Facilities

Lower Maintenance Cost

Facility groups are increasingly required to do more with less while operating budgets remaining below FY 2009 levels for colleges and universities. Since campus labs are some of the most demanding spaces for routine maintenance and overall operating costs, reducing energy and water consumption are important factors to address. VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks, with dry pump technology and VARIO (variable speed motor) control completely eliminate water and oil consumption and can reduce power use up to 90%.

Green Technology Initiatives

VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks energy savings and water use reductions have a dramatic impact on building-wide green initiatives and may help institutions qualify for local energy and water authority rebates.

High Performance and Flexibility

VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks is a proven technology which provides deeper and more stable vacuum than traditional central systems. The need for additional point-of-use vacuum pumps is eliminated allowing for more bench space and even a lower plug load on the entire facility.

When a laboratory requires scaling, VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks can easily adapt to support the growth need. The modular design allows additional vacuum ports to be added and vacuum depth to be changed by simply adding or replacing pumps.

Maintenance Safety

VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks provide a much safer environment for routine vacuum system maintenance. While most vapors pulled through a lab vacuum system are exhausted, some materials may accumulate within the system over time, such as in receiving tanks found in large central systems and sealing sites in oil-sealed pumps. VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks are designed to mitigate these collection sites by using dry-pump technology and eliminating the need for large receiving tanks.

Small diameter PTFE tubing is used in VACUU·LAN® network systems, which is easily cut and capped without the need of soldering or sawing. This reduces and even eliminates aerosol and combustion concerns during system installation and servicing. PTFE tubing is also more chemically resistant than traditional copper piping, which reduces the chances of pitting and subsequent system leaks. Click link to see a video demonstrating the chemical resistance of PTFE tubing.

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