Local area vacuum networks for laboratories

VACUU·LAN® vacuum networks make it possible to supply several different applications with one vacuum pump. This is a money- and space-saving solution when a lot of users are working with vacuum in one laboratory and avoids the numerous drawbacks of a central ("house") vacuum supply. For the vacuum outlets at workplaces very versatile modules are obtainable which can be easily upgraded. All of the components are available for new laboratory furnishings or for installation in existing or renovated laboratories. The modules are very resistant to chemicals and have built-in check valves to ensure that adjacent applications do not contaminate or interfere with one another.

There is a broad choice of vacuum pumping units, workplace modules and accessories available well-proven in daily laboratory use. Thanks to a very modular system and simple connections between the components planning is easy and can be done in a timely manner. A few steps only and some application parameters are guiding us to an optimal configuration of a productive vacuum network.

To design your ideal network,

  • determine the necessary vacuum level
  • for optimum network design remove applications with very high vapor volume or permanent high gas load from the network planning. Use separate pumps for these applications.
  • define the workplace modules and their vacuum control options (manual / electronic)

Once the basic network is designed consider the following details:

  • required pumping speed for the network, based on the needs of the several workstations
  • pump management or VARIO® technology for energy savings, convenience and extended service lifetime
  • emission condensation with or without liquid cooling medium, if so liquid cooling medium control and condensate level monitoring

For further information ask for our detailed VACUU·LAN® manual, please. Get the benefits of a personal project consultation with our experienced sales staff.