Lecture 2 - Vacuum Pumps

Thursday, Oct 8. Basic principles and operation of vacuum pumps, especially rotary-vane and turbomolecular pumps. Performance specifications, mtainenance and repair.


Lecture notes (pdf, 0.2M)
Lecture slides (pdf, 4.1M)
Creating a vacuum (pdf)
Pump Down Curves (pdf)
Pumpdown curves as diagnostics (pdf)
Pumping speed in the drydown zone (pdf)
Turbo vs Drag pumps (pdf)

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