pumps are flexible tools that can help with a number of jobs around the lab, and are often in use by scientists as well as engineers. The pumps are capable of providing suction to help with filtration or aspiration, they can help to control evaporation of solvents in ovens gel dryers, and concentrators, they can help to collect gas samples from the atmosphere or from within test chambers, and they are callable of providing negative pressure. This will ensure that hazardous materials are not able to escape into the atmosphere. Some labs may have a vacuum pump already built into them, but this is not often the case with smaller labs and newer facilities.
Features of laboratory vacuum pumps
Labs are often better served by getting one or more rental or lease laboratory vacuum pumps. It ensures there are fewer conflicts between those who need to use the vacuum at the same time. Portable vacuum pumps are a good solution. There are a number of options when it comes to the types of pumps available including scroll pumps, turbomolecular pumps, dry pumps, diaphragm pumps, and piston pumps.
The first thing to consider when selecting a laboratory vacuum pump is the manner in which you will be using the pump. Always make your selections for any piece of equipment based on the application. If you are working with any type of corrosive solvent, then you will want to make sure you have a pump that features corrosion resistance. How does the vacuum emit vapors? How much energy will the pump consume?
Learn all of the features of the vacuums you are considering for your rental or lease to make sure it is in line with the scope of your work. As mentioned, if you have a large lab, or if you will have multiple people or teams who need to use the vacuum at the same time, consider renting more than one of them.
Laboratory Vacuum Pump Manufacturers
You can choose laboratory vacuum pumps from a variety of manufacturers. Someof the most popular companies making these pumps today include Agilent Technologies, Edwards, Gast Manufacturing, Inc., Pfeiffer Vacuum, ULVAC, and Welch.