The choice of a vacuum pump systems for chemical or pharmaceutical processing applications is extremely important, especially during the global pandemic of COVID-19 because the system can directly influence production. Vacuum affects the quality, unit cost, environmental impact, energy costs, and safe handling of materials. Vacuum issues are especially problematic with processes that involve flammable, corrosive or toxic vapors, or which generate significant amounts of effluent.
Comparing different technologies is a key step when evaluating modern vacuum pump systems. The vacuum system that is selected should be the one with the most economic benefits. Each process application will have unique priorities and analysis of the total cost of ownership; therefore, each option of vacuum systems should be considered.