Pumps And Blowers

There are a wide variety of vacuum pump and blower options available today, along with accessories, that will help keep your equipment operating smoothly.
Pumps And Blowers
The Challenger 4310 high-vacuum, positive displacement blower from National Vacuum Equipment

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Vacuum Pumps

Rotary vane vacuum pump

The Jurop RV360 rotary vane vacuum pump from CEI – Chandler Equipment Inc. offers efficient dual-fan cooling technology and quiet operation. It requires an input of 1,100 to 1,300 rpm and creates output of 360 cfm (332 cfm at 18 inches Hg), and produces a maximum pressure of 30 psi. The unit operates at or near 76 decibels and has automatic lubrication; independent, 1-gallon oil tanks; and an integrated, four-way valve manifold. It requires 16 hp to produce vacuum and weighs 430 pounds. It is available in packages that can include a muffler, secondary shut-off and drive component, and in a ready-to-bolt-on unit. 800/342-0887; www.chandlerequipment.com.

Plunger pump

The General Pump MW Series offers five plunger sizes to cover flow ranges from 36 to 105 gpm and pressures up to 4,350 psi. It also features a movable gearbox with three ratio options, including an available SAE C hydraulic “plug and play” for hydrostatic drive units. The packings are water-lubricated with a run-dry teflon/graphite option available. 888/474-5487; www.generalpump.com.

Liquid ring pump

The Berringer liquid ring pump unit from Keith Huber Corporation provides 1,000 cfm of vacuum and high-velocity air induction with a pressurized push-button tank discharge. It has a 3,300-gallon carbon steel tank with 5/16-inch shell, full-opening hydraulically operated rear door with integrated safety cylinder valve, hydraulic tank lift, PTO-driven hydraulically operated vacuum/pressure system, full-body-length hose trays, a 6-inch discharge valve for direct pressurized or gravity unloading, 4-inch intake valve for loading with internal standpipe, rear work lights and LED running lights, and a backup alarm and grounding reel. It is available with multiple capacities and configurations, a Huber Lock rear door, stainless steel tank with wetted stainless parts, high-pressure jetting systems with an integral water compartment, auxiliary transfer pump and a top-mounted hydraulically operated 6-inch boom with 4-inch hose. 800/334-8237; www.keithhuber.com.

Water-cooled pump

The HXL400WV heavy-duty, water-cooled pump from Masport is designed for septic pumping use. It is capable of airflows up to 400 cfm and 25 inches Hg continuous duty for vacuum, suitable for tank sizes in the 2,500- to 4,500-gallon range. Carbon fiber vanes and a solid rotor ensure quiet operation and reduction of wear on the cylinder, extending pump life. 800/228-4510; www.masportpump.com.

Liquid-cooled vacuum pump

The PM2000 Storm Series liquid-cooled vacuum pump from Moro USA is capable of pumping nonvolatile liquids and sludge from long distances, providing an additional choice for heavy-duty industrial applications with a tank capacity of 3,000 to 6,000 gallons. It includes an integrated check valve, changeover valve, automatic oiling system, industrial-duty bearings, Viton seals and high flow-rate asbestos-free spark-proof vanes. Its onboard liquid cooling system incorporates a forced-circulation external water pump. It is capable of 43.5 psi and a continuous vacuum of 24 inches Hg, along with a flow rate of 824 cfm and 1,200 rpm rotation. It has a 4-inch flange connection. 800/383-6304; www.morousa.com.

Truck-mountable vacuum pump

The Bolt and Go from Surpresseur 4S features a range of Robuschi RB-DV 28-inch HgV high-vacuum blowers from 500 to 2,600 cfm. It is a fully integrated enclosed bolt-and-go package with chassis mounting supports, inlet pre-filter, nonreturn check valve, four-way P/V changeover valve and discharge silencer. Its modular design is adaptable for a PTO right-angle gearbox, belt drive or hydraulic transmission. It has a stainless steel or galvanized acoustical enclosure that provides quiet (under 85 dBA) operation. External gauges make it quick and easy to monitor oil level, sight, vacuum and pressure liquid-filled gauges. 450/619-6363; www.surpresseur4s.com.

Wide-vane vacuum pump

The 753 Series vacuum pump from Wallenstein Vacuum Pumps incorporates extra-wide vanes that allow up to an inch of wear, resulting in longer service life with lower maintenance costs. It provides 422 cfm airflow performance at 1,200 rpm operation and precision machining for vacuum levels up to 28 inches Hg. Model options include air, liquid or dual-cooling systems where air injection is combined with liquid cooling. A pump flushing port is included on the top valve for simple regular maintenance. The quick-access housing endplate makes for easy internal inspection with no bearings to pull. Oil lubrication is via a mechanical piston pump driven by shaft rotation, or available with a sight-feed valve oil regulator system that uses vacuum/pressure to draw oil with no moving parts. 800/801-6663; www.wallenstein.com.

Preassembled vacuum pump unit

Conde Powerpak preassembled, gasoline- or diesel-powered vacuum pump units from Westmoor Ltd. are easily installed by bolting and attaching them to the tank. They have a heavy-duty steel base with aluminum diamond plate trim and belt guard. They are available with either vacuum-only or vacuum/pressure pumps. A wide range of CFM options ensures the right unit for various tank sizes and applications. They are powered by Honda GX commercial-series gasoline or Yanmar industrial air-cooled diesel engines. Units can be easily transferred to another tank system when needed. 800/367-0972; www.westmoorltd.com.

Positive Displacement Blowers

Footprint interchange blower

KAY Blowers from BRUDON Air Vac / Kay International have a robust housing design and an impeller profile that reduces pulsation, noise and slippage. They increase service life and reduce overall maintenance and operational costs, and are designed with footprint interchange capability that allows ease of installation without major retrofit or modification to the existing airflow system. 780/440-1634; www.brudonairvac.ca.

Air-injected blower

VTB or SIAV Series blowers from Hibon Inc. (a division of Ingersoll Rand) produce high vacuum levels  and are not limited by the heat generated inside the blower. They are designed with air injection ports that allow ambient air to enter the blower and cool the lobes. A properly designed air-injected blower will run in a blanked off condition (27 to 28 inches Hg or hose fully submerged) indefinitely without the blower overheating. Therefore, no vacuum relief valve is needed. 888/704-4266; www.hibon.com. Positive Displacement Blowers

High-vacuum blower

The Challenger 4310 high-vacuum, positive displacement blower from National Vacuum Equipment delivers 940 cfm and is capable of running at 27 inches Hg  continuous vacuum. The low-maintenance, environmentally friendly (no oil) unit offers quiet operation with the Pro Pak sound dampening system. The blower is designed, built and supported in the U.S. 800/253-5500; www.natvac.com.

Pump Accessories

Kevlar pump vanes

Lamitex vacuum pump vanes from Franklin Fibre are tested composites for North American- and European-manufactured pumps in light- to heavy-duty demands at temperatures up to 350 degrees F. They are constructed from virgin Kevlar fabric and high-temperature phenolic resin. The vanes are designed for all commercial-duty pumps used in oil and gas, environmental, septic and waste management applications. 302/652-3621; www.franklinfibre.com.

Biodegradable pump oil

Fruitland Green biodegradable vacuum pump oil from Fruitland Manufacturing can be used with all Fruitland rotary vane pumps. It is both environmentally and operator safe. Operators will no longer have to worry about harming the environment with spills. The oil helps reduce emissions and is nontoxic. 800/663-9003; www.fruitlandmanufacturing.com.


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