Dry Vacuum Pumps & Systems For Tough Industrial Environments

Our dry vacuum pumps & systems deliver dry, clean, flexible, and safe vacuum solutions that are engineered for rigorous, non-stop demands of tough industrial environments; such as pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Our dry vacuum pumps & systems are one of the most reliable and highly efficient solutions on the market. Learn more by clicking the product cards below.

Learn About Dry Vacuum Pumps & Systems

NASH Dry-Pro

Dry Screw Vacuum Pumps

Suction Capacity: 50 to 1,500 ACFM (85 to 2,550 m3/h)

Vacuum Range: 0.01 to 760 Torr (0.01 to 1,013 mBar)

NASH Modular Dry Vacuum Systems

Modular Dry Vacuum Systems

Suction Capacity: 50 to 20,000 ACFM (85 to 34,000 m3/h) 

Vacuum Range: 0.001 to 760 Torr (0.001 to 1,013 mBar)

Nash Dry Vacuum ETO Systems

Engineered-to-Order Dry Vacuum Systems

Suction Capacity: 50 to 20,000+ ACFM (85 to 34,000+ m3/h) 

Vacuum Range: to 0.008 Torr (to 0.01 mBar)


Dry Running Claw Vacuum Pumps & Systems

Nominal Capacity: 43 to 671 ACFM

We provide a wide range of dry vacuum pumps packaged as bare pumps, pre-engineered or engineered-to-order systems. Engineered-to-order systems are custom designed to meet customer process requirements. Pre-engineered packages are available for quick shipment with plug & play installation.

Contact-Free Operation

Our dry vacuum pumps operate contact-free; thus, requiring no lubrication in the pumping chamber, which means our dry vacuum pump operates without water, oil, or any other liquid. This results in major advantages like no process contamination and no pollution caused by the pump operation.

NASH dry vacuum pumps & systems offer significant process and economic benefits with lower installation expenses, easier maintenance, low running costs, and reduced environmental impact while providing a more flexible vacuum. 

Designed To Handle Tough Industrial Applications 

Our dry screw vacuum pumps & systems deliver a clean, oil-free vacuum for a variety of industrial applications. In these applications, our pumps perform with low rotational speed ensuring smooth and robust operation. Higher discharge pressure capabilities along with a high tolerance for vapor and dust guarantee more process time with long service life.

Our dry vacuum pumps & systems safely and reliably handle corrosives, organics, inorganics, and solvents.  Thus, making NASH dry vacuum pumps & systems ideal for applications like degassing, vacuum metallurgy, vapor recovery, and central vacuum systems.  These applications require a clean, oil-free vacuum and serve the following market segments:

  • Chemical 
  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Industrial
  • Petrochemical

Furthermore, our dry vacuum pumps & systems have a wide operating range, low life-cycle costs, and long maintenance intervals. The wide operating range allows the pump to have limitless capacities with various backing pump options including high vacuum boosters. NASH dry vacuum pumps operate from well below 0.1 torr up to atmospheric pressure. Low life-cycle costs and maintenance-free results in high efficiency and a reduction in energy and utility costs, as well as minimized operational downtime.

Dry Screw Vacuum Pump Principle Of Operation

Nash Dry Vacuum System

  • A dry screw vacuum pump consists of two parallel, non-contacting helical screw-shaped rotors (1) and (2), Fig. 1, rotating synchronously at high speeds via precision gears (3). They rotate in opposite directions, and in so doing, trap a quantity of gas at the inlet (5) and transport it towards the exhaust port (6) and into the exhaust channel (7). The walls of the stator (9) and the special shape of the intermeshing screws form the compression chambers or pockets (4) that transport the gas.
  • Small clearances between the screws and the stator, as well as small clearances between the intermeshing screws, ensure that the amount of reverse leakage towards the inlet is small in comparison to the forward flow of gas generated by the screw pockets.
  • Reverse flow of the pumped gases is prevented by the length of the sealing boundary, (i.e., the number of spirals and tight clearances). On pumps fitted with a compression plate a slight reverse expansion of gas into the screws occurs when the outlet valve or port is first exposed. This is quickly expelled as the trapped volume is progressively reduced to zero by the action of the screws.
  • The reverse flow of gas is primarily controlled by the width of the “sealing lands” on the tips of the screw profile. These wide lands run in close proximity with the stator and minimize the reverse leakage of gas. Ultimate pressures in screw pumps can be less than 0.01 orr (0.01 mBar). 
  • In variable pitch models, the gas is compressed as the pitch changes to give additional compression before the pump exhaust. This spreads the heat load more evenly across the length of the rotors. In single pitch models, more compression is achieved in the last half-turn against a compression plate or valve, biasing the heat generation towards the exhaust. In dry pumps, temperatures have to be high enough to avoid condensation throughout and low enough to avoid auto-ignition and polymerization. Progressively higher gas temperature towards the exhaust in variable pitch pumps assists greatly in preventing condensation of pumped vapors. Variable pitch screw pumps also use power more efficiently than single pitch ones. 
  • Cooling is achieved via the surrounding jacket (8).  Pumps can be configured for direct or indirect closed-loop cooling. There are many advantages with the latter, as it means the plant’s cooling water is never in direct contact with the pump material and the jacket cannot silt up or corrode due to poor cooling water quality.
  • A gas ballast port (10) is available. If required, a gas ballast can help to warm-up a cold pump or dry a wet pump faster, take a flammable vapor out of its flammable range and help to clean solids out of a pump, particularly during solvent flushing. 

Watch Our Animation To Learn How Dry Vacuum Pumps Deliver Contact-Free Operation

Quality Sustainable Solutions

All NASH equipment is fully assembled and tested prior to installation. This assures top quality and avoids issues or operational downtime. We are a global leader of highly engineered industrial, system critical vacuum solutions. 

Backed by over 110 years of experience, NASH CERTIFIED™ experts provide aftermarket support with maintenance, service, parts, and repair. Our service centers are globally located to keep your systems operating and to protect your vacuum investment by providing quality, reliable and efficient solutions. 

ISO Certified 

Our manufacturing and service facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified.

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