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Vacuum pump systems

Vacuum plants
High-performance equipment

Pump systems are the heart of secondary metallurgical vacuum processes. Therefore, the adaptation to your specific steelworks and process conditions is important. We use three state-of-the-art technologies for vacuum generation:

  • 4-stage steam ejectors
  • 3-stage steam ejectors + water ring pumps 
  • Dry mechanical pumps

Here are your benefits:

  • Lower media and energy consumption
  • Precise vacuum pressure control
  • Short pump-down times fine-tuned to your process 
  • Reliable long-term operation and easy maintenance
  • Optional waste gas cooling and cleaning
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Triple-S System

Method for saving condenser cooling water

Usually, the water for the condensers comes directly from a water treatment plant. This configuration results in high condenser cooling water (CCW) consumption.

Keen to reduce the CCW consumption of its vacuum systems, SMS group developed a different method. It's termed SSS, which stands for super saving system. What makes the solution stand out is that it recycles some of the water from the sealed tank.

Only the first condenser consumes water directly from the water treatment plant, whereas the downstream condensers reuse the water from the sealed tank.

The technology was introduced in 2006. It has been shown that savings of about 35 percent CCW can be achieved.

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CMS System

Optimized vacuum system monitoring

Our Condition Monitoring System (CMS) is also available for vacuum pumps. This allows you to keep an overview at all times: The system monitors the main functions so that you can detect faults and take the appropriate measures.

Operating and maintenance personnel gain an easier overview

  • The display of pressures and temperatures, for example, makes it easier to understand the relationships between thermodynamic processes
  • This also applies to the interaction of individual factors

Better preventive maintenance

  • Predictive failure warnings give you the opportunity to take counter measures as soon as values deviate too much from the norm
  • You take the right counter measures based on correctly identified causes

Efficient operation

  • You recognize potentials for saving operating media
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