Who will win the Lab of the Year?

Head to Raleigh for the 2017 Lab Design Conference and find out who wins the Lab of the Year award!  This conference, held from April 24-26 this year, will include presentations from the winning project teams. VACUUBRAND will be attending the conference this year to keep up with the latest trends in the lab design…

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Need help with vacuum system design?

Do you have a new product design that needs vacuum supply? Talk to our Experts in Vacuum for Science™ to review your specific vacuum needs, and identify the right vacuum levels, working flow rate, and control for your application. Learn more about our approach to vacuum system design here.  

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Pump Selection Considerations

A number of factors need to be considered to properly size and specify a vacuum pump.  In some of our previous posts, we’ve discussed topics like how to determine the right flow rate for your new pump.  Considerations such as this are readily evaluated through the use of calculators such as those we have posted…

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Vacuum…It’s everywhere: pollution capture

Vacuum…It’s everywhere: Smog-free cities? Dutch inventors are working hard at using vacuum to create smog free cities. In recent years, two projects have taken root in the Netherlands to build giant vacuum cleaners that will suck in air polluted with micro particulates, capture them, and release clean air. The targets of these technologies are fine…

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Request a Lab Vacuum Planning Guide

The VACUUBRAND Lab Planning Guide addresses the many issues you need to consider in specifying vacuum for lab buildings, from the scientific uses of vacuum, to various pump technologies, to the differences in design priorities for teaching and research labs. The Guide also includes a Programming Checklist for Lab Vacuum. Request a free copy here.

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Estimating Boiling Point and Vapor Pressure

To help scientists estimate boiling points and vapor pressures of the chemicals they work with, VACUUBRAND now offers helpful online calculators to derive these estimates. For more useful vacuum application-related calculators check out the Technical Resources section of oemvacuumpump.com.  

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5 Ways to Maximize Energy Savings in Lab Vacuum Generation

Local vacuum networks save considerable amounts of energy as compared to central vacuum systems.  The energy savings will vary from one project to the next, but savings of up to 70-90% are achievable. Even making very conservative assumptions about vacuum system usage, savings of 40% are common.  By reducing resource consumption, there are both economic…

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Vacuum…It’s everywhere: Space Engine Challenges Newton’s Laws

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So says Newton’s Third Law of Thermodynamics. The principle is fundamental to space travel, as the combustion of propellant exhausted from the rear of the spacecraft imparts forward motion. But what if a rocket could be designed without reliance on Newton’s Third Law, and could…

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Reliable Vacuum for Notre Dame’s New Research Labs

The University of Notre Dame is expanding rapidly.  Part of that expansion includes new lab buildings on campus.  In 2016, McCourtney Hall was built, adding 140,000 square feet of multidisciplinary research labs.  In part due to recent problems with central vacuum systems on campus – including the complete failure of one central system – the…

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