Severe Duty Industrial Vacuums and Vacuum Cleaning Systems

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Chapter 5: Horsepower Stories

As we mentioned in our last section, marketers love to exaggerate their units’ productivity beyond reality. The retail vacuum business is likely one of the areas where the most grievous infractions occur. But if our customers have already tried shop vac units, we usually need to explain to them the ins and outs of horsepower…

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Chapter 4: The Dreaded @

Marketing is a competitive business, and there are always some vendors who feel the need to over-emphasize the positive things about their vacuums, and perhaps even to exaggerate beyond what their units can really do. Performance claims are often boastful for many types of products, but there are really a lot of extremes seen in…

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Chapter 3: Let’s Discuss Pressure

This is a quick lesson in pressure and vacuum terminology. There are a few common pressure terms that need to be understood if you’re going to talk vacuum with those of us in the business. Here they are: W.G. Water Gauge (plus a height dimension) W.C. Water Column or Column of Water Inches H2O Inches…

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Chapter 2: A Different CFM

This is the lesson in “air flow” that’s eventually covered in just about every vacuum system sale. There is more confusion over the terms “SCFM”, “ICFM” and “ACFM” than any other topic in the wonderful world of compressed air. So, for the layman, here are a few definitions: SCFM Standard Cubic Feet of air per…

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Chapter 1: The Basic Stuff

This is the basic information that most every buyer will prefer to have in front of them when they purchase an industrial vacuum. This stuff will help give you an idea of what to read through in order to make an educated choice as a buyer. 1.1 Duty Cycle The duty cycle of a machine…

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Canada Bread

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Company: Canada Bread Vacuum: Central Vacuum System Dealer/Rep: Durovac® Vacuums Northwind Air Systems was the successful bidder on two (2) 25 HP, indoor, central vacuum systems for a major bakery in Ontario. Each system was designed to support up to five (5) simultaneous operators using 1-1/2” hose and tools. Both systems use regen exhausters in…

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Carbon Fibre Dust

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Company: Qatar Airways Vacuum: POWERLIFT® Portable Vacuum Cleaner Rep/Dealer: WESS FZE Qatar Airways has their own maintenance hangar for their own aircraft. All rudders and other components are made of carbon fibre which requires sanding and the area needs to be dust free. WESS FZE was invited to quote a central vacuum system with 4…

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Vacuum Potash

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Application: Potash Miner Vacuum: Central Vacuum System Rep/Dealer: Cypress Sales This potash miner in Saskatchewan makes various grades of potash fertilizer and supplies it worldwide. Their product galleries were historically maintained by vacuum truck contractors. The goal was to reduce this budget impact by installing a permanent vacuum solution. Cleaning of the galleries is a…

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Vacuum Fertilizer


Application: Fertilizer Mixing Vacuum: POWERLIFT® Portable Vacuum Loader Rep/Dealer: This fertilizer mixing plant in Michigan makes combinations of NPK with micro-nutrients supplied to the local farming industry. The goal for a vacuum system was to maintain their production area. Cleaning of production equipment is a EH&S, maintenance and production concern for all fertilizer mixing plants.…

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Vacuum Sugar

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Application: Candy Manufacturer Vacuum: Central Vacuum System Dealer/Rep: Airsystem Sales The candy maker in Tennessee manufactures various sugar candies. This facility recently had a large plant expansion project. The goal was to create a completely dust free facility. Airsystem Sales Inc was invited to quote a central vacuum system with 42 drops that would be…

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