You may still don’t understand what a vacuum pump is when it is defined. Based on the most popular definition of a vacuum pump is that it is a device that is used to pump air out of a chamber to create a vacuum. But what is this really about? Can this type of pump be used in daily life?
From the time the vacuum pump was conceptualized and invented in 1650, Otto von Guericke had industrial reasons for creating the first working vacuum pump. After this great breakthrough, the suction pump was also discovered.
You may have never thought about it but without the vacuum pump and the concept behind this device, there are products and services we enjoy that won’t be here today. Here are some of them:
Freeze drying will be non-existent
A lot of foods that we enjoy every day arrive from suppliers to the grocery shelves in freeze dried form. Perishable foods like cold cuts, produce, grains and so many more may never survive the time and wait in a supermarket shelf, freeze drying increases its shelf life and allows it to survive long periods of shipping as well. Vacuum pumps are used in removing air from the food container and leaving pressure inside to prevent microbes from multiplying. Foods are cooked and eaten just like it was harvested yesterday because it is preserved through freeze drying.
Easy coating of various materials
We admire how small objects and decorations are coated evenly with paint however; this is not done by hand at all. There are industrial machines that use vacuum pumps to coat different kinds of materials evenly with paint. The mechanical procedure allows objects to pass through a vacuum chamber through a conveyor. This is a fast and constant painting process that will be able to finish large batches of different materials in such a short period of time. Vacuum coating is done in industries that require perfection and detailed painting techniques such as in painting engines of Formula 1 cars.
Vacuum pumps in various medical applications
There are life-saving devices that are used in various medical applications which employ the concept of vacuum pumps. Aspirators are used to remove air and fluid from a chamber to create a partial or complete pressure, autoclaving machines sterilize surgical equipment, blood pressure monitors, blood analysers, gas monitoring and drug delivery systems all employ the concepts of vacuum pumps. Various hospital equipment also uses this kind of pump like air mattresses, nebulizers, chair lifts and central vacuum systems.
Air condition services
You enjoy the comforts of an air conditioned room but without vacuum pumps, cleaning and maintaining an AC system would be very difficult. Most contractors use a simple pump to remove dirt and contaminants in an AC system before it is cleaned and replaced with a cooling or refrigerant. This significantly increases the life and the function of your AC system and allows you to enjoy the cooling comforts of your air conditioned room for years to come
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