Common errors when using rotary vane pumps and how to avoid them
Its excellent price/performance ratio and its technical reliability and longevity are the main components contributing to the rotary vane pump’s long-term success. Compression over
more than six decades and the gas type-independent intake capacity characteristics are some of this pump type’s impressive features. As the rotary vane pump operates on the principle of internal compression, is oil-lubricated and -sealed, the main criteria for its reliability and longevity are pumping off steam, chemical attacks, and aging lubricant.
Cross section of a magnetic coupled DuoLine rotary vane pumpe by Pfeiffer Vacuum
When selecting and operating a rotary vane pump, it is not rare that considerable errors are being made. They can easily be avoided by considering the specific parameters valid for theindividual pump type.