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Kinney vacuum boosters are designed to handle your toughest applications. Vacuum boosters are positive displacement dry pumps that supercharge vacuum pumps to provide an easy way to increase your flow — your cfm — and achieve a deeper vacuum. Vacuum boosters create faster pumping speeds and deeper vacuum levels.
Standard construction materials consist of cast iron housing, end plates, and port fitting with ductile iron rotors and shafts. Unique materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, ductile iron, and Bi-Protec are also offered. Adding VSM technology to your booster system can further increase efficiency. Vacuum Boosters by Kinney are flexible enough to be utilized in extreme or harsh applications where continuous operations are required.
Typical applications for Kinney Vacuum Boosters include supercharging, vacuum drying, dehydration, packaging, and distillation. Kinney vacuum boosters are utilized worldwide in the manufacture of chemicals, petrochemicals, plastics, semiconductors, and wood composites as well as food processing, vacuum furnace applications, and many other general applications.
Vacuum boosters use two-lobe rotors spinning in opposite directions to remove gas. This creates much faster pumping speeds and deeper vacuum levels and provides a quick way to get more cfm in the deep end with considerable money-saving on equipment and horsepower requirements.
Increasing a vacuum pump or vacuum system’s cfm reduces the evacuation time while increasing the ultimate vacuum of the backing pump by as much as eight times. When used separately to discharge the atmosphere, inlet pressure is typically limited to half-atmosphere.
The advantages of incorporating a vacuum booster are evident when placed in series with another vacuum pump. This provides higher pumping capacity and lower pressures typically at lower cost and power consumption. The backing pump can be an oil-sealed piston or vane pump; a liquid ring pump utilizing a variety of different sealants from water, solvents, or oil; or a dry vacuum pump.
High-capacity gas volumes at high vacuum (50 Torr to micron range)
May be used in conjunction with all types of vacuum pumps
Designed to operate at 82 dB(A) or less at blank-off open field; motor and background noise excluded.
Heavy-duty drive shaft for either direct coupled or belt-driven applications