Current Region: Global (EN)
Design, safety and technology used in vacuum pumps has improved immensely in the last few decades. Be that as it may, vacuum pumps and other related devices found in vacuum systems still present the risk of injury to people that work with them, if not properly installed or managed. Read on to find out how to make vacuum pump-related accidents a thing of the past. We have written down some of our best practices with your safety in mind.
Remember! The content herein offers guidelines, which describe the possible requirements for the safe operation of vacuum pumps. These do not claim to be exhaustive or to give an exact interpretation of existing safety legislation. Furthermore, any special features offered by respective products as well as their different application possibilities must be taken into account.
The first rule of designated use is that a vacuum pump should be used the way it was intended to be used. Now that we got the obvious out of the way, let’s move on to the less obvious reasons:
A vacuum pump should:
A vacuum pump should not:
Due to the increasing use of hazardous chemicals in vacuum pumping systems, a greater potential for the occurrence of a dangerous accident exists.
To minimize this, ATEX certified pumps must be used when extracting, conveying and compressing explosive and flammable media, or when installing in environments that are at risk of explosion. Learn about the ATEX directive.
Information is power, and knowing is half the battle. This rings very true when it comes to accident prevention. When dealing with vacuum pumps, keep the following in mind:
Important! In addition, please follow your region’s current accident prevention, safety and operating regulations, as enforced by law.
Operators of vacuum pumps must pay particular attention to ensure their safety. Remember that vacuum systems are especially at risk of severe implosion hazards, and as someone who comes in close proximity and contact with vacuum pumps, take the following safety tips to heart: