We all know that over time, the bottom and walls of a frequently used kettle can develop a thick layer of white scale, which is difficult to clean and can eventually affect the kettle’s lifespan. Similarly, vacuum pumps with cooling water systems can also experience scaling due to high temperatures, leading to erosion of the equipment. So, how can we prevent or mitigate scaling issues in pumps? BTLAS, the manufacturer of vacuum pump oil mist filters, has the answers for you.
Just like with kettles, the quality of the water plays a significant role in scaling. If the water is of poor quality or hard, more scale will form after each boiling session, resulting in increased white sediment. To minimize this, it’s advisable to use softer water instead of untreated river or well water.
Moreover, water tends to produce more scale when heated. The higher the temperature before boiling point, the more sediment is precipitated. If your vacuum pump has severe scaling, it may indicate that the water temperature is too high. It’s best to maintain the cooling water temperature around 40 degrees Celsius to optimize its cooling function. If the water temperature is found to be excessively high, add cooler water to balance it out. Installing a vacuum pump oil mist filter at the exhaust port not only helps maintain the water temperature but also aids in preserving the functionality of the filter.
Regular cleaning of the equipment is essential. Open the drain valve to release the water, but before doing so, use the force of the running equipment to flush out any accumulated scale and sediment.
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