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Knowledge Base

At FMG we are experts at repairing & rebuilding pumps and related equipment. We have compiled The Knowledge Center to be your one resource for valuable information. Our aim is to ultimately help you with the planning, monitoring and maintenence, of your equipment. This will have benefits such as reducing your cost of operation, and you will be less likely to have break downs, and costly down time. The Knowledge Center is always growing so if you don’t see something you are looking for, then please submit e-mail suggestions to us from our contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What are the 10 most costly mistakes in vacuum pump operation?

    1. Improper Lubrication of Bearings
    2. Incorrect Exhaust Settings
    3. Unsuitable Temperature Levels
    4. Failure to Properly Leak-Check the Pump and Blower After Installation
    5. Not Checking the Oil Levels and Color Regularly
    6. Untimely or Incomplete Maintenance on the Pump Package
    7. Cooling Water Flow-Rate Errors
    8. Misaligned O-Rings During Installation or Pump Maintenance
    9. Wrong Pump or Blower for Application
    10. Not Using FMG to Maintain Your Pumps and Blowers

    by Type by Manufacturer
    Blowers
    Compressors
    Cryogenic Pumps
    Diffusion Pumps
    Dry Pumps
    Industrial Pumps
    Piston Pumps
    Scroll Pumps
    Turbomolecular Pumps
    Vane Pumps
    Adixen / Alcatel
    Balzers / Pfeiffer
    BOC Edwards
    Busch
    CTI / Helix
    Dresser
    Ebara
    Helix (CTI / Helix)
    Hitachi
    Kashiyama
    Kinney (Tuthill / Kinney)
    Leybold
    Pfeiffer (Balzers / Pfeiffer)
    Sargent (Welch / Sargent)
    Seiko-Seiki
    Stokes
    Toyota Industries Corporation
    Tuthill / Kinney
    Ulvac
    Varian
    Welch / Sargent

    References: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vacuum_pump

    Glossary
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    admission of oil vapor
    adsorbed gases
    atmospheric pressure
    backstreaming
    base pressure
    blower
    chamber
    compressor
    cryogenic pump
    desiccation
    diaphragm pump
    diffusion pump
    dry pump
    entrapment pump
    evaporation
    exhaust port
    external vane pump
    flow
    fluid dynamics
    gaskets
    gas-permeable
    getters
    helium
    high vacuum
    hydrogen


    industrial pump
    inlet
    inlet port
    ion pump
    ISO 9001 registered
    ISO flanges
    Klein flanges
    kPa
    leakage
    liquid ring pump
    low vacuum
    manufacturing tolerances
    mass flow rate
    molecular pump
    momentum transfer pump
    mPa
    µPa
    Nikola Tesla
    no admission of oil vapor
    Otto von Guericke
    outgassing
    outlet (exhaust) port
    palladium
    parallel
    partial vacuum
    piston pump
    positive displacement pump
    pressure
    pressure gradient
    pump down
    pump-down speed
    pumping speed
    PV=nRT


    roots blower
    rotary vane pump
    rough vacuum
    screw pump
    scroll pump
    sealing material
    series
    service intervals
    sputter deposition
    stall
    sublimation
    throughput
    Toepler pump
    tolerance (to chemicals)
    tolerance (to dust)
    tolerance (to liquids)
    tolerance (to vibration)
    torr
    torr-litres
    torr-litres/second
    turbomolecular pump
    ultimate pressure
    ultrahigh vacuum
    vacuum pump
    vane pump
    vapor pressure
    vessel
    volume flow rate
    volume leak rate
    Wankel pump

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