Vacuum Guide - Understanding the basics


When you are working with vacuum, you should first understand the basics. This begins by exploring their foundations and developing an understanding of the core concepts and terminology used in the realm of vacuum. This is the starting point for our guide.

From there, pump technologies, vacuum measurement and leak detection are discussed. Through pump sizing principles and insights into factors such as handling vapours, flammables & explosives, using gas ballast or condensers, you will get a deeper understanding of other essential principles, enabling you to make the right choices when using vacuum.

Finally, a number of example applications are highlighted, helping you to turn theory into practice and making this 80+ page guide a vacuum reference document which you do not want to miss out on.
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Content table

• Foundations of vacuum technology

• Definition of vacuum

• Concepts & terminology

• Classification of pump technologies

• Vacuum pump technologies

• Vacuum measurement

• Selection criteria

• Direct or indirect & active or passive gauges

• Measurement ranges

• Vacuum leak detection

• Creating a leak tight system

• Types of vacuum leak detection

• Application of vacuum technology

• Why use vacuum

• Environmental considerations

• Basic vacuum process plant

• Choosing the right pump for the application

• Pump sizing

• Pressure control

• Handling vapours, flammables & explosives

• Use of gas ballast, purge gas & a condenser

• Application examples

• Product offering

• Service solutions