The RC 6 chemistry-HYBRIDTM pump is a combination of a two-stage rotary vane pump and a two-stage chemistry diaphragm pump for optimized corrosion resistance. The diaphragm pump maintains the oil reservoir under vacuum in order to keep the partial pressures of solvent vapors at levels below their condensation points and to reduce largely the concentration of oxygen and corrosive gases. Therefore the RC 6 chemistry-HYBRIDTM pump has a much higher solvent vapor pumping capability and resistance to aggressive gases than conventional rotary vane pumps.
- reduced internal corrosion, even when working with corrosive vapors
- oil changes typically reduced 90% or more compared with rotary vane pumps alone
- excellent environmental friendliness due to efficient solvent recovery (accessory kit PC 8 with emission condenser; or as pumping unit PC 8)
- most economical solution: In practical operation a cold trap is often no longer necessary. For large amounts of vapors a pumping unit PC 3 / RC 6 with cold trap at the inlet is available
- ease of maintenance due to telescopic design
THERMODYNAMIC FUNCTIONAL PRINCIPLE OF THE CHEMISTRY-HYBRIDTM PUMP
1 - Vapor is aspirated at low pressure and ambient temperature.
2 - Vapor is heated to approx. 60°C by heat exchange and compression within pump.
C - Condensation problem with "normal" rotary-vane pumps: On the way to atmospheric pressure, the saturation vapor pressure (transition to liquid state) is reached inside the oil-filled section. Result: Condensation and corrosion inside the pump; contamination of the oil.
3 - Chemistry-HYBRIDTM Pump: The chemistry diaphragm pump evacuates the vapors from the oil reservoir of the rotary-vane pump. Under intended operating conditions, no condensation takes place inside the oil-filled part and, in particular, within the oil reservoir. (Any condensation taking place inside the oil-free diaphragm pump is much less problematic.) Less condensation means less corrosion and cleaner oil for longer life. For example, in the case of acid vapors, the evacuation of the oil reservoir to 20 mbar reduces corrosion by a factor of about 50!