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Why can't I find a small vacuum fryer?

I'm looking for a vacuum fryer and so far the only ones available to buy are large, industrial machines. Is there some technical consideration that makes small scale machines economically unfeasible? ...
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Is the silicone oil used in a diffusion pump oil special?

I have obtained two diffusion pump stages from a pair of very old Vacuubrand high vacuum pump. The rotary vane pump in one of them was dead and another overheating. So, I salvaged only the diffusion ...
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Grinding Forces Problem - CNC on Zerodus

We, my colleague and me have follownig problem and now weIwanted to ask if you can provide us any help. It's the first time we are posting in this forum, so we are thankful for any ideas or input ...
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Possible to suck water through manual bilge pump using a transfer pump?

I dug a shallow well (12' deep) on a remote off-grid Florida Property I own. The well is a simple 1-1/4 PVC Sand Point well I hammered in the ground. I then used a rubber coupler to attach a cheap ...
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How to calculate mass flowrate of gas from vacuum pump curve?

Let's assume we have a liquid ring vacuum pump. The pump curve for this pump is plotted as "suction capacity" in m3/hr vs suction pressure in mbar(a). How does one calculate mass flowrate of ...
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How do I increase negative air pressure without inhibiting airflow?

I would like to increase the vacuum power of my desoldering station. It’s a multifunction unit that includes a single vacuum pickup tool, hot air wand and desoldering gun. When using the desoldering ...
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Increasing suction air flow with multiple pumps

I'm trying to build a small pick and place system using a suction cup and a 12V vacuum pump. The problem I'm having is that I'm not getting a good enough seal between the cup and the object, and I ...
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What type of pump is recommended for pumping gasoline/petrol in vapor phase?

I would really like to know your input, perhaps there are regulations on this that I'm not aware of that can help out regarding the overall safety of the process.
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Are most vaccum pumps isothermal?

Because adiabatic processes would lead to a high temperature rise due to the high reduction in pressure (from 1 atm to roughly 0 atm).
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Energy required to vacuum a cylinder

I'm trying to calculate the energy per unit length the vacuum pumps require to vacuum a cylinder with a diameter D. Which formulas should I use? I used a typical formula for compressors and the ...
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deep vacuum in the 19th century

Nowadays deep vacuum pumps are fairly expensive, so I'm wondering: how could people reach the deep vacuum required for crookes tube or Geissler tubes in the 19th century ? (I'd be interested in ...
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Inlet/outlet of a fridge compressor

I'm attempting to convert a fridge compressor into a vacuum pump, but it got me confused. There should be one inlet and one outlet I believe, but instead I have three, with the third being connected ...
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Vacuum Pump Issues

I seem to be having an issue with my little vacuum chamber I am building where I can only reach a base pressure of 6,000mTorr which is pretty high and am trying to figure out what is wrong. I have a ...
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What is the formula to work out time to remove water from an open vessel with vacuum?

We have an open container sitting at 1000mm off the ground and a receiver tank sitting one metre above it. Container holds 400l of water and is connected to the receiver by 80mm id pipe. I was ...
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Generating a plasma via induction coil

I am trying to see if I can generate a plasma from an induction coil that is wrapped around a glass jar under vacuum. Tons of induction coil heatering circuits are on ebay for forging that can supply ...
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Proper way to power/use a vacuum cylinder?

I'm considering using a vacuum cylinder in my project (like these ones) to lift sheets of cardboard, but being new to mechanical engineering I'm not at all sure what I need to attach to operate one, ...
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Arduino CNC - which vacuum pump?

I have an arduino powered CNC machine with the Protoneer v3.00 shield. I have a probe setup for auto levelling which works correctly, I get a depth map for the board. But the issue is that this ...
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Vacuum vessel at 10mbar with a diaphragm pump: do I need a venting valve?

I'm working my way through learning vacuum technology. I have a 10l vessel which I want to evacuate to < 10mbar. I'll use this diaphragm pump. Do I need to add a (manual) venting valve to the ...
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Transfer pump suitable for air, water and their mixture

I need a pump that can remove water from certain volume (~300ml). Water mixed with washing agent (soap) is pumped into this volume using another pump ~5-20L/minute. This volume is not completely ...
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How to regulate a vacuum pump?

I need a vacuum pump to provide at least 21" Hg of vacuum. Looking at the cheap rotary pumps on ebay, this one seems to be way more than fit for the job. Is there a way though I can regulate it ...
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Replace mercury with silicone oil in diffusion pump

We have obtained an old mercury-vapor diffusion pump for high vacuum. However, we do not want to operate it with mercury in our lab due to health concerns (which is presumably the reason it was ...